Cedartown, Georgia — May 12, 2017: There’s a saying that technology works great … until it stops working. We’ve all been there before!
But that’s when folks like Randy Wright step in. Randy does more than just fix hiccups in computer software here at the City. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into making sure the City is “wired.” While software and hardware installation and operation keep him busy on a daily basis, large scale projects — like updating the City’s entire phone system — involve a lot of planning.
“Upgrading the phone systems here is one of the bigger tasks that I’m working on now. The goal is to have a more advanced, streamlined and user-friendly system,” Randy explained. He’s worked in the information technology field since 1990.
“We were very fortunate to get someone with Randy‘s knowledge and expertise to manage our IT department,” said City Manager Bill Fann. “He’s a great asset to our organization.”
Most recently, new software has been installed at our police department and benefits officers and investigators, as well as the community they protect. The software has the ability to communicate with other departments — Rockmart PD, Polk PD and the Sheriff’s Office — in order to streamline data and information. A new server was installed at the Cedartown Police Department, providing the network for new software compatibility and a new router was installed for the City Complex, which provides increased security and LAN (Local Area Network) and makes data easier to recover in the event of a disaster.
Of course, none of the new software would work properly without power. Randytook the lead on deploying an un-interruptable power supply for the City Complex — routers and switches were replaced with modern, faster, and safer equipment.
When Randy‘s not in front of a computer, he likes to spend time with his wife, Tracie, and son, Seth. He enjoys fishing, playing guitar and attending church at New Hope Fellowship.