Computer Hardware Inventory Report

Allan Lasser filed this request with the Massachusetts Port Authority of Massachusetts.

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From: Allan Lasser

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Information technology (IT) department inventory reports for IT equipment detailing computer hardware in possession of your agency, or any similar records. In particular, inventory reports that detail the models and manufacturers of the computer hardware in your agency's possession currently and historically.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Allan Lasser

From: Becker, Elizabeth

Dear Mr. Lasser:
Attached please find correspondence from the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Best,

Elizabeth Dello Russo Becker
Senior Legal Counsel
Massachusetts Port Authority
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
617-568-3157 (direct dial)
617-634-4319 (mobile)
edrbecker@massport.com<mailto:edrbecker@massport.com>

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From: Brelis, Matthew

Hi Allan,

We have been trading messages and I am writing about your 2/16 PRR to Massport. I saw that you are working on a piece on the oldest computer in government service. If that is what you are looking for, can we modify your request for “Information technology (IT) department inventory reports for IT equipment detailing computer hardware in possession of your agency, or any similar records. In particular, inventory reports that detail the models and manufacturers of the computer hardware in your agency's possession currently and historically’’ to the oldest piece of computer hardware in Massport’s possession?
Most of our equipment is replaced every 3 to 5 years.

I am told by IT that looking only for the oldest piece of equipment will eliminate search and production time.

Are you amenable to that?


Let me know,

Matt

From: Allan Lasser

Hi Matt,

Sorry we haven't been able to get in touch sooner. That's exactly what I'm looking for, so please change the request to just "the oldest computer in your possession". I really appreciate your help here.

Best,
Allan

From: Brelis, Matthew

Allan,


Thanks for getting back to me. The response to your modified request is as follows: Massport has a Dell ProLiant Server, DL 380 G3, which dates back to c.2003. It has been repurposed by Massport twice.

Let me know when your article appears, I would be interested to know what else is out there.

Matt

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