Pacific University; Forest Grove, OR

by Jan 19, 2017Higher Education


NIS was retained to assist Pacific University with the technology requirements for several projects including a new library, renovation of the athletic center, and relocation of Old College Hall. As this project progressed, it became apparent that the current voice platform could not meet the requirements for the expansion projects.

NIS assessed the University requirements and assisted in the total procurement process for a new system. The needs assessment process unveiled a significant desire and advantage to VoIP applications as well as future campus expansion and renovation plans that would increase the sophistication of applications required in the future. The chosen VoIP system supports over 2,000 stations and resulted in a replacement effort that creatively spans the availability of funding.

Our services included providing design and installation project management services for a wide variety of projects including: structured cabling, an IP based security system, wireless LAN, and an audio visual presentation system. NIS has also been responsible for the review of administrative policies and contract management procedures, and development of a plan for disaster/business continuance for the University.


"NIS is a passionate team of professionals that we consider more as a partner in our work, than just a vendor. After working with NIS for more than a decade, I would highly recommend their expertise in many areas from network infrastructure and wireless projects to upgrading our Data Center to current standards.  We have hired NIS for various projects and have found that from planning to integrating, their experience and expertise complements our internal staff to deliver high-value services to our school district, every time."

"The background and knowledge they can bring to the table, especially when it comes to working in the field of education with network telecommunications, is far superior to any other consulting company I have worked with."
Karl Grandlund Jr., Beaverton School District 
"NIS is more than a consultant the college hires to assist with various projects. They have become a partner who understands Portland Community College and participates with the best interest of PCC in mind."
"When we started exploring a possible purchase of VoIP systems, we found the process and information to be very overwhelming. We cannot thank you enough for the assistance of NIS, and the work of Mike and Diane, in particular, in helping us navigate these complicated waters."
Janice R. Morgan, Executive Director,  Legal Aid Services of Oregon


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