County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2019

County partners with Brookdale for shared service
Information Technology connects to save money and increase services

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County has entered into a shared service agreement with Brookdale Community College, which will save money and increase technological services (IT).

The Brookdale Community College Office of Information Technology (Brookdale OIT) and Monmouth County Information Technology Services (Monmouth County ITS) have been working together to evaluate IT challenges. The two departments discovered a potential shared service model that represents value and a reduction in duplicity.

“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.”

Brookdale OIT, located in Lincroft, NJ, plans to partner with Monmouth County ITS, in Freehold, to connect both local area data networks.

This partnership will create an eight-mile network connection between the College and the County. It demonstrates the practice of leveraging both data and voice networks.

“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.”

The initiative will allow the two agencies to expand data networks, increase their technical capacity, and deliver competent services with less financial investment.

“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.

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