Pharmaceutical services company, Innovex, has dumped Compaq notebooks in favour of Toshiba's in a contract worth around #130,000. The contract covers the supply of around 600 Satellite 430CDS notebook PCs throughout the remainder of 1997.
Before selecting Toshiba as preferred supplier, Innovex carried out a review of three notebook PC manufacturers at the end of last year, including incumbent supplier, Compaq, against a number of technical and price/performance criteria.
Toshiba has already started supplying its Satellite Pro 430CDS notebooks to Innovex's team of nurse advisers, who conduct health management studies on behalf of leading pharmaceutical companies. The advisers will use the notebooks to collate information into a database and feed back their findings to the appropriate customer.
Toshiba will also be supplying around 250 notebook PCs to Innovex UK's sales teams, who will use them for electronic territory management.
Innovex specialises in the recruitment, training and management of medical representatives, nurse advisers and clinical research personnel to carry out projects on behalf of pharmaceutical companies requiring clinical research, health management or sales and marketing support. A large number of its employees spend much of their time on the road and the company believes its investment in mobile computing is critical to its future business success.
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