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Dawson ISD Selects RSI, Inc for IT Network Support

Categories: Network Support, Responsive Services, School Districts
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Dawson ISD has recently selected Responsive Services International Corp. (RSI, Inc.) to handle their IT Network Support/Maintenance.  Dawson joins a growing list of satisfied school districts who are realizing the benefits of utilizing RSI, Inc. for this type of network support and service.  This type of support can supplement existing staff or RSI can function as the organization’s IT staff with both a remote and onsite presence to assist in whatever needs arise for daily support as well as any emergency type situations.  RSI, Inc. is proud to have Dawson ISD on board and is ready to help the district and it’s staff continue to move their technology infrastructure forward.

For information on how RSI, Inc. can help your organization with this type of service or with any other IT infrastructure service or hardware needs, please call us at (806) 763-1586 or (800) 658-2086. Or, feel free to email us at sales@responsive-services.com.

Knox City-O’Brien CISD Selects RSI for Wireless Implementation

Categories: Network Infrastructure, Responsive Services, School Districts, Wireless
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Responsive Services International Corp. (RSI, Inc.) is proud to announce that we have been chosen by the Knox City-O’Brien CISD to assist them with a district-wide wireless implementation project to continue their progress towards allowing better and more online access on school-provided mobile devices as well as those that the students may be allowed to bring on campus for school use once the infrastructure is in place.  The district recently tested the Ruckus Wireless solution that RSI recommends and were impressed with it’s reliability, range, density capacity, ease of use and management, as well as many other features.  We  at RSI, Inc. look forward to significantly upgrading the wireless network for Knox City-O’Brien CISD on this project and helping them to deliver a better and more reliable wireless experience.

Responsive Services International Corp. (RSI, Inc.), along with its corporate partner Barracuda Networks, is proud to present a 1/2 day roundtable discussion event regarding cyber bullying and social media safety in K-12 Educational Institutions.  This event is free of charge to K-12 organizations and lunch will be provided.  The details are below –

Dear District IT Professional,

Unlike their colleagues in other industries, K-12 IT pros are faced with a multitude of unique challenges. Keeping children safe is just one of many IT priorities today’s K-12 schools.

Requirements for E-learning, bandwidth considerations for BYOD/1:1, regulatory compliance and eDiscovery, mobility initiatives, social media safety, and classroom collaboration are all extremely important and cannot be met without the right IT solutions.

At an exclusive roundtable discussion, join Barracuda Networks, Responsive Services International, Inc. and fellow K-12 IT administrators to learn how to create a secure, productive, and easy-to-manage K-12 IT environment.

Reserve your seat, and get ready to learn how to:

• Secure the network (including Wi-Fi); ensuring network health, performance, and reliability—while scaling for explosive data growth

• Meet the new PARCC requirements and other bandwidth and compliance needs

• Ensure safe browsing on mobile devices on and off the network, including BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives

• Monitor social media to thwart cyberbullying and loss of confidential data

• Protect students and meet compliance requirements while still allowing access to websites and online tools that promote learning

This is not just another vendor presentation. The experts from Barracuda and RSI, Inc. will work with you and your peers to help solve the challenges you’re facing.

Plus, we’ll explain Barracuda’s 2014 promotional programs for K-12 organizations, including impressive discounts and extended payment terms.

Register now to reserve your spot!

Date:                     April 30, 2014

Time:                    10:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: Embassy Suites, 5215 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424

Clovis Municipal Schools selects RSI, Inc. again for PTP Wireless Bridges

Categories: Responsive Services, School Districts, Wireless
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Clovis Municipal Schools is once again relying on Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) to assist them with multiple-radio PTP wireless bridges to increase throughput speeds to outlying school campuses.  By combining multiple 802.11n 5GHz band wireless radio units, RSI, Inc. is able to help Clovis Municipal utilize their gigabit fiber network to deliver over 100 Mbps of throughput speed to outlying campuses up to 10 miles away.  On closer links, we’re able to deliver over 300+ Mbps.  With the ever increasing costs of leasing fiber (when unable to purchase it), going wireless to provide fast connectivity is not only an economical solution, but a smart one as well.  RSI, Inc. has been involved in wireless, and PTP outdoor wireless bridges, for many years and continues to bring this expertise to the table for our clients.  If you’re tired of paying exorbitant charges for leased fiber, maybe it’s time you took another look at wireless.

For more information, please contact us at sales@responsive-services.com or visit our website @ www.responsive-services.com.  We look forward to assisting you and your organization find ways to cut your IT costs and still bring high speed connectivity to your facilities.

Sonora ISD Selects RSI, Inc. for Wireless Project and Network Support

Categories: Network Support, Responsive Services, School Districts, Wireless
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RSI, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sonora ISD recently had chosen us to implement the Ruckus Wireless solution for their school district as they plan to move forward with a BYOD program for their students.  Wireless was implemented throughout each campus as well as ancillary facilities to accommodate their growing need for connectivity for staff and students.  Sonora ISD also chose RSI, Inc. to assist them with special projects and support their existing technology department with maintaining the school’s network infrastructure.

