CDW Favorability Statistics 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published May 24, 2021, 01:35pm EDT (Info+)

CDW is one of the largest IT distributors in the world and a common choice for end users buying direct. How do security integrators feel about them?

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Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from 200+ security integrators on CDW's positioning, pros, and cons.

Negative *** ************

***'* ************ *** *** -*%, **** about */* ** *********** ****** ******* opinions *** ******* */* *** ******* enough ** ******.

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Better ***** / ****** ************ ** **

*** *** ****** ***** ** *** US *** ******** ******** (*** +*%), with ***** ** *** **** ******* and **** ******* ********. ** ********, CDW's *** ************ ******* *** ** was -*%, *** ****** */* *********** did *** **** ****** ** **** an *******.

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Key ******

***** **** *** *** ****** **** integrator *********:

  • **** ** ******/*********** ********
  • ****** ******
  • ***** *********
  • ******* *****
  • ****** ***********

Sell ** ******/*********** ********

*** **** ****** ******** ******* ***** CDW *** **** **** **** ** anyone, ********* *** *****, **** **** integrators ****** **** ** ***********.

  • "***** *** ********. *** **** ** thinking **** ******** ***** ****** * complete ******. *** ***** ******* ** lower ***** ****** ***** *** ******* in ***** ******* ** ************. ** that ******* **'* * **** ** the ******. ***** ** *** **** for *** ********."
  • "*** ******* *** *** **** ********, they *** ** *** **** **** we **. **** *** *** ****** a *********** ***** **** **** ** end *****, ******* *** ** **."
  • "*** *** ***** ** ********* ** sell ****** ** *** *** ****. For **** ****** ** ****** ****** Micro ** ***** *******."
  • "***'* *** **** *** *** ******* and ********** ****** * **** *** do. ****** ** **** ******** ** anybody."
  • "******** **** ***** *********. ** *** sometimes ****** ** *** **** *** to ******* ************ *** ***** ** all *****. ****** *** ********** ******* standard ***********."
  • "* ** *** **** **** **** sell *******. ****** *** ******** **** there **** *** ********** **** **** are **********."
  • "******* ******** ******** ** *** *****"
  • "***** ****** ** *** ******** ** the **** **** ** **** **** we *** *** ** ***."
  • "**** **** **** * ********** *** not **** * ***********, **** ** Anixter."
  • "**** *** ********* ************ ******* ******** and ****** ** *******."
  • "**** *** *** ***** *********** *** will **** ****** ** *** ****"
  • "**'** **** ****** ****** *** ** product **** **** *** *****. * don't **** *** **** *** **** to **** "****** ****" ******** ** anyone **** ** *******."
  • "**** *** *** *** **** *** sales **** ** ************ ******** *** our ******* ***** ** **** ******* Axis *** *** *** ** ***** of ******* ***** ** *** * guess **** **** **** *** **** to *** ****."
  • "**** **** **** ** ******* *** undercut *** ***********."
  • "**** **** *** ** ******** ** to **** ****** ** ********* **** possible. **** *** ***** ******* ** get *********** ******* *** ******."
  • "*** **** ******* *** ********* *** too ***** ** ********** *** *******. Also, **** ******* ******* ********* **** the ***** **** * **** ********** with."

High ******

*********** ********** ********* **** *** *** higher ****** **** ***** *******, ******** margins:

  • "***** ** **** *** **** *** of ***** * **** *****. ****** are ********* *** ****."
  • "*** *** ********* *** *** **** to **** * **** ** *** if ********* ** ** *****. ** switched **** ** **********.*** * *** years ***... ***** ****** *** **** time ***** ***********."
  • "*** *** **** ***** * ******* for ********* ******** ** ********* **** do *** **** * **** *** any ************ ******** *** **** * source **** ******** **** **** ******** selection. ******* ** ****** **** ** can ********* ******* ** *** ********* in **** *****, *** ** **** our ******* ******* **** *** **** CDW/G *** ***** ** * ******* shipper ** ********."
  • "********** **** ******* ****** **** ** use."
  • "*** *********** ** * ********** ******** to ******* ** **** ********."
  • "******* **** ** **** *****"
  • "******* ** *** **** ** **** a ******."
  • "*** **** ******* *** ********* *** too ***** ** ********** *** *******. Also, **** ******* ******* ********* **** the ***** **** * **** ********** with."
  • "*** *********, ** ***** **** *** cheap *** **** ********* ******"
  • "**** ********* ******** ** ***** *******."

