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June 16, 1997 | From Associated Press
Major computer companies plan today to roll out new pared-down business machines that cost as little as $1,000 and are cheaper to maintain than traditional desktops. The machines run on Intel Corp. chips and Microsoft Corp. operating software, like most traditional personal computers. But they are less expensive than PCs because they will download software from a central mainframe machine--instead of requiring each PC's hard drive to be periodically updated with new software.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
Despite the city's budget crunch, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan said Thursday he wants to get started on some of the recommendations of a citizens task force on technology. One of the first steps probably will be to propose consolidation of the three departments overseeing the city's limited technology implementation, the mayor said at a gathering to formally receive the task force's report at the Central Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't hold a seat on "The Price Is Right" for those Los Angeles city purchasing agents. City Councilman Joel Wachs, announcing a review of the way the city buys supplies, said his staff found better deals than the city gets just by going across the street from City Hall to an office supply store. Some examples: Legal pads that cost taxpayers $1.80 each, went for only 20 cents retail. A box of computer diskettes set them back $24.99, compared to $6.59 that the man on the street would pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN
A Los Angeles City Council committee investigating waste in City Hall heard city employees complain Wednesday about a burdensome purchasing process and prices for supplies and equipment that are up to twice the retail price. On its first day of testimony, the Government Efficiency Committee heard several stories of waste, ranging from a camera offered to narcotics investigators for nearly twice the price at a retail store to computer discs sold to the city at six times the retail price.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1990 | DATAQUEST, DATAQUEST is a market-intelligence firm based in San Jose
Hewlett-Packard is to laser printers what Mike Tyson is to heavyweight boxing--the unquestioned champion. Hewlett-Packard's line of LaserJet printers dominates the desktop page printer market with more than 2 million sold. But during the past two years, IBM has been preparing itself in Lexington, Ky., to emerge as a new contender. IBM recently introduced the 4019 laser printer, which not only lists for $100 less than the H-P LaserJet Series II but boasts lower operating and maintenance costs.
NEWS
April 19, 1990 | Associated Press
After being plagued for years by a shortage of controllers, Chicago's air traffic control center has enough people, but members of the controllers union said Wednesday there's another problem: not enough chairs. During one shift last week at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in suburban Aurora, one controller sat on a wooden box because no more chairs were available, a union spokesman said.
NEWS
December 25, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to concerns of businesses, Mayor Art Agnos of San Francisco has agreed to sign compromise legislation that will double the amount of time businesses have to comply with groundbreaking computer-safety standards.
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