Improving Demand Management
Improving Demand Management Practices
Covered agencies should also be mindful of the cost of the devices in a new service plan. Previous generation devices are typically equally capable of meeting all the requirements and needs of a Government user, and agencies may be able to acquire these devices at significantly lower prices than the latest model. As such, covered agencies should consider buying previous generation devices if functional requirements are met and there is increased savings to the agency. Covered Agencies should also implement policies to acquire new devices with no less than 18 months between refresh cycles, and are encouraged to standardize device capabilities and features to the maximum extent possible to leverage buying power to drive costs.