INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: PARKS AND RECREATION NETWORK

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: PARKS AND RECREATION NETWORK
Problem Identification:
The Department of Recreation and Parks has 43 locations distributed throughout the city, 30 of which have computers, but there is no computer network to connect them. There is no e-mail capability linking the Department to its remote locations.

Recommended Action:
Connect all Department of Recreation and Parks facilities to the Metropolitan Area Network.

Classification:
Service Improvement

Functional/Operational Area:
Department of Recreation and Parks

Estimated Annual Impact:
Cannot be Estimated

Estimated Implementation Costs:
Not Determined

Barriers to Implementation:
Lack of IT staff in the Department of Recreation and Parks to accomplish the implementation.

Projected Implementation:
180 days

Next Steps:
Develop network specifications in conjunction with the City’s central IT department, issue a request for proposal, and select a vendor for implementation.

Analysis:
Networking the Department of Recreation and Parks’ facilities is essential to improve communications and enabling the achievement of future operating efficiencies.