“Ottawa is mulling offering iPads to federal bureaucrats to cut down on paper and printing costs,” Mathieu Turbid reports for QMI Agency. “In fact, about 20 treasury board workers are already using the high-tech device as part of a pilot project, QMI Agency has learned. The senior officials, including several deputy ministers, have been using the Apple tablet computer since the fall… If the project is successful, it could be rolled out to other federal departments.”
“The officials argue the gadget could save hundreds of dollars a year in paper and printing costs for each staff member equipped with the device,” Turbid reports. “Treasury board spokesman Pierre-Alain Bujold said the iPads — not laptops — were picked for the project because they were lightweight, user-friendly, had a long-lasting battery and allowed for easy note-taking.”
Turbid reports, “It would cost about $7 million to outfit all of Ottawa’s roughly 6,743 high-level bureaucrats with the new high-tech device.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Using iPads to save some money makes way more sense to us than Ottawa having 6,743 “high-level bureaucrats.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]