The Johnson County Courthouse had an issue with their server a few weeks ago, and with County Information Technology Specialist Rande Money gone that day, it took some time to get the servers up again, due to a lack of communication between departments in the building.
That led to Money forming an IT Procedures list that will be provided to everyone in the courthouse in case this scenario should arise again in the future.
Money told the commissioners he has secured a backup for IT, which will be a current employee in the County Treasurer's office. The employee will continue with his current job, but will act as a “second go-to guy” in the event Money is unavailable, and is needed.
Money explained the deal that was reached between himself and Treasurer Carla Faircloth.
The employee will be paid like a consultant from the IT Department's budget, Money said, on an hourly, as-needed basis. The per-hour rate will be determined between the employee and the IT Department.
Money also reported that the old MAP server is what caused the recent problem in the courthouse and he was aware it needed to be replaced, but the incident moved up the timeline for replacement.
The cost of the new server will be between $3,500 and $3,700; Money said he has allocated that amount in this year's budget.
The new MAP server will also double as a backup to the main server.