C|net: Gateway snags 5-year UA contract worth $45 mil
According to C|net editor-in-chief Michael Kanellos, Gateway has nailed a 5-year, $45 million deal with the University of Arizona to become the campus' leading technology provider. Kanellos makes it sound like something new, but I have reason to believe that it's a contract extension, as Gateway has been a major x86-architecture provider for labs and the exclusive x86 provider for the UA Bookstores "Computing and Technology Store" for at least the two years at least to my recollection.
I think Dell used to have a contract like that; a lot of the older units on campus are Dells. I'll need to visit campus again to rethink this.