City of Georgetown, Texas
City Council Regular Meeting
September 10, 2019
Consideration and possible action to approve an appropriation of $66,000.00 to Gartner, Inc for Information Technology advisory services and support -- Chris Bryce, IT Director
This item is one of several annual technology maintenance appropriations that are submitted for advanced approval at the beginning of each fiscal year so that invoices may be paid in a timely manner when they are received.
The City of Georgetown utilizes the services of Gartner, Inc. for strategic and technical guidance in managing the City’s growing and increasingly complex technology portfolio. Gartner is generally considered the world leader in providing comprehensive IT advisory services. They are able to assist in virtually all areas Information Technology management by providing consultations with subject matter experts, directly assisting with technology selection, and by providing access to company’s extensive technology library. In most recent years, Gartner has been leveraged to significantly reduce the costs and risks of the large technology contracts entered into by the City as it replaces its aging portfolio of enterprise software applications.
Gartner’s services are purchased in accordance with contract terms set by the State of Texas’ Department of Information Resources contract number: DIR-TSO-4099.
All items were budgeted during the FY 2020 budget process. Expenses in the amount of $66,000 will be recorded in account 570-5-0641-51-341 (IT Contracts – Annual Contracts).
Chris Bryce, IT Director