Harrison County Board of Commissioners Partners with Great Lakes Computer Corp. for Enhanced IT Services
Point 1: The Harrison County Board of Commissioners has entered into an agreement with Great Lakes Computer Corp. to provide comprehensive IT services, including remote server administration, network management, and help desk support. The services will cost the county $6,825 per month and will enhance communication and security through features like e-mail support and a firewall. However, virus protection is not included in the agreement.
Point 2: Before the one-year contract goes into effect, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will have 30 days to evaluate the county’s current IT system. Based on their findings, the company may revise the monthly cost of services. Harrison County will have the option to terminate the contract without penalty if the final costs are deemed excessive. In addition to setup and maintenance, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will provide on-call support for any issues or questions about the computer system.
The Harrison County Board of Commissioners has recently signed an agreement with Great Lakes Computer Corp., a leading provider of IT services based in Avon. Under this partnership, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will offer a range of services including remote Windows server administration, server support, network management, help desk services, vendor management, existing customer footprint, and monthly on-site support.
Commissioner Paul Coffland stated that these services will greatly improve communication and security within the county. E-mail support and a firewall will be provided to enhance communication capabilities and protect against potential cyber threats. However, it’s important to note that virus protection is not covered by the agreement. Harrison County must either have anti-virus software already installed or pay an additional fee for Great Lakes Computer Corp. to supply these services.
Commissioner Dustin Corder explained that prior to the one-year contract going into effect, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will have a 30-day evaluation period. During this time, the company will thoroughly assess the county’s current IT infrastructure and configurations. Based on their findings, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will have the opportunity to revise the monthly cost for the services provided.
Harrison County will have the right to terminate the contract without penalty if they find the final costs to be excessive after reviewing the revised monthly costs. This ensures that the county has the flexibility to make decisions that align with their budgetary requirements.
In addition to setup and maintenance, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will also be available on-call to provide emergency and non-critical support services. This means that if the county encounters any issues or questions about their computer system, they can rely on Great Lakes Computer Corp. for prompt assistance.
All commissioners voted in favor of this motion, highlighting the unanimous support for this partnership and recognition of the value that Great Lakes Computer Corp. brings in managing, securing, and maintaining computer services for their customers. The company has a strong track record in providing IT support to small and mid-sized businesses since 1981. Their expertise includes managed services IT support, computer maintenance and repair, anti-virus and anti-malware computer security, managed print services, and computer network consulting services.
In other news, the commissioners also unanimously approved monthly expenses for various departments, including the Department of Job and Family Services, Children Services, and the County Home. Specific sums were allocated to each department to ensure their ongoing operations. Furthermore, the commissioners made a unanimous decision to create a separate line item for the County Home renovation project. This distinction will help differentiate renovation funds from funds used for day-to-day operations.