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05/02/2006

CDW Chairman and CEO Named to Computerworld Honors Chairmen’s Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 2, 2006 – Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications, has announced that John A. Edwardson, Chairman and CEO, CDW (NASDAQ:CDWC), has joined its prestigious Chairmen's Committee.

Comprised of an elite group of top technology executives, the committee strives to recognize IT companies that have leveraged technology for the betterment of society.

"The Chairmen's Committee possesses some of the most innovative leaders the IT industry has to offer," said Carrigan. "Mr. Edwardson, along with other members of the committee, will play a prominent role in helping to carry out the program's mission–to identify those companies and individuals who are using technology to positively impact society."

The Computerworld Honors Program unites Chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The process culminates with an awards ceremony, which will take place on June 5, 2006 in Washington, D.C., with a guest list that represents a who's who in IT. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 250 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

As part of the Chairmen's Committee, Edwardson will help to identify the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society.

About CDW

CDW(R), ranked No. 343 on the FORTUNE 500, is a leading provider of technology products and services for business, government and education. CDW is a principal source of technology from top name brands such as Adobe, APC, Apple, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, Toshiba and ViewSonic.

CDW was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 4,300 coworkers. In 2005, the company generated sales of $6.3 billion. CDW's direct model offers one-on-one relationships with knowledgeable account managers; purchasing by telephone, fax, the company's award-winning CDW.com Web site, customized CDW@work(TM) extranets, CDWG.com Web site and macwarehouse.com Web site; custom configured solutions and same day shipping; and pre- and post-sales technical support, with approximately 120 factory-trained and A+ certified technicians on staff.

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 18th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.

Each year, the program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select laureates, finalists and award winners, in 10 industry-related categories, to be honored at a Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year's ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Program will take place on June 5, 2006 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 250 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: http://www.cwhonors.org.

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