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How to Select the Right Client Computing Platform for Your Needs

A Business Client Procurement Guide for the Public Sector

CIOs and IT managers in public sector organizations face daunting challenges. A turbulent worldwide economic climate has contributed to increasing pressure on government IT budgets and a changing business environment that requires greater flexibility and tighter security. IT agility is more important than ever, with a growing number of enterprise client devices to manage within a constantly evolving security landscape. Add to that the effect of IT consumerization, plus the high expectations of employees for client performance, mobility, and fast IT response times that match or exceed the technology experiences they expect in their personal lives.


The ever-increasing pace of technology innovation makes it essential for organizations to make a comprehensive assessment of their client device computing requirements and the many factors that can influence their procurement decisions. This will help to ensure the devices they procure now are flexible enough to meet the organization’s requirements throughout the multi-year planned lifecycle. This guide can help IT buyers in public sector organizations make informed choices when:

  • Evaluating client device platform computing performance, security, and management characteristics
  • Determining the importance of various technology and capability criteria
  • Considering factors that contribute to total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Drafting technical specifications in the tender documentation for public contracts It also provides links to other sources of information to help with the many important considerations in any client device procurement decision.

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