California Governor Jerry Brown has directed the Great Take-Back to start June 1, 2011. Currently there are over 96,000 cell phones used by California State workers and paid for by the State. According to Lynette Luna, FierceMobileIT, Governor Brown estimates that the confiscations will result in the state saving $20 million annually. In addition, Brown wants every state department and agency to examine and justify all cell phone usage. He reasons that even with a 50-percent reduction, one-fifth of all state employees will still have cell phones. And he thinks that is too much.
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