As the third quarter of 2012 draws to a close, 58% of all state agency remote sites have undergone local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) refresh. As of August 21, a total of 766 out of 1,321 sites have been refreshed.
The refresh is part of the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program, which is modernizing the state's IT infrastructure. GTA privatized managed network services, which include LAN/WAN services, with AT&T in 2009. The refresh of LAN/WAN equipment results in faster, more reliable connections for state agency offices, which means they can operate more efficiently and better serve Georgians.
Recently completed projects include the following agencies' remote locations (non-headquarters): Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Revenue and GRATIS, Department of Driver Services, and Department of Juvenile Justice. Additional LAN/WAN refresh projects are on track for completion by the end of 2012 for the Department of Corrections, Department of Public Health, and Department of Juvenile Justice. All other agency remote locations will complete LAN/WAN refresh in 2013.
In addition, LAN/WAN projects for four agencies' headquarters are in the design and implementation phases. The agencies are the Department of Driver Services, the Department of Corrections' Tift campus, the Governor's Office, and the Department of Juvenile Justice.