FREEHOLD – Monmouth County and Brookdale Community College are merging IT services with a new shared service agreement.
The Brookdale Community College Office of Information Technology (Brookdale OIT) and Monmouth County Information Technology Services (Monmouth County ITS) have discovered a shared service model that would help both departments save money while continuing to tackle information technology challenges.
“This initiative is another great example of the importance of shared services,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Monmouth County Office of Shared Services. “By joining these networks together, we will save taxpayer money and increase efficiency of services, which is exactly what shared services are intended to do.”
The partnership will create an eight-mile network connection between Brookdale, located in Lincroft, and County IT services, located in Freehold.
“The County works closely with Brookdale in many areas, so the partnership between our IT departments makes perfect sense,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to Brookdale Community College. “We are all dedicated to improving the services provided to Monmouth County residents while being fiscally responsible.”
This collaborative effort will expand both data networks, increase technical capacity, and continue to provide IT services at a lower cost.
“We are confident that going forward with our collective experiences and vision, we will continue to deliver cutting edge technology for both Brookdale Community College and Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D., liaison to Monmouth County ITS.