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Jul 2, 2020 7:30:06 AM
Pine Cove Consulting Earns 2020 Channel Partners White Hat Award

Pine Cove Consulting earned the national White Hat Award from Channel Partners for its exceptional cybersecurity and physical security offering.

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May 20, 2020 12:04:48 PM
Announcing 2020 Tech Student of the Year Scholarship Recipients

Pine Cove Consulting has proudly worked with schools across the Rocky Mountain Region for more than 27 years. Founded by educators, Pine Cove Consulting is...

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Apr 17, 2020 1:52:06 PM
How COVID-19 is Affecting Pine Cove Consulting Projects

The summer months constitute the busiest months for our projects team to perform onsite technology upgrades and refreshes.

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Mar 31, 2020 9:56:55 AM
8 Cyber-Security Blunders told through GIFs

Let's be honest, talking about cyber-security isn't the most sexy thing in the world.

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Mar 27, 2020 8:30:58 AM
5 Tips to Maximize Bandwidth and Minimize Data Usage

Welcome to the remote world! COVID 19 has many people working from home and most children doing some sort of remote learning.

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Feb 20, 2020 10:50:06 AM
Pine Cove Consulting Recognized on CRN’s 2020 MSP500 List

Pine Cove Consulting is proud to announce today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named Pine Cove Consulting to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP)...

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Feb 20, 2020 9:34:53 AM
What is a Security Operations Center (SOC)

Once upon a time, not too long ago, premium cyber-security protection was achieved solely with a signature-based solution.

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Jan 23, 2020 2:22:50 PM
Montana Cyber-Security Report: Reporting on 2019 Data Breaches in MT

It's time for the annual release of our Montana cyber-security report!

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Oct 8, 2019 10:33:56 AM
New Montana Student Privacy Law Seeks to Secure Student Data

Hundreds of school districts across the country are plagued with data breaches every year that result in student data being compromised and exploited.

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Sep 9, 2019 1:30:15 PM
3 Steps for IT Budgeting Success | Pine Cove Consulting

Budgeting your technology expenses is a comprehensive process that should factor in a variety of variables including each solution's rotation schedule, leasing vs...

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Jul 3, 2019 8:30:52 AM
Pine Cove Now Selling Security Cameras

Pine Cove Consulting has partnered with Verkada to provide security cameras to school districts.

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Jun 6, 2019 1:41:59 PM
Controversial Shows Reveal Need for Student Web Filtering
A scene from "13 Reasons Why" Source: Netflix

Controversial shows have grown in popularity among teenagers in recent years.

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May 23, 2019 12:14:11 PM
[Video] 2019 Tech Student of the Year

After awarding $2500 worth of scholarships to 14 students last year, Pine Cove was impressed with the slate of nominations we received this year and was proud to...

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Mar 19, 2019 9:38:24 AM
Pine Cove Consulting Announces Partnership with Securly

Pine Cove Consulting is pleased to announce a new partnership with Securly, a leader in student safety.

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Nov 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM
Hackers target admins when they can't beat Sophos Security

A cyber-security solution is only as secure as its management is at keeping their login credentials secure.

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Oct 15, 2018 2:42:36 PM
Breaking Down the Infinite Campus DoS Cyber-Attack

Infinite Campus is one of the largest databases for student information serving more than 7.8 million students across 45 states.

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Sep 25, 2018 1:14:43 PM
Pine Cove Given National Rising Security Star Award by Channelnomics

We are thrilled to announce that Pine Cove Consulting has been awarded the Rising Security Star award at the first Channelnomics Security Awards.

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Aug 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM
Sophos vs SonicWall Firewalls

When I say cyber-security, firewalls are one of the first things that come to mind.

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Jul 30, 2018 10:36:22 AM
Introducing "This Week in Cyber-Security"

With all the different types of cyber attacks happening throughout the world, it can be hard to stay up to date on all the vulnerabilities being exploited on a...

