Mar 18 2021

CDW Acquires Amplified IT

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

CDW announced in a press release Tuesday 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 press 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, having assisted more than 4,500 school districts with the former. Google’s Leading K–12 Services Partner, Amplified IT is the recipient of the Google Cloud Global Partner Award for Customer Success for Education.

As a Google Premium education partner, Amplified IT brings its team of Google Cloud professionals to CDW to provide insights, services, consulting and solutions that enable schools to get the most out of Google Cloud.

“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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