CitySmart Blog

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Dave Mims, President

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) has recently partnered with Sophicity to deliver IT in a Box to cities in Georgia. This new service was officially launched by the Georgia Municipal Association on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

IT in a Box is consistent with GMA's mission to not only provide leadership and guidance for cities but also to help local government stay innovative and efficient in serving their citizens.

Lamar Norton, Executive Director of GMA, said:

IT in a Box is aimed at providing cities with state-of-the-art information technology tools supported by experienced, highly skilled IT professionals. This service is being offered through a contract with Sophicity, GMA’s longtime IT consulting partner. The cities of Oakwood, Oxford, and Flowery Branch have piloted the service, and each city has already provided very positive feedback.

For one monthly all-inclusive fee, a city will receive:

  • A website
  • Data backup and offsite data storage
  • Email
  • Document management
  • Microsoft Office for desktops
  • Server and desktop management
  • Vendor management
  • Helpdesk support seven days a week

Watch an interview with Mike Miller, Mayor of Flowery Branch, and Stan Brown, City Manager of Oakwood sharing their feedback and experience with IT in a Box.

Learn more about this service from the Georgia Municipal Association.

For additional information, please contact:

Georgia Municipal Association
Lou Comer at (678) 686-6260 or lcomer@gmanet.com
Pam Helton at (678) 686-6275 or phelton@gmanet.com

Sophicity
Dave Mims at (770) 670-6940, ext. 110 or davemims@sophicity.com
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