CCAT continues to manage the deployment and testing of five new IT services in 32 towns across the state as part of the Connecticut Municipal Opportunities for Regional Efficiencies (MORE) Commission’s Demonstration Projects. CCAT has been working alongside Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) on these pilot projects to showcase the capabilities of digital technologies as well as cost-savings achieved by delivery over the high-speed, fiber optic Connecticut Education Network (CEN).
Two of the pilot programs—voice over the internet phones (VOIP) and cloud-based hosting—are released and now available to communities statewide through CRCOG. A third test program, video streaming, will be completed by the end of March. Development and testing is proceeding for the final two pilot programs: a human resources portal that will contain comprehensive HR best practices, information, and an online toolkit; and an electronic data management system.