A Kent council has opted to buy iPads for all of its members after its cabinet accepted a report estimating that providing laptops for them would work out almost three times as expensive.
Councils adopting a bring-your-own-device strategy could actually enhance corporate cyber security, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
A council will no longer offer support for Microsoft devices used by its councillors, offering them incentives to move to iPads.
The number of staff connecting to council networks using their personal devices is only going to grow, despite security concerns, according to a new report.
Publictechnology.net caught up with David Wilde, chief information officer at Essex County Council about the savings being made through ICT.