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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualization Saves

    From acquisition to administration, server virtualization offers cost savings and more.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Server Virtualization for Small Business

    The attendee will learn how server virtualization technologies, once only available to large corporations, can be used by the small business for greater hardware utilization, decreased capital expenditures, reduced power and cooling costs, accelerated productivity and enhanced disaster recovery.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Helpful Information and Practical Strategies for Planning, Setting Up and Running Your Institution's Wireless Network

    Over the past few years, higher education institutions have begun to place increasing importance and value on their wireless networks. Wireless technology is changing the way students; faculty and staff communicate and interact on campus. Some colleges are offering courses online via their wireless network. Other universities are utilizing the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Implementing Green I.T.: Eleven Ways I.T. Can Lower Power Consumption, Reduce Costs & Eliminate Waste

    The beauty of pursuing a green IT strategy is its multifaceted benefits. Consolidating the data center, purchasing more energy-efficient equipment and deploying applications such as video conferencing and document management improve worker productivity, cut energy consumption and help save money while protecting the environment. Combine all the benefits, and ultimately,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Key Strategies for Safeguarding IT Resources From Interior and Exterior Threats

    Systems will never be totally secure, as hackers keep coming up with new uses for old methods of attack. Over the past several years, there has also been an erosion of network perimeters as organizations strive to enable roving users and facilitate interoperation with partners. In addition, regulatory requirements have...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Virtualization and Optimization: These Key Technology Solutions Help Organizations Reduce Costs and Operate More Efficiently

    The rapid expansion of Internet technology in the 1990s was a boon for public sector organizations. It provided these agencies and institutions with a new set of tools to advance their missions. Operations were able to function more efficiently and even more cheaply. Much of this expansion was facilitated by...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Rise of Server Virtualization

    With demands that exceed the available resources, many organizations are looking to leverage server virtualization to maximize the return on investment for their server hardware and to operate more efficiently. This white paper provides a framework for understanding what virtualization is and includes a side-by-side comparison of the Microsoft and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations Planning: Keeping Your Organization Operating at Its Best While Preparing for the Worst

    For any government organization or educational institution to fulfill its mission, it's important for data to be continually secure and available. Numerous events over the past few years have led to a heightened awareness of the need to be prepared for the worst. IT departments are now faced with the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Network Switch Sense

    Back in the early '90s, the IT industry buzzed about the convergence of voice, video and data over corporate networks. This was going to be a killer app that would revolutionize communication, business and the IT infrastructure. And network switches would make it happen. However, it didn't happen. Many firms...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Unified Communications for Higher Education

    Collaboration is a core ideal in the higher education environment. The sharing of information between students and instructors, between colleagues and between different departments is a part of everyday life at every school. Given the importance of information exchange in higher education, institutions need to do all they can to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Networking and Unified Communications for Government

    It doesn't take dire economic conditions to prod government agencies into finding better ways to carry out their missions. Agencies are continually seeking ways to either improve operational capabilities or decrease costs - preferably both at the same time. This holds true for network infrastructure, which is an integral part...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    IT Leasing For Government Agencies

    The ongoing financial crisis and resulting credit crunch have had an impact on the ability of federal, state and local government agencies to obtain financing. With tax receipts receding and many federal, state and local deficits at all-time highs, governments are looking for creative ways to finance new IT equipment...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Virtualization & Consolidation

    These days, virtualization is being applied to server, network, storage, application and desktop/client environments to help federal agencies boost efficiency, cut costs and go greener. And that's not just hype. The benefits of virtualization are substantial and the most important among them are flexibility and efficiency. "You can take one...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Virtualization Virtues: Server and Storage Virtualization Are Seen as Cornerstone to Improving Overall IT Efficiency

    The industry buzz around virtualization is loud and the volume is increasing. This have-to-have-it technology has fast become popular with businesses of all sizes as it continues to demonstrate additional benefits the more it's deployed. "There's been an amplification of virtualization recently for cost-saving reasons." Most companies are looking at...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Data Center Storage in Education: Storage Technologies Help Your Organization Streamline Its Information Architecture

    Data is proliferating at an unprecedented rate in the education sector and beyond. In 2007, the global volume of new information exceeded the world's available space for storing it. By 2011, annual production of digital data will approach 1,800 exabytes (1,800 Billion Gigabytes), twice the expected available storage capacity. Although...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Implementing Green I.T.

    Implementing green technology is quickly rising to the top of every organization's agenda, and with good reason: It takes a tremendous amount of energy - and taxpayer dollars - to power data centers, networks and computers. As budgets shrink and environmental concerns grow, local, state and federal IT leaders are...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Storage Solutions Ensure Better Business Continuity

    Virtualization essentially allows one to move applications around from one physical server to another. One can provision servers much faster so one can get up and running again faster than manual recovery from tape backup. Storage and server virtualization have elements in common. "For those doing server virtualization they're also...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing WAN Application Delivery: See How a WAN Optimization Solution Can Be an Efficient, Cost-Effective

    Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization for application delivery can help organizations solve myriad issues with remote and branch offices. Because applications reside in a centrally managed data center and are delivered over an optimized WAN, all employees have access to the same standardized software. This means that satellite locations can...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Managing Better With Managed Switches: Offering Access to Advanced Technologies and Bandwidth

