CDI Technologies  

Chicago,  IL 
United States
https://cditechnologies.com/
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CDI Technologies deploys classroom-ready ecosystems that include devices, charging carts, software and accessories.

 

CDI has helped 10,000 schools over 38 years and recognizes the growing challenges faced by educators. Our mission is to simplify the purchase process and provide support that empowers educators to connect students to a love of learning and a lifetime of achievement.


 Press Releases

  • CDI changes its name to better reflect its expanding education business

    Chicago IL – Jan. 28, 2019 – CDI Computer Dealers has changed its name to CDI Technologies to reflect the breadth of technology products and services it provides to North America’s schools. CDI Technologies has expanded over the years to provide everything from mobile and desktop devices and apps to services such as planning, deployment, support and asset disposition. For more information, visit https://cditechnologies.com/

    “The needs and expectations of schools have changed over the years to require broader support and more complete technology ecosystems. We continue to evolve to meet these needs,” said Erez Pikar, CEO of CDI Technologies. “Today we provide so much more than just computers. We wanted our name to reflect that.”

    CDI Technologies helps schools develop technology ecosystems that empower educators to create inspiring experiences and connect students to a love of learning and a lifetime of achievement.

    CDI Technologies partners with edtech companies such as Microsoft, Google, Parlay, Newline, and many more, to support classroom-ready tech initiatives and 1:1 programs.

    The company also provides services to support schools through planning, professional development, deployment and asset disposition.

    About CDI Technologies

    CDI Technologies, incorporated as CDI Computer Dealers Inc., has been selling IT hardware and software solutions to K-12 schools since 1981.

    CDI’s mission is to simplify the purchase process and support educators by deploying proven, best-in-class technology, backed by lifecycle support and training.

    Having worked with 10,000 schools CDI recognizes the growing challenges faced by educators. Its classroom-ready ecosystems empower educators to connect students to a love of learning and a lifetime of achievement. 

    https://cditechnologies.com/

  • Winning schools will receive devices, STEAM equipment and carts for their classrooms 

    Chicago IL CDI Technologies (formerly CDI Computer Dealers) has selected the winners of its annual “Holiday Wishes” contest. It will grant technology wishes for three schools in the United States and three in Canada.

    The winning schools in the U.S. are:

    • Cole R-1 School District in Missouri which asked for help to replace the aging computers being used by teachers.

    • Montrose Community Schools in Michigan which requested Chromebooks for teachers to use in the classrooms.

    • Soulsbyville Elementary in California which requested equipment for its STEAM lab.

    The winning schools in Canada are:

    • Edmonton Catholic Schools in Alberta which asked for Chromebooks for its grade 12 students who need extra accommodations for exams.

    • Turtle River School Division in Manitoba which asked for Chromebooks to pilot in classrooms as it moves toward its goal of a 1:1 student-to-device ratio.

    • Grasslands Public Schools in Alberta, which asked for charging carts for its Chromebooks.

    Each winner will receive products or services up to $1,000 in value from CDI Technologies to help their technology wishes come true.

    CDI Technologies partners with edtech companies in North America and beyond to provide classroom-ready products and services to support schools as they prepare to launch or expand their tech initiatives and 1:1 programs. It provides mobile and desktop devices, apps, servers, management software, charging carts, training and cloud-based resources. It also provides services to support schools in every step of their tech initiative – including planning, professional development, deployment and asset disposition.

    CDI Technologies launched the Holiday Wishes contest in December as a way to give back to the education industry and help schools meet their technology goals.

    “Our goal is to support schools and districts in creating technology ecosystems that empower teachers and engage students,” said Erez Pikar, CEO of CDI Technologies. “This contest is a great way for us to see what schools need and to assist in meeting those needs. We are looking forward to partnering with these six school districts to help make their technology wishes come true.”

    About CDI Technologies

    CDI Technologies, incorporated as CDI Computer Dealers Inc., has been selling IT hardware and software solutions to K-12 schools since 1981.

    CDI’s mission is to simplify the purchase process and support educators by deploying proven, best-in-class devices, charging carts, software and accessories, backed by lifecycle support and training.

    Having worked with 10,000 schools, CDI recognizes the growing challenges faced by educators. Its classroom-ready ecosystems empower educators to connect students to a love of learning and a lifetime of achievement. 

    https://cditechnologies.com/

  • CDI becomes exclusive provider of Parlay software for K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada

    Chicago IL – Nov. 7, 2018 CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of classroom-ready technology to schools, has partnered with Toronto-based Parlay to bring its new online classroom discussion tool to schools throughout North America.

