Amplified IT

International computer products retailer CDW Corporation has acquired Amplified IT, an education-focused consultancy to the K12 and higher education markets.

Based in Norfolk, Virginia, Amplified IT was founded in 2008 and provide insights, services, consulting and solutions to enable schools to get the most out of the Google Cloud.

CDW’s president and chief executive Christine A Leahy said: “The complexities and critical technology needs facing school districts and educational institutions as they serve their students have become more evident than ever. The combination of Amplified IT’s focus on educator support and technical skills with CDW’s scale, reach, and leading market position in education will accelerate our collective ability to help schools leverage technology to achieve even greater educational outcomes.”

Tim Lee, president and founder of Amplified IT, added: “I am thrilled for Amplified IT to join CDW and build on our partnership that began in 2016. We share a culture that puts customers at the centre of everything we do and know that joining CDW creates meaningful opportunity for our education customers and our team.”

Joe Simone, vice-president education sales at CDW, commented: “Amplified IT brings innovative, highly-skilled talent to CDW, and together we can offer even better support of the increasingly sophisticated education technology solutions in the market. With Amplified IT alongside our education team, we have more robust Google Cloud capabilities to help our customers maximise their return on education technology investments, ultimately creating more engaging learning experiences for students.”

CDW Corporation is headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Date published: 17 March 2021

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