Frontenac County Municipalities cooperate in shared Information Services Unit
January 5, 2016
Posted by: Alison Hermansen
All five municipalities that make up the County of Frontenac are combining their Information Services (IS) starting on January 4th.
North Frontenac, Central Frontenac, South Frontenac, Frontenac Islands and the County of Frontenac are now all serviced by one team of IS professionals in an effort to create economies of scale and increase operational efficiencies.
The name of the new unit, which falls under the County of Frontenac's Corporate Services Department, is Frontenac Municipal Information Services (FMIS). Hardware including computers and servers as well as software can now be acquired through shared procurement.
Under the direction of the five municipal councils involved, a committee of the Chief Administering Officers (CAOs) is looking at a range of shared services to ensure continued economic viability by streamlining processes.
"We look at streamlining and sharing processes in all the municipalities and it made sense to us to start with information services," said County of Frontenac CAO Kelly Pender. "Information Services is the foundation from which all other shared services will benefit," he said.