February 2014 Member Update

NEWS

Save Money with the Get MORE Bandwidth Promotion

In December, MOREnet announced reduced fees for network connectivity for fiscal year 2015 (FY15, July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015). Now, we are offering our connected members the opportunity to take advantage of the reduced FY15 Network Connectivity Fees before FY15 even begins! Upgrade before March 31 and save with MOREnet's Get MORE Bandwidth promotion by receiving the reduced FY15 Network Connectivity rates for the remainder of this fiscal year.

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MOREnet Completes Network Equipment Upgrades to be One of Few in the Country

On Jan. 15, MOREnet completed a series of network equipment upgrades to increase its current infrastructure to support up to 8.8 terabits per second of network traffic in 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) optical paths. This upgrade ensures readiness to meet the demand of schools, libraries, government agencies and non-profit organizations who utilize the services of MOREnet and continue to rely more and more on Internet-based tools and resources.

With this equipment upgrade, MOREnet becomes one of the few networks in the country to support 100 gigabit optical paths. In addition, this lays the groundwork for the MOREnet network to meet future demands and support capacities of up to 1 terabit per second per optical path in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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MOREnet - ByWater Solutions Partnership Offers a Unique Consulting and Hosting Opportunity for Members

ByWater Solutions is offering a consortium discount to MOREnet Members and a hosted environment on the MOREnet network. ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, migration, training development and support options on the KOHA open Source Integrated Library System.

In addition to the cost savings on ByWater Solutions services available through the MOREnet consortium discount, ByWater Solutions will offer their hosting services on MOREnet virtual servers. Koha Library System traffic will stay on the MOREnet network and will not have to go out to the commodity Internet. MOREnet will house the hardware in our secure server environment and ByWater Solutions will continue to administer the software updates and upgrades for the Koha ILS.

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LearningExpress Launches a New Interface with Improved Navigation

LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator is now available on a new and improved online-learning platform. This platform still houses the same quality content with easier navigation and enhanced interfaces for our members and their end-users.

LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator are available to all members who have purchased a Full or Basic Service Package as part of their membership.

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EVENTS

Call for Presenters is Now Open for MOREnet’s Annual Conference – Oct. 27-30 at Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Mo.

Do you have information on one of today's hot topics or tools for information technology, security and instructional technology? Will the knowledge you hold benefit your peers?

MOREnet’s conferences are successful thanks to the many talented and knowledgeable presenters who bring a wide variety of technical experience and educational expertise to share with their peers. One of the many benefits of gathering at our convention is the knowledge sharing that happens. Submit a proposal today!

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MOREnet’s Columbia Summit Featuring Google for Education is Open for Registration

Join us as MOREnet hosts the Columbia Summit featuring Google in Education in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, March 8, 2014. This information-packed day of learning will include a morning of multiple sessions related to the many aspects of implementing and using Google Apps for Education in your school and classroom. A keynote speaker and Google Demo Slam will engage you in the afternoon.

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