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File #: 18-2017    Version: 1 Name: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/30/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/7/2018 Final action: 2/7/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSOLIDATION WHEREAS, Cook County has taken steps to consolidate and modernize Information Technology functions and services in the County through ordinances, memoranda of agreement, and administrative policies; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners communicated an urgent need to facilitate efforts to operate cost-effective and efficient government operations during the Finance Committee hearings regarding the FY18 Cook County Budget; and WHEREAS, some Cook County Information Technology functions and services are decentralized and operated separately across different County agencies, offices, and programs; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Chief Information Officer believe that additional opportunities for efficiencies in Information Technology functions and services should be studied and implemented; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners as follows: 1. Cook C...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JOHN P. DALEY, SEAN M. MORRISON, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET GAINER, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSOLIDATION

WHEREAS, Cook County has taken steps to consolidate and modernize Information Technology functions and services in the County through ordinances, memoranda of agreement, and administrative policies; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners communicated an urgent need to facilitate efforts to operate cost-effective and efficient government operations during the Finance Committee hearings regarding the FY18 Cook County Budget; and

WHEREAS, some Cook County Information Technology functions and services are decentralized and operated separately across different County agencies, offices, and programs; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Chief Information Officer believe that additional opportunities for efficiencies in Information Technology functions and services should be studied and implemented;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners as follows:

1. Cook County Information Technology Consolidation Study

All Cook County agencies and offices with distinct IT operations not under the direct control of the Chief Information Officer shall collaborate to thoroughly evaluate IT operations for duplication of and potential opportunities to consolidate and centralize functions and services. In addition to other areas of focus deemed relevant by the Chief Information Officer, the Study should prioritize the following functions:

a. Information Security;
b. Help Desk;
c. Data Center and Server Management;
d. Default Productivity and Communication Software.

Such evaluation, along with concrete and actionable recommendations, shall be compiled in written form and delivered to the Cook County Board of Commissioners within 120 days of the passage of this Resolution.

2. Cook County Information Technology Governance Legislation

In collaboration with other Cook County agencies and offices and parallel to the Consolidation Study process, the C...

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