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IPads Saving Cities Paper Costs



August 11, 2010 By

Soon after Hampton, Va., Mayor Molly Ward bought an iPad for her personal use last spring, she started thinking of an application of her own -- one that might save her town both paper and money. Ward decided it would make both environmental and fiscal sense for the Hampton City Council to switch from paper to iPads for conducting official business. The council agreed and last month made the move that Ward says will save $18,000 annually in paper costs. The devices for the six other council members totaled $4,200, she says. USA Today


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