Computer Hardware should be extended from the typical 3 years to 5 years. If the governement is buying new computers that requires replacing every 3 years, then that hardware is too cheap to use anyway. Most servers/workstations should last beyond 5 years.
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Government PCs are rarely if ever upgraded, but rather replaced. The government should purchase PCs that are designed to be upgraded instead of replaced. This could be accomplished by ensuring that newly purchased PCs have industry-standard motherboard form factors (e.g. ATX or BTX), and/or ensuring that the computers' motherboards support substantial RAM and processor upgrades beyond the original specifications. PC... more »