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Sweeping Changes to the E-Rate Program Leave Many Dazed and Confused

Over the summer, the FCC Board of Commissioners made major changes to the E-Rate program, which will affect all participating schools and libraries. The board released these changes (the 7th Order) on July 23, 2014, and the final rule was posted a few weeks later on August 19, 2014. While some of these changes will increase the availability of certain technologies, it’s important to know that funding for other services will be gradually phased out. The board’s changes mean that there will be more funding for broadband, WiFi, and Internet services and less funding for wireless phones, email, web pages, […]

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In Over Your Head: 3 Life Preservers to Keep You Afloat

Have you ever been given an assignment at work and had that “I have NO idea what to do” feeling? If you answered no, don’t worry. Your time will come. It’s so common in today’s fast-paced workplace, that whether you’re starting a new initiative, or you’re at your first job out of college, learning to positively channel that angst can turn a seemingly hopeless rat maze into something a whole lot simpler. In short, learning to work through such situations will make you a better employee and ultimately better able to excel at your job. I have the boon of […]

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The Financial Path to Success

The idea of a “creative” accountant has long been frowned upon, and for good reason. In fact, I remember one of my accounting professors telling this joke: “When asked the question ‘What is 1 + 1?’ the wrong accounting candidate would lean forward and say, with a conspiratorial smile, “What do you want it to be?’” And yet, at Jive, an innovative mindset within the finance/accounting framework has been vital in bootstrapping our business to tens of millions in revenue, 30+ quarters of consecutive growth, and a 9-figure company valuation. Take for example the experience with one of our first […]