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CDW-G Named top reseller in Federal Government Market
Performance, other factors land CDW-G in No. 1 position in technology competitiveness survey
Vernon Hills, Illinois, March 22, 2000 -- In the fifth annual "Corporate Competitiveness in the Federal IT Market" study released on March 17 by Federal Computer Week, CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G) ranked as the leading reseller for providing information technology solutions to the federal government. The survey results were driven by government end-users, who rated companies on competitive criteria such as technical support, management, past performance, and price.
"Our unique approach of providing personal service with fast delivery and broad product selection has been well received by the federal government," said Larry Kirsch, CDW-G senior vice president. "While we have been servicing government and educational institutions since the founding of our parent company, CDW Computer Centers Inc., more than 15 years ago, the 1998 launch of CDW-G as a subsidiary company marked our growing commitment to this unique market. This survey indicates that our one-on-one relationships, knowledgeable service and lifetime, 24x7 technical support are what government IT professionals are looking for in a technology provider."
The magazine polled approximately 1,500 end users in the federal government IT community, with 46% from the Department of Defense and 54% from civilian agencies. Companies are selected to participate in the annual study based on product/service groups, prime revenues, GSA Schedule 70 offerings, known widespread product use, and substantial promotional efforts in the federal IT market. Participants to evaluate the competitiveness of a diverse group of vendors, including companies that specialize in providing everything from computers to software to telecommunications services to the federal government.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of CDW Computer Centers, Inc.( Nasdaq: CDWC), CDW Government, Inc. was formed in September 1998 to address the unique needs of customers in the government and education markets and signals CDW's long-term commitment to providing specialized service to these markets. CDW-G combines advanced technology and personalized service to provide government and education customers with direct computing solutions and offers the full range of government procurement vehicles, including GSA Schedule, open-market purchases, blanket purchase agreements and other formal bid contracts. For more information about CDW-G's product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1-800-863-4239 or visit the CDW-G Web site at www.cdwg.com.
CDW® (Nasdaq: CDWC) is the country's direct solutions provider, offering complete, customized computing solutions for businesses nationwide. With competitive prices on a selection of thousands of brand name computer products, CDW is the No. 1 authorized direct source of Compaq, Computer Associates, IBM, Microsoft, Toshiba and other top name brands. CDW's direct model offers personalized expertise through one-on-one relationships with highly-trained, knowledgeable account managers; telephone and online purchasing; custom configured solutions; customized financing solutions; next day shipping; and lifetime phone and online technical support, with more than 70 factory-trained and A+ certified technicians on staff.