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DGI Ranks 1811 on 2017 Inc. 5000

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 2:00:09 PM

August 16, 2017

Development Group, Inc. (DGI) has earned the position of 1811 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. DGI is a proud contributor to economic growth in Redding, California and surrounding areas, and has continued growth goals for 2018 and beyond. The company’s continued hyper-growth can be attributed to the dedication and drive of company...

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Video Management Systems: They’re More than Installing 100 Cameras

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 8:54:28 AM

Many organizations only install a video management system (VMS) after an incident has occurred and they find themselves wishing they had video footage to see what happened. Pro tip: don’t do this! Additionally, these organizations think installing surveillance cameras is the solution to avoiding or combating future incidents. Surveillance cameras are most often used as a tool to discover what ...

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3 Aspects of Video Management Systems That Are Migrating to the Cloud

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 7:48:43 AM

As we’ve discussed before, Video Management Systems (or VMS) are starting to migrate to the cloud more frequently. Whether it’s a small portion or the entire system, it’s becoming more common to find that an organization is using the cloud to manage and operate their surveillance system as opposed to housing it on-prem. And like every other type of technology, there are some benefits and some...

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3 Common Mistakes IT Departments Make With Their Bond Funds

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 6:54:55 AM

At DGI, our K-12 Business Advisor is a former CTO who has seen many bond seasons come and go. Throughout his years as a district leader, he discovered some common mistakes that occurred repeatedly and interrupted the end goal of every IT bond issue: student success.

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5 Common Traps of Bond Projects

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 9:46:09 AM

If you had a successful November bond initiative, you’re probably starting to receive the actual funds and are kicking off your bond projects. You might be working on construction, starting to realize the valuation of those bonds, and prioritizing work based on how those funds are coming in. You might also be working with facilities, bond specialists, and other key stakeholders (like financial...

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Vital Components to an Effective Video Management System

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Video Management Software (VMS) has become a rapidly-growing area of expertise for technology professionals.

There are many surprising factors that contribute to a VMS that’s effective and congruent with the rest of your organization’s security strategy. There are three basic components to a VMS system: the Network Video Recorder (NVR), the software that manages it (referred to as VMS), and...

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The Number One Campus Safety Mistake

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 8:19:29 AM

Campus safety has never been more important to educational institutions. A lot of vendors and technology companies are working with IT departments to install new technologies, such as surveillance systems, access control, or emergency notification systems to combat the ever-growing threats to student and faculty safety. But through our extensive work with K-20 organizations and their security...

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3 Surprising Ways ACS Can Help Your Organization

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 7:52:12 AM

When IT leaders think of Access Control Systems (ACS), they typically only think in terms of technology. It makes sense considering their position, as well as the growing list of responsibilities that many IT departments manage. But DGI is passionate about finding ways that technology can serve the mission of the organization – a concept we refer to as IT relevancy. We’ve seen many examples of...

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Four Things to Look for in an Access Control System

Posted on May 18, 2017 1:04:18 PM

If you’re looking for a new access control system (ACS), STOP. Do not collect $200 and do not pass go until you’ve read this article. This is a complicated area and, while incredibly important, it involves many moving parts plus the buy-in from leadership across many departments from IT to facilities to administration. Don’t invest your time, energy, and money in ACS until you’re 100% sure you...

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What to Look for in a Digital Curriculum Consultant

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 12:18:13 PM

Why are you interested in digital curriculum? Maybe you’ve decided to implement because the students and parents in your district demand it. Perhaps you think it’s the right decision for delivering your curriculum through a medium that students consume and understand better. Or maybe it’s simply the way that education companies are providing materials now, and you feel like you don’t have a...

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