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Lake County Puts $4.4M Toward IT in FY24 Budget

Strategic IT goals, including reducing technology-related downtime during planned maintenance and increasing auditing for supported applications, are also noted in county budget documents.

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The Lake County Board of County Commissioners has earmarked $4,448,970 for IT expenditures in its adopted budget for fiscal year 2024.

For context, the county’s IT department consists of five divisions: an IT business office, a service desk division, an IT operations division, a telecommunications division and an enterprise support division.

The department aims to “demonstrate the value that information technology brings through applied technology, software development, computer and telecommunications system design, geospatial analysis, and customer service and support.”

The IT department's budget is broken up into seven categories:
  • $1,625,201 for county technology 
  • $754,831 for enterprise support 
  • $637,454 for the county’s service desk 
  • $545,829 for IT operations 
  • $422,276 for technical services 
  • $305,346 for the county’s business office 
  • $158,033 for IT capital projects 

As for the department’s strategic goals and objectives, a few examples include:
  • Providing interactive GIS web mapping for staff and citizens 
  • Improving the accuracy of GIS data 
  • Reducing technology-related downtime through planned maintenance and incident monitoring 
  • Increasing and monitoring security and auditing for supported applications 
  • Providing GIS support through spatial analysis and mapping 

Also listed in the budget is money for capital improvement fund projects, including:
  • $3,184,859 for a next-generation 911 project
  • $1,100,000 for a jail fire alarm system
  • $900,000 for procuring scheduling software
  • $300,000 for phone system replacements, spread across five years
  • $250,000 for IT server replacement, spread across five years

The county’s entire adopted budget for fiscal year 2024 can be found online.


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Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.