Education IT Specialists 

We provide expert consultancy and support for universities and colleges at every stage of their technology modernisation journey, from planning and deployment to support and maintenance, all designed to:

  • Power smart learning spaces and connected campuses 
  • Enable and secure student records and research outcomes
  • Equip students with skills for the careers of the future
  • Draw investment, innovation, and new talent 

IT Advancement For Higher Education

The higher education sector is global, dynamic, and increasingly competitive with a demand for always-on connectivity, data security, sustainable solutions, and sophisticated digital capabilities.

  • Attract

    Students from around the world who are drawn to tech-enabled environments that allow them to connect to the world and realise their potential.

  • Safeguard

    Colleges and universities with advanced data protection technologies to protect research and intellectual property from malicious actors.

  • Accelerate

    Responsiveness with 24/7/365 tech support, reliable supply chain and procurement solutions, and smarter decision-making with big data analytic capabilities.

  • Adopt

    Technology solutions from diverse partners and leverage learnings from other industries to create an education experience that inspires innovation.

Modernising The Education Experience

Smart and connected universities and colleges prepare students for the digitally enabled future. They empower research innovations that help solve global problems and give students and educators with unfettered access to technological tools, information and collaboration.

  • Enhance Learning Experiences

    Create smart campuses that provide always-on connectivity and access to the latest advancements in AI, VR, ML, IoT, Esports and more.

  • Make Smarter Decisions

    Increase productivity with safe and efficient data management tools that streamline access and analysis of big data, like on-campus research and student records.

  • Secure Valuable Data

    Defend against the growing risk of cyber attacks and optimise governance and compliance with managed security and immutable back-ups.

  • Simplify Cloud Migration

    Evaluate and establish the most cost-effective, fit-for-purpose, cloud-appropriate environment.

  • Meet ESG Goals

    Respond to ESG goals and regulations with smart automation solutions that ensure maximum efficiencies of networks and physical resources.

  • Remove The Skills Barrier

    Extend and support IT teams with a managed service provider that offers experienced consultancy, ongoing support, and access to sector and technological expertise.

Case Studies

CDW And Coventry University Summary (1)

Coventry University

CDW Security Team helps protect Coventry University from cyber attack.
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LGfL

CDW helps education charity LGfL 'bridge the divide' by boosting access to technology for school children.
Crafield University

Cranfield University

Cranfield University save 80% on time management with IT Orchestration by CDW™.

The CDW Difference

CDW enables universities and colleges to modernise, protect, and connect technologies to create a richer environment for research and learning. CDW’s education specialists provide bespoke solutions and fully managed services that include everything from planning, logistics and vendor management to deployment, support and ongoing maintenance. We work with an unrivalled partner network to provide end-to-end solutions that help customers gain maximum cost savings, connectivity, and efficiencies.

  • Education Specialists

    CDW’s education technology solutions support hundreds of thousands of students and faculty around the world. Over a quarter of our global revenue comes from delivering solutions to the education sector.

  • Global Footprint

    CDW have proven experience creating high-quality technology experiences in the UK and on campuses around the world.

  • End-To-End Services

    CDW approaches technology modernisation as part of an organisation-wide solution to ensure systems work together seamlessly and provide greater capabilities, flexibility, security and value.

Technology Partners

For 30 years, we have established strong relationships with industry-leading technologies and carefully selected emerging Education partners, specifically tailored to the Education sector to deliver solutions that drive value for colleges and universities.

Public Sector Frameworks

CDW is on over 30 framework agreements that provide compliance with UK Public Sector procurement regulations.

  • Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment

    ICT Hardware and Peripherals Equipment

    • Lot 1: Desktop PC Solutions
    • Lot 2: Portable Devices Solutions
    • Lot 3: Peripherals
    • Lot 5: Multi-Purpose Lot
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • IT Service Management
  • Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) ICT Networking and Storage Solutions

    ICT Networking and Storage Solutions

    • Lot 1: On Premise Solutions
    • Lot 3: Consultancy Services
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • IT Service Management
    • Data Centre Modernisation
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6195

    RM6195: Big Data & Analytics

    • Lot 2 – Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Outcomes 6

    RM1043: Digital Outcomes 6

    • Lot 1: Digital Outcomes
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Regional Government
    Technologies
    • Cloud
    • IT Service Management
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) G-Cloud

    RM1557: G-Cloud

    • Lot 1: Cloud Hosting
    • Lot 2: Cloud Software
    • Lot 3: Cloud Support
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Education
    • Regional Government
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Cloud
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6116

    RM6116: Network Services 3

    • Lot 2a: Intra Site connectivity (Local Area Network) Local Connectivity Services
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • IT Service Management
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6068

    RM6068: Technology Products & Associated Services

    • Lot 3: Software & Associated Services
    • Lot 4: IA Goods & Associated Services
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • IT Service Management
    • Data Centre Modernisation
  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6100

