NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — Whether it’s a cellphone, laptop or computer, there’s no greater motivation to upgrade technology than the inability to receive any future operating system or software updates.
It turns out to be the latter for North Olmsted regarding a proposed $47,000 ordinance for the purchase of more than 275 new computers city council is expected to pass next month.
“We have the tools and resources to better serve the community, so we’re making sure that we are up to date and up to speed and current with technology,” North Olmsted Network Architect Eric Lundberg said. “The city is currently running an old infrastructure with Dell computers that are roughly five to seven years old.
“One of the biggest issues is the end of Windows 7 support. We’re going to a