Vic department names Acer in rich notebook deal

Acer Computer Australia has won a hardware contract with the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) to equip the agency with notebook computers over the next three years.

The first-time notebook deal for the DHS is worth between $5 and $10 million, Acer's national government sales manager Michael Cefai told Computerworld.

Acer will work with sub-contracter and Acer reseller Powerlan to supply notebooks to the department which has 8000 seats, Cefai said.

The department will use the notebooks in a number of "health and community initiatives" in Victoria, Acer officials said.

"There's a big push for notebooks to become prominent in the department in the thousands," Cefai said.

The deal is the fourth government contract the global PC maker has secured in the last five months, according to Cefai.

In December, Acer won a prime server and desktop PC deal with the Victorian Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs and kicked off the year signing a notebook and desktop PC deal with NSW Health in January. The company will announce two other government client wins in the next fortnight, Cefai said.

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