Add office machines to the list of machines you can buy online.
Add them to the growing list of things you can’t get from a brick and mortar retailer.
And if you want to buy one, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
For the first time ever, consumers will be able to buy a laptop with a dedicated office network on a purchase price of $1,000.
This is part of the $1.5 billion (£917m) Cyber-Gate initiative launched by the United States Department of Justice and the US Department of Commerce.
The government hopes to help the country combat cyber-attacks by forcing retailers to make their computers available for the use of all US federal employees.
The initiative, dubbed CyberGate, aims to make the office the number one place for people to access work, says Michaela Kiely, director of government relations for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which runs the program.
“The idea is that there will be more people on the job, the workforce will be smaller, there will not be as many office closings and there will also be more opportunities for innovation,” Kielys told Al Jazeera.
“The point of CyberGate is to ensure that the government can keep pace with the pace of innovation in the marketplace.”
The program was first launched by President Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and then expanded to include federal agencies and the private sector.
The US$1,500 price tag for a laptop is still a small price to pay, but the CyberGate initiative has raised hopes for more consumers to make purchases online, particularly in the retail space.
“With the increasing demand for digital media and information, there is a real opportunity for consumers to purchase online from retail businesses and the government, whether that’s via Amazon or Walmart or Target,” said Brian Loehr, a senior analyst with eMarketer, a market research firm.
“We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of customers ordering laptops and desktops from the government and retailers.”
Kielys said that, overall, the government is aiming to reach $3 trillion in revenue from CyberGate by 2020, and that this money would be used to expand the nation’s broadband and high-speed internet networks, improve its healthcare system and promote job creation.
According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the government spent $9.5bn on the Cyber-gate initiative last year, including $5.5billion to expand and expand the federal government’s networks.
That amount of money could be enough to cover the cost of buying a new laptop and desktop in the US, but many consumers are not able to afford it.
“If you have an office that is full, and you need to have a laptop and the desktops for it, you’re going to end up paying about $1 to $2,000 a month in a very crowded market,” Kies said.
“So you’ll get a lot of that out of that.”
That’s why I think it’s a good idea for consumers and businesses to look at other places they can buy computers,” she added.”
People will be buying laptops and other products online from the federal and state government, from the retail industry, even from the big retailers.
“For many of the customers who have opted to buy online, the online option has been a godsend.”
I had to buy from Best Buy, and they had to charge me $200 a pop. “
I was going to have to buy everything from Amazon.
I had to buy from Best Buy, and they had to charge me $200 a pop.
They had no credit cards or anything.”
While online buying has made the office easier, many of those who have bought online have also been reluctant to do so due to the increased cost of the machines and the potential of losing access to the network.
“Some people will say that it’s cheaper to buy on the spot, but I think you have to take that into consideration,” said Lisa, who was unable to attend the Cybergate launch event.
“You need to do your due diligence and figure out what the cost is going to be and what the benefits are.”
Lisa said that she and her husband bought a new Mac laptop online last year and have been able to use it for most of their office hours.
“My husband works from home so he can take his laptop anywhere and just have a look at it,” she said.
Lisa and her wife use their office laptop for email and work.
They also use their personal laptop for meetings and work meetings.
“Our office is a mess.
It’s not just me, there’s a lot going on.
We have to manage everything and manage it, and I can’t really deal with it,” Lisa said.”
I really want to go back to my old office, but my laptop isn