Micron gets $10M VA desktop deal
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Sep 29, 2000
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it has selected
Micron Government Computer Systems Inc. to supply the VA with more than
7,000 desktops. The three-year lease agreement is worth at least $10 million.
Over the next 45 days, Micron will deploy an initial 7,000 ClientPro
Cf and Cn desktops to replace an assortment of hardware in the VA Sierra
Pacific Network (VISN 21), which covers Hawaii, parts of California and
This could be the first of many deals that Micron lands with VA outposts
across the country, said Harry Heisler, vice president and general manager
of Micron Government Computer Systems.
"VISN 21 is just one of many VA regions looking at a fairly long-term
metamorphosis of their IT infrastructure," he said. "We want this to be
our business card at VA, where other regions can look in and see what we
In addition to the hardware, the contract includes:
* Technology refreshment to replace systems if technological advances
outdate the machines during the three-year contract.
* Maintenance, asset profiling and self-healing software.
* Access to Micron University, which offers more than 400 online education
and IT courses.
* Data migration, enabling Micron employees to save information on VA's
existing systems and load the data onto the new computers.
"This is the work we love to do," Heisler said. "A consulting role with
custom requirements in a life-cycle [management] approach, as opposed to
just delivering boxes to a loading dock."