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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Enfield Moving Forward with $2.8 Million River Access

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After 10 Years, Enfield Moving Forward
with $2.8 Million River Access Project

by Taylor Swaak, Hartford Courant.

More than 10 years after the town received a multi-million dollar federal earmark to establish public river access, it will meet wi...Read on...


Posted on: November 17, 2016

Town Staff File Migration

IT will be migrating Town staff's files to the cloud! The municipality will be upgrading to Office 365. Their email has been moved to the cloud and we will now be moving their files. This will allow the town staff to access their files from anywhere at...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

New Laptops/Desktops

IT is working on an RFP for a new lease company. With this new three year lease, we will be providing Enfield Public School administration, secretaries, nurses, etc with 160 new state of the art desktops or laptops. Specs will include an All in One Des...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

BrainStorm Videos

IT is offering free educational training videos to Enfield Public Schools and all Town entities. These videos are all on Office products for Windows 2013, 2016 and Mac 2013 and 2016, as well as Windows 8 and 10. These videos are short, one to two minute...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

IT Statistics

IT is keeping metrics on many things these days! Three such metrics include how many website hits, how many people were on our guest wireless network and how many work orders we close in accordance with our Service Level Agreements. For August, we have...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Using Lean Management

IT has begun working with Lean Management and Six Sigma initiatives. Lean Management encourages eliminating wasteful operations, fixing "what bugs you", and focuses on increased quality while improving customer service. Three people in our dep...Read on...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Social Services Department Move

This past weekend, the Neighborhood Center, Social Services and Dial A Ride moved to a new location!! IT has moved their phones, computers, copiers and printers to ensure their downtime was minimal. They are currently up and functioning and enjoying the...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Munis HR Applicant Tracking

HR will be implementing a new Munis module that will allow the Human Resources Department to streamline and automate the job application process. This will lead to quicker turnaround times for the applicants and less downtime in our departments as empty ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

Phone Upgrade

We are upgrading and expanding our Unify phone system to Version 7. New phones will be added to classrooms for a paging system at Enfield High School and adding an extra layer of security on our Voice over IP phone network. Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Summer Projects

IT has a very large list of summer projects this year!! We are moving the equipment in the Memorial Pre-K classes to Stowe. We have ordered brand new equipment for the Enfield High School World Language Lab, CAD labs and Graphic Arts Labs. This equipme...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Internet Connection

The Town Hall internet connection is being transitioned to the CEN (CT Education Network). This move will reduce our costs and increase our internet speed for town and school staff – a WIN, WIN for all!!

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

IT Customer Service

The Town of Enfield puts Customer Service first!!! All employees and volunteers of the Town of Enfield are expected to provide our customers with responsive, consistent and effective service. IT supports the technology needs of the Enfield Public School...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Staff Changes

Staff changes are a very large summer project for IT. We are getting ready for the upcoming changes in Enfield Public Schools staff that normally occur over the summer. This year will involve an exceptionally large amount of staff changes due to the Enf...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Summer Time in IT

IT provides access and resources to make sure schools and municipal staff have the correct access and permissions to all programs. IT is diligent all summer to ensure that when school faculty returns from the summer break, they have the resources they nee...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Keep in Touch!

Keep up to date with the exciting happenings in the Information Technology Department!!! We have begun a Twitter account. Please visit us -- @enfielditnews
Spread the word!!

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Keep In Touch!

Keep up to date with the exciting happenings in the Information Technology Department!!! We have begun a Twitter account. Please visit us -- @enfielditnews

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

School Security

Security is continuing to be updated and enhanced by IT and the Enfield Public Schools. We are putting in more and more cameras in all buildings, playgrounds, parking lots, as well as other school hardening efforts. Police and Administration will have ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Computer Lab Improvements

The Hazardville Memorial Computer lab is being reconfigured so teachers and students have easier access to each other. IT and the Enfield Public Schools are taking advantage of the wireless setups and providing a highly available, easy to use and secure ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

SCCM Enhancement

IT will be retiring our Kace appliance and moving to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM is part of our Microsoft infrastructure and will assist us in remote connections to staff and student devices, cutting downtime in half. SCCM allows us ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

IT Customer Service

The Town of Enfield puts Customer Service first!!! All employees and volunteers of the Town of Enfield are expected to provide our customers with responsive, consistent and effective service. IT supports the technology needs of the Enfield Public School...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

IT Does More With Less!!

