October 12, 2010 By Wayne Hanson
Last year, Cumberland County, Pa. -- population 232,000 -- extended the life cycle of employee computers from four years to five with significant savings, and server virtualization is under way. Here are some additional highlights of the county's improvements and changes which garnered a top finish in the 2010 Digital Counties Survey:
Bill Finnerty, Cumberland's assistant director of information and technology, told Digital Communities that replacing the county's WAN is expected to save up to a million dollars over the next decade. "Previously we leased the WAN from CenturyLink," said Finnerty. "Its replacement is a microwave solution from Dargon Wave that is owned by us."
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