The University of Texas at Austin

Standard Configurations Lead to Cost Savings

November 7, 2010

In January 2011, Information Technology Services announced the availability of improved desktop and laptop configurations as the result of a cross-campus group defining more relevant hardware configurations that resulted in lower pricing from Dell.

In the past nine months, 60% of the 1,836 DELL desktops purchased on campus have used the standard configuration, saving the University over $220,000. This is great news and shows how campus collaboration generates savings for the entire University community. During the same time period only 33% of 722 new laptops took advantage of the standard configurations and lower pricing. To address this, the same cross-campus group is analyzing the standard configuration for laptops to better meet campus needs - including factory installed encryption - to drive more savings.

Those interested in gaining access to these configurations via the Dell Premier website for UT Austin, can email the UT Austin Dell contact, Jonathan Negrey at Jonathan_Negrey@Dell.com.

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