CDW Debuts Ready-to-Run Services for Oracle(R) Database Solutions; Software and Hardware are Configured, Installed and Tested to Custom Specifications Prior to Customer Shipment

VERNON HILLS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2005--CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDWC), a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, today announced new CDW pre-configuration services for Oracle(R) Database 10g software. CDW's certified technicians will now ship pre-configured and tested solutions that include Oracle Database 10g software on leading hardware platforms and operating systems from the company's state-of-the-art distribution center in suburban Chicago. The Oracle pre-configured systems are available immediately.

These customized services, part of a portfolio of solutions offered through CDW's Enterprise Configuration Center, streamline implementation and delivery of software solutions to growing companies and organizations with small IT departments. The new offerings are part of a expanding portfolio of IT services that CDW delivers online, via telephone and from the company's distribution center in Vernon Hills. The Enterprise Configuration Center, which is housed in CDW's distribution center, allows the company to efficiently perform many services to reduce implementation and deployment times of complete solutions. CDW's expert technicians also pre-configure routers, switches, power and storage equipment onto racks so that customers receive a complete, tested system on arrival at their doorstep.

“CDW builds complete networks, including rack-mounted servers and high-end routers”

"Oracle's database products continue to become increasingly attractive to the SMB market, specifically in terms of ease of installation and simplified management requirements. Combining that with CDW's proven ability to provide these pre-configured integrated solutions and their strong customer relationships make an unbeatable combination for small and medium businesses," said Robert Shimp, vice president, Oracle Technology Marketing. "Customers looking for powerful database solutions will love what CDW has to offer."

"CDW builds complete networks, including rack-mounted servers and high-end routers," said Harry J. Harczak, Jr. CDW's executive vice president, Sales. "Pre-configuring and integrating Oracle database software into these solutions is the newest extension of our IT services offerings which provide customers with multi-brand solutions delivered quickly and correctly. We're excited to work with Oracle to help customers leverage their information assets to make smarter business decisions."

With more than just Oracle expertise, CDW has more than 260 specialists and certified engineers expert in areas such as software licensing, servers, networking, security and storage to help customers determine the most appropriate solution for their needs. In addition, CDW customers receive 24 hour, seven-days-a-week technical support, either online or by telephone. CDW is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, which is open to partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle.

About CDW

CDW(R), ranked No. 347 on the FORTUNE 500, is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government and education. CDW is a principal source of technology products and services including top name brands such as Adobe, APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic.

CDW was founded in 1984 and today employs approximately 4,100 coworkers. In 2004, the company generated net sales of approximately $5.7 billion. CDW's direct model offers one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers; purchasing by telephone, fax, the company's award-winning Web site, customized CDW@work(TM) extranets, Web site and Web site; custom configured solutions and same day shipping; and pre- and post-sales technical support, with more than 120 factory-trained and A+ certified technicians on staff.

CDW is a registered trademark and CDW@work is a trademark of CDW Corporation. Oracle, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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