Seattle Community Colleged District; Seattle, WA

by Jan 19, 2017Higher Education


NIS provided a detailed network, voice, and facilities infrastructure assessment that included modifications to the College telecommunications rooms. In addition, network load and traffic analysis and estimated VoIP QoS metrics were evaluated to properly ascertain the physical infrastructure requirements necessary to build a next-generation network. NIS evaluated the current data center design for equipment placement and modifications to meet anticipated growth requirements and addressed possible changes in Dmarc locations, upgrades from existing DSS circuits to ISDN PRI circuits.

NIS also performed a detailed analysis of the existing Microsoft Exchange and Windows directory structures and Microsoft Outlook email system. NIS prepared recommendations which would ensure a cost-effective successful integration of an IP telephony system into the Seattle Community College network directory and email structure. NIS then reported on the effects of converting to Microsoft Exchange in a VoIP environment. In addition, NIS addressed integration issues, feature differences, the financial impact including annual maintenance charges and effects upon training, staffing and equipment resources and a needs assessment for SIP based technology.


"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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