Information Technology (IT) manages the Town’s information databases, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Wide Area Network (WAN). IT staff are responsible for writing, maintaining, and updating software applications as well as installing, upgrading, and repairing Personal Computers (PCs). IT also evaluates potential software and hardware purchases before they are made to insure compatibility with the existing computer infrastructure. The Town currently has 200 PCs in twelve locations networked together. The WAN allows employees to communicate through email and share information and data files.