We do more with less!!! We reduce costs -- We have put more funding directly into technology software, hardware, etc and have reduced staff costs to just 28% of the IT budget. We invest in key technologies, rethink processes and embrace change with the ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Teachers Files Migrate to the Cloud

As part of our Office 365 strategy, IT is working with the Town and Schools to move our files and documents to the cloud!! With files in the cloud, teachers can share documents and other information encouraging collaboration. This new enhancement will m...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Enfield High School Renovation

IT has ordered and will be installing phones, computers and security equipment for the opening of the new Enfield High School Gymnasium!! Staff and students will be able to use their new gymnasium after the winter break. For more information on their p...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Magic Carpet Bus - Wireless

Don't forget our Magic Carpet Bus features free WiFi while travelling on the bus!! Take a ride with us and check the latest basketball scores!! #freewifi

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

SharePoint Move to the Cloud!

As part of our Office 365 strategy, IT is working with the Town and Schools to move our SharePoint site to the cloud!! SharePoint is an internal collaboration site used to share documents and other information between staff. The new SharePoint site will...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Sidewalk Clearing Clock

Sidewalk Clearing Countdown Clock is available on our website. In order to avoid a fine, please take notice of this clock. Per the Town of Enfield Code of Ordinances, Chapter 74, "Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places", Article IV, "...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Online Town Maps

Town Maps are made available through our online Geographical Information System (GIS). You can find street maps, parcel maps, flood plan maps, zoning maps and more Go to this website for more information: http://www.enfield-ct.gov/137/GIS Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Home Access Center for Parents

IT and the Enfield Public Schools offers a Home Access Center where parents can keep in constant contact with the progress their children are making in class. Homework, day to day updates, etc are posted by teachers and communications are established. C...Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Building Permit Info

Effective January 4, 2016, building permit applications will ONLY be accepted online. You will have the ability to track the process of your application, as well. Be sure to setup your account today at https://www.viewmypermitct.org/TownSelection.aspx. ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Office 2013 Student and Staff Licenses

Students have the opportunity to use Office 365. They now can share documents with their teachers. Staff and students each have five Office 2013 licenses to be installed on their personal devices! This new development focuses on the interaction with th...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Opening Stowe

Stowe is now open and operating!! Several town departments (FRC, Child Development Center, etc) were able to begin on the first day of school. PreK was also moved here, as well as Early Childhood. IT worked diligently, with many other town departments...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

EHS Renovation Update

IT has ordered equipment for the Enfield High School Renovation Project. Servers, switches, etc will arrive so we can begin setting up the infrastructure of Enfield High. Some staff, offices and classrooms will be moved into the new Fermi STEAM building ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

School Security

IT is assisting the Board of Education in their endeavor to harden the schools. The Board of Education has received a grant to purchase and install new video cameras, proximity card readers, new badge printers. Scanning key cards are being installed on ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

IT Statistics

Did you know IT supports the Technological Needs of The Town's Education, Public Safety and Municipal Services? This includes over 4000 devices and 37 locations. During the 2014 year, the IT Department closed 6804 support calls. We trained 226 staff me...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Teachers Get New Laptops!

Enfield Public School teachers are now receiving new Lenovo laptops. They are equipped with Windows 8. With this new device, they will have immediate access to the cloud, their documents, ESchool, etc. They are excited to incorporate this new technolog...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

Office 365

IT has implemented Office 365 to the Town of Enfield employees. Training has begun this month on One Drive and storing documents in the cloud. Teachers are excited about the collaboration aspect and sharing enhancements. Check back here for some tips a...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Elementary School Lunch Upgrade

The Board of Education has implemented a new point of sale system in the elementary lunchrooms. IT has installed new computers for this new endeavor! Students will be able to pay for lunches "on account" just like the high school process. A p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

Fire Department Dispatch System

Several fire departments will e integrated with Firehouse software and the town's new computer aided dispatch system. Incidents are recorded automatically and created in Firehouse. This will allow firefighters access to the state's records management sy...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Dog Licensing

Dog Licensing Online will soon be available!! Citizens will be able to login to our website and renew their dog licenses online!! You will get emails and notifications when it is time to renew! We are working together with the Town Clerk's office to en...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

IT Summer

IT provides access and resources to make sure schools and municipal staff have the correct access and permissions to all programs. IT is diligent all summer to ensure that when school faculty return from summer break, they have the resources they need to...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Permits and Code Enforcement

