CDI’s Leasing Program Helps Schools on Tight Budgets Meet Technology Needs
News / December 14, 2017
Schools can use technology immediately while stretching payments over multiple years
For schools on tight budgets, going 1:1 or even implementing a routine technology refresh can be daunting. CDI Computer Dealers’ Leasing Program allows schools and districts to deploy or refresh their technology now, and stretch the payments out over three to four years. The program helps schools implement 1:1 programs more quickly and provides students with the latest equipment faster. To date CDI’s Leasing transactions exceed $25 million helping more than 200 districts in North America reach their technology goals sooner.
“The CDI Leasing Program helped us implement a 1:1 device program for our high school students in 2012 and for our elementary school program in 2014 while staying within our budget,” said Bob Henderson, the former technology coordinator for the Lake Park Audubon school district in Minnesota. “We’ve been able to give our students the latest technology without the staggering up-front costs.”
The CDI Leasing Program allows schools to lease Notebooks, Chromebooks, PCs, Servers and other technology. Districts select the hardware and operating systems they want, then CDI delivers the technology and assists the district with upgrades as needed. CDI also disposes of the school’s old technology in an environmentally-friendly manner.
“One-to-one device initiatives are becoming more and more popular. However, some schools can’t afford to purchase large numbers of devices all at once, making it difficult, or impossible for them to implement an initiative on a large scale,” said Saar Pikar, CEO of CDI. “That’s why leasing programs have become so popular, especially for Chromebooks. Our Leasing Program is simple, flexible and scalable, helping districts afford to implement 1:1 programs more quickly and keep pace with technology changes.”
To date, CDI has deployed devices to more than 10,000 schools serving 2.6 million students. In addition to the CDI Leasing Program, the company also provides schools with new and recertified equipment, mobile charging carts and cabinets, classroom accessories, server and networking solutions and custom branding of devices. CDI is a Google Education Partner. It supports schools with Chromebook installations and app bundles, needs assessments, RFP assistance, and professional development.
“The CDI Leasing Program helped us implement a 1:1 device program for our high school students in 2012 and for our elementary school program in 2014 while staying within our budget, We’ve been able to give our students the latest technology without the staggering up-front costs.”
– Bob Henderson, the former technology coordinator for the Lake Park Audubon school district in Minnesota