I've done this in the past with an analysis of who traveled, how frequently,
who would actually use the computer out of the office, etc. At that point in
time though notebooks were not a powerful as desktops. The study was to
determine who got a notebook in addition to the more powerful desktop.
Today, things are different. The deciding factors may be similar, but the
current generation of notebooks can easily replace a traditional desktop
Personally, I would approach this with some very general guidelines, clearly
defined costs for each option, place the responsibility on the deans and
department heads to make the decisions, and to fund the acquisition. My
experience with being the enforcer was that those that wanted notebooks
would weasel and twist the guidelines to meet their requirements. This then
placed IT in the role of arbiter, and it is difficult to find a win-win
John M. Plunkett
Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green Street - 024
Gardner, Ma 01440
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On 07/26/2002 15:05, "Frank Leber" <[log in to unmask]> structured
reality to say:
> We are currently working on a policy to set a standard of who should have
> a notebook versus a desktop computer for faculty and staff.
> If you have anything to share that would be helpful, we would appreciate it.
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