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    You Might Need Managed IT Services If… (Thanks Jeff Foxworthy)

    By: Steve Knutson
    January 15, 2019

    A friend recently asked, “What are key ways you know you need Managed IT Services?” Instantly, a rendition of the Jeff Foxworthy redneck one liners started running through my head. They were not insults, but rather statements that reflected how far we’ve come.  I’m not a stand-up…

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    WiFi vs Ethernet & Wired vs Wireless Networks: What You Should Know for Business

    By: Clay Ostlund
    November 28, 2018

    With mobility and flexibility becoming increasingly important to your business and its employees, have you taken time to consider what sort of network best suits your needs? Should you continue to rely upon a wired network, or is it time to go wireless? The WiFi vs ethernet discu…

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    Here's The 411 on Managed IT Services and Network Management

    By: Dustin Bonn
    July 27, 2018

    Your network is a vital component of your daily business operations. Every moment without your network results in lost productivity and potentially missed sales opportunities. Put in its simplest terms, your network sustains your business. It needs to be kept safe and managed app…

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    3 Common Work Tasks IoT Completes

    By: Steve Knutson
    October 26, 2017

    We’re connected – all the time – and I’m not just talking about email and phone calls. I thought about this as I walked into my family’s business and the song I was listening to in my truck came on in the building. It was not coincidence. It’s because of the phone in my pocket.

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    A New Way to Manage Your Wide Area Network and Improve Performance

    By: Steve Knutson
    June 24, 2016

    Many businesses with multiple locations have traditionally networked them together with a solitary high-cost, low-speed MPLS or other dedicated circuit technology. This has continued despite the abundance of high-speed public Internet capabilities available.

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    Trouble with Your IT Network Infrastructure? Automation can Help

    By: Trevor Akervik
    December 18, 2015

    Business growth can create tension, stress and challenges to future success and productivity. One of the biggest challenges your business faces as it grows is increasing complexity in its IT network infrastructure. As your business grows, you add more users and devices to your ne…

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    4 Reasons NOT to Implement a Wireless Solution

    By: Clay Ostlund
    October 20, 2015

    In order to compete in a mobile world, businesses are pressed to adopt wireless technology to make life easier. I know what you are thinking… making the change to a wireless network sounds complicated and it will require extra work for your already swamped IT team – not to mentio…

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    When Everything Has an IP Address

    By: Steve Knutson
    April 17, 2015

    Imagine if everything you worked with or sold had an IP address. How would that change what you do? What new opportunities would that provide? The days when everything has an IP address are not far off. That fact may not mean much to you right now. But it will transform your life…

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    A Cisco Cloud Networking System | Mankato Business Technology Seminar

    By: Clay Ostlund
    February 11, 2015

    I recently presented Cisco Meraki’s cloud managed networking capabilities to business and IT professionals at Marco’s Mankato Business Technology Seminar. The discussion covered the features and details of Cisco’s new cloud networking platform. If you were unable to attend the se…

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    Network Security Services That Take Your Business to the Next Level

    By: Clay Ostlund
    January 27, 2015

    When it comes to network security, you need a plan. As a technology services provider, we’ve been focusing less on specific configurations, and more on policies, procedures and standards. While we continue to implement technical configurations to support these documents, we now b…

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