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CDW-G To Sell Apple Products Through SEWP Contract
Vernon Hills, Ill. - March 23, 2004 - CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), the government and education subsidiary of CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDWC), today announced the availability of Apple® products on the NASA Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement (SEWP) III contract.
This contract allows CDW-G to make more than 100 Apple products available to federal IT customers including the ultra-powerful Xserve G5, Apple's breakthrough Xserve RAID, Mac OS X version 10.3 "Panther"--Apple's next generation operating system--and the super thin PowerBook G4 notebook.
"This shows that CDW-G is dedicated to supporting the Mac platform in government," said Jim Shanks, president of CDW-G. "For the first time, federal IT executives with specialized needs like high-resolution mapping and scientific engineering workstations will be able to acquire their equipment from CDW-G through SEWP III."
"Apple is more committed than ever to bringing our enterprise solutions to the federal market," said John Brandon, Apple's vice president of Sales for the Americas and Asia Pacific. "We're thrilled that CDW-G's authorization on the SEWP contract will help even more customers get access to our amazing product family."
Apple is committed to creating world class enterprise solutions that combine computing power with Apple's legendary ease of use, including:
Xserve G5, delivering performance and manageability with an unlimited client license of Mac OS X Server "Panther" included as part of the hardware offering, creating incredible savings for the IT buyer
Xserve RAID, the ideal storage solution for file and print, desktop management, cluster computing and web and media streaming services for Mac, Windows and Linux environments. Xserve RAID delivers the industry's most aggressive price for storage of just over $3 per gigabyte
Mac OS X, offering the power of UNIX with the simplicity of the Mac, Apple has made open source and industry standards a key part of its development and delivers an operating system built on a powerful and secure UNIX-based foundation containing leading-edge technology innovations and ease of use
Mac OS X Server, offering the ability to host Mac, Windows and Linux workgroups and deploy powerful Internet services
PowerBook G4, epitomizing the perfect balance of portability and performance to enable mobile professionals to create and edit digital media and take their office productivity and powerful UNIX-based apps with them
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A wholly-owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (Nasdaq: CDWC), CDW-G addresses the unique needs of the government and education markets with brand-name technology products and services. CDW-G is a leading source of technology products and services from top name brands such as APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic. 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 CDWG.com.
CDW® (Nasdaq: CDWC), ranked No. 381 on the FORTUNE 500, is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government and education. CDW is a principal source of technology products and services including top name brands such as APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic. CDW distributes contracts to end users for customized and standardized on-site services supplied directly by providers such as HP Services and Unisys and for training programs provided by firms such as KnowledgeNet and Productivity Point International.
CDW was founded in 1984 as a home-based business and today employs more than 3,600 coworkers. In 2003, the Company's coworkers generated sales of $4.7 billion. CDW's direct model offers one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers; purchasing by telephone, fax, the Company's award-winning CDW.com Web site or customized CDW@work™ extranets, CDWG.com Web site and Macwarehouse.com Web site; custom configured solutions and same day shipping; and pre- and post-sales technical support, with more than 100 factory-trained and A+ certified technicians on staff.
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