Enabling student achievement is core to every decision made by the David Douglas School District in Portland, Ore. A highly diverse school district, with more than 70 languages spoken among the students and a population that is 50 percent bilingual, its small-but-powerful 3-word motto “Learn Grow Thrive” tells a big story about how far heart and determination can take an individual…and a community. Like many districts across the country, DDSD resolved to provide teachers and students with every advantage and resource that technology in the classroom has to offer. They wanted to bring online learning to each student with Google Classroom, streaming video, and other education-based applications. “We do everything in our power to put the tools in the hands of the teachers so that they can teach and students can learn,” said Derek Edens, director of technology and assessment at DDSD. However, the existing wireless infrastructure just did not make the grade. It could not handle the volume of traffic generated by a district the size of David Douglas. The district, which serves about 10,000 students, includes nine elementary schools for grades K-5, three middle schools for grades 6-8, one high school for grades 9-12, and one alternative school for grades 9-12. The…

Proximity Tracing with BLE-Enabled Tech Answers Tough COVID-19 Safety Questions


By Jed Rabe, Structured Wireless Engineer, CWNE#280, ACDX#925, ACMPv8 Companies are surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with triage to their business structure and processes. For many, a distributed workforce of telecommuters provided the cure. However, for businesses that must interact in person with the public and are eager to resume normal operations, it is important to…

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Structured Welcomes Two Engineering Experts to Cisco Division


Sr. Network Engineer Jason Boger and Sr. Collaboration Engineer Nick Pappas recruited for strong Cisco networking and collaboration experience. MADISON, Wis. (August 31, 2020) – Structured is pleased to announce Sr. Network Engineer Jason Boger and Sr. Collaboration Engineer Nick Pappas have joined the company to enhance and expand its Cisco service offerings in the…

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Structured Skyrockets Up CRN’s Annual SP500 List in 2020


Firm jumps more than 50 places from 2019 to capstone a decade of strong performance and growth.   PORTLAND, Ore. (June 1, 2020) – Technical excellence, skillful business leadership and a keen sense of customer demand combined to vault Structured up the venerable Solution Provider 500, an annual recognition of top North American solution provider…

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Structured Receives Top Partner Honors from Juniper Networks


Named the ‘2019 Americas West Partner of the Year’ for engineering skill, dedication and performance. PORTLAND, Ore. (April 17, 2020) – Honored for its preeminent expertise and innovative leadership, Structured today announced it was recognized as a Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks. Juniper has three distinct partner…

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Structured Secures 10th Annual Spot on CRN Tech Elite 250


Esteemed List Honors the Highest-Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications PORTLAND, Ore. (March 23, 2020) – It’s official. CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored Structured and its extensive team of expert solution architects with a decade of recognition on the respected Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list acknowledges the top…

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Community, Continuity


First, let us extend our most heartfelt wishes that you and those closest to you have been spared illness or financial hardship as a result of coronavirus. As a Pacific Northwest-based company with deep roots in Oregon and Washington state, this community and its collective health means everything to us. Second, we are keenly aware…

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Managed Services Team Cinches CRN MSP500 Billing


  Structured again named to the prestigious Security 100 category for skill in cloud and cybersecurity. PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 20, 2020) – Structured announced today that it was named to the 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The popular CRN MSP500…

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ArubaOS 8: Enhancements over ArubaOS 6


A World of Mobile Devices

By: Structured Wireless & Mobility Engineers Jed Rabe, CWNE, ACDX, ACMPv8, and Don Wright, ACDX, ACMP, CWDP, CWNA, MGCA -- Clients rely on the team at Structured to plan, deploy and support their wireless infrastructure -- especially when that technology is from Aruba Networks. Improvements in the Wi-Fi standard, LPWAN, and indoor tracking and wayfinding…

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