Dating back to 1997, a visionary task force of forward-thinking thought leaders, had the foresight to embrace the burgeoning concept of broadband connectivity as a critical utility essential to advancing the missions of the higher education community in New Jersey.
Today, that visionary task force is known as Edge.
Edge is a member-informed, non-profit consortium of academic and research institutions with a dedication to higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, public and nonprofit service members, collaborating partners and subscribing patrons.
Edge aims to deliver and sustain a healthy, vibrant and thriving technology ecosystem that is purpose-built for the communities we serve. Through active collaboration, adaptive technology, transformative engagement and defined solutions, we have designed a national model of excellence in research and education networking in New Jersey and beyond.
The Edge team never sits still. Our collective desire to create and innovate pushes us to provide optimal technology solutions, including:
- EdgeNet: Connectivity and Network Management
- EdgeSecure: Trust, Identity and Security
- EdgeCloud: Virtualization, Storage and Managed Cloud Services
- EdgeLearn: Digital Asset Management, Real-time Communications, Licensed Digital Media Hosting and Streaming
- EdgePro: Transition, Transformation, Shared Services and Operational Efficiency
- EdgeEvents: Professional Development Events, Community Building and Conferencing
- EdgeMarket: Collaborative Purchasing
- EdgeDiscovery: Research & Sponsored Programs
Looking ahead, mobility, push technology and personalization will drive the next wave of digital content management innovation. Edge will work side-by-side with our members and colleague Research and Educational Networks (RENs) to further harness the potential of digital content to advance teaching and learning in the years ahead.
As Edge has grown and evolved over its nearly two-decade history, the official title of our organization has undergone some changes. The following standards are in place to help clarify these changes. Please refer to these guidelines FOR ALL COMMUNICATIONS using the Edge name:
- The terms “Edge” may be used by media, researchers etc. as covered by fair use, but may not be altered in any way.
- DO NOT write out “New Jersey Edge”
- DO NOT include NJEdge in all caps, as in “NJEDGE”
- DO NOT include “NJEdge.Net” per NJEdge’s previous title.
- DO NOT include “the” in NJEdge’s title, as in “The NJEdge”
Boiler Plate Language and Media Contact Policy
All press releases referencing Edge must include an “About Edge” paragraph that contains Edge Boilerplate language and a link to the Edge home page. The Edge Boilerplate may not be altered in any manner. See example below.
In addition, please list Adam Scarzafava, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications, as a media contact after the “About Edge” paragraph and include the relevant contact information. See example below.
Edge serves as a member-owned, nonprofit provider of high performance optical fiber networking and internetworking, Internet2, and a vast array of best-in-class technology solutions for cyber security, educational technologies, cloud computing, and professional managed services. Edge provides these solutions to colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, government entities, hospital networks and nonprofit business entities as part of a membership-based consortium. Edge’s membership spans New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Edge’s common good mission ensures success by empowering members for digital transformation with affordable, reliable and thought-leading purpose-built, advanced connectivity, technologies and services. Visit NJEdge.net to learn about our mission, vision, and vast array of member benefits.
Edge Media Contact:
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Phone: 855.832.EDGE (3343)
Edge Spokesperson Quote Policy
If your organization would like to obtain a quote from an Edge spokesperson to include in a press release or news item, please draft a statement that contains all relevant information with reference to Edge and send it to Adam Scarzafava, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications, via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a draft of the press release in your email. Edge will review the quote in the context of the press release and attribute it to the proper spokesperson. Edge reserves the right to disapprove and/or edit the content of any quote attributed to an Edge spokesperson.
Edge Approval Process
Please allow at least five (5) full business days for the approval of all press releases bearing reference to Edge or quoting an Edge spokesperson. Though it may be possible, Edge cannot guarantee approval sooner than five (5) full business days.