C’Shores council considers going high tech
November 19, 2012, 9:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
Cottonwood Shores City Council discussed options for purchasing technology tools at Thursday’s meeting.
Councilmember Travis Hockensmith had researched the Galaxy Tab, the iPad and the Blackberry Playbook tablets for the purpose of transporting and accessing council documents and the City code of ordinances.
Hockensmith said that the Internet router in the city hall currently has cloud capabilities, and will function with mobile tablets.
"The last time I bought a router I made sure to buy a cloud router, so they (the tablets) will all connect in here,” he said.
The council discussed several variations, including the size of the tablet, storage capacity, screen size and longevity.
However, not everybody was sold on the prospect of upgrade.
"I just don’t think that we should spend that much for something that we’re only going to use twice a week,” said City Secretary Sheila Moore, while looking over some of the pricier tablets.
Mayor Pro Tem Bill Plumley moved to set aside funds for the
tech upgrade while in the meantime, Hockensmith would continue to review prices
on the Galaxy Tab and iPad. The council discussed making a purchase in January
For more of this story, see Tuesday's Highlander.
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