Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Expensive Dell-ivery

Posted: 10:16 am on 13th March 2015

Browsing the contracts issued by Government Departments often leaves you with more questions than you had before…namely, who is in charge of brokering and agreeing to them. Just last week, The Department of Employment signed a contract for the procurement of 100 Dell Latitude Laptops, at the eye-popping price of $288,365. That works out at $2,883.65 per laptop. Excluding laptops designed to be used in extreme outdoor conditions (presumably not a concern for…

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Red faces and empty pockets

Posted: 10:36 am on 10th February 2015

There might be some red faces around the federal Health Department at the moment. WasteWatch has unearthed a cryptic little contract, worth just over $11,000 of your money, for what could be a pretty costly moment of absent-mindedness. See, the contract is for “EDW Forgot Password Reset Functionality.” An EDW is an ‘enterprise data warehouse.’ They are big databases that companies and governments use to store all the information they’ve…

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