Permits and Code Enforcement will be utilizing a new vendor. Citizens will now be able to obtain a permit online!! Payments by credit cards will be coming soon!! #forwardprogress

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Fire Department Upgrades

Several Enfield Fire Departments are getting new computer and upgrades to Office 365. Their emails have been migrated to the cloud!! They will have access to short, educational videos and training. Soon, their files and documents will be available in t...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Enfield High School Renovation Project

IT is now involved in the Enfield High School Renovation Project. For more information on their progress and updates, go to their web site -- http://www.enfield-ct.gov/501/Enfield-High-School-Building-Committee

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

High Speed Internet

There is a new high speed internet connection at the Enfield Central Library that is made available through the State of CT's Nutmeg Network. This higher speed access for the internet is provided at a fraction of normal internet fees. Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Town Webletter

The Town Webletter is now available. Be sure to check out the Technology section, as well as other exciting happenings in the Town. http://www.enfield-ct.gov/455/Enfield-Webletters For more info....

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

School Security

IT is assisting the Board of Education in their endeavor to harden the schools. The Board of Education has received a grant to purchase and install new video cameras, proximity card readers, new badge printers. There will be door alarms and an interface...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

IT Statistics

Did you know IT supports the Technological Needs of The Town's Education, Public Safety and Municipal Services? This includes over 4000 devices and 37 locations. During the 2014 year, the IT Department closed 6804 support calls. We trained 226 staff me...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2015

Office 365 Videos

IT is in the process of inviting all staff to view a series of short, educational, two minute videos on Office 365. These videos include tips and tricks to enhance learning and understanding the power of the cloud. We will be exploring the new Skype for...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

Telecom Transition

In an effort to reduce telecommunication expenses, the Town of Enfield has changed their phone carriers. This change in service is currently only for existing copper lines, i.e., fax lines, alarm lines, etc. The transition was so smooth in all 36 locati...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2015

Business Information Technology Incubator

The mission of the Business Information Technology Incubator (BITI) is to be the "go to" place for meeting and working space; to provide opportunities and resources and to provide information technology advice and solutions for new and expanding...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Internet Printing for Mobile Devices

All devices, including mobile IOS devices, Mac computers, etc, have the ability to print to our multi-function printers from our new IPP Print Server. AND a brand new, printer/copier has been deployed to each building as well! Printing will be a breeze!...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

New Business Initiative for IT

IT and the Development Services Department for the Town of Enfield are working together to strengthen and enhance our partnerships with our business community and local colleges.

We are excited to launch our Business Information Technology Initiative...Read on...

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Still More Comfort Tips for Computer Users - Part 3

To maximize personal comfort when using a computer:

Your keyboard angle should be adjusted as flat as possible or pointing slightly downward.
Keyboard should be at elbow height.Your monitor and keyboard should be in line with the center of your ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

More Comfort Tips for Computer Users - Part 2

Symptoms of stress and fatigue from working at a computer can be avoided with proper posture, good work habits and ensuring the equipment you work on is adjusted correctly.

To maximize your personal comfort:
Use a lighter touch on the keyboard to ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2015

Comfort Tips for Computer Users - Part 1

Symptoms of stress and fatigue from working at a computer can be avoided with proper posture, good work habits and ensuring the equipment you work on is adjusted correctly.

To maximize your personal comfort:
Sit up with chair tilted back slightly....Read on...

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

Office 365 Implementation

IT is in the process of implementing Office 365 to the Town of Enfield employees. Our email has been migrated to the cloud already!! Training will begin this month on the new Sharepoint site, as well as Lync. Lync allows us to be more available through...Read more »

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

EPD New Scheduling System

The Enfield Police Department and IT are now working together to implement a new scheduling system. This new ASAP system will replace the current antiquated method. For more information, please visit http://www.enfield-ct.gov/181/Police. Read more »

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

IT Citizen's Academy Awards

Thank you for your participation in the Citizen Academy. From the comments and feedback in your surveys, you honored IT with the Most Prepared Instructor Award, Most Perfect Class Discussion Award and we received a Perfect Score for Answers!! It was ou...Read more »

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

Town Computer Refresh

All Town Employees now have new computers available to them!! We've been upgraded to Windows 7, Office 365, with 22" monitors! Becky H says - It is great to see that the Town and IT really care about how we feel!!

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - December 5, 2016

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - November 28, 2016

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