San Diego County libraries get first of 100 new PCs
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Mar 22, 2000
The Pennant Alliance, a group of four technology vendors that was awarded
a $644 million information technology outsourcing contract in San Diego
County in October, earlier this week provided the first of 100 new PCs at
two county libraries.
The first of the 100 Dell 500 MHz Pentium III computers were installed
at the libraries in La Mesa and Encinitas, Calif. The new equipment will
complement 54 PCs that will be made available from the Gates Foundation
and another 10 that will be installed as part of the computer refresh stipulations
in the Pennant Alliance contract.
The PCs include high-speed Internet browsers and data cabling to prepare
the libraries for a new county communications network that should be completed
in January 2001.
Computer Sciences Corp. is the lead company among the vendors and partnered
with SAIC, Pacific Bell and Lucent Technologies to form the alliance.