|Role in County Government:
The fundamental mission of this department is to
that the County Information Systems are
adequate in design and are reliable in functionality to
accomplish the day to day business and statutory
requirements of the general fund departments of the
Grand County Broadband Initiative
The Broadband middle mile deficit explained in plain English. Grand
Counties first obstacle in supplying Internet providers and wholesalers
access to affordable and scalable Internet services begins with fixing the
local “middle mile” Broadband supply point. Middle Mile problem explained
in plain English
Does telecommunications support public policy? Can local government
nurture an environment where people want to live, work and play without a
modern and ubiquitous telecommunications network infrastructure that is
connected to a fair-priced and plentiful broadband system?
21st century demands on telecommunications have already challenged the
19th-20th century telecommunications infrastructure in most rural
communities. What is the path out of the “waiting, waiting, waiting… for the
franchise owners to fix the problem strategy?” How can public policy
support telecommunications in the 21st century?
The last mile, how do you affordably connect households and businesses
to Broad Band services in mountain communities? The engineers at
Sky-Werx have been doing exactly that. Wireless connectivity is the
remotely located communities to distribute Broad Band
services to their
constituents. Short term and long term solution to
the Last Mile dilemma
Duties and expected services provided by the Department of
Planning and Procurement of department and enterprise wide
The Department of Information Systems (IS) works directly with the BOCC,
Elected Officials, Department Heads and Deputies to determine the
information system resources required in meeting the statutory and
business requirements of each department. The required resources of
equipment, software and expertise are identified and a technical plan is
designed to match the specified goals with the implementation of
technology projects being managed by the IS staff.
Implementation: of new information systems and equipment.
The Department of Information Systems works directly with general fund
county departments to coordinate the integration of new business
applications and processes into the existing county IS infrastructure.
Equipment purchasing is through the Department of Information Systems
with delivery and installation being the responsibility of the Department of
Information Systems personnel continually research and recommend
information technologies which increase efficiency, reduce cost, enhance
effectiveness, and/or the quantity of required services.
The Department of Information Systems prepares annual and five-year
budget projection plans reflecting anticipated equipment replacement and
system upgrade needs on a countywide basis.
Information Systems works cooperatively with other local, state, and
federal agencies on technology projects and maintenance of several
systems including District Attorney, Human Services, Rural Health Network,
and Grand Beginnings.
Service, repair and support of county owned information systems.
Information Systems mans and responds to "Help Desk" type support. The
help desk serves as the first line of support for employees and citizen
assistance in the use of county owned equipment, software applications,
information access and in resolving operational issues of information
Information Systems (IS) is the System Administrator for all county
technology systems and maintains the entire network infrastructure and is
also responsible for the security of these systems. IS establishes and
implements policies for access to network systems, Email, Internet, and all
The Department of Information Systems manages electronic door security
systems, and maintains County owned video monitoring equipment.
The Department of Information Systems services the Counties Audio-Video
and voice recording systems.
The Department of Information Systems manages all Internet connectivity,
WEB content management and E-mail accounts and is the Webmaster for
the county's website.
The Department of Information Systems is responsible for the maintenance
and repair of all county phone systems.
Martin J. Woros
Director of Information Systems
Grand County Colorado
308 Byers Ave
Hot Sulphur Springs CO, 80451
(970) 725-3042 Desk
(970) 531-5313 Mobile