IT solutions provider SHI International signed a four-year contract with the Indiana Department of Administration to provide desktops, laptops, tablets, monitors, printers, peripherals, and lifecycle management for those devices, the company announced Oct. 20.
The state has two options to extend the contract with the Somerset business by one year.
While this contract is mandatory use for all executive branch state agencies, all public entities, SHI including schools, can take advantage of the pricing and services, the firm said.
The agreement comes on the heels of a four-year contract signed by SHI and the Indiana Office of Technology in June that provides servers, hyperconverged infrastructure, and virtualization for government agencies and educational institutions.
“Indiana can now realize the same value and service that SHI has delivered to private enterprises for decades, especially at a time when device demand is so high,” said SHI Senior Vice President of Public Sector Sales Denise Verdicchio in a prepared statement. “In addition, any public entity within Indiana now has a painless, simple option for deploying IT assets with end-to-end management, while lowering operational expenses. We continue to grow our public sector portfolio and provide government and education organizations the world-class service and support SHI is known for.”
SHI’s device lifecycle management offerings are used by other state entities as well. One large state agency, with more than 60,000 pieces of IT hardware across more than 450 locations, uses SHI’s managed Device-as-a-Service solution and, according to the company, saves approximately $900,000 per year on hardware and services.
SHI’s device lifecycle management services include device configuration to the customer’s specifications, deployment, support, maintenance, asset recovery and lease and financing options.