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<br />CASS CDUNIY <br />GOVERNMENT <br />..a.. <br /> <br />Auditor <br /> <br />Michael Montiplaisir, CPA <br />701-241-5601 <br /> <br />Treasurer <br /> <br />Charlotte Sandvik <br />701-241-5611 <br /> <br />Director of <br />Equaliza don <br /> <br />Frank Klein <br />701-241-5616 <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58103 <br /> <br />Fax 701-241-5728 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />RECEIVED <br /> <br />~JUL <br /> <br />82004 <br /> <br />CASS COUNTY COMMISSION <br /> <br />MEMO <br /> <br />TO: Cass County Commission <br />FROM: Terry Schmaltz, IT Manager <br />DATE: July 7, 2004 <br />SUBJECT: Purchase Order <br /> <br />------------------------------------------------------------------------ <br /> <br />Dear Commissioners, <br /> <br />The enclosed purchase order is for a network data storage enclosure to expand <br />data storage for the Cass County network. <br /> <br />With the first draft of color aerial photography digital images expected to be <br />received by Cass County early in September, we discovered with existing GIS data we <br />will not have the storage space available to load the new color images. The size of all the <br />images expected will be in excess of 300GB. This is in addition to the over 200GB of <br />data currently stored in the GIS system. The typical solution in the past has been to <br />purchase new servers with higher capacity. Current industry technologies have network <br />storage arrays, which are expandable to allow storage space to be increased without the <br />high cost of replacing servers and associated controllers, disk units and peripherals, <br />which add a significant cost in not only the hardware but the licensing of additional <br />server software. <br /> <br />In addition to the expected GIS data in September, the data server that holds <br />databases and documents for the County, which was purchased in 2002, has went from <br />35% utilization when it was first installed to currently 86% utilization. <br /> <br />Funds are available for the purchase under the existing 2004 budget due to cost <br />savings on aerial photography project and other expected GIS consulting for 2004. <br /> <br />SUGGESTED MOTION: <br />Move to authorize the chair to sign a purchase orders for the Information Technology <br />Department in the amount of$25,194.00. <br /> <br />~/ ;;;;;Þz-.. <br /> <br />~ Schmaltz <br />Cass County IT Manager <br />