    Parlay helps teachers inspire meaningful, measurable and inclusive student discussions. This partnership is the latest way CDI supports schools by providing wrap-around educational technology.

    Erez Pikar, CDI’s president is excited about the partnership.  “Our team fell in love with Parlay from the first demo,” he said “Parlay manages a rare combination of focus, beauty and well thought out pedagogy in a tool that we are eager to introduce to educators.” 

    CDI partners with educators in schools and districts across North America to deploy and support classroom technologies. The company provides student and teacher devices, a wide range of classroom technology and instructional tools, professional development, deployment services and warranty programs.

    "At Parlay, we have spent the past three years working with teachers and students to build a world-class educational experience. The partnership with CDI provides the opportunity to engage a broader audience of educators across North America,” said Bobby McDonald, Parlay founder and CEO. “CDI shares our commitment to inclusivity and equal access to technology. We believe that technology development must be based on the best strategies for improving the classroom experience. We are excited about this partnership and the impact it will have on classrooms across the continent.”

    Parlay helps promote meaningful student discussions while teaching digital citizenship and helping teachers measure student engagement. The program offers a library of discussion prompts called the Parlay Universe and two classroom activities called Live RoundTables and Online RoundTables.

    “When my students use Parlay, their discussions continue outside of class; they are no longer restricted by the boundaries of class time,” said Parlay customer Nick Day, director of the AP Capstone Program at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario. “Student engagement has been greater, and they are able to apply and refine skills they learn in class while considering real-world issues.”

    For more information about Parlay or to request a demo, visit https://parlayideas.com/

    Parlay and CDI will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 27, 2018 in which McDonald will explore how class discussions can be used to transform the modern classroom. For more information and to register, visit https://goo.gl/u6nSkZ

    About CDI

    CDI is the leading provider of classroom-ready technology to the North American education market and has worked with more than 10,000 schools. CDI delivers a powerful value proposition to budget-conscious institutions by providing recertified and new I.T. products at a significant discount along with deployment services and the longest warranties in the industry. Learn more at https://cdicomputers.com.

    About Parlay

    Parlay believes meaningful, inclusive and measurable classroom discussion is the most powerful way to learn, solve problems and build 21st century skills. Parlay combines the power of dialogue and online discussion into a blended learning methodology and software tool for the modern classroom. This “Flipped Discussion” model helps students learn how to think critically, communicate their ideas, listen and understand others, and how to give and receive constructive feedback. For more information, visit https://parlayideas.com/.

  • CDI is among only three Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers worldwide to earn this recognition

    Chicago IL – July 25, 2018 CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of technology to schools, has earned an award from Microsoft for deploying more than 1 million OS licenses in North America. CDI’s President, Erez Pikar, accepted the award during the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) Summit in Toronto. CDI has been a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher since 2010.

    CDI partners with educators across schools and districts in North America to deploy and support technology in the classroom. The company provides student and teacher devices, a wide range of classroom technology and accessories, deployment services and warranty programs. CDI’s recertified devices go through a rigorous 12-step recertification process. To date, CDI has deployed more than 2.5 million recertified computers and notebooks into K-12 schools at significantly lower prices than brand new units.

    “Microsoft is proud of the partnership with CDI, who is focused on delivering quality of the highest standards to education customers in North America,” said Robert Santin, Microsoft’s Director of Business Development. “We look forward to delivering increasing value to Education in the coming years. We congratulate CDI on this well-deserved honor, and on becoming one of a select group worldwide to hit this milestone.”

    CDI has been awarded Top Performer Status from Microsoft in 2011, 2014 and 2017 for deploying the highest number of recertified PCs and Notebooks with a genuine Microsoft License. In 2011, CDI was also awarded the GOLD OEM Partner status by Microsoft.

    “Over the past eight years, the MAR program has helped transition the recertified space from a garage industry into the professional, trusted supplier space CDI is part of today,” said Pikar. “Microsoft’s leadership and commitment to education was invaluable in differentiating CDI and the few other global refurbishers that work to promote quality, warrantied recertified technology.  We are humbled and honored by this distinction.”

    For more on the CDI recertification process, visit https://cdicomputers.com/cdi-certified-process/

    About CDI

    CDI is the leading provider of classroom technology to the North American education market and has worked with more than 10,000 schools. CDI delivers a powerful value proposition to budget-conscious institutions by providing recertified and new I.T. products at a significant discount along with the longest warranties in the industry. CDI’s product line includes PCs, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Tablets, Servers and Networking Equipment, 3D printers and classroom accessories. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. assets annually. Learn more at https://cdicomputers.com/education/.