Sheriff's Department Enhances Mobility, Improves Public Safety with Cloud Services
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department (SBCSD) relies on modern technology to help protect and serve the citizens of the largest county in the US. Facing the challenges of long drives between offices, tight municipal budgets, and the threat of earthquakes, SBCSD began to investigate cloud-based IT solutions to replace its on-premises hardware and software. The department chose to deploy Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to its 3,400 employees and to provide patrol officers with rugged tablet PCs running the Windows 8.1 operating system. SBCSD expects that these deployments will help deputies in the field better serve the county's citizens, make the IT environment easier to manage, better secure critical systems in the event of natural disasters, and save the department US$500,000 in software licensing fees.