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Oklahoma house of representatives goes digital

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The Oklahoma House of Representatives, USA is using an HP wireless notebook solution with custom software imaging to enable 24/7 access to bills and other critical legislative information for the 101 House members, saving the House more than $100,000 annually on printing and distributing legislation.

The House turned to CDW-G for advice on the solution that would best meet legislators' requirements for anytime, anyplace computing, easy access to information and faster lawmaking processes, and selected the HP Compaq nx9420, which combines cutting-edge mobile computing technologies, high-end graphics, and long battery life into a thin and light package that accommodates the legislators' mobile work style, allowing them to access bills and related information from their offices, homes or on the road. “With access to legislative information from any location, House members can represent our constituents more effectively, while saving taxpayer dollars. Citizens benefit as well from the ability to track legislation and amendments as they are posted to the House of Representatives' Web site.” said Rep. Randy Terrill, assistant majority floor leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The move to a digital, paperless House was driven by legislators' desire for legislative information delivered in a more timely and efficient manner.

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