Management of Information Systems (MIS) provides computer-related support for all Town of Bethlehem departments. MIS also serves the town as a central technological resource and assists with any town-related technology needs, concerns, and requests. MIS purchases and maintains desktop and server hardware and software and maintains the network on which they communicate. MIS stores and protects business-critical digital data necessary for town operations. The MIS Department also integrates town users with the external users they must report to, such as the state, the county, and financial institutions. The town website is also maintained by the MIS Department. The MIS Department consists of a director, a programmer / analyst, and a network / web specialist.
The department assists with the research and integration of newer technologies that streamline internal work processes, enhance services, and promote community involvement with government activities. MIS supports approximately 160 computer desktops and laptops,11 network servers, three iSeries servers, over 50 printers, two large format plotters, multiple Cisco switching devices, network firewalls, and anti-virus / anti-spam solutions. Approximately 60 software applications are also supported by the MIS department. MIS also supports the in-house broadcast studio and streaming and archiving of video meeting content.