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City officials seeking IT help
Needs help with storing data
City government is seeking technology advancement in order to become more efficient. The cloud, a network of servers, is one of those improvements. Officials are considering an IT person to assist them in that.

McMinnville officials want to join the cloud, among other technology advances.
The cloud is not a physical thing. The cloud is a network of servers, and each server has a different function. Some servers use computing power to run applications or deliver a service. Other servers in the network are responsible for storing data.
Specifically, the city is seeking an Information Technology (IT) person to focus on storing data.
“What we are looking at is an IT person who can make us more efficient,” said Alderman Everett Brock. “Someone who can put us out there so we don’t have to go after boxes of stuff.”
Litewire, a local business, offers such services. Representatives were in attendance to offer a brief presentation.
CEO Marcus Hill outlined some of the services.
“We have our own data center,” said Hill. “We have disaster recovery facilities in Cookeville, as well. We offer full-blown cloud services. Some people have an understanding of the cloud, some don’t. When you walk into our facility, that’s the cloud. We can take you up and let you touch your data. One of the places we really specialize is in integrations.”
Litewire offers data integration, which is a combination of technical and business processes used to combine data from sources into meaningful and valuable information.
Hill suggested a walk-thru of city departments and discussions with directors as to their needs as a starting point.
“Once we have all the information, we can then start working to pull a master plan together,” said Hill. “That way, we can present something to you and you can decide, from a budgetary standpoint, if you want to break it down to three years, five years, whatever.”
Meetings between Litewire and city directors will be arranged.