The United States Department of Defense will be ordering 650,000 units of devices from Apple to replace BlackBerry devices that they are currently using. The reason for this is that the old devices that they have now is not compatible with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS after the sequester is done.
The details of the orders that the US Department of Defense is going to order are 120,000 units of iPads, 100,000 units of iPad mini, 200,000 units of iPod Touch, and 210,000 units of iPhones. In an interview with Electronista, they said that half of . . . → Read More: US Department of Defense Orders 650,000 Devices from Apple
iPhone has won another battle. A U.S. government agency, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency or ICE, is jumping to iPhone and leaving off RIM and its Blackberry smartphone. The said agency is said to spend an amount of US$4.1 million for its 17,600 employees to purchase for iPhones after having an eight-year partnership with Blackberry.
According to the officials of the agency, the provider for Blackberry, RIM, can no longer address and meet the needs of the agency when it comes to mobile aspects. In addition to this, they emphasized that upon finding out the services of iPhone, these . . . → Read More: Blackberry left out hanging for iPhone, ICE
Google together with its Onix Networking as its partner was awarded with the $35 million contract to handle the new cloud-based email and collaboration system of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
In 2010, Microsoft was awarded with $59.3 million contract to handle the Department of the Interior’s email and collaboration system. With this award, Onix Networking – based in Ohio – and Google filed a lawsuit before long to prevent the contract. According to Google, the U.S. Department of the Interior was unfair in giving the favor to Microsoft as it never gave them a fair chance. . . . → Read More: Google Awarded with $35 Million Government Contract