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CDW Earns Five Awards at Cisco Partner Summit.

The objective of Global Awards is to recognize exemplary channel partners whose behavior Cisco would like other partners to model.

VERNON HILLS, Ill.  – June 23, 2009 – CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today announced that it is the recipient of five Cisco Partner Summit awards for 2009: Global Small Business Partner of the Year; US and Canada National Small Business Partner of the Year; U.S. and Canada Theater Small Business Partner of the Year; Public Sector Mobility Partner of the Year; and Central Region Enterprise Partner of the Year. Cisco unveiled the winners June 3 at its annual channel partner conference in Boston.

The objective of Global Awards is to recognize exemplary channel partners whose behavior Cisco would like other partners to model.  Nominations include: innovative practices, applications successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches.  All winners are selected by Cisco Worldwide Channels and Theater executives.

“I have the honor and privilege of recognizing CDW Corporation as a Cisco Partner Summit global award winner,” said Keith Goodwin, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels at Cisco.  “The awards recognize CDW’s performance and accomplishments as a Cisco channel partner in 2008.”

“We are pleased to be presented with these Cisco Partner Summit awards,” said Matt Troka, CDW vice president of product and partner management.  “The awards further validate CDW’s continued commitment to working closely with its partners to ensure that we deliver value to meet our customers’ evolving technology needs.  Cisco is an essential partner, as we share a dedication to supporting customers and their technology needs across all market segments – public and private, large and small.”

Cisco Partner Summit awards are presented at three levels: regional, theater and global.  Cisco Partner Summit global awards reflect a partner’s performance within a specific technology market across several geographic regions.  Theater and regional awards reflect a partner’s performance in a given region of the United States or Canada.

About CDW
CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government and education. Ranked No. 34 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies, CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s technology specialists offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers can assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

CDW was founded in 1984 and as of March 31, 2009 employed approximately 6,400 coworkers. In 2008, the company generated sales of $8.1 billion. For more information, visit CDW.com.

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