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Edmond city offices move

Monday was moving day for Edmond's information technology employees. The move begins making way for the construction of a new public safety center in downtown Edmond.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: March 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm •  Published: March 5, 2013
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/articleid/3761228/1/pictures/1969257">Photo - Edmond information technology employees move into their new building at 1273 N Broadway.
Edmond information technology employees move into their new building at 1273 N Broadway.

Purchasing, payroll, treasury, accounting staff and human resources will temporarily operate out of this building.

One of the best aspects of the 6,240-square-foot information technology building is a concrete and steel room where the city's computer servers will eventually be located behind a steel door.

“By moving, we take a new physical level of security,” said Kevin Carr, information technology director. “We made do in the old building. This brings us to another level.”

If the building is ever destroyed, Carr said, the safe room for the servers would not be harmed.

The building, constructed in 2008, was not finished when the city bought it for $869,325.

Over the weekend, three city workers spent 10 hours running 160 cables that will operate the information technology equipment.

“This is something we have not had,” Carr said. “It has been rather cramped. It is exciting.”

Carr projected his department would be up and running by the end of the workday Monday.

“This is not as painful as people think,” said Steve Hudson, the city's infrastructure support manager.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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