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Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM
Infographic: K-12 Cyber-Security Statistics

For more information, sign-up for our K-12 cyber-security webinar featuring Doug Levin, national EdTech and K-12 cyber-security leader.

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Jul 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM
Sophos Central Server Enhancements

Sophos Central Server Protection is getting even better!

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Jun 11, 2018 9:19:21 AM
Real World Example: How Pine Cove Stops Computer Scams in Gallatin County

News broke this week of a computer scam making the rounds in Gallatin County, MT.

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Jun 4, 2018 7:45:21 AM
[Video] 2018 Tech Student of the Year

This year we were privileged to award 14 different scholarships to graduating high school seniors located across Montana and Wyoming. We had the opportunity to...

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May 9, 2018 2:07:51 PM
Announcing Pine Cove Tech Students of the Year

Pine Cove Consulting has been working with K-12 schools for its whole 25-year tenure in the technology industry. Many of the schools we started working with 25...

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Apr 25, 2018 11:34:30 AM
Study Reveals which Industries are most Vulnerable to Phishing Attacks

A recent study of six million users shows the most common industries to fall victim to the inevitable phishing attack.

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Mar 21, 2018 1:11:07 PM
Cryptojacking: What is it and how you can fight back

Cyber-criminals are aggressively targeting laptops, desktops, servers, and even mobile devices.

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Feb 22, 2018 2:55:40 PM
Why Password Policies aren't Enough

No matter how much training your users have received regarding cyber-security, it has been proven time and time again that they are the biggest threats to your...

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Jan 29, 2018 12:13:32 PM
2018 Cyber-Security Outlook Webinar

Watch Pine Cove Consulting and Sophos cyber-security experts discussed the 2018 cyber-threat landscape and what you can do to protect your organization.

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Jan 5, 2018 11:02:09 AM
Meltdown and Spectre Explained: Vulnerabilities, Patches and Protection

In the world of cyber-security news, 2018 is off to an impressive start. Just a few days into this new year, computer chip flaws have been discovered to be present...

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Dec 13, 2017 9:46:58 AM
Are your toys listening to you? Smart toy cyber-security concerns

As the holidays draw closer, kids are keeping their fingers crossed that they will wake up to the newest and coolest toys the market has to offer. Toy...

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Nov 27, 2017 10:28:50 AM
5 Network Security Risks to Prepare for | Types of Cyber Attacks

Network security is becoming more necessary as attacks become more sophisticated and diverse. Accessing the network of an organization is a gold mine for hackers....

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Nov 10, 2017 8:52:30 AM
Pine Cove Consulting Given National Cyber-Security Award

Pine Cove Consulting was awarded another national partner award from its industry leading partner, Sophos, for their work in the cyber-security industry.

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Oct 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Why Mobile Device Protection is Important | BYOD Security Risks

When people think cyber-security, they think endpoints, networks, servers, firewalls, etc. Mobile devices hardly make the top of the list, but maybe they should....

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Oct 9, 2017 10:03:16 AM
Advantages of Video Conferencing | Weather

In a previous post, Advantages of Video Conferencing Equipment, we highlighted some key benefits of implementing video conferencing technology.

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Sep 25, 2017 12:25:11 PM
Government bans Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. What does this mean for you?

(Image Courtesy of

You may have heard the recent news but if you haven't it could have implications for you and your organization. Secretary of...

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Sep 13, 2017 10:04:21 AM
Anaconda School District Kicks off New Year with Technology Upgrade for Students, Faculty and Staff

BOZEMAN, Montana —In an effort to modernize and improve efficiency and education, Pine Cove Consulting assisted the Anaconda School District to completely upgrade...

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Sep 1, 2017 2:33:02 PM
3 Phishing Attack Examples | Types of Cyber Attacks

The threat of phishing attacks is not new, but is growing. In fact, according to Symantec, one in 131 emails contain malware, which is the highest rate we have...

