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Karthik Viswanathan, Chief Information Officer

City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

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Phone: 617-625-6600 ext. 3250
Fax: 617-628-7275

Operating Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
8:30 A.M. -- 4:30 P.M. Thursday:
8:30 A.M. -- 7:30 P.M.
Friday:
8:30 A.M. -- 12:30 P.M.


Information Technology

Information Technology Department provides the City with a high-speed fiber network for data recording, e-mail, high-speed Internet access, citizen Web site, accessible electronic documents, financial applications, storage considerations, consolidations, and enhanced databases. We provide increasingly improved efficiency, accountability, and accessibility to all information about our city for employees and our residents.

A chief task for us is to manage IT investments in the City’s communications and computing infrastructure (network hardware, PCs, and operating systems). In addition, IT manages the City’s data applications and security, software applications and implementation, and computer-related training.

We take the lead role -- working with our Communications Department – in shifting the city’s telephone system to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP). We also take a primary role in the Mayor’s Somerstat initiative, which seeks to gather and analyze departmental data in order to better target resources and programs.