CDW Healthcare Named Microsoft Healthcare Partner of the Year

Recognition Highlights Focus on Delivering Effective Solutions for Healthcare Customers

CDW Healthcare Named Microsoft Healthcare Partner of the Year

<0> CDW Public RelationsKelly Caraher, 847-968-0729orO’Keeffe & CompanyAndrew H. LaVanway, 703-628-2503 </0>

Today, CDW Healthcare, the dedicated healthcare organization within CDW (NASDAQ: CDW), announced it has been named a Microsoft 2013 Healthcare Partner of the Year. Microsoft presented the award during the 2013 Microsoft Public Sector Industry Solution University (ISU) annual event.

The Partner of the Year award recognizes excellence and achievement in Microsoft partners who produced exceptional results for their customers, with a focus on making a significant impact in the healthcare field. CDW Healthcare developed useful best practices for its specific software asset management (SAM) solution offering, which enables organizations to inventory every software application running on every hardware device on the network.

“Our partners work hand in hand with us to extend the missions of our healthcare customers,” said Vince Menzione, general manager, Microsoft’s public sector partner program. “This achievement recognizes CDW Healthcare’s exemplary commitment to the healthcare provider space and Microsoft.”

“Healthcare IT is evolving. Hospitals and ambulatory facilities are seeking simple services that don’t distract from their primary focus of patient care,” said Bob Rossi, vice president, CDW Healthcare. “We are committed to partnerships that help our customers manage their operations more effectively, and our ongoing partnership with Microsoft enables us to honor that commitment through a full range of solutions and services.”

As a partner to the healthcare industry, CDW Healthcare is committed to advancing its knowledge, solutions and capabilities to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the healthcare market. Healthcare organizations need a partner that can anticipate their future needs, and not just react to today – and CDW is focused on preparing for the next innovation in healthcare IT.

CDW Healthcare is a leading provider of technology solutions focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. Working closely with more than 15,000 healthcare organizations nationwide, its customers range from small rural providers to large integrated delivery networks. The dedicated healthcare team leverages the expertise of CDW technology specialists and engineers to deliver best-in-class solutions from data center infrastructure through to point of patient care. The company’s technology specialists and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include software, network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, desktops, printers and solutions such as virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data center optimization and cloud computing. For more information, visit .