May 8, 2013
NISC Participates in NTCA/FRS Capitol Hill Broadband Event
NISC’s Vern Dosch was in Washington, D.C. in support of NTCA and the Foundation for Rural Service’s (FRS) Broadband 101 educational session on April 3. The event attracted more than 70 House and Senate staff members, where attendees learned about the importance of broadband to rural America as well as the challenges and costs of bringing advanced services to rural areas.
May 1, 2013
There is a Battle Waging. Is Your Utility at Risk?
A few times a week, you hear of a large corporation dealing with a cyber attack. Whether a stolen laptop, a virus or a full ambush of the entire organization, the cost of these attacks can easily grow into the millions, depending on the scope and size of the company. You may want to assume that your utility is safe because of scale. It isn’t a matter of “if” anymore. It is a matter of “when.” In order to secure and protect your sensitive information, you will need a sound information security program.
April 12, 2013
NISC's iVUE AppSuite Wins Esri Award
Esri presents NISC with Mobile Application Award during 2013 Esri Partner Conference.
April 10, 2013
In Times of Crisis: Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Last month, a mighty roar ushered in the month of March when winter storm Rocky arrived. The storm affected many across the United States and Missouri was no exception. Several of the cooperatives who felt the wrath of Rocky were NISC Members—as a result iVUE® was put to the test in some very dangerous and treacherous conditions.
April 3, 2013
The Power of Prepaid
Wake EMC of Wake Forest, N.C., shows the power of NISC's Prepaid Metering Solution through the eyes of one of their consumers.
March 5, 2013
NISC’s Head in the Cloud at 2013 Annual Meeting
"The most important development in IT" on display at the 2013 NISC Annual Meeting.
March 1, 2013
Kicking the Tires at RTIME
NISC staff packed their bags, grabbed their smart devices and embarked on a 2,000 mile journey to the 2013 Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and EXPO in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
February 19, 2013
NISC Member News - NISC MDMS Assisting Baldwin with Advanced Meter Deployment
Advanced metering software can provide a leg up for a meter deployment, which is how NISC’s Meter Data Management System (MDMS) is helping Baldwin EMC of Summerdale, Ala., with rolling out the new meters.
February 4, 2013
North Star Electric Enhances Board Meetings with CalltoOrderTM
The immediate benefits of CalltoOrder, NISC's Board Meeting app for Apple iPad, are fairly obvious, but there are some long-lasting effects that will make the app useful between meetings and into the future.
January 17, 2013
NISC Member News - Congratulations to Mike Tirpak of Northwestern REC on winning the J.C. Brown Award
NISC would like to congratulate Northwestern REC President and CEO Mike Tirpak on winning the 2013 J.C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award.
January 12, 2013
NISC Usability Team is ‘Building a Better Mousetrap’
Usability centers on designing a product with the user in mind to meet the needs that developers may not even think about. NISC's new and growing Usability Team is focused on doing exactly that.