Portage County, Ohio, Faces Cost vs. Speed Computer Decision

Government Technology: Portage County, Ohio, Commissioners are weighing which would be better — spend half a million dollars replacing hundreds of computers throughout the county government, or spend less up front while opening the county up to more risk of viruses and emergency replacements.

Lloyd Alger, head of Information Technology Services for the county, outlined two plans to commissioners to replace hundreds of computers in county departments. Many are still on the Windows 7 operating system, which will expire in January of next year.

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