Broad *********

***** ********** ********** ******* ***'* ***** product *********.

  • "**** ********, **** *** **** ******** with ** ******** ********. ******* ******, usually **** **** ***** ****** * week ** ***. ****: **** *-**** time ** *** **** **** **** not ****** *******/*********"
  • "*** *** * *********** ********* *** good ******** *******, ******* ******* ** generally ****** **** *** ** ***** elsewhere *** ******** ***** **** **** the **** ****** ****** *** **."
  • "***** *********, **** ***'* **** **** discount, * *** ****** **** ********* cheaper *********. ******* ***** ****."
  • "***** ****** *** *** ********* **** great. *** ***** ******* *** **** decent *** **** ***** **** * good ********* ** *****."
  • "** *** *** *** ****/*** ** our ** *********. **** *********, **** customer ******* *** **** ******. **** shipping."

Support *****

******* *********** ***** ********** ** ***'* customer *******, ******* **** *************.

  • "*'** **** * *** ******** ***** 1994; ****'** ****** ******** * **** value *** **** *******, ** ** experience."
  • "************* ***** **** *** ************* ******* line"
  • "**** ******** *******."
  • "***** *******"
  • "** *** *** *** ****/*** ** our ** *********. **** *********, **** customer ******* *** **** ******. **** shipping."

***** ****** **** **** *** ************ or ****** "**" *******:

  • "**** *** ******* ** * ***** low ******. ** *******. **, **** hard ** ******* **** ****."
  • "**** **** ******** **** * ******* no ******* ** ******** *******, *******!"
  • "**** * ******* ****** *** ** equipment. **** ** ***. ******** ****** of ******* *** ************ ******* **** both ***** *** ****. **** ***** onto *****, **** *********** ********* *** the **** ****."
  • "**** ** *******"

Amazon ***********

******* *********** ******** *** ** ******, pointing *** ************ ** ****** *****/***** shopping *** ******* ** *******:

  • "* *********** **** ** ******** ******* switches ****, *********, ** **** ***** add. ** **** **** **** ** not **** ** ** ***** *** to ** ** **** ******* ********, same ** ******, ****** ******* **-**** seller / *********."
  • "*** ****** ** ** ******** ** equipment **** ** ******** ************ ***'* sell. ******** **'* ********* ** ** now, *** ******* *** ******* ****** slim."
  • "**** ******, *** *** *** * lot ** ****** ****** *** ** our **** **** ********* ******** ******* and ******** ******."
  • "**** ****** **** ******* ******** **** our ******** ** *** *** -***. They *** ******* ********* ****** **** needing ** ****** ******* *********** *** projects."

***** *** ********** ****** ** *** CDW/Amazon ********** ****** **:

***** **** *** * ****. ****** does ********** ******.

****** *** ****** **** **** ********** than *** ** *** ******* (*** +29% **. *** -*%), ********* ************ ********** ****.

Comments (4)

* **** **** **** *** * few *****. ** **** ******* ** the ***** ******* *** ***** ** decent ** ***. ** *** ***** off ***** *******, * **** *** minimal ******. *******, ** * *** requested * *****-**** ******** ** * special *****, * **** ***** ***** customer ******* ** ** ****...*** **** on *** ********. * **** **** multiple ******* *** ***** **** ******** reps. **** *** *** *** ***** person, **** **** *******. *** ******** rep *** *** ** *** *****. Also, * **** *** ****** **** speaking ** ******* ** *** ***** with ****** **** * **** *** trying ** ***** **** *** ** the *****. ****, ***** *** ********* a ********** ** *** *** ** the ***** **** **** ****** *** that's ****** **** *** **** **** CDW. * ******* *** ******* ****** be ****.

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***** ** **** **** ******* *** help.

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*** ** **** ** ******** **** for ******** *********** **** **** **** profile *******. **** ***** ***** *** Milestone *** ** **** ** ** very *************. *** ***** ** ***** personnel ** *******, *** ** ** my **********, **** ******* * **** professional ***** ******* **** ** ** par **** *** ***** ******** ****** I **** ****** ****.

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*'** **** **** ******** ** ***** and ***** ********* **** *** ** not * *********** ** ** (**********) should *** ** ********** **** ****. CDW ** * '********' ***** ***** they *** **** *********** ********** ** sell ** *** *****. ***** **** not ******* ****** * ******** **** to * ******** **** ********** ** end ****, ** ***** *** ******* and ******** ************ *********** *** ********* you ***'* **** **** ** *** get *** ***** ******* ********* ** place. ************* ***** ****, ********* *** distributors *** *** ** ***** ** the **** ** **** ** *** purchasers **** ** ***** **** **** to ** ***** ** *** *** materials, ********* ***** ***.

** *** **** * **** **** been ******* ** **** ** ********** CDW '******** ******* ****' ** *** to ******* ** ******** **** ** also *** * *** ***** ** my *****.

***** ******* ** **** ********** *******, might ** **** ** ****** **** Best ***...

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