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Aug 16, 2017 12:38:16 PM
Why is Technology Important in Business? Pine Cove's Top 10 Reasons

There are infinite reasons why technology is important in business. Whether we like it or not, the role of technology in business is expanding and will only keep...

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Aug 11, 2017 8:04:31 AM
Introducing the New Pine Cove Consulting Website

We are excited to announce the new Pine Cove Consulting website is now live. This new website features many new upgrades to ensure you are informed of important...

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Aug 4, 2017 9:39:55 AM
Introduction to Deep Learning Security

Cyber-security is a fast developing industry. As hackers become more and more sophisticated with all the types of attacks, so too must the protection offered by...

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Jul 25, 2017 9:28:34 AM
Advantages of Video Conferencing Equipment

According to, there are now 3.7 million employees that work from home at least half of the time. This is a 115% increase since 2005....

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Jul 12, 2017 12:03:32 PM
3 Major Types of Cyber Attacks | Descriptions, Examples, Prevention

Your organization has either; BEEN attacked, is currently BEING attacked or WILL BE attacked by cyber criminals.  Our mission is to provide you the knowledge, the...

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Jul 7, 2017 9:30:52 AM
Chromebook vs Laptop | Chromebook Classroom Management

In our previous post, Chromebook vs Laptop - Which is Right for your Classroomwe gave you a few reasons why Chromebooks are a better choice for your classroom....

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Jun 27, 2017 9:49:54 AM
Another Worldwide Ransomware attack, Petya, Spreading Now

The Petya ransomware. Courtesy of

(Follow this page as we will keep it updated as we know more)

Just one month after the WannaCry attack in May, the...

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Jun 26, 2017 9:03:06 AM
Chromebook vs Laptop - Which is Right for your Classroom?

There is no doubt that technology has had a significant impact in education. In our previously published post, How Important is Technology in Education, we...

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Jun 19, 2017 9:41:17 AM
Why Sophos Security? | Pine Cove's Top 5 Reasons

Pine Cove Consulting has been a Sophos partner for 15 years because we understand the threat of cyber attacks and know that Sophos has the solutions. Together,...

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Jun 9, 2017 9:31:57 AM
WannaCry Ransomware Attack sends Businesses into Frenzy

 What happened?

"The story of the WannaCry ransomware attack began sometime between 2013 and 2016, when the NSA’s exploit tools were stolen. In August 2016, Shadow...

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Apr 28, 2017 12:51:36 PM
Sophos Intercept X Protects against Malware

"Sophos has made what was a very difficult, if not impossible, task of stopping ransomware very simple and effective with Intercept X.  We have stopped hundreds of...

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Sep 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM
How important is technology in education?  Let's ask this rural Montana school district.

Located in the eastern area of Montana, near the North Dakota border on MT highway 16. Savage is a small, isolated farming community. Savage School District is all...

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Sep 9, 2016 6:30:00 AM
Sophos Intercept X stops Ransomware

Sophos Intercept X Overview from Sophos on Vimeo.

We are excited for the upcoming launch of Sophos Intercept X, a next generation of endpoint protection for...

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Aug 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Challenges in Wireless: (Part 1 of 5: Wireless Coverage)

Framing the question

Great Wi-Fi is everyone’s goal, but achieving it can be a big challenge:How do we get the maximum wireless coverage with the least...
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Aug 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Challenges in Wireless: (Part 2 of 5: Interference)


The biggest single challenge

We’re continuing to explore key challenges in wireless network design: How do we get the maximum coverage with the least interference...

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May 26, 2016 10:24:13 AM
Ransomware today: How to protect against Locky and friends.


Missed the Webinar: Ransomware today: How to protect against Locky and friends.

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May 4, 2016 1:54:30 PM
Press Release: Pine Cove Consulting Receives National Recognition

Pine Cove Consulting Wins National Cybersecurity Award

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Apr 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Benefits of wireless technology and doing it the right way: (Part 4 of 4)

We’ve been considering how to design wireless networks properly. In our first post,, we examined the need for a clear mission for your network, in our second, how...

