Tecquiti to Conduct Summit County Broadband Study

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Tecquiti (www.tecquiti.com) announces it has been selected to conduct a feasibility study for a shared broadband initiative led by The County of Summit and includes 10 participating government, higher education, and health care organizations throughout Summit County.

The objective of the study is to determine the potential for a shared IT network and services for the participating organizations, which include The University of Akron and Akron General Health System.

"We believe the feasibility study will identify significant opportunities for collaboration and technology based cost reductions for the participating organizations, and will hopefully set an example to drive other shared services collaborations in Ohio," says, Dan Quigg, chief executive officer of Tecquiti.

Tecquiti's role in conducting the study will be to provide the research and analysis, consulting, project management, and vendor services review required to complete the project. Tecquiti expects to start the feasibility study in November. Tecquiti will partner with Sourcing Office (www.sourcingoffice.org), which strengthens local and state government, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations through group purchasing, shared services, and public sector capacity, in the execution of the feasibility study. Sourcing Office will act as a communications liaison between all participating organizations, and will analyze the governance options available for shared services for the participants.

"This initiative can enable The County of Summit and the participating organizations to reduce costs, improve technology quality, productivity and collaboration efforts, and benefit from economies of scale through a shared broadband infrastructure," explains Summit County Executive, Russell M. Pry. "We have a lot of confidence in Tecquiti and Sourcing Office to manage the study and complex implementation, which has the potential to drive economic development in Summit County," adds Pry.

Shared services enable public organizations to work together to achieve common goals while collectively benefiting from reduced costs, increased efficiency and improved technology, equipment and service quality.

About Tecquiti
Tecquiti is a service provider that identifies and implements costs efficiencies for healthcare organizations, local government, and schools by optimizing technology efficiency of individual organizations and shared service collaborations such as dispatch, telecommunications, and IT infrastructure. Tecquiti identifies cost savings and technology/operational improvements through a "guided hand" approach that cuts through technology clutter and vendor bias to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve service quality. Tecquiti also provides clients with special pricing through its exclusive network of leading technology solution partners. For more information visit www.tecquiti.com, or call 330-656-5260.

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