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KT Connections has been serving the Rapid City area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Rush Hockey Game Sponsorship


The team at KT Connections had a great evening as the Rush Hockey Game Sponsor on Friday, January 10th. Not only did we get to participate in the ceremonial puck drop, but two staff members were able to ride the Zamboni at each break period, and the Rush were able to beat out the Cincinnati Cyclones 5 to 2. A special thanks goes out to the entire Rush organization!

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Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019

Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019

KT Connections was excited to attend Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019 in Deadwood, South Dakota. There were a lot of knowledgeable speakers, valuable content, and competitive challenges. It was great to meet people from all over the US and even a few from overseas. Thanks go out to John Strand and the entire Black Hills Infosec team, the contributors, and Dave Kennedy who wrapped up the event with a very insightful presentation. See you again next year!

The 2019 South Dakota Manufacturers’ Day


The 2019 South Dakota Manufacturers’ Day summit was held at the Lake Area Technical Institute on September 12. Speakers held sessions throughout the day, and explored a variety of topics concerning the manufacturing industry.

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Employee Highlight: Justin Heier


Company Related

What is your role at the company?
I’m a L1 systems engineering doing mostly general troubleshooting and fixes, while also helping with backups and restores.

What do you like most about?
The work atmosphere and collaboration with how everyone is willing to help resolve issues, also, the lunches on Friday’s.

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KT Connections attends the 2019 South Dakota Dental Association Exhibitor Show


RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA - KT Connections was present at the South Dakota Dental Association’s Annual Session this year, which took place from May 16th to 18th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. This conference covered a variety of topics pertinent to those in the dental industry, including how the proper use of technology can aid them in treating their patients.

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Successful Allworx Analysis Lunch and Learn


April 25, 2019 - We had a great turnout with over 30 attendees for the KT Connections and Allworx Lunch & Learn yesterday afternoon.

Richard Schuman, our Allworx Regional Channel Manager, did a great job covering the Allworx product lineup and features, while answering a good number of questions from the audience. KT Connections was recently awarded the Allworx Certified Partner of Excellence for 2019 and a top-five Allworx reseller in the northwest region.

Thanks go out to Richard and all our customers for attending and we hope to see you soon at a future educational lunch & learn.

If you missed the event or would like more information about Allworx solutions contact us today!

KT Connections Joins Educators at Annual TIE Conference


RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA - KT Connections attended the 19th Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) Conference in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this week. The event, which alternates between Rapid City and Sioux Falls each April, reflects TIE’s commitment to advancing education through the thoughtful application of cutting-edge technology solutions and training.

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KT Connections Participates in Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce B2B Mixer


RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA - 2/13/2019 - KT Connections was among the businesses that assembled for the 2019 Business to Business Mixer at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center yesterday. This event provides businesses the opportunity to network directly with the community and their fellow members of industry, forming bonds and sharing their services with those in attendance.

While this event was an invaluable opportunity for a business to market their services, the team at KT Connections welcomed the chance to support the other businesses of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Events like the Business to Business Mixer are a great opportunity for KT Connections to get to know the other businesses in our area, promoting collaborative opportunities and camaraderie. It just gives the community more opportunities to see the value that membership in the Chamber can bring,” says Rodd Ahrenstorff, Partner/vCIO.

KT Connections, who recently celebrated their 25th year in business, provides other businesses with managed technology support, allowing these businesses to commit more focus to their operations. To learn more contact them or call them at 605-341-3873.


KT Connections Announces Security Operations Center-as-a-Service in Partnership with Arctic Wolf

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RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – 2/16/18 – KT Connections has teamed with Arctic Wolf, a leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service company, to provide threat detection and response capabilities to protect against today’s advanced cyberattacks. AWN CyberSOC service provides an enterprise-class security operations center, the most essential element of any modern cybersecurity strategy. The service includes the expertise of experienced security engineers who manage all security matters using the full spectrum of advanced defense mechanisms for prevention, detection and response.

