WiscNet Wire for November 2016

WiscNet Community Conversations: FICO (Quadmetrics Network Security)

In October WiscNet staff visited Eau Claire and kicked off a series of regular meetings around Wisconsin. We are exploring a security tool called Quadmetrics, recently purchased and rebranded by FICO, that offers a “enterprise security score” to organizations in order to better understand potential network threats and vulnerabilities.

In addition to discussing security, these sessions are old-school face-to-face get-togethers. On November 30th we’ll host here at WiscNet World Headquarters in Madison. On December 15th we’ll be in Green Bay at Green Bay Area Public Schools.

Show up around 9:30am for a cup of coffee or several -- often we'll feature a specific topic, but each time we'll talk about what's going on with us and give you the opportunity to share what's going on with you. 

You'll get to know us better, we'll get to know you better -- but far more importantly, you get to know each other better. (As a membership organization, that's really what we're all about.)

Follow the links below to sign up: 

Nov. 30 in Madison
Dec. 15 in Green Bay

WiscNet Member Recognition for November 2016

Earlier this fall we witnessed a true example of value to the membership through an interaction between Jeff Williams and Nathan Mielke from Hartford Union High School, and Dave Zittlow from the City of Fond du Lac. They came together amidst a security challenge. Information was exchanged and solutions options were discussed in a safe and trusting environment. Everyone learned something new while helping solving a problem, which is what a membership organization is all about.

Introducing WiscNet + Stormwind IT Training

StormWind brings a live, Hollywood-HD quality experience to the world of e-learning. Using proprietary technology, they create and deliver interactive online training that is truly personal and engaging.

Rates on All-Access Licenses for WiscNet Members: Now through 12/31/16

WiscNet Members may purchase a StormWind All-Access License for $1,000 ($1,490 off standard WiscNet Rate)
* There is no limit to how many each member may purchase
* An All-Access license will grant that student unlimited access to every single course within a specific technology for 12 months.
* Includes all Live and OnDemand sessions for each course, plus unlimited access to virtual labs, practice exams, books, and mentoring support for each course

WiscNet members may choose among the following technologies:
* Microsoft
* CompTIA
* Cisco
* Linux 7 Red Hat
* Project Management / ITIL
* CyberSecurity

Members may mix & match All-Access licenses among various technologies if more than one is purchased.

To learn more about WiscNet's partnership with Stormwind — including features, pricing, setup — contact WiscNet's Service Success team at 608-442-6761 extension #2 or use the WiscNet Services Inquiry form to drop us an email. Our team of support heroes is always willing to lend a helping hand to connect people and strategies.

Celebrating November Member Anniversaries

WiscNet has more than 500 member organizations. We can't list them all, so I've teased out those that joined WiscNet in November. Someday, we'll send turkey. Today, you get your name on a list. Thank you for your continued dedication to WiscNet.

Dane County, Mike Barger, 21
Antigo Unified School District, Mark Kautza, 20
Meriter Hospital, Al Grigals, 20
CESA 5, Jeremy Biehl, 19
Stratford School District, Scott Bauman, 19
Winnefox Library System, Karla Smith, 19
Grantsburg School District, Jesse Byers, 18
Webster School District, LeAnn Christensen, 18
Loyal School District, Scott Johnson, 18
CESA 11, Connie Erickson, 18
Turtle Lake School District, Christopher Jump, 18
Shell Lake School District, Ed Heagle, 18
Prairie Farm Public School District, Gerald Henthorn, 18
Siren School District, Jessica Jackson, 18
Frederic School District, Justin Paulsen, 18
Birchwood School District, Steve Janetski, 18
Spooner Area School District, Hugh Miller, 18
Waupaca School District, Julie Eiden, 18
Shiocton School District, Sadie OBrien, 18
Manawa School District, Samuel Mosey, 18
Lac du Flambeau #1 School Distric, Karl Zimmerman, 18
Marion School District, David Heup, 17
Bonduel School District, Dave LaBerge, 17
Bowler School District, Kathleen Glenetske, 17
Tigerton School District, Joyce Bedor, 17
Watertown Unified School District, Greg Gutkowski, 17
River Ridge School District, Lee Pritzil, 17
St. Mary's Springs Academy, Ryan Miller, 16
Burlington Area School District, Scott Christensen, 16
Town of Menasha, Tim Plagenz, 15
CESA 12, Mary Maderich, 15
Jackson County, Ken Lechner, 15
City of Milwaukee, David Henke, 14
Fond du Lac School District, Tom Weishapple, 14
Chippewa County, Christi Haun, 9
University of Minnesota, Dave Farmer, 8
Catholic Memorial High School, Kevin Heaney, 6
Great Plains Network, Bill Mitchell, 5
Big Ten Academic Alliance, Jeff Ambern, 5
Village of Ashwaubenon, Greg Wenholz, 3
UW Platteville Real Estate Foundation, William Kloster, 2
Racine Lutheran High School, David Burgess, 2
Kewaunee School District, Neil Kowalkowski, 2
Holy Apostles School, Anne Levendoski, 2
Hartland-Lakeside J3 School District, Scott Temperly, 2