Meeting Reminders:
The next Technology Advisory Committee Meeting is Thursday January 10th, 2013 at 9:00am.

Cisco SmartNet Group Purchase
It is that time of year again to begin our Cisco SmartNet group purchase renewal process. If you are a current customer, you should already have a login to the SmartNet portal where you can review your currently covered equipment. If you need to adjust your equipment list, please specify the equipment and serial numbers you would like to add or remove. If you are not a current customer and you would like to add some equipment to the group purchase, please send an email with the equipment model and serial numbers you would like a quote on. We will include your equipment in the renewal quote and you will receive a personalized email explaining the costs and requesting your approval to include them in the purchase. All communications regarding the renewal should be sent to Fassnacht[at]neonet.org[dot] We would like to complete this process by the end of December for renewal invoices to be sent out in January.

DRSite Storage and Servers
We recently finished the installation of two new servers and 6TB of SAS storage at our DRsite. This replaced some older slower servers and disk that was limiting our ability to run production Virtual Machines at the DRsite. With this new hardware, we currently have a backup Domain Controller, two DNS servers, one Call Manager server and a Voice Mail server running at the DR site in the event of a failure here at our primary site. We are investigating new services for fault tolerance and we expect this list to grow exponentially in the future. If you have any suggestions or questions regarding the DR site please reach out to zolla[at]neonet[dot]org.

PRI and IPFax
As of December 27th NEOnet has installed a PRI for our faxing service. This allows us to offer IP faxing to any customer regardless of whether or not they are on our phone system. The faxing allows any user to send and receive faxes via email and eliminates the need for any local POTS lines at the district. At 30 dollars apiece, the savings can add up fast! The service is currently $4000 dollars for year one and $1000 dollars annually for maintenance. If you need to utilize our PRI for faxing each fax number is $5.00/month including long distance. The cost per fax line will decrease as the utilization of this service increases. If you have any questions or would like more information on this service, please contact zolla[at]neonet[dot]org. 

December
2012
Technology Update