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Apr 21, 2016 6:30:00 AM
Benefits of wireless technology and doing it the right way: (Part 3 of 4)

We’ve been looking at wireless networks and how to design them properly. In our first post, we examined the need to define a clear mission, and in our second, how...

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Apr 19, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Benefits of wireless technology and doing it the right way: (Part 2 of 4)

We are considering wireless networks and the factors involved in properly designing them. In our first post we looked at the wrong way to install Wi-Fi and the need...

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Apr 18, 2016 7:00:00 AM
Pine Cove Consulting welcomes Joey Lovell, Janel Morgan, and  Kelsea Kimerly as our newest Consultants!


Joey Lovell grew up in the Panhandle of Idaho in the small picturesque town of Sandpoint. With many activities based around the 4 seasons Sandpoint has to offer,...

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Apr 14, 2016 12:41:08 PM
Benefits of wireless technology and doing it the right way: (Part 1 of 4)

The Challenge

You realize your Wi-Fi network is not what it needs to be. Your employees, students or guests all have wireless devices, but they don’t work as well...

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Mar 8, 2016 2:17:42 PM
10 Ways Your Phone System Improves Your Customers’ Experience

Business competition in today’s economy is fierce. Your customers expect the highest level of customer care, and you and your staff need to be reachable,...

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Feb 29, 2016 11:22:40 AM
New ‘Locky’ Ransomware Virus Spreading Rapidly

At Pine Cove we are creating awareness about a cyber threat that is spreading like wild fire.  This blog isn’t intended to scare you, but rather create awareness. ...

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Jan 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM
A Phone System that Maximizes Your Control

You’ve realized that your current phone system is no longer working for your growing business.  So you do what any savvy business person does – you research your...

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Dec 18, 2015 9:35:26 AM
E-Rate 2016: How to get the most out of Sophos Security

For most of 2015, Pine Cove has been discussing the changes taking place with E-Rate 2.0. Most of our E-Rate schools and clients have become aware of how the new...

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Oct 22, 2015 2:37:23 PM
Pine Cove Passion: Why Technology is Important to Us

“I believe the people that work here, including myself, have a passion for what we actually do. We are positively affecting students, teachers, businesses and...

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Oct 12, 2015 9:24:46 AM
Upgrading the City of Sidney: Why Hardware as a Service (HaaS) made it possible.

An article published in the Sidney Herald last week discussed Pine Cove’s proposal to the city for a complete technology refresh. Among other items on the council...

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Oct 8, 2015 10:21:48 AM
The Importance of a Professional Development Program

We spoke with technology trainer, (and Pine Cove Partner) Lindy Hockenbary, owner of InTECHgrated Professional Development on the topic of professional development...

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Oct 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM
Technology Consultants View on Current IT Challenges in K-12

During August and September, a lot more happens than just a change in the weather. For schools, the pre-fall months are among the most chaotic times of the year....

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Sep 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM
How to Empower Employee Collaboration with Cloud Communications

Remember the days when the only way you could empower your team to collaborate was in face-to-face meetings that required time and travel that were planned far in...

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Sep 22, 2015 1:18:29 PM
Unified Communications Changes the Nature of Work

In the 21st century, work is no longer a place you go, but a thing you do.  That’s the nature of the changing work place.  Your phone system needs to work with you...

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Aug 5, 2015 8:37:05 AM
School district problems and the IT solutions PCC uses to resolve them

Summer is the busiest time of year for Pine Cove Consulting’s engineers and project team. It is the best time to make any major technology changes in a school...

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Jul 27, 2015 9:38:00 AM
IT network consulting company court the Underserved Small Businesses: Why?

Since our inception, Pine Cove Consulting has been focused on bringing quality IT solutions to underserved public entities in rural communities. For the past 22...

