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141,000 ESPRIMO Q920 mini PCs for the German Federal Employment Agency branch offices

"The main reason we chose to use Fujitsu ESPRIMO Q920 mini PCs rather than desktops was that they are far more energy efficient, and therefore fit in with our ‘Green IT’ strategy. Other important factors were their compact size and light weight."

Günther Maas, User Services Manager – IT Service Workplace Products, German Federal Employment Agency IT systems house

The customer

The German Federal Employment Agency’s (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA) IT systems house is responsible for ensuring that the IT processes in the Agency’s local branch offices run reliably. Based at its headquarters in Nuremberg, its 2,100 employees help to facilitate the Agency’s business operations at offices across the country. The Federal Employment Agency’s system landscape comprises 160,000 networked PC workplaces, 9,500 self-service “info terminals” and 9,000 servers. The Agency also operates three highly available data centers in Nuremberg, a modern wide area network and in-house communication networks. The main challenges that the systems house faces are the size and complexity of the infrastructure and ensuring that the Agency’s IT services run reliably, as its success depends heavily on their quality and performance.

The challenge

Replace the entire computer infrastructure in the German Federal Employment Agency branch offices, taking into account the German government’s requirement for all of its public bodies to increase the energy efficiency of their IT systems.

The solution

Purchased 141,000 FUJITSU Desktop ESPRIMO Q920 mini PCs rather than conventional desktops or laptops.

The benefit

  • Low energy consumption
  • Compact size allows for more space on employees’ desks
  • Robust devices with low amounts of downtime
  • Compact size and light weight means that the devices are portable enough for mobile working
  • Low storage space requirements