Recently, the Nex-Tech economic development team was in Salina to engage with stakeholders during the December chamber luncheon.
The Thursday night showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos was an event like no other. While it was a test of athleticism on the field, the combination of the game being streamed on Amazon Prime paired with a new audience of Chiefs viewers, aka Swifties, presented a new colossal challenge for the Nex-Tech network – managing an unprecedented surge in bandwidth demands.
The Nex-Tech Economic Development team recently invested 3 days networking, sharing ideas, and learning industry best practices in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
For two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10th and 11th, 2023, the Nex-Tech Economic Development Team was in Manhattan, Kansas. We were involved in the Fall Conference of the Communications Coalition of Kansas (CCK). The CCK enables rural broadband providers, like Nex-Tech, to discuss our collective concerns, develop a concrete agenda of action, and increase the positive impact we have on our individual communities.
Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a safety precaution IT managers may take to require two or more user verification factors when accessing a network, an application, or specific data
On Wednesday, 4th October 2023, the Nex-Tech Economic Development team visited the drone program of Logan High School, Kansas, where we heard the story of Sydney Rider and Jerrod Hofaker. Sydney is a senior who lives on a farm dozens of miles away but got trained in drone aviation by her high school teacher, Jerrod Hofaker. Today, she is a licensed Federal Aviation Administration drone pilot and can fly drones for agricultural and commercial purposes. Jerrod has also trained several students and helped them get their FAA licenses.
On Friday, 6th October 2023, the Nex-Tech Economic Development Team was at Fort Hays State University, Hays KS, where we joined the Senator representing the state of Kansas, Jerry Moran. The senator had discussions with the team at the FHSU Cybersecurity Institute and Technology Incubator, as well as stakeholders like Nex-Tech on how western #Kansas can become a destination for cybersecurity jobs and industry.
A key part of what we do at the Nex-Tech community economic development desk is to represent the interests of the communities we serve before policymakers. We advocate on issues affecting northwest and central Kansas at the local, state, and federal levels. A few weeks ago, we raised questions with some state legislators in Harper, KS. Recently, we were in Washington D.C. where we spoke with representatives of Senator Jerry Moran, Senator Roger Marshall, and Rep. Tracey Mann. Just last week, we spoke with Kansas state Lt. Governor, David Toland.
The use of electronic access control is gaining popularity as an approach to aid businesses in securing their facilities. Access control has been in place since the invention of the mechanical key to keep people secured or locked out of areas.
The resurgence of popularity of QR code technology makes it a viable option for a business to seamlessly connect with its customers in novel and meaningful ways. If you haven’t jumped on the trend (again), the process is simpler than you might think. It all starts with a strong game plan.