Janesville School District
PDS is transforming the approach to education and helping this school district combine technology with high yield instructional strategies for Blue Ribbon results.Watch the video.
West Aurora School District
PDS is helping West Aurora build a bridge to the future by ensuring its students and faculty have the tools and technology they need to compete on a world stage.Watch the video.
Our promise as a strategic partner: Offer best practice implementation and learning platforms that all education stakeholders can depend on to achieve systematic improvement. Together, we can create an engaging and collaborative learning experience that will better prepare students for life ahead.
Cloud Extension Center
PDS provides platforms and solutions that are specific to education, whether a virtual desktop environment or a connected Community Area Network for sharing Learning Management Systems and cross-district collaboration and data management.
The PDS Cloud Extension Center enables school systems to leverage a connected network of virtual data centers for a variety of services and solutions, including Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.
PDS is rapidly expanding throughout the Midwest as a leader in virtual data management through a network of Cloud Extension Centers.
Students and teachers want to bring and use their own devices within the boundaries of the campus. IT administrators want to provide this allowing access to the LMS, wireless infrastructure and unique applications on personal devices. PDS provides a complete road map for security, network infrastructure and technology adoption.
Consulting & Integration
"The implementation of best practices is as important as the technology itself; and the value of technology in terms of student achievement depends on the quality of its implementation."
- Project Red: national research initiative for revolutionizing education
PDS offers schools and universities Consulting & Integration services to help plan and design complex technology-based implementations.
Proper implementation of technology is linked to education success and PDS offers Implementation Services for Data Center Technologies, VMware Virtualization, Access and Identity Management, Windows 7 Migrations, and Application/Desktop Virtualization and Messaging, Directory and Desktop Management.
Value Added Reseller (VAR)
PDS is in its third decade of being a trusted advisor with expertise across multiple competencies to help clients choose and use the right hardware, software, or services.
We support many of the day-to-day IT requirements for government-sponsored entities such as state university systems, municipal and state agencies, and state contracts.
From initial requisition to final depreciation, we’re here to make sure you have the right technologies at the right times. Value Added Reseller Services include:
- Dedicated Corporate Client Managers for research and consulting
- Catalog Management
- E-procurement services: ShopPDS.com
- Custom delivery and logistics coordination services
- Product Services
WSCA – Western States Contracting Alliance
PDS is a proud member of WSCA. Our membership helps states achieve cost-effective and efficient acquisition of quality products and services. The WSCA cooperative purchasing benefits states, counties, public schools and higher education. To learn more about the WSCA partnership, contact us today.
For assistance with the purchasing of your technology, PDS has over 20 years of IT Lifecycle Management and Procurement.
Many of us embrace the anonymous aspects of online shopping, but we still like it when the system remembers what we’ve bought before or our shipping address. Shop PDS lets purchasing departments quickly search, compare, and buy products while providing a birds-eye view of previous purchases to help track assets, history, RMAs, Quick Lists, warranty information, and more. It’s a consumer-feel shopping experience with business-class benefits and better IT procurement experience. The benefits of the Shop PDS experience include:
- Customer portal for ordering and reviewing technical specifications
- Order tracking, RMA and inventory management
- Quick Lists for common or return users
- Customer Approval Routing tool for quality control
- Dedicated Government / Education Account Team for convenient support online or by phone
Partners & Certifications
PDS feels strongly about surrounding ourselves with partners of strategic value, longevity, and who are respected within their industry. Like you, we believe it’s essential to have an information technology partner that supports your business strategy and believes it’s transformational to have one that expands your concept of what’s possible. This is what drives our approach to selecting the manufacturers we represent.
Become a PDS partner today by contacting email@example.com.
What Our Clients are Saying
"PDS is as honest as they come. They do well in finding the best prices available and have earned our trust and respect."
"This is transforming the way that we’re approaching education, but we rely on cloud computing, we rely on access to technology from home that is reliable and scalable and that strategic partnership with PDS is key to getting that done."
"I don’t view PDS as a vendor, I view them as a partner and they are my data center provider now."
"PDS inspires me to think differently, to look at problems uniquely, to not accept the status quo. They offer me the opportunity to stretch my own thinking, to stretch my perspective and to look further down the road than I would have ever done in the past."