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Jul 20, 2015 3:28:46 PM
Sophos Network Security Health Webinar


Missed the Webinar on Sophos Network Security Health?

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Jun 26, 2015 8:48:44 AM
Simple security is better security webinar.

Missed the Webinar on Sophos?

During this webinar we spoke with Paul Zindell, an engineer with Sophos, who gave us an overview of the software.  If you don’t have...

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May 22, 2015 12:19:00 PM
2016 Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant: Information on the RUS Grant

Application Window : January 12, 2016 to March 14,2016

About the RUS Grant

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May 22, 2015 9:07:00 AM
Preserving Culture through Virtual Field trips: How Colstrip Uses RUS-DLT Grant Assistance

At Pine Cove, the majority of our clients are based in very rural areas. Often we see these isolated school districts being deprived of opportunities that larger,...

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May 4, 2015 3:00:34 PM
Top 10 Ways to Prepare Your District’s WiFi for Future Online Testing

Most schools no longer sharpen 2.0 pencils and provide hundreds of pieces of paper in order to prepare for student testing. Online testing is increasingly...

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Apr 27, 2015 1:30:00 PM
Layer 7 Traffic Shaping: What it Can do to Help Online Testing

With limitations within your own infrastructure and the bandwidth outside of our networks, we must make the most of what we have been provided. Layer 7 filtering...

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Apr 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM
Preparing Your District for Online Testing

Missed the webinar and don’t have time to listen?

Here are some of our key takeaways to help prepare your school for online testing, whether it’s this year or next...

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Feb 12, 2015 6:00:00 AM
How Important is Technology in Education? Pine Cove’s Top 10 Reasons

Why is technology important? How important is technology in education? 

There are countless reasons why technology is a key aspect of learning in the schools....

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Jan 14, 2015 4:58:00 AM
Weighing the Pros & Cons of Hardware as a Service Financing (HaaS)

As technology demands in our districts continues to grow and our technology budgets do not seem to be following suit, we need to find a way to stay up with...

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Jan 12, 2015 4:33:00 AM
HaaS: Financing Equipment Instead of Buying

Equipment Financing

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Dec 15, 2014 11:52:00 AM
It’s Official: FCC Approves $1.5 Billion E-Rate Funding Cap Increase

The FCC voted 3-2 for the $1.5 billion increase on December 11th, a plan that hopes to expand schools’ and libraries’ access to high-speed internet capabilities....

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Dec 4, 2014 7:00:00 AM
E-Rate Changes to Priority 2

Erate Priority 2 Changes

  • The Priority 2 name will be changed to Category 2. 
  • Category 2 funds Wi-Fi and related infrastructure/equipment. As said before,...
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Dec 3, 2014 7:34:00 AM
E-Rate changes to Priority 1

Erate 2.0: Changes to Priority 1 

  • First, the Priority 1 name will be changed to Category 1.
  • E-rate Category 1 funds broadband connectivity and internet access to...
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Dec 2, 2014 3:09:00 PM
E-Rate 2.0 - General Changes
With the 1st year of E-Rate 2.0 completed, we are updating our information from what we've seen and learned over the past year to help inform school districts,...
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Nov 7, 2014 9:15:00 AM
ShoreTel Sky Communications and E-Rate

About ShoreTel Sky

We know cloud-based technology is the new way of the future, and a new aspect of this is VoIP (voice over internet protocol) vendors such as...

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Oct 31, 2014 6:30:00 AM
Cryptowall: How can your district protect itself?

As your technology consultant, it is not only important to inform our clients of important new features, but also dangerous software that can harm your computer....

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Oct 28, 2014 2:59:00 PM
Wyoming Boosts Internet Infrastructure, Investing $16 Million

For our rural Wyoming community, many school districts have struggled with internet outages and complicated wiring to their capitol city, Cheyenne, in order to give...

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Oct 22, 2014 1:17:00 PM
Google Classroom/Drive for Education

Who needs a backpack for school this year when you have Drive? 