    RM6100: Technology Services 3

    • Lot 1 - Technology Strategy and Service Design
    • Lot 2 - Transition and Transformation
    • Lot 3a - Operational Services - End User Services
    • Lot 3b - Operational Services - Operational Management Services
    • Lot 3c - Operational Services - Technical Management
    • Lot 3d - Operational Services - Application and Data Management
    • Lot 4 - Major Services Transformation Programmes
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • IT Service Management
  • Efficiency East Midlands (EEM)

    IT Reseller Framework

    • Single Lot: Computing, IT Consultancy and Project Services, Applications and Data, Networks, Platforms and Infrastructure, Enterprise Systems and Services, Managed IT and Support Services, Products and Devices, Software, Licensing, Print Services and Products, Cloud Services, Digital and AI Services, Transition and Deployment Services, Web, Internet and Cyber and Security Services.
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Cloud
    • Modern Workspace
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • Software Asset Management
    • IT Service Management
  • Health Trust Europe (HTE)

    Enterprise Level ICT Solution 2023 (ComIT 3)

    • Single Lot:  IT Infrastructure & Associated Services including hardware, software, programs/apps, security, computer science, associated services 
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Cloud
    • Modern Workspace
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • Jisc Services Ltd

    Network Equipment

    • Lot 3: Cisco
    • Lot 5: HPE
    • Lot 7: Palo Alto
    • Lot 8: Checkpoint, Fortinet
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • IT Service Management
  • KCS Professional Services - Supply of IT Hardware

    Supply of IT Hardware

    • Lot 1: IT Hardware
    • Lot 3: Refurbished IT Hardware
    • Lot 4: IT Hardware Repair, Disposal and Recycling - Tenderers Response
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • IT Service Management
  • KCS Professional Services - Software Products & Associated Services

    Software Products and Associated Services 3

    • Single Lot: Software & Associated Services including software, essential hardware, associated services for cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

    National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA)

    • Lot 1: Desktops
    • Lot 2: Notebooks
    • Lot 3: One-Stop Shop
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • IT Service Management
  • National Procurement Service (NPS) Wales

    IT Products and Services (ii)

    • Lot 3: Licensing & Subscriptions
    • Lot 5: Solutions
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • Software Asset Management
    • IT Service Management
  • NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Digital Workplace

    Digital Workplace: Hardware (LINK3)

    • Lot 1- Desktop PCs
    • Lot 2- Laptop/Notebook devices
    • Lot 3- Mobile devices (Tablets, Mobile phones & wearables)
    • Lot 4- Specialist Healthcare related IT Hardware
      • 4A PC/Laptop Carts and Peripherals
      • 4B Clinical Displays and Peripherals
    • Lot 6- One-Stop Shop
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • IT Service Management
  • NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Digital Workspace Solutions

    Digital Workspace Solutions

    • Single Lot: IT Infrastructure & Associated Services covering networks, software, hardware, IT services and solutions including virtualisation management, bespoke software, desktop OS, end-to-end solutions and environmental specific application software
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Modern Workspace
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

    HE Networking Supply and Services (HENSS) ITS2008NE

    • Lot 1: Networking Equipment Only
    • Lot 2: Routine / Low Value Networking Projects
    • Lot 3: Core Networking Projects
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • Software Asset Management
  • North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) IT Hardware & Services

    IT Hardware and Services (LINK3)

    • Lot 1- Desktop PCs
    • Lot 2- Laptop/Notebook devices
    • Lot 3- Mobile devices (Tablets, Mobile phones & wearables)
    • Lot 4- Specialist Healthcare related IT Hardware
      • 4A PC/Laptop Carts and Peripherals
      • 4B Clinical Displays and Peripherals
    • Lot 6- One-Stop Shop
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Software Asset Management
    • IT Service Management
  • North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) Total Technology Solutions

    Total Technology Solutions

    • Single Lot: Providing the ability to purchase Complete IT, including non-Clinical IT hardware, Software and Services, both in isolation or in any combination as part of a complete solution.
    Sectors
    • Central Government
    • Emergency Services
    • Defence
    • Regional Government
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    Technologies
    • Cloud
    • Modern Workspace
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) SLRA

    Software Licence Reseller Agreement (SLRA)

    • Lot 1: Microsoft
    • Lot 2: Adobe
    • Lot 3: Vmware
    • Lot 4: Other Software
    • Lot 5: Software Services
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • IT Service Management
    • Software Asset Management
  • Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) SSSNA

    Servers, Storage and Solutions National Agreement (SSSNA)

    • Lot 5: Reseller Solutions
    Sectors
    • Education
    Technologies
    • Data Centre Modernisation
    • IT Service Management

Speak To An Education IT Expert

CDW helps education establishments respond to the expectations of its students by creating smarter campuses and driving modernisation programmes across the IT continuum.

For more details on how CDW can help your establishment use technology to improve learning outcomes complete the form and a member of our Education team will be in touch.