Portland Community College

by Jan 19, 2017Higher Education


Portland Community College (PCC) has been a client of NIS for more than 10 years. Our most recent project with the College was a managed migration of their E911 environment in conjunction with an enterprise installation of VoIP services. Previously, NIS was hired to evaluate PCC’s existing voice delivery system (PBX) and craft an RFP to solicit competitive bids from qualified vendors for replacement. NIS was responsible for analyzing the responses, providing a five-year total cost of ownership model, and assisting in final contract negotiations.

Over the years, NIS has also completed the following projects:
Created a five-year strategic telecommunications plan which included an overhaul of their WAN network, active electronics, and cabling infrastructure
Provided data networking technical support
Helped with technology bond planning efforts
Provided telecommunications design for several buildings, both new construction and renovations


"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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