    Virtual LANs (VLANs) enable firms to have users share a physical network while logically keeping their traffic separate. They let one virtually segment off one switch so it's one port in many different networks. For this environment a managed switch is absolutely necessary. It can provide the required levels of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Printing Proficiency: A Multifunction Printer (MFP) Fleet Can Save Money, Increase Space

    Green IT has become a high priority for many businesses. But running a more energy-efficient technology infrastructure is not just about implementing server consolidation and virtualization to reduce power consumption in the data center. Businesses can also do a lot to save energy and resources in their printing and copying...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Green IT Report Regional Data - United States and Canada

    Green used to be associated with the color of money. Today it also refers to responsible, sustainable energy practices. For enterprise IT, these two meanings are additive and complementary. In this year's annual Green IT Report, companies surveyed reported that for them, Green IT means lowering electric and cooling costs,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Next-Generation Networks

    The goal of any network design is to eliminate downtime and ensure the availability of critical applications to employees, partners and customers. Resiliency is the ability to provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation. In network design and planning,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    IT Services: Gain the Most Value From Your IT Infrastructure

    Organizations are now typically spending more money on IT services annually than they do on hardware and software, and the biggest percentage of their IT services spending is from outsourcing IT management. A service vendor can help one save money by reducing labour and technology costs. It can augment the...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Virtualization Saves: From Acquisition to Administration, Server Virtualization Off Ers Cost Savings and More

    A virtualized server environment - which can be a single hardware machine or tens, hundreds or even thousands - provides a variety of technical, administrative and cost-saving benefits. These include: better use of server capacity, compared to individual single-application server hardware, significantly reducing overall hardware costs along with power, cooling,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Virtualization: Beyond Consolidation

    Server virtualization is literally taking the IT industry by storm. It lets businesses combine and consolidate workloads on a smaller number of physical servers. This increases hardware utilization and leads to a number of benefits. According to the Information Technology Intelligence Corp. (ITIC) 2009-2010 Global Virtualization Deployment Trends Survey, almost...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Cutting the Cord: IP KVM Switches Allow Remote Hardware Access From Any Location

    A company's servers and other gear can number in the dozens, hundreds or even thousands. Offering a central point of control, Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) switches can play a key role in helping IT administrators manage hardware and software. Unlike Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or other remote-access software, KVM switches don't...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Deliberate Desktop Deployment

    IT departments generally agree that a standardized fleet of desktop equipment makes time-consuming tasks like maintenance, updates and support easier. But even the best intentions regarding environments that start out homogeneous more often than not become diverse over time. As the differences become more pervasive and extreme, the job of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Client Virtualization for Government: Improved Security and Long-Term Cost Savings on Hardware and Staff Are a Few of the Benefits of Virtualizing Clients

    Faced with mounting IT costs and security concerns, federal, state and local government agencies are increasingly looking to client virtualization as a worthwhile infrastructure model. This approach uses innovative technology to move data processing and storage to a server in a data center, which connects to users' desktop devices. Users...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Client Virtualization for Education: Improved Security and Long-Term Cost Savings on Hardware and Staff Are a Few of the Benefits of Virtualizing Clients

    Faced with mounting IT costs and security concerns, schools and colleges increasingly are looking to client virtualization as a worthwhile infrastructure model. This innovative approach moves data processing and storage to a server in a data center, which connects to each user's desktop device. Faculty, students and staff typically notice...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Infrastructure Optimization

    Infrastructure optimization solutions from CDW can help consolidate resources and improve performance while reducing maintenance and operating expenses.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Storage Management: Choosing efficiency over capacity

    Today, many companies face the challenge of how to accommodate growing storage needs. The easiest answer might be to simply purchase more storage, but at a time when IT dollars can be hard to come by, that may not actually be an option. Suddenly, two priorities hang in the balance:...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Layered Storage

    a departmental business manager submits a request to her IT organization for a new server to host a critical business-intelligence application. The request itself is unremarkable; after all, it's common for a business unit to ask IT to deploy hardware infrastructure to support their application requirements.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Welcome to the CDW Security Assessment

    Network security is critical to organizations of all sizes and across all industries. The CDW Security Assessment can help you: Measure your network security against that of your peers Understand how various security threats can affect your organization Identify your potential vulnerabilities and learn how to address them

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    CDW Secure Remote Access Solutions - Tools & Trends

    Learn more about Remote Access Solutions

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Welcome to the CDW Server Consolidation Assessment

    Server consolidation can stretch your IT budget and make your data center more efficient. The CDW Server Consolidation Assessment can help you decide if consolidation is right for you: Consolidation and virtualization can result in more questions than answers. Would your server environment benefit from consolidation?...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Endpoint Secuity - The next evolution of attacks

    As threats become more sophisticated, do you have the security infrastructure to keep your data safe?

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Data Loss Prevention

    You've done your best to shield your data from intruders, but what happens when it travels beyond the walls of your network?

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Keeping Mobile Workers Secure for Less

    Helping employees and contractors work remotely can save money - if it's done securely.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    You Snooze, You Lose

    Additional security measures like encryption, network security tolls and authentication can help protect data during a downturn

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtual Desktops, Real Gains

    Client virtualization technology can optimize your infrastructure while cutting costs and complexity.

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