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NISC® Launches Additional Cybersecurity Offering to Help Members Address Vulnerabilities

Mandan, N.D., Aug. 5, 2020 – With malicious attacks on the rise and cybercriminals capitalizing on the uncertainty surrounding COVID, National Information Solutions Cooperative® has added NISC CyberPatch to their existing NISC Cybersecurity Services suite of solutions to help independent telephone companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities defend themselves against ever-present cyber threats. NISC CyberPatch, powered by Kaseya® VSA, is a comprehensive patch management system for both operating systems and third-party applications that will decrease the risk of a security breach while increasing staff efficiency. "Quite often, the cybersecurity focus is on perimeter protection, spam filters and network [...]

NISC Board Approves New Partnerships

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., July 14, 2020 – The National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) Board of Directors welcomed several new Members to the cooperative in its virtual meeting June 30, bringing NISC’s Membership total to 849. The following utility and telecommunication companies were welcomed to the NISC family. Utilities Custer Public Power District, Broken Bow, Neb.Dakota Electric Association, Farmington, Minn.City of Pella, Pella, IowaErwin Utilities Authority, Erwin, Tenn. Telecoms EPICTOUCH, Elkhart, Kan.Oneida Telephone Exchange, Oneida, Ill.Ontario Telephone Company, Phelps, N.Y.Steelville Telephone Exchange, Inc., Steelville, Mo. NISC’s primary mission is to provide maximum value to its current Members. Simultaneously, the cooperative [...]

NISC Named Among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT for 17th Straight Year

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., June 23, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, was named a Best Place to Work in Information Technology (IT) by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld, ranking no. 8 among midsize organizations (1,001 – 4,999 employees). 2020 marks NISC’s 17th straight year on the list and 18th recognition overall. “We're honored to have been recognized by Computerworld for the 18th time,” said NISC president and CEO Dan Wilbanks. “NISC’s employees and their commitment to serving our Members and being a leader in the technology industry are [...]

NISC Announces Upgrades to Its Online Platform, the NISC Community

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., May 4, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, has launched an upgraded version of the NISC Community, NISC’s online communications and content sharing platform for Members and employees. The NISC Community, which was first established in 2008, is a one-stop-shop enabling users to discover valuable resources and information to assist in their jobs, share information with NISC subject matter experts and peers across the country, and grow through collaboration and training opportunities. The upgrade marks the fifth generation of the NISC Community. “Just as we [...]

NISC Board Approves New Partnerships in April Meeting

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., May 1, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) strives to provide maximum value to its current Members, while continuing strategic growth of its Membership. That growth was exhibited by the NISC Board of Directors' approval of several new Members during its April meeting. The approvals, coupled with the consolidation of two Member organizations, brings NISC's Membership total to 844. The following utility and telecommunication companies were welcomed to the NISC family. Utilities Bridger Valley Electric Association, Mountain View, Wyo.Cowlitz County, Public Utility District No. 1, Longview, Wash.Dixie Electric Membership Corporation, Baton Rouge, La.Surprise Valley Electrification Corp., [...]

NISC Takes Proactive Measures Against COVID-19

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., March 16, 2020 – In response to growing concern surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) has initiated a number of proactive measures to ensure the safety of its employees and Members while maintaining stellar business continuity. "As NISC works to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, we do so guided by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations," says Dan Wilbanks, NISC president and CEO. "Additionally, we have initiated a number of measures to proactively assure continuity of business, while doing our part to keep our employees, Members [...]

NISC Focuses on Member Value at Annual Meetings, National Shows

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Mar. 12, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of technology and IT solutions to utility and telecommunications organizations, focused on the cooperative's Membership at its telecom and utility Annual Meetings, held Feb. 16 and March 1 in conjunction with the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) and NRECA national trade shows. Dan Wilbanks took the stage at the NISC Annual Meetings for the first time as President and CEO following the retirement of Vern Dosch in January. Wilbanks discussed NISC's product direction as well as his main goal for NISC in [...]

NISC to Sponsor and Exhibit at NRECA’s 2020 TechAdvantage Conference & Expo

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Feb. 27, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, will be sponsoring and exhibiting at NRECA's TechAdvantage Conference and Expo Mar. 1-4 in New Orleans, La. NISC will be exhibiting on Monday, Mar. 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. TechAdvantage attendees are encouraged to stop by booth #2001 to learn about the latest in NISC innovations, test drive solutions and visit one-on-one with NISC's staff. Visitors will [...]

NISC Launches Initiative to Maximize Member Partnerships

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Feb. 17, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, is launching an initiative to ensure Members get maximum value from their partnership with NISC. The Member Value Initiative sharpens NISC's focus on helping Members improve their utilization of NISC's solutions, and formalizes employee training programs for onboarding and ongoing development. Spearheading the initiative is a dedicated 12-person team of NISC employees led by Amber Kilber, who previously served as manager of Support for NISC's Accounting and Business Solutions. The new team, which incorporates expertise on various [...]

NISC to Sponsor and Exhibit at NTCA’s 2020 RTIME Event

Mandan, N.D., Feb. 13, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, will be sponsoring and exhibiting at NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association’s Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo (RTIME) Feb. 16-19 in Phoenix, Ariz. NISC will be exhibiting Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday, Feb. 18.  RTIME attendees are encouraged to stop by booth #100 to learn about the latest in NISC innovations, test drive solutions and visit one-on-one with NISC’s staff. Visitors will also have an opportunity to win an Apple iPad or Apple AirPods. RTIME is rural America’s largest [...]