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iPad Considered For Use With Canadian Government Officials

by on December 21st, 2010

It is no surprise that the Apple iPad has been a complete success. Millions have been sold to consumers and the tablet computer has also become a valuable business tool. Now, the Canadian government is considering to offer iPads to federal bureaucrats with a goal to cut down on paper and printing costs.

The cost of the iPad project is estimated at $23,500 and officials argue that using the iPad could save hundreds of dollars per year in paper and printing for each staff member equipped. The rough estimate is $700 per person.

“The goal of the project is to determine whether the iPad could replace the printing of massive quantities of documents for meetings,” said Bujold, adding that they are also studying whether the device improved workplace efficiency and organization.

While the project roll-out has not yet started, about 20 treasury board workers have already been using the iPad as part of a pilot project and some senior officials, including several deputy ministers, have been using the device since the fall.

The reason for choosing the iPad? The device was picked because “they were lightweight, user-friendly, had a long-lasting battery and allowed for easy note-taking”. Sounds about right to me!

[Niagara Falls Review]

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