Premium Network/IT Services

The following services are provided to member or non-member districts as part of a contracted service.
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NWOCA provides e-mail archiving solutions.  If your organization needs to ensure compliance on records retention please contact us and we can review your options for archiving solutions. ...

NWOCA provides e-mail archiving solutions.  If your organization needs to ensure compliance on records retention please contact us and we can review your options for archiving solutions.

 NWOCA provides a hosted and managed wireless managed service which support the increased needs of districts moving to 1:1 computing.  ...

 NWOCA provides a hosted and managed wireless managed service which support the increased needs of districts moving to 1:1 computing. 

  • Cisco solution that provides the district with:
    • Shared environment with districts able to define their unique environment
    • Redundant controllers for resiliency
    • Access for each district to the Cisco Prime environment 
    • Fully managed solution
      • Troubleshooting wireless and network
      • Assistance in resolving client access problems
      • Entitlement for failed or defective equipment
  • Category 2 E-Rate eligible service 
  • All equipment monitored and remediated 24/7/365 

Using the fiber network between NWOCA and the member school districts, we are able to offer several options for hosted servers. These virtual servers are entire installations of the operating systems that the district requests (e.g. Linux, Windows) and run in our secure and reliable datacenter. ...

Using the fiber network between NWOCA and the member school districts, we are able to offer several options for hosted servers. These virtual servers are entire installations of the operating systems that the district requests (e.g. Linux, Windows) and run in our secure and reliable datacenter.

Using remote access methods (e.g. Microsoft Remote Desktop, VNC) the district has full-control over the server to install any software that is needed. Data from these servers can also be backed up to 2 locations offering even more redundancy and disaster protection.

NWOCA offers two managed telephony solutions to better serve the needs of school districts.
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NWOCA offers two managed telephony solutions to better serve the needs of school districts.
 

 

  •   NWOCA Hosted Cisco IP Telephony Solution:
    • This is NWOCA's traditional solution available since 2007
    • Shared solution hosted at the datacenter
    • Redundancy is built in at the datacenter and at the building level
    • Call detail reporting and handset maintenance also available
  •  Shareohio Solution
    • Can be hosted or located on premise
    • Lower cost 
    • No redundancy built in
    • Call detail reporting and handset maintenance also available
  • All equipment monitored and remediated 24/7/365 

NWOCA can supply a Hardware Technician to your district at a daily rate.  These Technicians can be contracted on a daily, monthly, or yearly basis.  We can also offer the flexibility of "2-days a week" or any combination that best fits in your district's needs.  ...

NWOCA can supply a Hardware Technician to your district at a daily rate.  These Technicians can be contracted on a daily, monthly, or yearly basis.  We can also offer the flexibility of "2-days a week" or any combination that best fits in your district's needs. 

NWOCA CrashPlan PRO

NWOCA CrashPlan PRO is the newest backup offering from NWOCA.  It has been designed to be a low cost way of automatically getting your data offsite and in a secure data center.  ...

NWOCA CrashPlan PRO

NWOCA CrashPlan PRO is the newest backup offering from NWOCA.  It has been designed to be a low cost way of automatically getting your data offsite and in a secure data center. 

Utilizing client and server software from CrashPlan, in conjunction with existing hardware in NWOCA’s data center, this service gives you a reliable and robust backup while still being cost effective.

The NWOCA CrashPlan PRO client software gives you full control over all of your backup settings.  Settings include files inclusion and exclusion, backup schedules and retention policy.  The backup software also automatically encrypts and compresses your data before it is sent to the server.  In addition you can use the software to backup to an external hard drive or even another computer which is also running the software.

A simplified pricing structure is easy to understand and flexible enough to hold as little or as much data that you want. Billed on a yearly basis makes this service easy to budget for and easy to renew.  While a one-year commitment is required, you are able to increase the amount you backup at any time.

With the NWOCA CrashPlan PRO solution, your data is sent to one of NWOCA’s datacenter, at one physically location.  For this reason, we recommend this as your secondary backup.  If you would like a more redundant backup, please ask about our NWOCA StorServer backup solution.

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Premium technical support can be provided a cost far below that which could be obtained elsewhere in the industry. Districts may obtain this service from NWOCA on a 'per-call' basis or under a fixed-price maintenance contract. ...

Premium technical support can be provided a cost far below that which could be obtained elsewhere in the industry. Districts may obtain this service from NWOCA on a 'per-call' basis or under a fixed-price maintenance contract.

Member Network/IT Services

The following services are provided to all NWOCA member districts as part of their annual subscription.

NWOCA provides firewall protection for entities using NWOCA’s ISP services.  We provide redundant ISP connections to ensure maximum availability.  NWOCA also offers e-mail spam filtering and virus scanning.

 For all member districts NWOCA provides  managed network solutions.   These solutions include manage LAN, wireless and Internet connections.  NWOCA provides firewall and web filtering for all members.  NWOCA members also are provided with  dark fiber connectivity currently providing 10 GB connectivity to all fiber connected districts to NWOCA's datacenters.

NWOCA also works closely with districts to understand district educational needs and works with them to provide the proper technology to support district goals.  As needs change NWOCA works will district personnel to determine what technology needs will support their direction.

All NWOCA districts are required by law to receive filtered internet connectivity . Current filtering is done using a scalable web filter from Lightspeed Systems. Filtering policies are determined by the district.

NWOCA provides member and contracted districts with troubleshooting for network, wireless and telephony and district-owned computer technology.