During Time of Critical Need, New CDW Team Helps Non-Profits Get the Most from Information Technology
VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 21, 2009 — CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today announced the formation of a solutions team solely dedicated to solving critical information technology (IT) needs for non-profit charitable organizations and foundations. Supported by technology specialists in areas such as security, volume software licensing, telephony and power and cooling, CDW’s non-profit team leverages CDW partnerships to bring non-profit organizations business-class solutions for their unique challenges.
“CDW has worked with hundreds of non-profit organizations over the years, and we learned that this sector is often underserved in traditional IT channels. They operate differently and under more severe financial constraints than most other customers,” said Pat Kohl, senior sales manager, CDW. “Dedicating a group of experts to focus on the non-profit environment assures these customers that they receive solutions specifically tailored to meet their unique mission – particularly in these challenging times.”
CDW’s Commitment to Service Rings Bells With Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s Central Territory encompasses 11 Midwestern states, touching nearly every segment of society with help, hope and healing to those who come within its reach. Among the programs and services it provides, The Salvation Army offers a wide array of children’s services, rehabilitative correctional services and social services, including adult rehabilitation centers and disaster relief services. Part of The Salvation Army’s funding comes from the operation of thrift retail stores and, with more than 250 thrift stores in the Central Territory alone, the 130-year-old organization is one of the larger retail organizations in the United States.
The Salvation Army Central Territory relies upon thousands of employees and volunteers, many of whom use computers or point-of-sale (POS) systems as part of their work. Ensuring the viability of the entire technology infrastructure is a challenge, particularly with the organization intent on directing as much of its budget as possible to its client services. After working with CDW closely over five years on a variety of solutions, Central Territory CIO Ron Shoults recently named CDW Corporation the primary technology partner for the region.