Desktop and Laptop Purchasing Waiver # 10

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Desktop and Laptop Purchasing Waiver

# 10



Presented to Technology Governance Board (TGB)

Date Prepared:
May 19, 2010


(In reference to State of Iowa Enterprise Desktop and Laptop Purchasing Standard, dated June 7, 2007)



Agency:


Agency name
:

Iowa De
partment of
Administrative Services




Information Technology Enterprise


Agency CFO or contact name:

Mark Uhrin


(515)
281
-
5818


Projected purchasing date
:

Immediate upon approval


Cost:

Name of item:

MacBook Pro 15

with Protection Plan


Cost of item:


$
2,028.00


Manufacturer:


Apple


Number of items with projected purchase:

1


Comparable cost of similar items purchased through the WSCA amendment:

$1,
310
.00





Business need for purchasing outside the WSCA amendment
:


Please note: This is not outsid
e the WSCA contract.

Apple is part of WSCA.
But is outside the TGB

Enterprise Laptop Purchasing Standard”.


In order to facilitate

development of
mobile
applications we are asking permission
to obtain one
Apple laptop
. While
Apple's closed
approach to mo
bile
development (
the requirement of using their "store", r
andom app approval
process, etc)

the fact is Apple is the lowest common denominator. With our
Windows
-
based
laptops we would
be able to do mobile development
for all
platforms
except for native iP
hone/iPad.
By using

Apple
hardware,

you can
develop
for

any of the existing
mobile
platforms available on the market.


T
he requirement for Apple hardware is one forced on us by Apple.
T
hey require
the MacOSX operating system, their xCode tools for doing
objective
-
c builds and
the iPhon
e OS Software Development Kit.


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Development using straight HTML or HTML5 would en
able
us avoid working on
an Apple machine.
However,
doing so would require
that the user always
be
connected
to a network. It is not hard to
conceive of
situation
s

where customers
would like a mobile application to run in an offline mode.


It should be noted that
although

we are doing native applications, it doesn't mean
multiple
codebases for a single mobile application. T
here are
products
s
uch as
Titanium and PhoneGap
that allow us
to develop mobile apps that run on most
popular brands of smart

phones (iphone, android and RIM/BB) using a single
codebase.



Other items pertinent for the board’s discussion
:



Bids are attached

for:

Apple Onli
ne Store
(
Apple/Macbook
)
Web Proposal Number: W70214773

Hewlett Packard

(HP)
Quotation
#
5151480


Recommendation of the IT
Standards

Advisory Group to the TGB:

Authorize this IT
waiver

to be approved
:
Yes _
X
_ No ___

Comments from advisory group memb
ers:

None.


Approval of
the TGB

and DAS Director
:

A
pprove
IT
waiver:
Yes _
X
_ No ___


Comments from the board:

None.