Lenovo goes back to school with PCs

The UAE’s Ministry of Education has signed a deal with Lenovo for the supply of almost 200 desktop PCs to schools in the north of the emirates.

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By  Administrator Published  January 24, 2007

The agreement, announced last week, is part of a national government initiative to enhance technology infrastructure in schools in order to build up strength in the education system and enhance students’ learning experience.

The Chinese computer maker is providing 173 M55e ThinkCentre desktops – capable of running Vista, the next-generation of the Windows operating system – and the rollout is scheduled to begin at the start of the next academic term.

Khalfan Announ, IT director at the Ministry of Education, said it went with Lenovo because of its hardware’s durability and reliability, as well as strong after-sales support.

“It is critical to make the right selection when deploying technology in schools, as it is a long-term investment on behalf of the ministry,” commented Announ.

Lenovo said there was easy access to components with ThinkCentre M Series desktops for quick repairs or upgrades.

“Lenovo has a long-standing presence in the education sector in the Middle East, especially in the UAE. We are very pleased to be part of this national initiative, a move that highlights the durability and reliability of the Lenovo PCs,” Imtiaz Ghani, general manager at Lenovo Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan, commented.

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