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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdown
    There is so much variety in this list, that's incredible... e.g. usually companies buy laptop from one vendor only. Here? Lenovo Fujitsu MSsurface HP Dell..
    Security tokens from at least 3 vendors...

    they have them all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Isn't three types of laptop needed

    1) Highly Portable - for people that travel a lot
    2) High performance - For people that use high demand software
    3) Basic - For 90% of users who do a bit of email and shopping on Taobao

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    You usually still get the same brand, different models/configurations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    (Enterprise-y software / hardware can be expensive .. and involves a fair bit of services / software / licensing...)

    Interesting to see that the govt has bought a fair bit of hardware to allow a few people to work from home.

    Download: https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/2020...21.pdf?noembed

    https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/2020...9352123621.pdf
    Suprised the Lam Administration would favor Fuijitsu over Lenovo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexdown
    There is so much variety in this list, that's incredible... e.g. usually companies buy laptop from one vendor only. Here? Lenovo Fujitsu MSsurface HP Dell..
    Security tokens from at least 3 vendors...

    they have them all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    diversity on the tokens is not a bad idea... if there is a security hole in one, you don't have all department compromised.... yes it is costly to manage multiple systems.... a centralised authentication system would be pretty big gamble that only HK Goverment will take.... in the future. LOL

    (EDIT: for the sake of clarity, and in case any one of the HK GOv staff read my comments and take them seriously... centralised authentication would be very dumb and a dream come true to target by hackers. I think many would get moist at the idea)
    Last edited by Fenix2; 19-05-2020 at 12:08 PM.

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    why not just move to software tokens?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rkenia852
    why not just move to software tokens?!
    they probably don't give phones to staff or they are a bunch of crap and many old models and different types... and it would be a nightmare to support. They probably have tried software tokens...

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