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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.

Customer Highlight: Northern Plains Eye Foundation

Customer Highlight: Northern Plains Eye Foundation

Statistics show 80% to 90% of blindness is preventable through education and access to medical care. For over 30 years, education and access to medical care have been mainstays in the Northern Plains Eye Foundation (NPEF) mission to protect and preserve vision and restore sight.

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Employee Highlight: Neil Blotske

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In order to do what we do here at KT Connections, we rely greatly on the skills and expertise offered by our assorted team members. In order to give them the recognition they rightly deserve, we like to highlight one of them every so often so that you can get to know the people who make our company so great. Here, we wanted to introduce you to Neil Blotske, our Controller.

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Employee Highlight: Robin Witkop

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While we’re proud of the services that we can provide to our clients, we are only able to do so because of the people we are lucky enough to have on our team. We wanted to take a few moments to introduce you to one of these team members: Robin Wiktop, a project manager here at KT Connections.

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Why Online Speech Isn’t (Usually) a Free Speech Issue

Why Online Speech Isn’t (Usually) a Free Speech Issue

It is undeniable that technology has become ingrained into our workplaces, and perhaps even more so into our daily lives—particularly considering the events of the past few years. This is likely why it is so surprising when a large tech company bans a user for some activity on their platform.

With all that is happening today, this surprise has largely turned into outrage over whether or not these companies can really ban people over what they share on the platform. Let’s go over the situation to try and glean from it some answers.

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Employee Highlight: Pete Droppers

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Every so often, we like to turn our focus away from the benefits that managed services can provide to your business’ technology, and instead direct it to the invaluable and appreciated team members who make these managed services possible. In this issue, we wanted to highlight our employee, Pete Droppers.

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Employee Highlight: Ryan Tvedt

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There’s no getting around the fact that KT Connections wouldn’t be able to accomplish a fraction of what we do without the people we have here as members of our team. Considering this, we wanted to take a few moments to express our appreciation for Ryan Tvedt, one of our system engineers.

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Employee Highlight: Zach Logsdon

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Our most important resource here at KT Connections is our team, which is why we like to highlight our team members so that you can get to know them, too. This time around, we’re focusing on Zach Logsdon, one of our systems engineers.

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Our Company Golf Tournament!

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KT Connections had another successful and fun company event. On September 22nd, the KT Connections staff came together for a Golf Scramble at the Elks Golf Course. There were seven teams of four which allowed co-workers to get to know one another, followed up with a burger and brat dinner and prizes.

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Employee Highlight: Dan Gabrielson

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At KT Connections, we like to recognize our team members, who make everything we do for our clients possible. We wanted to take a few moments and showcase Dan Gabrielson, one of our account managers here.

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Remember the Equifax Breach? Here’s an Update

Remember the Equifax Breach? Here’s an Update

Spoiler alert: it isn’t good news.

On September 7th, 2017, it was made public that Equifax had suffered one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history, and as a result, had left 145.5 million consumers in the United States vulnerable to identity theft. Due to a website application vulnerability, the personally identifiable information of these people was exposed from May until July of that year.

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ISPs Altering Service Strategies for Coronavirus

ISPs Altering Service Strategies for Coronavirus

In light of the coronavirus outbreak that swiftly swept across the globe, there have been efforts made by many telecommunications companies to make life easier for their customers. These customers are likely holed up at home, working remotely if possible. One way or another, they are going to want Internet access, and in a show of solidarity, numerous ISPs and cell carriers are delivering.

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Making the Most of MSP Memes

Making the Most of MSP Memes

Memes have become a frequent way that people - and businesses - communicate nowadays. Today, we’ll go into why Internet memes resonate so strongly with so many of us, and we’ll share some that we find particularly funny.

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An iPhone Christmas Story

An iPhone Christmas Story

In recognition of the holiday this year, we’ve decided to adapt a famous tale to a more contemporary setting, and create a parody of the holiday classic, A Christmas Story. We hope you enjoy this retelling, as much as we enjoyed writing it!

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Office Gadgets Your Co-Workers Will Love

Office Gadgets Your Co-Workers Will Love

Everyone likes cool technology gifts. Your family loves them and as the holiday’s approach, many offices hold Christmas parties and have gift swaps where co-workers are always looking to give and receive useful doodads. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite tech gadgets for 2019.

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How to Shop Securely This Holiday Season

How to Shop Securely This Holiday Season

While the major holiday shopping days have passed us by, many people are still looking for that perfect gift often using the Internet to find it. While online shopping is certainly more convenient, it can also be dangerous. To help keep you safe this season and beyond, we’re reviewing a few practices to protect your identity while shopping online.

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I Lost Data Once… A Collection of Horror Stories; Part 2

I Lost Data Once… A Collection of Horror Stories; Part 2

Here’s a horror story about an entrepreneur who, at a glance, was following many data backup best practices. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, things didn’t go so well when a crucial task was missed.

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I Lost Data Once… A Collection of Horror Stories; Part 1

I Lost Data Once… A Collection of Horror Stories; Part 1

I wanted to share a few stories we’ve gathered about times when a person or business has lost data. First, thank you to everyone who shared these stories with us and allowed us to publish them on our blog, and… we’re glad you made it through. The first one is a story about someone who learned their lesson the hard way.

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Is Big Tech Getting Too Big?

Is Big Tech Getting Too Big?

Some businesses have caught lightning in a bottle with the advent and overt use of the Internet. These companies now read like a who’s who of technology: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft. These companies are now some of the most lucrative in the world and there has been some very serious questions if they’re using their positions at the top of tech in unethical ways. Today, we’ll take a look at “Big Tech” and debate whether or not something has to be done to break up these companies before they become too powerful to fail. 

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7 IT Myths We Hear Too Often

7 IT Myths We Hear Too Often

When you work in the IT space, you get to hear some funny things - technology myths, conspiracies, and other rumors that are shared around the water cooler. We’ve heard it all, and we wanted to share some of these myths so you don’t get tripped up by them.

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Technology is a Key Ingredient for Food Delivery Services

Technology is a Key Ingredient for Food Delivery Services

Have you ever considered how much technology has made the world smaller? For example, think about how much easier technology has made it to access goods and services via the Internet. Entire industries have developed thanks to this technology. One notable example: app-based food delivery.

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