The Information Technology Department is responsible for the County’s centralized IT operations, including infrastructure, hardware assets, vendor and developed applications, desktop services, projects, analysis services and technology strategy development. The Department continues to drive efficiencies, both internally, where we strive to reduce expenditures and prudently invest in new technologies, and externally, where we work with offices and departments to efficient technology services for streamlining their operations.
In recent years, the Department has expanded its software development competency to create applications where a commercial solution or product isn’t a good fit or feasible. Much of the development work that we have done is re-usable, so we can gain further efficiencies by re-deploying and/or re-configuring software for multiple departments. IT also acquires software for large projects. In 2016, IT contracted to replace the County’s public safety system, an 18 to 24 month effort which is expected to be completed in May 2018. Overall, the Department maintains nearly 200 different services for the County, as well as the infrastructure of servers, networks, internet connections, security systems and personal computers.
The Information Technology Department, as a strategic business partner, develops, supports, and delivers technology services, to include management of the technology strategy, which ensures secure and efficient IT solutions that optimize operations for County Elected Offices and Departments.