Citizens today expect an increasing level of accessible services while demanding minimal tax consequences to offset the costs of deliver­ing those services. State and local govern­ments are experiencing a significant con­vergence of major challenges between systems, staffing, demand and reach that must be resolved.

The implementation of replacements for legacy systems is complicated and cost over-runs can be devastating, not only financially, but politically.

After the departure of our CIO, the county needed an assessment of the current state of technology and important remediation recommendations. Fortium staff provided that and more: they helped us jump-start our transformation. Great outcome!
— Dallas County, Texas

Why? Because so many citizens and government officials alike have positioned technology and strategic planning with ever greater importance as a component of the solution to increase service levels without dramatically increasing taxes on citizens. Add to that the implications of the shifting technology landscape that is transforming more rapidly than ever before.

For today’s state and local government agencies, the right selection of next-generation technologies for financial, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), operational systems, mobile, cloud, eGovernment and telephony is complicated and overwhelming in the dynamic high-technology marketplace.

Fortium provides the depth and breadth of relevant practical experience coupled with public sector solution knowledge to maximize the positive impact to your organization.

Why Fortium?

We are seasoned CIOs and CTOs averaging more than 25 years of experience. We know public entities have stretched the bandwidth of government finance and technology executives beyond what is practical. State and local governments need a partner that brings immediate integration into operations with the objectivity that only comes from public sector battle scars. 

The Power of the Partnership

Fortium’s partners have discovered that just as you don’t go to war with untrained troops, you don’t solve complex technology problems without a team that has been there, done that. Our partners have served at the highest levels of federal government with top security clearance, to local city and county roles to manage major transitions. We collaborate with one another to develop solutions that work.

Technology Keeps Governments Running

With Fortium, our first move is always an assessment of the current status of the government organization. This assessment provides your key stakeholders with greater confi­dence to make technology and non-tech­nology decisions that positively impact operations going forward into the future.

Once we know the lay of the land, we develop the strategic plan that gives you a blueprint for technology decision making and actionable plans based on the priorities set by the organization itself. Strategic planning saves money for your organization because the plan accounts for future technology as you make investments today. We cover essential areas like security, disaster recovery, business continuity and other areas that are often overlooked until it’s too late.

Technology Selection

Technology selection and implementation is often the largest and most important financial investment a governmental entity makes from an operational standpoint. Fortium couples best practices with the instinctive and effective decision-making strategies needed to position the organization to reap the maximum value in its technology systems investments.

Project and Technology Leadership

While vendors often supply a project manager, organizations need their own project leadership to monitor the vital interests of the organization. Fortium delivers not only the project and system depth you need but also the operational breadth to help public sector executives achieve the desired results within the desired timelines. High-value project leadership can accel­erate the implementation and save significant costs.

Technology leadership during transitions within the technology delivery group can have dramatic impact, often while IT systems are being implemented. Fortium provides on-demand leaders to smooth the road and accelerate technology delivery.

From city hall to national agencies, Fortium Partners has the experience and depth of knowledge in the government sector to ensure you can meet citizen demands for service. 

Types Of Government Entities Served

Fortium has served a wide variety of entities in most regions of the country:

  • State governments
  • Cities ranging in population from 10,000 through medium to the largest in the nation
  • Counties, including urban, suburban, rural and resort
  • School Districts
  • Housing authorities
  • Utility Districts
  • Tax appraisal units
  • Transportation and toll authorities
  • River and water authorities
  • Electrical cooperatives
  • Federal government of the United States
For more than 15 years the people of Fortium have been our ‘go-to’ resource when complex issues arise.
— City of Grapevine