Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe case study

  • Case
    • 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. 
  •  Funding/ Support
    • 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,
        • 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 

Key Themes: Empathy – Marketing – Economy

Issues: employment – advertisement

Strategies: information sharing 

Forms of Access: community


Yurok Reservation

  • Case