As businesses consider their IT budgets, a growing number of organizations are deploying unified communications (UC) solutions – integrated voice, data, messaging, conferencing, and collaboration services over converged networks. The reason? Return on investment. In fact, a recent CDW report found that UC implementation rates doubled from 2010 to 2011, with 16 percent of organizations fully implemented today. Meanwhile, 76 percent of organizations that have fully implemented UC and track return on investment (ROI) say that ROI has met or exceeded their expectations – up five percent since 2010.[Read More...]
Ringing in the New Year is often synonymous with making resolutions to improve upon the prior year. While IT professionals – like the rest of us – may resolve to eat healthier or save up for a new house, protecting their business’s safety belongs at the top of their professional resolution list. As businesses face growing daily threats from a barrage of cybersecurity dangers, further enhanced by the expanded use of mobile devices and BYOD (bring your own devices), safety is paramount.[Read More...]
VERNON HILLS, Ill. – November 28, 2011 – CDW LLC, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, today announced the recipients of the company’s fifth annual Partner of the Year awards, which were presented on November 17 at the 2011 CDW Partner Summit in Las Vegas.
Three key players that can give your business the boost it needs to stay in the game
It’s always a challenge to be the underdog, especially when the competition is more experienced and highly skilled. Business professionals from small businesses often have to work harder to yield the same results as a large business. To keep up with the competition, they must constantly search for new and innovative ways to lower costs and increase productivity.
Navigating the printing services available in today’s workplace can be a daunting task. Technology promises a completely digital workplace, but many organizations have yet to see this come to fruition. In reality, the majority of today’s workers still use a diverse assortment of printers, copiers and fax machines, ranging in age, network and function capabilities.[Read More...]
VERNON HILLS, Ill. - February 3, 2011 - Long before people began gearing up for events at Cowboys Stadium, CDW, a leading provider of technology
solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, worked for 18 months to create a technology solution that would help to change the fan experience at each event.
“Virtualization” can mean many different things. From server and storage to client and network, virtualization is expanding beyond a single definition. To narrow the focus, this article examines how server virtualization enables businesses to run multiple “virtual” servers on a single physical machine, lowering computing costs[Read More...]
Before tossing your old data tapes out with the garbage, you may want to rethink their worth. In fact, what you have on those data tapes has more staying power and value than your old audio cassettes. While you may be able to let go of an old cassette, thinking you no longer need that 80’s flashback, the information on your old data tape is likely to have lasting business value, as does the medium itself.[Read More...]
Organizations face a constant barrage of cybersecurity threats. Botnets, malware, worms and hacking are just a few things that keep IT managers awake at night, wondering if their network is safe and strong enough to deflect the next attack. Rather than reaching for a sleep aid to get through the night, organizations need a coherent methodology for prioritizing and addressing cybersecurity risks. Here’s one for the taking. Too many organizations either suffer from a “security paralysis,” in which it is impossible to prioritize areas for remediation with their limited resources, or attempt to apply a few “best practices” in the hope that what worked for another organization will work for them.[Read More...]