Technology Services
Vermilion County, Illinois
Ted Fisher, Director
6 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone:  (217) 554-6060
Fax: (217) 554-7799
Hours:   Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding legal holidays)
 

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Technology Services
The Technology Services Department started in 1982 with one employee and an IBM System 32 mid-range computer system.  At that time, our sole responsibility was for the IBM System 32 mid-range computer.  Over the years, technology has expanded requiring more employees and more responsibilities.
Presently we have 4 employees that manage over 350 personal computers and 25 servers. These personal computers are spread over various buildings: Courthouse, Courthouse Annex, Sheriff’s Dept, EMA Building, Animal Regulation, Building & Grounds and Highway Department.
Technology Services is responsible for researching, ordering and installing personal computers, laptops, printers, software, network equipment, etc.  We are then responsible for maintaining the equipment, researching problems, fixing viruses and repairing the equipment as needed.  As well as maintaining equipment within each department, we are also responsible for the network connectivity between the departments and the various buildings (Courthouse, Annex, Sheriff’s Dept., Building & Grounds and EMA buildings). 
Even though we have expanded our duties to include personal computers and networks, we continue to maintain the IBM System which has been upgraded to an IBM I-Series server.  The IBM I-Series server contains the County’s Financial Accounting System, Coroner Information System, County Clerk Economic Interest System, EMA Tier II Billing System, and the County’s Inventory System.  With the exception of the Financial Accounting System, the Technology Services Department is responsible for the programming and maintenance of all the programs on the IBM System I-Series.   
As part of our operation we maintain a growing GIS (Geographic Information System) that integrates primarily with the Tax Cycle System but is also used for basically all aspects of County government (as well as outside vendors and the general public). Working with Bruce Harris, we provide a link to allow web access for parcel and map data.
Additionally, we maintain the County’s e-mail system for over 300 employees, maintain and update the County’s web pages and perform many graphic arts duties (design and print business cards, create data entry forms, and prepare and print the County’s yearly budget).
Technology Services also maintains the video recording system for the Courthouse, Courthouse Annex and the EMA departments.  This consists of installing several cameras placed throughout the buildings and keeping the recordings of each camera for a period of time.
Over the years we have worked closely with County departments to assist them in performing their required duties as well as assisting in various projects.
Our services, for the most part are offered free of charge to all Vermilion County government offices.