From infrastructure to user – DOT.Comm brings leadership to IT government management

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With the stated goal to “transform IT service delivery and be recognized as a leader in government IT management,” DOT.Comm (Douglas Omaha Technology Commission) needed a technology partner who could help them to deliver on that vision. To do so meant updating old technology – from the infrastructure to the user – for a network of more than 5,000 users across the City of Omaha and Douglas County government agencies and departments, located throughout downtown, including: Omaha Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Omaha Police Department, Douglas County Department of Corrections, Omaha Fire Department, Douglas County Health Department and the DOT.Comm facilities.

Dubbed the ‘Project for Success,’ the solution also had to deliver BYOD capabilities and localized wireless, while ensuring systemwide security, scalability, performance and growth. Prime Communications was selected from a competitive field.


Established over 100 years ago, Cornhusker Bank has been committed to servicing the personal and business banking needs of Lincoln, Nebraska. This privately-owned bank has six local branches spread throughout the city; a technology center and three part-time kiosks in local retirement residences. Entrusted with the financial assets and daily transactions of its customers, Cornhusker Bank implements strict security policies and takes every measure to protect its establishments, patrons and staff from harm, theft or scams.


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A private, physician-owned hospital with nine operating rooms, 21 inpatient beds, 22 outpatient beds and four extended-stay beds, as well as a network of more than 50 physician offices, representing more than a dozen specialties, Lincoln Surgical Hospital in Nebraska continues to experience rapid growth. Increasing use of wireless and wired technology contributed to efficiency, but it also had also created islands of disparate networks. It also resulted in additional costs as each satellite office invested in its own wireless network solution to accommodate the use of individual mobile devices by patients and guests.

Recognizing the advantages of developing a seamless technology system within the main hospital itself and throughout its physician network, Lincoln Surgical Hospital and its IT team tapped Prime Communications to implement a solution that would facilitate the exchange and availability of medical records, imaging and test results. The solution would also need to standardize technology at individual physician offices – all while ensuring security and reliability.


The New Normal: Designing Security to Fight Organized Retail Crime

Bold, well-orchestrated – sometimes violent – organized retail crime (ORC) has reached a new level of intensity. That means loss prevention and asset protection also must rise to new heights. Fortunately, new technologies make it possible to more effectively reduce shrinkage and improve asset protection.

The FBI now estimates ORC losses at more than $30 billion per year. The National Retail Federation polled members in 2017, and 95% said they had been victimized by organized theft and fraud operations, with costs rising to more than $700,000 for every $1 billion in sales.

The key to understanding the ORC new normal is to think like the members of these criminal teams. This article explores who they are, actions they may take and why, as well as fraud detection and security strategies likely to become lasting solutions:  better inventory management, security systems integration all the way to the shelf level, working backwards towards solutions, and establishing open-architecture digital security systems to save time and money.