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NISC Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in St. Louis Area

IT Co-op Receives Top Workplace Award from St. Louis Post-Dispatch Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Sept. 24, 2020 — National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of IT and software solutions to utility and telecommunication organizations, has been recognized as one of the 2020 Top Workplaces in the St. Louis area by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, ranking third on the list for large companies. “It’s an honor to receive this award because it’s not only based on compensation and benefits, but also the feedback from our employees and their experiences working at NISC,” said Dan Wilbanks, NISC President and CEO. “This [...]

NISC Releases Enhanced, Free Cybersecurity Awareness Kit

Updated NISC CyberSense tool kit includes new animations, social media content and updated print marketing materials to spread cybersecurity awareness and safety. Online threats have risen by as much as six-times their usual levels as the COVID-19 pandemic provides new ballast for cyberattacks. (Source: Cloudflare) Data breaches cost enterprises an average of $3.92 million. (Source: CSO Online) Staying safe online and protecting your valuable data and personal information is a struggle for both businesses and families alike – and the impact of COVID-19 on businesses moving to work-from-home settings has only escalated the risk. Now more than ever, it is [...]

NISC Named by Prairie Business Magazine as One of the 50 Best Places to Work for the 7th Consecutive Year

Mandan, N.D., Sept. 3, 2020 — For the seventh consecutive year, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) has been recognized by Prairie Business magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains. Earlier this year, employees nominated companies by submitting an anonymous employee-satisfaction survey, which sought out input on each employer’s benefits, workplace culture and employee morale, among other factors. Prairie Business received more than 1,400 nominations from employees from around the region according to Andrew Weeks, editor of Prairie Business. “Business is a two-way street,” Weeks said. “It’s easy for employees to go the extra mile [...]

Time to THRIVE: NISC Fall Event to Engage and Inspire

Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Aug. 12, 2020 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of software solutions to utility and telecommunication companies, will host THRIVE '20, a dynamic and engaging virtual learning event for Members and guests scheduled for Oct. 13-14, 2020. This one-of-a-kind event will include: Powerful Opening and Closing General sessions that leverage technology, engagement and thought-provoking concepts. Timely learning sessions for Members to come together to learn and share practices. A Solutions Lab where Members can dive deeper into various solutions areas and interact with NISC subject matter experts. Exciting keynote by Capt. Chesley "Sully" [...]

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 [...]