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Department of Energy

Laptop-based computing

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Consider making new computer purchases laptop-based. Laptops are portable for meetings, conferences, and telecommuting. Cyber security controls exist to lock down laptops to reduce concerns regarding data thefts. Laptops also reduce the need for Agencies to purchase and support separate home-based configurations for telecommuters.
Cost reductions come from reducing the number of systems supported by Agencies with telecommuters.... more »

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Social Security Administration

Change from Desktops to Laptops in SSA

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Current Process: Every 3-5 years SSA replaces all employees' desktop computers. The majority of employees are in field offices, interviewing the public. Historically, SSA employees interviewed members of the public at their desks. However, due to escalating safety and security concerns over the last 10 years, almost all SSA field offices now have barrier walls or separate interviewing areas for the public. Many of... more »

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Legislative Branch

Stop Ordering Cheap Computer Hardware

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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).

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Department of Commerce

Laptop and docking station infrastructure model

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use laptop and docking station
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 »

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Department of Homeland Security

Automatic Computer Shut Down

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DHS has an estimated 200,000 employes and contractors who use laptops and desktop computers for their work every day. But when workers leave the office, many of them do not take the time to shut down their computer. This naturally begs the question: how much money could DHS save by remotely turning off idle computers?

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-10% of workers leave their computers on overnight (20,000)
-The average computer uses... more »

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