What does it mean to serve? This is a question we often ask ourselves when we think about our Members. Skip Prichard once said, “Servant leaders lead with others in mind.” Our solutions are designed in just that regard. We consider our Members’ daily struggles, their goals and dreams and how we can turn those dreams into reality. Serving others is the purpose behind why we do what we do. It’s what drives us. A huge aspect of that service is incorporating collaboration and clear communication. We work closely with our Members to ensure we are meeting or exceeding their expectations and delivering a valuable product. What never fails to astonish us however, is how much we learn from our Members. No matter how many ways we look at and teach about our products, there is always someone who sees it from a different perspective. The applications for our products are endless, and no one understands this better than the Members who use them every day. From this notion, we have learned that oftentimes the students make the best teachers. Our Member-led sessions have become a vital piece of the annual Member Information Conference and a testament to the principle of “Cooperation Amongst Cooperatives.” That’s why we’re asking you to share your story at the 2017 MIC. Whether an innovative use of our iVUE solutions or advice on implementation, we want to learn from you. The presentation does not need to be submitted in its entirety; just the topic and a brief description for now. We encourage you to submit presentations regarding any subject. Here are a few examples from last year that were a big success: Get Smart with SmartHub – Norvado Broadband Measured [...]
St. Louis, Mo., September 14, 2016 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of technology solutions to utility and telecommunications organizations worldwide, hosted its annual Member Information Conference (MIC) in St. Louis, Mo. More than 2,500 users of the NISC iVUE enterprise software attended the event, which was hosted over two weeks, September 7-9 and 12-14. The IT cooperative's annual event draws users from all over the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and American Samoa. "The MIC is our best opportunity every year to engage with our Member-Owners," said Jasper Schneider, NISC Vice President, Member Engagement. "With the progression of technology and the growing importance of our solutions in our Members' systems, we are very pleased to see record attendance at this year's conference." The MIC is NISC's premier learning event with almost 140 learning sessions ranging from Accounting to Billing to Engineering. Special interactive general sessions were also offered, focusing on industry trends and challenges and how to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs with NISC's solutions. "New product announcements, continuing education credits, an Executive Track for Member CEOs, and Member led training sessions helped drive the momentum at the MIC," said Schneider." This is an exciting time to be a part of NISC and the last two weeks demonstrated our commitment to keep innovating." "The goal for year's Member Information Conference was to take our attendees 'Beyond Tomorrow' through innovation and forward thinking into what the future may hold," said Vern Dosch, NISC President and CEO. "With the launch of iVUE Mosaic, NISC now offers a business intelligence solution that leverages data from the iVUE enterprise as well as a variety of other data sources that work for your organization. In [...]
Membership is a word we use often in the Cooperative world. We refer to our Members as our owners, our customers, our partners, our colleagues, our friends, and sometimes even as our family. The Cooperative business model is a unique in this regard, as it crafts a synergy between people that do business together in a way that isn’t driven by the more typical mutual self-interest approach of other business models.