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Legislative Branch

Don’t allow wireless peripherals on desktop computers

Don’t allow the purchase of wireless peripherals for desktop computers. Wireless mice, keyboards, and other devices are not necessary for desktop computers. They have a higher purchase price than traditional devices with wires, and they have higher operating costs because their batteries must be constantly replaced.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Utilize Computer Systems to Full Potential

Computer systems in use by the government are capable of document management that is not being fully utilized. Systems are being used for a single, narrow-focused purpose that ignores the integrating functions of the system. Instead, files are kept in paper format, in paper folders, that need warehouses and document management personnel to monitor. Instead of using all of these resources, we should use the computer... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce PC costs with Netbooks and Cloud computing.

A huge portion of our budget is spent on purchasing computers. These costs can be reduced significantly.

Everyone in my office is issued a laptop that includes a DVD/CD-ROM and an 80 GB hard drive. DVD/CD-ROMs are rarely used, and the 80 GB capacity is much more than is necessary, especially since most of our files are available through shared drives.

A significant amount of money could be saved if, instead of these... more »

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Department of Defense

Automatic computer shutdown and restart.

I recommend installing hardware or software that allows the user to determine the time of day their computers would automatically shutdown and restart. Too often I see computers around our office that have been left on overnight and through the weekends. This has the potential to save over 66% in computer energy use (16 hours a day off, plus weekends).

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