Full Cost of iPads

Tim Thorne made this Freedom of Information request to Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

I'd like to know much more about the £160 cost for the iPads that was quoted as part of FOIA1948.

1. What model iPad are you purchasing?
2. Is the quoted £160 the full cost for a single unit if you agree to buy the iPad with a 3g contract?
3. If a 3g contract is being purchased with the iPads, how long is the contract for?
4. If you are buying with a 3g contract how much data can you transfer per month without incurring any extra cost?
5. Is the quoted £160 the yearly lease cost for the iPad?
6. If leased, how long is the lease for?
7. Is the 3g contract separate from the iPads purchase?
8. What are the expected training costs for the iPads?
9. What are the expected installation costs for the iPads?
10. What are the expected support costs for the iPads?
11. What are the expected costs of any software that is being purchased for the iPads.
12. Please supply any other pertinent cost information that will determine the true cost of the iPads to the general public.

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

Diane Cross, Scarborough Borough Council

FOIA No: 2019
Date of Receipt: 17 April 2012
Last Date for Response: 16 May 2012
File Ref: CP01/00000137
 
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Paul Hill, Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thorne

 

Please find attached responses to the 12 questions you raised in your FoI
requested dated 17 April 2012.

 

Paul Hill
Manager - Connect Partnership

Transformation Programme Manager

Scarborough Borough Council
e: [email address].uk  |  t: 01723 232304  |  m:  07967 465232 
|  f: 0870 2384159
w: www.scarborough.gov.uk 
Office: Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough. North Yorkshire. YO11
2HG

 

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International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) - Project of the Year Award 2009
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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

Thanks for the information from Paul Hill. I think it has covered most things. I won't press you further on support costs as neither of us has a crystal ball and can foresee any further cost from accidental breakage.

I need more information for question "9. What are the expected installation costs for the iPads?". Normally when new IT equipment is brought into use it requires testing on local networks to see if it is suitable, the network may need reconfiguring to accept those devices and other new devices (such as Wireless Access Points and Network Management and/or File Transfer Servers) will need to be bought, installed and commissioned so the new IT equipment will be able to function as expected.

You didn't provide any information for the question
"10. What are the expected training costs for the iPads?". I require the full costs of any training incurred by SBC staff, this will include external courses they attended which is inclusive of hotel, food and travel costs where applicable. Also required is the amount of time SBC staff will be spending on training the elected members and SBC officers and a cost value for that time.

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

Paul Hill, Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thorne

 

Please find attached responses to the 2 supplementary questions you raised
in your follow-up FoI request on the 12 May 2012.

 

Paul Hill
Manager - Connect Partnership

Transformation Programme Manager

Scarborough Borough Council
e: [email address].uk  |  t: 01723 232304  |  m:  07967 465232 
|  f: 0870 2384159
w: www.scarborough.gov.uk 
Office: Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough. North Yorkshire. YO11
2HG

 

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International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) - Project of the Year Award 2009
Academy of Urbanism - 'The Great Town' - Winner 2010

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