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Department of Defense

Issue a laptop!

Currently computers sit unused on desks while people are away, they stockpile in closets in case someone needs one to use, they are located in common areas for visitors, they are located in dorms and breakrooms to use, and some employees are assigned several computers for telecommuting, office, etc. Rather than this insanity, issue each person that requires a computer one at their first installation. They have an assigned... more »

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Enable Existing Energy Star Capabilities on all Computers

Many of the computers running on government networks are left on, running at full power 24/7, yet they are only used between 5-8 hours per day. This is like leaving a 100 watt light bulb on all the time, even when no one is in the room. Simply mandate that all local IT staff enable the most efficient Energy Star settings on every computer.

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Migrate to Linux and Open Desktop Suite during Consolidation

Computer (IT) equipment (HW) would not need to be updated with the frequency that is common with Microsoft (MS) products if this idea were followed: Each newly-installed MS operating system (OS) is usually coupled with new desktop (PC) HW. When aligning and/or consolidating IT (at time of organizational merger), significant cost savings would be realized by choosing an OS that would not need new HW. PCs often run the... more »

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