Subscribed: Budgeting for the Digital Age

By leveraging modern technologies and practices, counties can harness new capabilities and expand existing abilities to enable their mission and deliver services to the public faster and more efficiently.

Shifting to cloud services can yield significant benefits, such as deploying modern digital services and the ability to scale up computing resources to meet mission needs. But, it can also result in unexpected costs. As such, counties must weigh the long-term inefficiencies of migrating applications as-is into cloud environments against the immediate financial costs of modernizing in advance or replacing them altogether.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Budgeting for the Digital Age,” an expert panel will discuss best practices for counties to understand, control, and manage IT costs.

Budgeting for the Digital Age

The technology world has largely moved to subscription-based models. With on-premise hardware and software, it was easy to calculate costs because they were always predictable. And, while a more scalable and flexible cloud model can foster a more robust IT infrastructure, it can also lead to ongoing investments in time and money. In this session, an expert panel will discuss best practices for counties to understand, control, and manage IT costs. 

Speakers:

  • Remi Omisore, Principal, CLA Baltimore (inv)
  • Ted Zaleski, Director, Budget and Management, Carroll County
  • Sara Greaves, Chief Information Officer, Washington County (inv)

Date/Time: Thursday, December 9, 2021; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held on December 8-10, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

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