CADIZ – The Harrison County Board of Commissioners signed an agreement Wednesday with Great Lakes Computer Corp. for IT services.

Commissioner Paul Kaufland said the services would cost the county $6,825 per month.

“It outlines remote Windows Server administration, server support, network management, help desk services, vendor management, existing customer footprint, and monthly on-site support.” Kaufland said.

The services will also help improve communications and security in the county by providing email support and a firewall. Virus protection is not included in the agreement. Harrison County must already have anti-virus software installed or make additional payments to Great Lakes Computer Corp. to supply the services.

Commissioner Dustin Corder said Great Lakes Computer Corp. will have 30 days to evaluate the existing system before the one-year contract goes into effect.

During the 30-day period, Great Lakes Computer Corporation will investigate and collect information about the county’s current IT infrastructure and configuration. At the end of this period, the Company may revise its monthly cost for the services provided based on the information received. If the County deems the cost to be excessive, Harrison County shall have the right to terminate the contract without penalty, after reviewing the final monthly cost.

In addition to setting up and maintaining computer services, Great Lakes Computer Corp. will also be available on-call to provide emergency and non-critical support services if the County has any problems or questions regarding computer systems.

All commissioners voted in favor of the motion.

Great Lakes Computer Corp. is based in Avon, Ohio, and has been striving to manage, protect, and maintain computer services for its customers since 1981.

Great Lakes Computer provides IT support to small and medium-sized businesses, including managed services IT support, computer maintenance and repair, anti-virus and anti-malware computer protection, managed print services, and computer network consulting services.

In other news, commissioners also voted unanimously to pay for monthly expenses for Job and Family Services, Children’s Services and the County Home Department. He paid DJFS two amounts: $20,442.33 and $8,565.98. He paid $6,738.76 to children’s services and $169,331.06 to the county home.

The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to create a separate line item for the county home renovation project to separate renovation funds from the money used to run the home.

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