[ISN] Ferguson’s tiny IT operation in the maelstrom

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250388/Ferguson_s_tiny_IT_operation_in_the_maelstrom By Patrick Thibodeau Computerworld August 14, 2014 Ferguson, Mo., the city in the midst of protests over a fatal police shooting, runs the type of IT department that gets almost no attention. Ferguson doesn’t have a CIO or the type of big IT vision found in larger communities, at least judging from the documents it makes available online. It operates with two IT employees, a network administrator and an IT specialist, and uses an outside contractor for some services, according to budget documents. It’s a city of only 21,000. The fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 has had enormous impact nationally, drawing attention from President Barack Obama on Thursday. It has also made this city a target of the hacker group Anonymous. […]


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