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06/17/2013 08:12 am ET | Updated Aug 17, 2013

Detroit's Dated Computers Plague Payroll, Income Tax Collection

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Detroit -- The city's computer systems are so antiquated that officials struggle to keep track of the most basic municipal functions, creating a huge hurdle for Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr as he works to overhaul Detroit's finances.

In his report to creditors Friday, Orr identified technology upgrades as a priority, echoing concerns from other city officials. The lack of modern systems hurts the city/s ability to collect income taxes, administer grants and pay vendors on time, among other responsibilities, they say.

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