This waste of a six-figure salary who has cost the city and schools countless amounts of money in failed or underperforming systems, websites, etc., has apparently gone to another job. Many of us were convinced he had been moonlighting (on the taxpayer dime) for a long time anyway. Good riddance, but there is no reason to expect that RD will hire anyone good, let alone hold his current hires accountable. He certainly never did that with the IT guy, who bought systems with abandon and spent money like it was water, but never appropriately delivered the goods in terms of managing resources responsibly. Glad he's gone for sure but he's left a lot of wreckage. Citizens will be paying for his irresponsibility and poor choices for years to come.
More MM whiner complaints but never any solutions. When and where is the big COALITION meeting... I know it is the Dolan political machine and everything is TOXIC. Same old whining with no solutions.
Big tasks for new Wayland IT director By Susan L. Wagner
Posted May. 19, 2016 at 2:01 AM
After a lengthy period of relying on consultants to plug potentially damaging holes in the town’s information technology (IT) systems, Wayland has hired a new IT director, Jorge Pazos, who comes to town after 15 years in a similar position in Melrose.
Upon his introduction at a recent Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Pazos said he is excited to be in Wayland and eager to get started.
“I have a very long and well-established list of chores to accomplish over the next year or so, and I’m really looking forward to getting going. I plan to hit the ground running.”
Selectmen Chairwoman Cherry Karlson acknowledged that Pazos is coming in on the coattails of temporary fixes “that held us together, but we’re looking forward to your holding us together a little better.”
Selectman Lea Anderson stressed the primary importance of security. In addition to a potentially disastrous security breach in Wayland’s IT in early 2015, Anderson said this issue is cropping up with increasing frequency everywhere in the world.
“We have many concerned citizens in town,” she said, “not to speak of the members of this board.”
Pazos has a bachelor’s degree in communications and media from Fitchburg State College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in information technology management from Brandeis University.
As chief information officer in Melrose, Pazos planned, implemented and maintained citywide technology and telecommunications throughout all departments, including the schools, police and fire. He also managed the implementation of an integrated financial management system, including utility billing, purchasing, and decentralized operations.
In addition, he planned the purchase and repair of all technology equipment; performed all hardware and software upgrades on servers and networking equipment; and managed all technology and telecommunications vendors and contracts.
Further, as a leader in the area of shared IT services and systems, he established the first regional IT services agreements in the commonwealth.
In his new role in Wayland, Pazos will be expected to perform a variety of technical and complex tasks ensuring that the network, infrastructure, hardware and software are properly functioning.
Specifically, he will manage network operations including troubleshooting connectivity problems; manage and maintain Microsoft Windows applications and servers; provide support for technology-related problems at multiple work sites; ensure the availability and security of data and information pertaining to the town; and monitor system performance, analyze operational problems, and take appropriate actions.
Apparently they were not aware of a security breach at MPD where the Chief had to wire fraudsters several thousand dollars to unlock access to their data.
And you wonder why the Override went up in flames.....