Earlier this month, the Digital Dakota Network (DDN) launched a new logo.
The DDN provides services to the K-12 community through a collaborative effort between the Department of Education, Dakota State University and BIT. These services include: application delivery, email, web hosting, online courses, security, on-site support, network management, training and much more. The K-12 schools in South Dakota benefit tremendously from professionally managed technology services being provided to them at a fraction of the cost it would take to replicate the services on an individual school basis.
The DDN video portion is a statewide interactive video communications system using compressed digital technology to provide a "meeting pipeline" across the state of South Dakota and the global community.
This video component connects the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of state government, the Board of Regents, private universities, the four public technical schools, municipal governments and the K-12 community. Video studios are located in government facilities, public and private universities, technical education institutions and high schools. Any business, school, organization, agency or individual may use the DDN video system for instruction, training, meetings and presentation purposes.
The new logo better connects all parts of the DDN's audiences to the product. It is a visual representation of the global connection it has for its users. It is simple, easily identifiable and will be sustainable for the long term. This is a transitional process from changing out what was previously being used for the DDN logo, but we expect to bring brand awareness and recognition with this new logo to the DDN in a limited period of time.