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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014


Contract: No cost to state now that Prop 3 voted down 

I've had several inquiries from readers concerned that now that voters have rejected Proposition 3, that the state would face costs related to the now-canceled $182 million laptop contract with Hewlett-Packard. I can verify that according to H-P's Business and Scope of Work Proposal, which...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

Expert on laptop contract: 'A really complex deal' 

I spoke last night with Leslie Fiering, research vice president for Gartner Inc., a leading market research and advisory firm focusing on the information technology industry and a recognized expert in major IT acquisitions, about Idaho's $182 million laptop contract. She said lease deals are...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

What the contract says... 22 

I'm still awaiting answers from the State Department of Education to a series of questions I had after reviewing the $182 million, eight-year contract between the state of Idaho and Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers. But one thing is clear: The state's not getting the...

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The $180 million-plus laptop contract... 

Here it is - the $181,935,125 eight-year contract that the state of Idaho has signed with Hewlett-Packard Co. to supply laptop computers to every Idaho high school student and teacher. It may take a bit to load, but you can see the full contract here;...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Lawmakers spar over laptop contract costs

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― The eight-year, $180 million pact with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptops required under public schools chief Tom Luna's education overhaul is dividing Idaho's Republican lawmakers. Rep. Lynn Luker of Boise said Friday during a...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

Arithmetic and the $180 million contract... 

I've heard a lot of questions today about the numbers behind the $180 million contract Idaho signed yesterday with Hewlett-Packard and partners to supply laptops to every Idaho high school student and teacher for the next eight years, under the "Students Come First" reform laws...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009

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