Tablet Policy Puts California City on the Cutting Edge

An experiment using tablet devices to display city council agendas has sparked a paperless office movement and progressive technology policy-making in Rancho Cordova (CA).

Under a new policy launched in July, if an employee can show three business reasons why a tablet would help improve work efficiency, the city will purchase either an iPad or Android tablet for him or her.

The device is then authorized for both business and personal use, but the employee must agree to bring it to work every day. The policy has been a success for the city so far.

Jay Hadley, IT manager for Rancho Cordova, told Government Technology that 61 of the city's 70 full-time employees are now using city-owned tablets. In time, Hadley believes the devices will eventually enable staff to become a completely mobile work force.


Tablet Policy Puts California City on the Cutting Edge