CDI Receives Award from Microsoft for Deploying More than 1 Million OS Licenses

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.”

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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