Georgia replaces a point-to-point WAN with a frame relay system

Georgia replaces a point-to-point WAN with a frame relay system

Of the many systems overhauls Georgia has undertaken to modernize and get ready for 2000, one stands out as the big cat.

Through its Tactical Infrastructure for Georgia Enterprise Re-Engineering project, the state is replacing its old, private point-to-point WAN with a frame relay infrastructure.

'As you modernize these systems and move toward client-server solutions, you've got to have a network to do the job,' said Bob Simpson, Administrative Services Department Information Technology director.

The department teamed up with the chief information officer's office and Planning Technologies Inc. of Atlanta for the project.

TIGER has four main goals:

  • Bringing agencies efficient access to statewide applications
  • Expanding support for agency applications
  • Improving communications among agencies
  • Giving agencies reliable, high-speed Internet access.

TIGER work began about a year ago.

The team visited more than 7,000 state sites and tallied Georgia's networking equipment holdings, which the department recorded and keeps up to date in its Change Management Database, Simpson said.

The team has installed nearly 1,000 frame relay circuits to date and is scheduled to have the network completed by winter, Simpson said.

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