CDW Healthcare scoops Technology in Aging award

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The American Society on Ageing has awarded its inaugural 'Technology in Ageing' gong to CDW Healthcare, recognising the tech solutions firm for its ability to improve quality of life through technology.

As reported by McKnight's, ASA's new award aims to reward tech organisations that are "making a difference in the lives of older adults".

CDW will receive the accolade at the annual Ageing in America Conference on 26 March for being at "the forefront of helping organisations and individuals leverage technology to support ageing in place and improve overall quality of life," the society said.

"CDW Healthcare is pleased to engage with healthcare providers to empower technology for better care, coordination and outcomes for seniors," said Christine Holloway, VP of healthcare sales at CDW in a release. "We are proud to receive this award and support ASA's mission of improving the quality of life of these populations."

The recognition follows a host of gongs awarded to CDW at Cisco Systems' annual partner conference late last year. The tech firm scooped the Architectural Excellence award -- along with twelve others - for its innovative and superior business strategies, as well as "best-in-class" methodologies.

"This award is a credit to our outstanding services, networking solutions and sales teams, who work closely with Cisco at all levels and in all geographies to deliver leading-edge IT solutions to our customers," said Matt Troka, SVP for product and partner management at CDW at the time.

05/04/2016: Kelway changes name to CDW following acquisition

Kelway has announced it has changed its name to CDW following its acquisition by the US firm of the same name. CDW acquired solution provider last August.

Since the acquisition, the two firms have been working together to merge their multi-national offerings. It says in a statement that rebranding Kelway is the “natural next step in the integration process to ensure a seamless and exceptional customer experience”.

“The opportunities to deliver enhanced services and solutions stemming from this integration offer tremendous potential,” says Phil Doye, founder of Kelway.

“Everything our customers value about their relationship with Kelway – consistent local account management, flexibility, reliability and continued investment in our services capability – will strengthen as we become CDW.”

Tom Richards, chairman and CEO, CDW, said: “For more than 30 years, our laser focus has made us a leading provider of IT solutions and services. This announcement enhances our ability to work together as one company and ensures we can continue to exceed customers’ expectations.”

To help introduce CDW to customers in the U.K., the company will roll out a local marketing campaign with print, digital and out-of-home components, including taxi, rail and office signage.

Phil Doye founded Kelway at the age of 21, selling fax rolls from his flat. With the deal, Doye steps out of the role of CEO with Dan Laws becoming MD of CDW UK. Doye voiced his support for Laws in a tweet last Friday.

CDW acquired part of Kelway towards the end of 2014 and acquired the rest for $431m in August 2015.

Daniel Todd

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