CDW, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today announced an initiative to deliver information technology products and services to financial services firms, from trading and investment services to banking, through a sales and solutions team focused exclusively on that market.
CDW, a leading partner for the top hardware and software vendors in the financial services market, will concentrate the initiative on offers of low-latency, high-availability computing infrastructure.
"Based on years of working with customers in the financial services industry, CDW saw a need among trading, investment services and banking firms for a strong partner to provide them ready access to the latest technologies, advice and vendor resources," said Maria Sullivan, vice president of business sales at CDW. "We created this team to provide our financial services customers the benefit of our position as an influential partner to the hardware and software vendors most central to their business."
CDW's high performance computing offerings for the financial services market include technologies such as InfiniBand architecture, 10 gigabit Ethernet switching, solid state memory, high availability/high volume storage, high performance servers and power management systems. CDW also offers trading desk solutions including high-end workstations and thin clients, multi-screen displays, digital signage, 4G mobility solutions, and unified communications systems.
Through the financial services sales team, CDW's financial services customers have enhanced access to hardware and software vendor support, as well as to CDW's own force of vendor-certified specialists, field engineers and solutions architects in core technologies including servers and storage, networking, communications, security and software.
"From pre- and post-sale advice and support to ongoing services behind their solutions, we build close, long-term relationships with our customers," said Adam Weiss, CDW's sales director for the financial services market. "Our early successes with financial services firms have demonstrated that there is hunger in this market for a technology partner that speaks their language, understands their business needs and has the operational strength to help them move quickly on the opportunities of emerging technologies and new products."