Circuit Court computer situation plaguing production

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A project to replace the Circuit Court clerk's computer system to improve efficiency and save money has turned into a task of epic proportions.

Not only has it taken six months longer than expected, it is putting the clerk's office personnel in the difficult position of serving the public with a computer system that is still being brought online and loaded with information.

But Rutherford County officials consider the job so monumental that the vendor, Utah-based NewDawn Technologies, hasn't been assessed any sort of penalty as it works to complete the installment.

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Brian Robertson, director of Rutherford County's Office of Information and Technology, tells Murfreesboro Post contributor Sam Stockard it has been the most complex software migration the technology office has been involved with since the department was started in 1996.

Under the direction of one-term Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling, Rutherford County purchased the Windows-based system for $737,000 in September 2012. The idea was to cut yearly costs by purchasing a system the county could control.

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