Commission OK’s software upgrade for $23K

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Covington County Commission, yesterday, approved spending $23,000 to upgrade their software equipment at their regularly scheduled meeting.

Commission chairman Greg White said that the upgrade will be used to acquire 110 new email accounts as well as archiving for government emails.

“It is really just an upgrade from where we were,” White said. “Part of it will also give us updates on Microsoft on our computers as well as regular updates for the life of the subscription.”

White said that the real concern with information technologies is the archiving process.

“This really gives us a greater level of comfort that we will be able to apply properly and fully,” White said. “I don’t know if it will improve efficiency at the desk, but it will improve overall proficiency because it touches every department in the county.”

The commission also:

  • Discussed the 2020 census.
  • Approved amendments to the sheriff departments manning chart.
  • Approved July 5 closures
  • Approved two resolutions for the engineering department to resurface Straughn School Road and make improvements to Point A Bridge.