Different PC software applications are used within and between City departments.
Standardize personal computer software applications to reduce support costs and leverage buying power.
Cost Savings, Service Improvement
Estimated Annual Impact:
10 – 15 percent reduction of PC software costs
Estimated Implementation Costs:
Barriers to Implementation:
Lack of standard-setting authority.
180 days – 1 year
CIO develop standards and issue directive to departments to migrate to the City’s standard packages.
Anticipated improvements include: improved buying power, lower support costs, lower training costs, consistency of document formats, standardized e-mail attachment formats. In all likelihood, the City should standardize PC software applications on the Microsoft Office suite of products. This is the most widely used software package currently implemented.