HEAnet has announced the successful delivery of 16,700 Dell laptops to students throughout Ireland.
The 16,700 Dell laptops were funded under a €168 million scheme announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris, for third level institutions and students.
Dell won the contract to supply the laptops through a tender process undertaken under the Office of Government Procurement framework, partnering with HEAnet to deliver the devices to students from 36 third-level institutions throughout the country.
“Aggregating multiple client needs in this manner has allowed HEAnet to offer a far superior service over that of clients facing the challenge alone. I believe that this bulk-aggregation approach serves as a blueprint for a future way of working more effectively and efficiently,” HEAnet CEO Kerrie Power said.
“The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of connectivity and access and the risk to those in our society if they are not connected,” said Jason Ward, vice-president and managing director of Dell Technologies Ireland.