By JASON McGINNIS

If you weren’t aware, on this day in 1792, Eli Whitney was granted a patent for the cotton gin, a device that revolutionized an entire industry. We’re a huge fan of revolutionary innovation here at NeoNova, which is why we’re again hosting the IP Vision Preconference Workshop on April 23 in New Orleans.

NTCA IP Vision Precon Workshop

It’s a small-group forum where you’ll have a chance to interact with subject experts and your peers on three different topics: Managed WiFi, Network Expansion, and Video Services. Space is limited and is filling up fast (36 of 54 were taken at last count, with nearly six weeks to go), so don’t wait to register! (If you already registered but didn’t sign up for the precon workshop, please contact NTCA.) We’re also reserving a few spots for NeoNova Affiliate employees, so if you end up on the waitlist, let me know and I may be able to help.

Complementary Cybersecurity Self-Assessment

As you may have heard from your Customer Advocate (CA), we’ve decided to offer the self-assessment portion of the NovaSecure service for no additional charge to all NeoNova Affiliates. The SelfAssure cybersecurity assessment is the first step to a more secure company. A NeoNova facilitator will work with you to complete the assessment in order to evaluate the security on your infrastructure. Knowing your weaknesses is an important first step for any cybersecurity plan. Contact your CA at custsvc@neonova.net to get started.

WTA One Chip Challenge

We not only like to help our members succeed; we like to help their communities succeed, too. That’s why NeoNova’s own Chick Kennedy will be attempting the One Chip Challenge to raise money for the WTA Foundation scholarship fund at next week’s WTA Spring Meeting in Destin, FL. We’ll be live-streaming on our Facebook page on March 19th starting at 9PM eastern time, and we’ll also post a video to our blog post about the event.

If you’re not sure what the One Chip Challenge is, check out our blog about the event, which includes an intro video.

If you want even more fun, we did a One Chip Challenge in our office so we could sympathize with what Chick will be going through!

If you’re planning to be at IP Vision, the WTA Spring Meeting, or any other show we’ll be at, we’d really like to buy you a coffee or a meal and catch up. Please reach out to me or any of my NeoNova colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you!

McG