Local California government moving to tablets
Government officials in southern California are taking note of the power of tablet computers, and they are adopting the technology to improve their daily operations.
According to local news provider the Imperial Valley Press, several public officials in El Centro can be spotted carrying tablets. Councilman Jon Edney, for example, says the technology has enabled him to become more efficient and productive around the office.
Using his tablet, Edney also reduces the amount of paper he uses, as documents can be sent directly to his mobile device, according to the news provider.
Supervisor Gary Wyatt is another local official who often totes a tablet with him. The tablet, he says, keeps him connected at all times regardless of where he is, be it the office or elsewhere. He has also reduced the use of his traditional computer, instead favoring the portability and convenience of the tablet.
This trend of supplementing a desktop or laptop computer with a tablet has become more common, especially in work environments. As an August 2011 Staples® Advantage study finds, 60 percent of survey respondents see tablets becoming their primary computing devices in the coming years.