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Exciting News: Boomerang Acquisition by KT Connections


KT Connections is proud to announce its acquisition Boomerang Enterprise Management, including the phone and technology divisions. Boomerang officially closed its business operations the first of November of 2017.

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KT Connections Lunch and Learn Series Presents: Fortinet Security Seminar


KT Connections and Fortinet had a great turn-out for the Business Security Lunch & Learn event.  With over 30 attendees and a full hour of educational content, our customers came away with great Q&A and are better informed about mitigating cybersecurity risk in their business .  We want to thank everyone for attending and especially the Fortinet Security Team for presenting such relevant content and keeping the discussion lively.  KT Connections will be holding another educational Lunch & Learn in the coming months as part of our series benefiting the businesses of Rapid City and surrounding areas.


Nextiva Launch and Learn


Great turnout for our Nextiva Launch & Learn event and an excellent opportunity to learn from industry experts.  Thanks to all the attendees and our Nextiva reps; David and Mike.


KT Connections Joins Nextiva’s Amazing Partner Program as Certified Reseller


 KT Connections now offers Nextiva’s Award-Winning VOIP Communications Services

Rapid City, SD, 6/12/17 — KT Connections, Inc. (www.ktconnections.com) announced today that it has joined Nextiva as a certified Nextiva reseller, and will now offer Nextiva’s award-winning VOIP communications solutions to the businesses they serve.

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The International Collegiate Programming Contest


The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multi-tier, team-based, competition involving a global network of universities hosting regional teams that advance to the ICPC World Finals. Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines and auite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. This year the ICPC World Finals will be held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.  Best of luck to all the participants!


Committed to Improvement - KT Connections Attends Kaseya Connect 2017


The technology industry is constantly evolving and improving, and in an effort to keep ourselves educated on the latest and greatest improvements within the world of IT, KT Connections attended Kaseya Connect 2017 last week. 

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Rapid City Chamber Business to Business Expo

Rapid City Chamber Business to Business Expo

KT Connections was thrilled to attend the Rapid City Chamber Business to Business Expo for 2017.  We had eight staff members at the Expo including our very capable account management team and talented group of owners.  The Chamber of Commerce is very active in our city with over 1100 members we had an excellent turnout for this Expo.  Thanks go out to the Chamber volunteers and KTC staff!

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KT Connections Partners Long-Term with the Rapid City Rush

KT Connections Partners Long-Term with the Rapid City Rush

For Immediate Release – October 26, 2016


(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, announced today that KT Connections has partnered with the Rush on a multi-year corporate partnership. 

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Toshiba - The Power of Choice

Toshiba - The Power of Choice

KT Connections held an educational lunch and learn with 15 attendees to discover all that Toshiba offers with their Telephony solutions. This included all the Toshiba platforms from Strata CIX, IP Edge, VIP Edge and UC Edge. It was a valuable session to learn about all the integration and upgrade paths between all platforms.

KT Connections would like to thank Toshiba and all the attendees!


KT Connections Hosts the Rapid City Chamber Mixer

KT Connections Hosts the Rapid City Chamber Mixer
KT Connections was excited to host the latest Chamber Mixer the evening of September 13th and what a success it was!  Rodd Ahrenstorff, said people were asking “How are you going to fit all the mixer attendees in that little place?” Well, much to everyone’s surprise, the building is actually quite bigger than it looks but an outside tent was placed next to the building to provide additional space including a second bar and food station. 
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DakotaCon & CCDC Together: A Premier Security Event


The information security landscape is more impactful in the everyday lives of consumers and businesses transactions than ever before.  To address the educational needs of security professionals within South Dakota, a three day event called the DakotaCon held at Dakota State University, brings together information security students and experts. Scheduled alongside DakotaCon was the North Central Region’s National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC); a two day gathering of students and experts in a competitive environment testing their skills at cyber defense applicable to protecting business information networks and systems.

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