This tribe is in Prescott, Arizona, is a self-sustaining sovereign nation that has numerous IT needs to service a variety of businesses such as retail stores, real estate offices, and a popular casino.
MIS/Network Manager Chad Dixson sought out a new system that would allow for growth.
Working with CommSpeed, a Prescott Valley-based wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Conceptual Systems and Software, a Chino Valley-based networking firm.
The Tribe has significantly enhanced communication capabilities between its numerous enterprises through a new high-speed wireless network, which links all tribal offices and gaming sites.
1 Gig Ethernet with 100 Mbps Direct Internet Access (DIA) was prescribed
2003: Launch of its new wireless wide area network (WAN) and a comprehensive website.
Strategies for success for this project
Focus on an increased efficacy for now and future generations and opportunities
Ernie Jones, president of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe: “This technology will allow us to greatly increase our efficiency, and our new email will improve the way the Tribe communicates within the organization and beyond.”
The Tribe has also debuted its first comprehensive website, www.ypit.com.
The site offers a brief history of the Tribe, information on tribal environmental programs, businesses operating on the reservation, community news and links to the Bucky’s and Yavapai Casino site.
Working with Commspeed improved YPIT’s network performance as well as offered plenty of flexibility for future growth and growth of opportunities for the tribe
Offers career and educational opportunities for current and future generations