Many of the workers in the government use desktops to do work, 8 hours a day/7days a week. Using laptops or high efficiency desktops would provide energy efficiency and provide the same amount of computing power.
Cost reductions come from reducing the number of systems supported by Agencies with telecommuters.... more »
We need to stop ordering cheap/lowest bid computer hardware components for desktops and laptops. We may save money in the short term but in the long run we end up spending more on replacement hardware and lose a great deal on employee productivity for every hour, day, week that employees are without their computer system(s).
background: many agencies has laptop program/telework program which may (1) provide worker with desktop at work and laptop at home (2) provide desktop first then move to laptop when worker sign up for telework
shortcommings: (1) for this scenario, agency has to spend on hardware (laptop, desktop)extra software lisences, extra maintenance cost, support for both. (2) for this scenario, agency... more »
-10% of workers leave their computers on overnight (20,000)
-The average computer uses... more »