DHS pilots "workplace-as-a-service:"

Monday - 10/31/2011, 1:25pm EDT

The Department of Homeland Security is getting ready to pilot a technology acquisition concept that will bundle several services into one. They call it workplace-as-a-service, and DHS is hoping it will help its components buy IT more efficiently. The concept would bundle technologies like virtual desktop infrastructure, mobile devices and smartphones into a single service contract that parts of Homeland Security could sign up for. DHS has also ordered all of its components to use enterprise services for commodity technology purchases.