Counties Share IT Survival Strategies for Declining Budgets

Between 2002 and 2010, housing foreclosures increased to six times the previous rate, tax revenues dropped, employee health costs doubled even with plan changes and a larger employee share of costs, and pension costs shot up for the county's 7,700 retirees. Staff took 10 percent salary cuts, there were hiring freezes, layoffs and furloughs. But since counties cannot go out of business, CIOs and county officials are partnering to come up with ideas to make ends meet and keep delivering services.
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