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Oct 17, 2014 9:53:00 AM
Building Sustainable Networks in K-12 Schools

At Pine Cove, we often find ourselves explaining to a school district why they need to upgrade their IT infrastructure.  The technology landscape in schools today...

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Oct 14, 2014 8:47:00 AM
How 802.11ac Technology is Making Our Lives Better
It’s here. And it’s faster than ever. 

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus consumers might be raving about the new thin, big screen and better display, but we’re raving about...

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Oct 9, 2014 5:00:00 AM
Meraki - Location, Analytics, Engagement

Cisco Meraki is always staying one step ahead of networking technology, and we know how hard that is considering how quickly technology evolves. They have just...

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Oct 2, 2014 10:26:00 AM
Wi-Fi is the most necessary feature of booking a room

In a world where we are always connected, we expect to have internet access almost everywhere we go, even if we have to ask a random person what the password is....

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Sep 29, 2014 2:01:00 PM
Room to grow: HP Networking portfolio for rural school districts

With the state of Montana having a handful of increasingly populated towns and hundreds of smaller towns spread throughout, the difference in technological...

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Aug 29, 2014 1:49:00 PM
SaaS Business Rationale Finds New Life with MSP HaaS Installations

Most school IT managers are familiar with SaaS (software as a service), which allows access to software applications throughout a network as needed. This is a...

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Aug 29, 2014 1:38:00 PM
Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) – Advantages and Disadvantages

When it comes to meeting the increased demand for bandwidth in schools, some IT managers are learning a valuable lesson in network architecture. To increase speed...

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Jul 22, 2014 9:29:00 AM
Cape Air Service Benefits PCC and Northeastern School Districts

Not only can it be harder for small school districts on the hi-line of Montana to get their hands on new technology - and quickly - but these districts also take a...

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Jul 10, 2014 7:53:00 AM
Lovell Principal Awarded Principal of the Year
One of our long-time partnerships, Lovell High School, recently received an award for Wyoming Principal of the Year. Principal Scott O’Tremba was deemed the award...
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May 20, 2014 7:41:00 AM
Pine Cove Consulting EduTech Roadshow Recap!

We would like to thank all that were able to attend our first ever Pine Cove EduTech Roadshow. We are very pleased with the outcome and the event was a huge...

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Feb 28, 2014 10:05:00 AM
White House Student Film Festival on technology in the classroom.

Student Film Festival. | Source:

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Feb 27, 2014 5:15:00 AM
Find out how your peers are using Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki cloud networking was built for the demands of education. 100% Cloud Managed WiFi, switching and security that enables a BYOD, high-density classroom...

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Feb 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM
The ConnectEd initiative helping rural schools like you!

President Obama speaks about high-tech education at the State of the Union address. | Source: YouTube

The ConnectEd initiative is making progress via huge...

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Feb 17, 2014 1:58:00 PM
Where to start when writing a school district technology plan

Here at Pine Cove Consulting we work with many school districts across Montana and Wyoming.  Each and every one of them are a little different.  Some are very...

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Feb 14, 2014 1:36:00 PM
Pine Cove Support!

Here is an email we just received from one of our clients. Its nice to see Pine Cove Consulting is "on the ball" when it comes to support!

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Oct 21, 2013 9:09:00 AM
Projects, Projects, and more Projects!

As the Director of Operations for Pine Cove Consulting I manage all of our managed services, service delivery, and projects.  Our main focus as an organization is...

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Jul 10, 2013 1:13:00 PM's Interview with Brandon Vancleeve Discussing Portal & Cloud Computing


With our continual pursuit to be a leader in portal and cloud computing in education, we were contacted by to give some insight on what we...

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Jun 10, 2013 10:50:00 AM
Pine Cove Restore Q and A (#2)


Forget everything you know about backup and recovery.

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May 28, 2013 7:07:00 AM
Pine Cove Restore Q and A

Pine Cove Restore Q and A.

