Texas firm is picked to computerize c...

Texas firm is picked to computerize courts

There are 18 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 7, 2006, titled Texas firm is picked to computerize courts. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

More than a year after ditching its first choice to computerize the courts in Indiana's 92 counties, the state's Supreme Court has chosen a Texas firm to develop, supply and install a system to manage cases ...

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Bob

AOL

#1 Nov 7, 2006
Isn't it amazing how this state wants jobs in INDIANA then sells the roads to foreigners ,and hires people out of state to do the work here on the computers and LUCAS stadium
Old Yeller

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Nov 7, 2006
Have they been making any political contribution's?
Gary Moody

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 7, 2006
Yep, more Hoosier dollars to Texas. I'm suspicious of any business - with the possible exception of Shiner Beer - from a state that would foist Dubya on the world. So I did a little Googling. Check out http://gonzomuckraker.blogspot.com/2006/06/dc... - great pic of Dubya's nephew just above it, by the way.
chris

United States

#4 Nov 7, 2006
I couldn't believe that article! They honestly (the state) hasn't done their homework if they intend on hiring this company and it's our tax dollars that's going to fund it! This is an outrage!
KevinQ

Greenville, SC

#5 Nov 7, 2006
Funny how the state wants to become more of a "technology center" and then sends its business to Texas. What is even more perplexing is the fact that half the Counties in Indiana have already partnered with a local technology firm located in Fishers, Indiana that has been providing this type of solution for over twenty years.
Deepthroat

Greenville, SC

#6 Nov 7, 2006
What???? A TEXAS Company???? What happened to keeping Indiana Jobs in Indiana? Wonder how long the clerks and courts will be placed on hold when a problem occurs? It's one of the most stupid decisions I ever heard of.
JMB

Lebanon, IN

#7 Nov 7, 2006
Why are tax dollars leaving the state? Are the other bids posted anywhere? This would be useful information to the taxpayers of this state.
Kristen

Fishers, IN

#8 Nov 7, 2006
It is incredibly frustrating to see more business being given to out of state companies when there are viable choices in our own back yard. The lack of concern for keeping jobs in Indiana, especially when relating to local government agencies, is disappointing to say the least.
IndyEast

Dayton, OH

#9 Nov 7, 2006
Were Indiana companies offered this deal before out of state companies?
Who is responsible for this agreement?
Can it be stopped?
stanse919

Bringhurst, IN

#11 Nov 7, 2006
Makes one wonder if there's not a little political brown-nosing going on. Next election, let's remember who the reigning leaders are who talk out both sides of their mouths. Also makes one wonder just how concerned these individuals really are about the problem of outsourcing. Hey I know! Maybe the Indiana company who is more than capable of providing the same service should take their business out of state too!?!
James Bell

Kings Mills, OH

#12 Nov 7, 2006
How can we award such a contract to an out of state firm? This is a ludicrous decision. Didn't we learn anything from the debacle with the New York firm? There is a firm in Fischers Indiana that is all ready providing this service for over forty counties in the state and have been doing so for over twenty years. Why are we starting from scratch and shipping jobs out of Indiana?
Kim A

Greenville, SC

#13 Nov 7, 2006
A Hoosier company already has 45 Indiana counties up and running successfully. Why would this decision be made to spend 85 million (I pray this figure is a typo error) to hire a outside company to produce a web based system that apparently is only able to handle 70% of the identified needs of our Hoosier judicial system. Their judicial needs are being met now by the Hoosier company's software that is presently installed throughout our Indiana counties. Does this make any sense to anyone? Someone please explain the rationale of this most recent decision.
D Ray

Glen Allen, VA

#14 Nov 7, 2006
This happens because there is no oversight in place to keep the courts in line. Everyone of the "400" courts do as they please when they please. Each Judge runs his own little "kingdom" in their court. It doesn't suprise me at all.
Show Me The Money

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Nov 8, 2006
The public needs to see all the bids that were offered. Think what the Counties could do with that money the state is wasting on this project. Why isn't this story carried on the local news? Don't the citizens of Indiana deserve to have a say?
Jennifer McGowan

New Castle, IN

#17 Nov 9, 2006
Why wasn't CSI picked? From what I understand, their bid was much lower, and they already have 45 Indiana counties. Aren't they also based in the state of Indiana, so it would be helping Indiana residents???
anonymous

Zionsville, IN

#18 Nov 9, 2006
Maybe the TX firm proposed a better, more innovative solution than the IN firm...?
Show Me The Money

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Nov 12, 2006
Isn't if funny how the Supreme Court made this annoucement right at election time? Way to go, it flew right under the radar, just like you planned. By the way, the IN company did have a better solution, and the bid was 3 times less than the Texas Co. Shouldn't these bids be made public? Wouldn't it be a good idea if the courts, clerk's and other offices involved make the decision on what company to use? Not just the select few. And by the way, the IN company does automatic notices, scheduling, and reports, the facts are incorrect on the JTAC webside. And the IN company is the only one who does electronic filing with the BMV and DOR. The Star would be smart in investigating this story more. Also the IN company works with another INDIANA COMPANY by posting the court files on line which is updated every 10 mins! It's all about who showed the money! To bad for the people of Indiana.
BigCatDaddy

Graham, TX

#20 Nov 16, 2006
Well, maybe they just like working with us Texans.

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