iPad trial at Leicester City Council

  peter99co 22:12 06 Aug 2010

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The council said the software could lead to future savings, but the Unison union said the move was outrageous.

Who would you say is right?

Spend to save?

  Forum Editor 22:23 06 Aug 2010

because unless the Council goes ahead nobody will know whether they really can save £50,000 annually.

If by spending £40,000 on iPads the Council can make a net saving of £50,000 on the cost of printing Council agendas it's a no-brainer.

Interesting to hear a Unison representative saying that the move was "an insult to our members" who were being asked to make savings, yet the Council can "waste money on expensive iPads"

I can't be bothered to point out the obvious nonsense in that statement - I'm sure it's self-evident.

  Pine Man 10:49 07 Aug 2010

..about twenty years ago I was part of a management team for a large public organisation and we were all issued with Psion Organisers and loads of accessories, which probably cost significantly more than iPads.

Most of them ended up in desk drawers and never saw the light of day.

  jakimo 13:27 07 Aug 2010

"I'm sure it's self-evident"

Not so to the Unison Rep. perhaps the council will issue him with a calculator

  daytimers82 13:44 07 Aug 2010

hey we go again new technology destroying jobs

  peter99co 14:03 07 Aug 2010

Remember the Luddites

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