Forget everything you know about backup and recovery.

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Apr 22, 2013 3:18:00 PM
Technology Showcase (Sidney Public Schools)

Technology Showcase (Sidney Public Schools) Wednesday April, 24th

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Apr 2, 2013 6:59:00 AM
Remote control: Pine Cove Consulting doesn't need a central location to provide great service

Marissa Mayer, the 37-year-old chief executive of Yahoo, raised eyebrows when she announced in February that Yahoo employees would no longer be allowed to work...

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Mar 27, 2013 8:01:00 AM
Cisco Partner Network Study Sheds Light on BYOD Impacts on Users and the Enterprise

There has been a lot written about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomena and how it is reshaping how we work and spend our leisure time. There’s even been some...

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Mar 21, 2013 8:03:00 AM
Technology Showcase (Colstrip Public Schools)

Technology Showcase (Colstrip Public Schools)

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Feb 6, 2013 1:47:00 PM
Dr. Ikegami lecturing at Anderson School for rural communities

A note from the Superintendent at Anderson Elementary School, Jeff Blessum:On Thursday,  January 31st, Anderson School students and teachers went to Kumamoto Japan...

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Jan 11, 2013 10:13:00 AM
Register Today EDUTECH 2013 Pine Cove Consulting

5th Annual EduTech Conference 2013

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Dec 21, 2012 8:08:00 AM
Pine Cove Instrumental in $500k Tele Med Grant for YBGR

The Following is a press release that gives more detail toward a grant award YBGR just received from HRSA. We are very excited by this opportunity to work with so...

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Dec 6, 2012 10:53:00 AM
Pine Cove Distance Learning Roundup – K-8 Edition

You’re invited to our first “Distance Learning Roundup – K-8 Edition”  We are inviting school districts from all over the Rocky Mountain Region to join us on ...

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Oct 3, 2012 1:48:00 PM
VMware is one of the emerging technologies in education!

Have you ever thought about utilizing E-rate as a means to help your school or district purchase technology? If so, you've likely heard about the upside of E-rate...

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Sep 20, 2012 8:19:00 AM
Pine Cove Consulting wins the 2012 Montana Family Business Award

Pine Cove Consulting has been awarded the 2012 Montana Family Business award this year.

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Aug 29, 2012 11:33:00 AM
Lovell Wyoming leading other technology schools.

Today, the IT landscape in Big Horn County School District #2, in Lovell, WY has a different look to it since Pine Cove took over management over 15 years ago....

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Aug 22, 2012 7:42:00 AM
Accessing the World from Your Classroom with advanced telecommunications

It's not news that technology can give students and teachers access to the world from the classroom. We all know it's possible, but when we begin to consider the...

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Aug 14, 2012 10:14:00 AM
Breaking Down The Barriers of the Classroom with Virtual Field Trips

Have you ever wondered what it was like to stand outside the Colosseum in Rome? Or be on Safari in the Austrailian Outback? Or visit the Smithsonian's most recent...

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Jun 25, 2012 1:21:00 PM

Summer meetings with Pine Cove Consulting are just a little different than most Summer Meetings.

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May 24, 2012 1:15:00 PM
Are you ready for one-to-one computing in your School?


1. Is your network One to One ready?
  • a. Do you have the Wireless capability to handle every teacher/staff/administrator/student on wireless? 
  • b. Can your...
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Feb 24, 2011 9:44:00 AM
PCC Helps Montana and Wyoming Schools Get $2 Million in Grants in 2010!

Grants Fund Technology to Connect Rural Schools to the World

2010 was a great year for some schools in Montana and Wyoming. With the aid of Pine Cove Consulting,...

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Feb 17, 2011 9:40:00 AM
Browning schools get grant for distance learning

BROWNING — Schools here will split nearly $500,000 from a distance-learning grant to ask questions and learn along with their far-away peers in real time.

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