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City replacing computers with "cloud" system

April 19th, 2013 - 6:03am

(Port Angeles) -- The City of Port Angeles is taking steps to replace aging computers. And will start building its own cloud system.

The city council this week authorized the purchase of 40 new thin client Applications for use by the police and fire Department, and some other city offices. The thin clients are used to log into a larger computer server. The server carries all the operating systems and software, the client will use a computer that sees an "image" of the software.

City officials say the thin client applications will last up to a decade, where the current desktop PCs the city uses are lasting five years at best.

The city council authorized the purchase of 40 of the units at a cost of $131,000.

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