Mar 24 2021

CDW Expands Education Services, Acquires Amplified IT

The Google Premium education partner will bring its Google services, solutions and software expertise to the CDW market.

CDW recently announced in a press release that it had acquired Amplified IT, an education-focused consultancy and leading provider of Google services, solutions and software. Amplified IT will bring a blend of technical skills and knowledge to CDW’s K–12 and higher education markets, the release stated.

“I am thrilled for Amplified IT to join CDW and build on our partnership that began in 2016,” Tim Lee, president and founder of Amplified IT, said in the release. “We share a culture that puts customers at the center of everything we do.”

Amplified IT empowers IT staff to implement and leverage the power of Google for Education and Google Cloud. As a Google for Education Premier Partner, Amplified IT services offer a mix of computer science, infrastructure redesign and education technology support that empowers over 4,000 higher education institutions across North America.

“With Amplified IT alongside our education team, we have more robust Google Cloud capabilities to help our customers maximize their return on education technology investments, ultimately creating more engaging learning experiences for students,” Joe Simone, vice president of education sales at CDW, said in the release.

Founded in 2008, Amplified IT is based in Norfolk, Va. Per a statement on its website, the acquisition will allow Amplified IT to more comprehensively serve education customers. In doing so, it hopes to create an even more meaningful impact at a pivotal time for educational technology.

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