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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.

Businesses are Surprisingly Resisting Remote Work for Many Knowledge Works

Businesses are Surprisingly Resisting Remote Work for Many Knowledge Works

Remote work for certain types of positions has really become quite popular, but for others, this is not necessarily true. For example, knowledge workers are seeing fewer new job postings. According to a report from Braintrust analyzing 150,000 new job postings, things are not all well and good for remote work.

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Tip of the Week: Keeping a Clean Computer

Tip of the Week: Keeping a Clean Computer

Computers are machines, and machines function best when they are kept clean and tidy. Therefore, to get the most return on your investment for your computer and other computing hardware, you’ll have to keep things relatively clean. Today’s blog is all about how to make sure this happens!

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Customer Highlight: Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

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Without our clients, KT Connections would be little more than a dream, which is why we like to pay some attention to these clients whenever we can. This time, we wanted to recognize Black Hills Regional Eye Institute.

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Is Your Business Considering Upgrading to Windows 11?

Is Your Business Considering Upgrading to Windows 11?

Windows 11 has been released into the world, but has your organization embraced it yet? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Adoption for Windows 11 has been relatively slow, all things considered, and recent surveys and polls show that Windows 11’s adoption will proceed in this fashion–at least for the near future.

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Stay Safe When Shopping Online

Stay Safe When Shopping Online

Some people shop almost exclusively online, and with the holidays gifting many folks gift cards, hackers are on the lookout for ways to exploit those who shop via the Internet. What can you do to stay safe while you are shopping online?

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Facebook Users Need to Be Aware of Phishing Scams

Facebook Users Need to Be Aware of Phishing Scams

Using email to trick users is something that hackers have done for ages, but they usually find themselves tucked away in the spam folder where they belong, or blocked entirely by enterprise-level content filters. Hackers, however, are a crafty lot, and they have discovered ways to break through these measures through the use of a surprising third party: social media websites.

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VoIP is the Solution to Growing Communications Costs

VoIP is the Solution to Growing Communications Costs

Investment in communications is one way that any company can improve operations and everything that comes along with them. There are many options out there to improve communications, but few have the same impact on your bottom line as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

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Cloud Productivity is Fueling Small Business

Cloud Productivity is Fueling Small Business

Relying on remote workers was always scary for a lot of businesses; particularly small businesses. The fear stems from a lack of control, whether it be monitoring security or productivity. This is why, before the pandemic, you saw a lot of businesses limit or disallow the practice completely. Today, however, most organizations have a completely different view of remote work. It literally saved many businesses. 

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Cybersecurity Will Get More Dicey in 2022

Cybersecurity Will Get More Dicey in 2022

All businesses must make securing their infrastructures and reinforcing cybersecurity practices a priority, especially as we move into the new year. This is a concept that involves securing the network, infrastructure, and data from the countless threats out there. Here are three of the most important issues to keep in mind when building your cybersecurity strategy for the new year.

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Your Technology Expenses Aren’t All the Same

Your Technology Expenses Aren’t All the Same

When budgeting capital for your company’s technology, it isn’t always simple to know how much to allocate. In fact, a lot of times it can be a convoluted and troublesome experience. Our consultants spend quite a bit of time and effort working out workable budgets for our clients and today, we thought we would talk about how we come about our figures to comprehensively support a business’ technology.

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5 Most Dangerous Strains of Ransomware, Based on How Profitable They Are for the Bad Guys

5 Most Dangerous Strains of Ransomware, Based on How Profitable They Are for the Bad Guys

There are all kinds of threats out there that can make things difficult for your business, but one of the biggest threats from this past year was ransomware. Ransomware encrypts data on the victim’s device so that it is inaccessible without the decryption key. Hackers have been successful with these extortion methods, as well as many others, yet ransomware continues to be a serious source of anxiety for businesses of all sizes and industries.

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The 4 Benefits of Cloud for a Remote Workforce

The 4 Benefits of Cloud for a Remote Workforce

Businesses everywhere, including here in South Dakota, have experienced the benefits of moving their necessary technology to the cloud. Let’s go over some of the ways that you can use the cloud, and the benefits that come along with it.

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So, Do You Still Have a Company Culture?

So, Do You Still Have a Company Culture?

Many companies have been using remote work for so long that there are growing concerns for how this will influence company culture moving forward. Let’s discuss how you can avoid having remote work directly impact your company culture so that your team can maintain a productive working relationship.

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Customer Highlight: Rushmore Obstetrics & Gynecology

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We have a unique perspective in our industry, simply because we have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of organizations. Every so often, we like to shine the spotlight on these clients, because they do some important work. This time around, we wanted to recognize Rushmore Obstetrics & Gynecology and the care they provide for the women of the Black Hills.

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Employee Highlight: Cameron Jones

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We’re well aware that our business is only capable of what we can accomplish because of the efforts of our dedicated and talented experts. This is why we dedicate some time every now and then to help you get to know the unique human beings behind the services we provide. This time, we wanted you to get to know Cameron Jones, an Audio and Video System Engineer on our security team.

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4 Ways Managed IT Can Help Your Law Firm

4 Ways Managed IT Can Help Your Law Firm

If you run a law firm, you have an incredible amount of responsibilities—not only to your clients, but to court agencies, as well as your industry oversight organizations. Managing your data and communications are some of the most important steps you can take to grow your law firm. Here are four ways managed IT can help.

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Are Ethical Hackers the New Defense Against Cybercrime for Small Businesses?

Are Ethical Hackers the New Defense Against Cybercrime for Small Businesses?

While considering cybercrime, it’s very easy to slip into a dichotomy: hackers are bad, while not-hackers are good. Like most things in life, however, the truth is that there is a spectrum to cybercrime. Let’s take a few moments to consider a few different types of hackers, and the hats that their roles determine they wear.

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When the North Pole Needs IT Support, We’re Their First Call

When the North Pole Needs IT Support, We’re Their First Call

We work with a lot of businesses, but one in particular may surprise you. Let’s talk about how our services made a certain organization’s critical processes a lot easier to manage during their busiest time of year:

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5 Ways Managed Information Technology Helps You Win in Business

5 Ways Managed Information Technology Helps You Win in Business

Everyone knows the value of good tech support; when you need your computer repaired because an issue is preventing you from getting work done, you call a professional to get your PC fixed. It’s easy to compare it to a plumber or a roofer—most people tend to only call on them when there is a problem.

Our core service, managed IT, is a little different than the typical idea of calling tech support to fix something. Sure, you still get access to technical support, but the work we perform on a day-to-day basis is more preventative, so ideally you won’t have situations where you need to call a professional because you can’t get your work done.

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Fake Ransomware Attacks Work Because People are Scared

Fake Ransomware Attacks Work Because People are Scared

Ransomware is one of the worst threats you can encounter, and the first half of 2021 saw more large-scale ransomware attacks against both individuals and businesses than ever before. A new threat, however, promises to disrupt this trend, and it’s one that you might not have considered: fake ransomware attacks.

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