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CDW-G Recognized As One of the Top 10 Companies to Watch in the Federal Marketplace
Federal Computer Week cites company's inventory management, service and selection
Vernon Hills, Ill. - September 28, 1999 - Federal Computer Week, an IT publication catering to the federal government, named CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G) one of "10 Hot Companies to Watch" in the 1999 Federal List published in its September 20 issue.
In naming CDW-G to the "Hot Companies to Watch" list, Federal Computer Week cited the company's new blanket purchase agreement with the Air Force and the recently awarded U.S. Mint hardware and software contract, as evidence of CDW-G's success in the federal market. The publication touted inventory management, distribution model and key vendor relations as benefits enjoyed by CDW-G customers.
"Being recognized by Federal Computer Week reflects the success we have had bringing our best commercial practices to the federal government," commented Larry Kirsch, senior vice president, CDW-G.
CDW Government, a subsidiary company of CDW Computer Centers, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDWC) was launched in September 1998 to address the unique needs of the government market, building on its 15 years of service to the government and education markets.
"Agencies, large and small, are turning to CDW-G for our knowledgeable account managers and our e-commerce capabilities, including CDW-G@work, personalized, agency-specific extranet sites," said Kirsch. "This marketplace is looking for state-of-the art technology and services to take them into the new millennium, and CDW-G is the one-stop solution that offers brand-name products with the customer service and support agencies are looking for, like free custom configurations, same day shipping and toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
This is the first year that Federal Computer Week published the "10 Hot Companies" category in the annual Federal List. According to the publication CDW-G and the other companies "stand out among the thousands of companies doing business in the federal space." Federal Computer Week surveyed integrators, resellers, and other industry observers to determine which companies should be included on the list.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of CDW Computer Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDWC), CDW-G 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. Using the model pioneered by CDW, CDW-G combines advanced technology and personalized service to provide government and education customers with direct computing solutions. CDW-G offers the full-range of government procurement vehicles, including GSA Schedule, open-market purchases, blanket purchase agreements and other formal bid contracts. Through customized extranet sites, agencies can instantly access purchase histories, verify order status and obtain product pricing with the click of a button. For more information about CDW-G's product offerings, 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 leading direct solutions provider, offering complete, customized computing solutions for business and consumers 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. Celebrating its 15th anniversary year, CDW was founded in 1984 as a home-based business and today employs more than 1,700 coworkers whose efforts generated net sales of $2.1 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 1999. CDW's pioneering 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. For more information about CDW's products and services, call 800-797-4239 or visit the award-winning e-commerce Web site at www.cdw.com. For media inquiries or general company information, please call CDW's media relations at 888-CDW-7040.