Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Wireless PIM/PDA/Smartphone Approved Devices
Type
Standard
Related Policy
Wireless PIM/PDA Policy
Category
Telecommunications
Status
Superseded
Approved
10/05/2006
To Be Reviewed
04/05/2007
Scope
Applies to all City wireless personal information manager/personal digital assistant (PIM/PDA)and smartphone device purchases.

This standard supersedes "Wireless PIM/PDA Approved Devices," January, 2005.
Standard
The following devices are approved for City purchase and use:

RIM
Pocket PC
Smartphone
Approved Device
Blackberry
(all models)
Palm Treo 700w
Motorola Moto-Q
E-mail
Yes *1 (true push)
Yes *2
Yes *2
Calendar
Yes *1
Yes *2
Yes *2
Contacts
Yes *1
Yes *2
Yes *2
City Directory
Yes *1
Yes *2,3
Yes *2,3
Tasks
Yes *1
Yes *2
Yes *2
Memo Pad
Yes *1
Yes *2
No
Device Wipe
Yes *1
Yes *2,3
Yes *2,3
Intranet Applications
3rd Party
No
No
Emergency Messaging
Yes *4
No
No
Instant Messaging
Yes *5
No
No
Touch Screen
No
Yes
No
Microsoft Mobile Applications
No
Yes *6
No
Notes:
  1. Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino; requires Blackberry Enterprise (BES) license
  2. Microsoft Exchange only
  3. Requires Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) patch
  4. E-mail when City e-mail servers or network unavailable; requires knowledge of recipient's PIN number.
  5. With City's Live Communications Server (when available)
  6. Mobile Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
Rationale
Reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by leveraging existing City investments in infrastructure.

See also:
  • Administrative Instruction 8-1, "City Telecommunications Services Usage Policy," July 2005.

Contact: Dan A. Sparacino, (505) 768-3140