CDW Canada survey reveals mobility and bring-your-own-device a top technology priority for Canadian businesses this year

Seventy-seven per cent of respondents access corporate e-mail and documents from personal devices

ETOBICOKE, ON, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - A recent customer survey from CDW Canada, a leading provider of technology products, solutions and services for Canadian organizations in the private and public sectors, found that 44 per cent of employees in Canada work remotely one to two times per week. The survey also showed that 77 per cent of survey respondents access corporate e-mail and documents from personal devices.

When asked which technology area is a priority for their business in 2013, 47 per cent of organizations indicated mobility management solutions. The top mobility concerns of organizations include securing corporate data (42 per cent), managing devices and applications (24 per cent), maintaining network performance (12 per cent) and an increased need for IT resources, support and training (seven per cent).

"Today everyone owns a smart device," says Daniel Reio, Director of Marketing for CDW Canada. "Employees are connecting to corporate networks and businesses are responsible for making sure those networks are secure. Having a system in place to protect your business against lost, stolen or compromised devices has become a necessity."

As one of Canada's leading technology solutions providers, CDW Canada recognizes the importance of leveraging technology and mobility in the workplace. With CDW Canada's mobility management solutions and team of specialists, businesses can have a customized IT solution that allows them to achieve better security and protection for the network, simplified maintenance and greater control.

"CDW Canada's mobile solutions are just some of the services we have available, enabling our customers to improve their efficiencies and agility," notes Reio. "With these offerings, we address security, data access and tracking to help organizations regain control over their mobile environments. Our services include infrastructure assessment, implementation, upgrades, managed services, workshops and training."

For more information about CDW Canada's mobile solutions, visit http://www.cdw.ca/mobility.

About CDW Canada
CDW Canada Inc. (http://www.cdw.ca/) is a leading provider of technology solutions for organizations in the public and private sectors. As a trusted advisor for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), CDW Canada provides a single destination for organizations to research, inquire or purchase virtually any technology solution that they require. Customers benefit from one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers who are backed by a team of highly certified IT specialists. Through successful partnerships with more than 350 leading technology manufacturers, CDW Canada draws from a comprehensive selection of 160,000 technology products to help customers find the best technology to meet their unique business needs.  Headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, CDW Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW Corporation, ranked # 270 on the FORTUNE 500. In 2011, CDW Canada ranked #25 on Best Workplaces in Canada.

SOURCE CDW Canada Inc.



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