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FDIC considers managed services for mobile devices

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is considering a managed service model to quickly get its employees mobile devices, as their jobs become increasingly mobile.

The FDIC is seeking opportunities to modernize and increasingly leverage mobility technologies in its normal business processes.

The FDIC is asking industry for innovative approaches to implementing the managed services model so it can get its employees workstations quickly with minimal impact on their schedules and budgets.

The device manager would assume ownership of approximately 10,000 IT devices, such as laptops and desktop computers. The manager would also plan and deliver technology refreshes of the workstation devices, which includes laptop and common use desktop devices and accessories, such as docking stations, external DVD drives, power supplies, and carrying cases.

It wants feedback on service operations, equipment provisioning, continual services in case of an emergency, executive support, and day-to-day operations.

The FDIC has about 7,000 employees, with 60 percent in highly mobile roles. FDIC employees and assets are at the headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va. The FDIC also has regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., New York and San Francisco, along with 88 field offices.

The FDIC released its request for information March 10. It extended its response deadline to April 1.

About the Author

Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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