Cost of Hand Held Devices to the MPS

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3841
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please can you provide me with the following information:

i)              How many tablet or handheld devices did the MPS purchase? Please provide these broken down by make, model and cost.

ii)              The subsequent cost of integrating the tablet or handheld software with the Met software.

iii)              Have any of these devices been found to be unsuitable for purpose? If so please specify the quantity, the cost to the MPS and the reason for its unsuitability?

Answer

Answer for Cost of Hand Held Devices to the MPS

Answer for Cost of Hand Held Devices to the MPS

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The answers to your questions are:

(i)                600 Apple iPad Mini w/Retina 32GB at a cost of £200,400, and 100 Apple iPad Air 32GB at a cost of £38,700 were purchased in July 2014 to support a pilot in Hammersmith and Fulham;

Prior to July 2014, as part of an earlier trial, the following were purchased for users that include Management Board members - 20 iPad Mini 32GB at a cost of £7,000, 5 iPad 32GB at a cost of £2,255, and 5 iPad 32GB with Retina display at £2,255

(ii)              Integrating the iPads with MPS software will cost £881,000; and

(iii)           None of the devices have been found to be unsuitable