CDW is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions in the U.S. and Canada. CDW helps its customer base of more than 250,000 small, medium and large business, government, education and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs.
The company has a broad array of offerings range from discrete hardware and software products to integrated IT solutions such as mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization and collaboration. It has a product portfolio that includes more than 100,000 products from over 1,000 brands.
CDW has a sales force and service delivery teams consisting of more than 4,300 workers, including over 1,700 field sellers, highly skilled technology specialists and advanced service delivery engineers.
CDW's 513,000-square-foot distribution facility located in North Las Vegas, NV, predominantly serves customers located in the Western United States and features a product configuration center of approximately 25,000 square feet.
In 2012, the company reported sales of $10.1 billion, up from $9.6 billion the previous year.
The company went public again on Nasdaq in June 2013 after being acquired by private equity firms six years ago.
In 1982, a 28-year-old, out-of-work college graduate named Michael Krasny needed cash and decided to sell his IBM personal computer. He placed a $3 classified ad in the Chicago Tribune and was shocked when offers came pouring in. Krasny quickly sold the computer for a $200 profit, and a company was born.
Realizing there was a ripe market for PCs, Krasny became a computer broker, buying and selling computers for a small profit. He originally named his company MPK Computers. That company later became Computer Discount Warehouse or simply CDW. The company would go public in 1993 and opened its online site in 1995.
CDW was acquired by private equity firms Madison Dearborn Partners and Providence Equity Partners in 2007.
CDW offers a choice of two medical and
two dental plans to eligible coworkers. Prescription coverage
and a basic vision allowance are included in each of the medical
plans. CDW also offers a supplemental vision plan. These plans
are designed to protect you and your family against financial
hardship in the event of serious illness or injury, and to encourage
you to take an active role in your health care.
CDW's financial security benefits assist
you in your future goals and help you build a solid foundation
for financial security.
1. The 401(k) feature allows you to save
for the future through pre-tax payroll deductions.
Insurance and Disability:
CDW's disability and survivor benefits
help provide financial support and income protection in the event
of a serious illness, injury or death.
Updated December 25, 2013