If you would like to find out how RSI, Inc. can help your organization transform it’s network and/or add world class wireless access, please contact us at sales@responsive-services.com or by calling us direct at (806) 763-1586 ext. 120.  We would love to come by and show you how easy and cost-effective our solutions can be for your organization.

Responsive Services International Corp. (RSI, Inc.) is pleased to announce that we have been selected by Aspermont ISD to handle all of their low voltage and technology needs regarding their new elementary school project.  This project includes a wide variety of services offered by RSI, including data closet design and implementation, new infrastructure equipment, VoIP telephony with integrated Paging/Intercom functionality, Wireless, Fiber Optic and Structured Data Cabling, and much more.  We’re very excited about assisting Aspermont ISD on this project and look forward to helping them deliver to the community a first class new facility.

If you would like to know how RSI, Inc, can help you on your next project, please email Chris Allen at chris@responsive-services.com or call him directly at (806) 763-1586, ext. 120.

Over the past year did you know that Denial of Service (DOS) & Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks have increased by 78%, according to a recent survey conducted on October of 2013.  How can you prevent one of these from taking down your network for hours or even days in some instances and how do you protect yourself?  Well, first you need to understand what these are and how they affect your bandwidth, and then you call on someone like Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) and let us help you implement a network strategy that includes a next generation firewall, web and/or application filtering solutions, as well other means we have to eliminate this problem from affecting your organization.  Also, it appears that school districts have been hit the hardest with these types of attacks and they will continue unless you have a solution in place to prevent them from bringing your network down to its knees.  We urge all of our school district friends and clients to look into this now before you become a victim of one of these types of attacks, and hopefully not a the wrong moment (like during online student testing).  It is not advisable to wait thinking your organization is too small or not visible enough, i.e. located in a large city, to suffer from one of these attacks, as we’re finding out that they can be ordered online and it doesn’t cost a lot to pay some entity to initiate one of these.  Please call us at (800) 658-2086, etc. 120 or email us at sales@responsive-services.com if you would like more information.

Data Backup is Critical & Can be Hosted

Categories: Cities/Towns, Data Backup, Responsive Services, School Districts
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Did you know how critical it is for organizations to effectively and reliably backup their data, both onsite and offsite, and that this is a service you can buy without having to purchase the hardware yourself?  You can and Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) can help you.  We do offer a hosted data backup service that any organization – school district, hospital, city, small business, financial institution, and more – can afford and implement to better secure their network data in case of an attack, a system crash, or any number of other issues that could destroy and irreparably harm your organization.  We were recently called and asked to help a small organization that had a virus in their system and if we could remove it and restore their network files. Unfortunately, because of the type of virus and because they had no backup in place and the files were stored on a local drive of an employee’s PC, we could not restore many of these files though we were able to remove the virus, thus the data was lost.  This is a very costly way to discover you don’t have an adequate data backup solution and system in place.  Do not let this happen to your organization.  Please email us at RSI @ sales@responsive-services.com or call us @ (800) 658-2086, ext. 120, and find out how we can help your organization more cost effectively and securely handle your data backup needs.

RSI Attended Texas Municipal League Annual Conference in Austin

Categories: Cities/Towns, Responsive Services, VoIP, Wireless
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From Oct. 8th – 11th, Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) attended the Annual Texas Municipal League Conference & Expo at the Austin Convention Center.  We want to thank all of the great city and town staff for stopping and visiting with us and sharing their concerns and needs regarding technology. Some of the most pressing issues were – 1) How to deal with growing need for wireless access inside city buildings as well as in outdoor areas; 2) How to use wireless equipment to offset other telecommunications expenses; 3) VoIP technology for cities/towns and how to implement this type of new phone system; 4) Security of the cities records and data and how to effectively and reliably back up this data both onsite, via the cloud and offsite.  RSI is ready and capable of handling all of these issues and will be in touch with the cities/towns that attended to help them implement these solutions to improve city operations, save money, and provide more services to their citizens.  Please visit us at www.responsive-services.com to see all the ways we can help your organization, or call us @ (800) 658-2086, ext. 120.  We had a great time at the conference and in the Expo and look forward to next year in Houston.

Responsive Services chosen again by Wall ISD for Wireless Project

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Wall ISD has again chosen Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) to handle its district-wide wireless access project.  RSI, Inc. recently completed a wireless PTP bridge to connect the main campus to their alternative Fairview campus located approximately 6 1/2 miles away.  This new link has improved their communication speeds at the Fairview campus as well as improving communication between campuses and improving efficiencies in problem resolution since this campus is now on Wall’s network.  The new wireless network to be installed in the coming weeks will continue Wall ISD’s plan of allowing students, teachers and administrators with improved access to the network via their own mobile devices and those provided by the district with the overall goal of increased interaction and more access to online tools to improve student’s learning.  RSI, Inc. is proud to be chosen for this very important project and will be again utilizing the full range of Ruckus wireless products to deliver a seamless, ubiquitous, reliable and easy to use and manage wireless network platform.

If you’re looking for a better wireless experience for your organization, please call Chris at (800) 658-2086 ext. 120 and let’s start you on the road to a truly great wireless environment.  Please feel free to visit us at www.responsive-services.com an go to our Wireless Solutions page for more information.