Thursday, November 22, 2007

Acer To Supply Green PCs To TAFE

Acer Computer Australia has signed a three-year contract to supply desktop PCs to Holmesglen TAFE in Victoria.

The deal is worth over $3 million and follows the company announcing the highest market share in the education sector in Australia for five years running, according to figures from the company.

Acer will now provide the Institute with its ultra small form factor (USFF) range of PCs, including the energy efficient Veriton 1000.

According to Acer, Holmesglen was interested in the ‘green' benefits of the product range which include additional energy saving costs.

"Holmesglen Institute, Victoria is another prestigious win to add to Acer's already impressive list of education customers in Australia," said Acer national education sales manager, Frank Ugolini.

"Acer was able to add significant value to Holmesglen Institute through creative initiatives to reduce both Holmesglen and Acer's operating costs.

"This included enabling Holmesglen TAFE to provide warranty services to their own user base and sharing Acer's e-Learning facilities with Holmesglen Institute's IT staff. On top of this, Acer has used its channel business model and partnered with Perfektcom who have also been able to add significant value to Holmesglen."