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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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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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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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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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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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Network Bottlenecks Cause Inefficiency

Network Bottlenecks Cause Inefficiency

As your business grows and your list of achievements grows ever longer, you will eventually realize that your network cannot keep up with the strain you place on it every day. When your network experiences so much traffic that it buckles under the pressure, or slows to a crawl, we call that a network bottleneck, and it can be indicative of other problems on your infrastructure that must be addressed.

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Organized Teams are Better at Collaboration

Organized Teams are Better at Collaboration

If your business could make money based on its process, you’d never need to worry about results. Unfortunately, things don’t work that way. You need to bring a product or service to market and sell it in order to make enough revenue to continue doing business. With the results-based nature of things, it becomes essential for the good of your company that you optimize your team’s ability to get things done. Today, we’ll talk a little bit about how collaboration gets better when your team is organized. 

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IT Lessons Your Business Learned From Sturgis, and How to be Ready for 2022

IT Lessons Your Business Learned From Sturgis, and How to be Ready for 2022

The Sturgis Rally brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to South Dakota, bringing with them millions of dollars in business. The question is, was your business ready and able to make the most of it, or did the technology your business depended on fail when you needed it the most? Here's how managed IT can help your business prepare for the coming year.

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Productivity Obsession Has People Working on Their Vacations

Productivity Obsession Has People Working on Their Vacations

Remote work has cemented itself in today’s business environment, but there are some issues regarding whether or not people can effectively work outside of the office. In particular, the idea of a workation has sprung up in that people are working while going on a vacation. This “workation” trend is one that must be examined.

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3 Solid Reasons Why Data Backup is Essential

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One of the best investments you can make in your IT infrastructure is implementing a data backup and disaster recovery solution. Not only is it a crucial part of any business continuity plan, but it also helps to future-proof your business in the event of a potentially disastrous scenario. There are three big reasons why you should consider implementing data backup and disaster recovery, and if you fail to do so, you are putting your company at risk for no real reason.

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4 Ways to Develop Camaraderie for Your Remote Workers

4 Ways to Develop Camaraderie for Your Remote Workers

A lot of people are still working remotely these days, and while those who work in the office might look at remote workers with envy, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for the remote worker. One of the things that remote employees miss most about the office environment is developing relationships and camaraderie with their coworkers. To help lessen this impact and to make your remote employees feel like they are still a part of the team, here are four ways you can still develop camaraderie with your remote employees.

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Are South Dakota Businesses Ready to Go Back into Lockdown?

Are South Dakota Businesses Ready to Go Back into Lockdown?

Based on the infection rate that continues to climb, the writing is on the wall that we may soon see an increase in remote work for South Dakota businesses. However, with the right preparations, you can avoid the issues that last year’s COVID interruptions caused. Let’s go over what these preparations should look like.

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Get Your Business Ready for Hybrid or Remote Operations

Get Your Business Ready for Hybrid or Remote Operations

It can be hard to look into the future, especially today when that future can often look bleak and unpredictable. It’s incredibly important, however, to do so, especially in the realm of your business’ operations. When the pandemic is over, how are you going to corral your employees back to your office? Are you even going to attempt this? Perhaps, now more than ever, it’s time to reevaluate your operational infrastructure and how technology can impact it.

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Customer Highlight: First Peoples Fund

 Client Spotlight

Here at KT Connections, we have the pleasure of working with a variety of organizations and one of our greatest honors comes from the opportunity we have to work with First Peoples Fund.

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Be Proactive and You’ll Reduce Downtime

Be Proactive and You’ll Reduce Downtime

In terms of the sheer amount of technology your company utilizes, we’re willing to bet that a sizable chunk of it is made up of hardware. This includes devices like your workstations, routers, switches, and servers. Most of us understand that this technology does not last forever, so you should not only expect your hardware to fail, but anticipate it. In other words, you need to be prepared.

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Managing Your Remote Staff Correctly Has Major Benefits

Managing Your Remote Staff Correctly Has Major Benefits

With remote work standing front and center for the past couple of years, it’s no wonder that a conversation has begun about the benefits and shortcomings of it. It is now clear that remote work is something that is not going away anytime soon. Let’s take a look at how businesses might retain remote operations without making too many sacrifices in the process.

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Strong Cybersecurity Training Can Pay Major Dividends

Strong Cybersecurity Training Can Pay Major Dividends

At the heart of it, cybersecurity preparedness is a team effort, not necessarily a singular one. Everyone must be aware of and engaged in cybersecurity best practices. As such, training is a necessity. To help you ensure that your cybersecurity training is as effective as possible, we’ve put together a couple of curriculum design tips and tricks to keep in mind.

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Can Your Former Employees Be a Threat to Your Business

Can Your Former Employees Be a Threat to Your Business

Employees come and go in the business world, so you should be prepared to handle this turnover when it happens. If your company does not have an adequate response to employee turnover, you could potentially put your business at risk. Here are three ways that you can make sure former employees cause you the least amount of worry, especially in regards to staffing and cybersecurity.

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The Proper Use of Technology Can Be the Key to a Better Business

The Proper Use of Technology Can Be the Key to a Better Business

Modern businesses need to take advantage of every opportunity they can get in today’s crowded marketplace, almost regardless of the industry they work in. One great way to gain an advantage is to put technology in place that can significantly enhance how your business works, inside and out.

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After 20 Years, Are the Rules of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Still Viable?

After 20 Years, Are the Rules of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Still Viable?

For many, the name “Enron” is notorious, as its bankruptcy and bad practices (amongst those of other companies of the time) ultimately led to the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Hard to believe that was almost two decades ago! Let’s dive into what the act outlines, and how it remains relevant today.

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