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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.

Why Every Business Should Seriously Consider Virtualization as an Option

Why Every Business Should Seriously Consider Virtualization as an Option

Business hardware is never a small investment to make, so for a business to make the best use out of their invested funds, their hardware needs to be seriously considered. One way to do so is to use a virtualized environment, whether that environment is hosted onsite or in the cloud. Let’s consider the inherent benefits of virtualization.

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Data Recovery is a Critical Part of Cybersecurity

Data Recovery is a Critical Part of Cybersecurity

While backing up your data is the one sure-fire method to protect your data from cybercriminals, a backup is only a part of the equation. If you can’t recover your data quickly and effortlessly, it will further exacerbate the pain you face when dealing with an emergency. Take a moment to learn why data retrieval is critical to your cybersecurity plan.

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Cloud Migration

What You Need to Know Before Starting a Cloud Migration

Businesses that are searching for ways to support the new normal often need to migrate their data from a server they host to the cloud or vice versa. Despite all the integrations that would seem to make this process simpler, they actually make it more difficult. It can be a very difficult situation for any business and should be completed under the watchful eye of professional technicians. Let’s take a look at some of the problems you may encounter:

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The Lego Group Is Using IT the Right Way

The Lego Group Is Using IT the Right Way

Regardless of a business’ size, technology can help it to resolve most operational challenges it is contending with. For instance, global toy producer The Lego Group shared their own story about how improved IT solutions helped it to address some significant issues it had. Let’s go over what The Lego Group did, and then see how their process could translate to your business.

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OneDrive Can Help Your Remote Team Prepare for South Dakota Winter Weather

OneDrive Can Help Your Remote Team Prepare for South Dakota Winter Weather

Usually, we would be helping Rapid City businesses prepare for the extreme weather, which can come with South Dakota winters, however this season is anything but typical. As so many workers continue to work from home, your business' winter preparation needs to account for that. Now is the time to help your remote workforce prepare for the upcoming winter weather.

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Document Management Can Significantly Reduce Printing Costs

Document Management Can Significantly Reduce Printing Costs

For the average business printing costs are often looked on as a necessary evil. The truth is that they really don’t have to be as bad as you think. There is technology available today that can revolutionize the way that you manage your company’s files. More than that, you can significantly reduce your reliance on the technology that has a mind of its own, the printer. 

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Is the Cloud More than Your Business Needs?

Is the Cloud More than Your Business Needs?

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have resolved to shift their operations and replace a lot of their onsite computing hardware with cloud solutions. While the cloud has proven to be a great method for businesses to obtain the resources they need without investing in the associated costs of a hardware refresh, its other costs could prove problematic. Let’s examine your options briefly and try to establish a sense of value.

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How Microsoft Azure AD Can Benefit Your Business

How Microsoft Azure AD Can Benefit Your Business

As many businesses have begun to invest in the infrastructure to handle a remote workforce, many are leaning to the cloud to handle more and more of their typical in-house IT. It makes sense--the cloud is inherently designed to make it easy to access from anywhere, even if that isn’t your office. Best of all, the cloud is capable of handling most, if not all tasks that used to require a lot of in-house hardware and overhead.

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The Different Types of Cloud Collaboration Tools

The Different Types of Cloud Collaboration Tools

Collaboration has always played a critical role in a business’ success, which is one of the biggest benefits that the cloud offers. Since cloud technology has suddenly become even more important for a business--especially in terms of business connectivity as more people are displaced from the office by the COVID-19 pandemic--we felt that it was an appropriate time to address just how many different kinds of communication tools are available through the cloud.

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The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Cloud Solution

The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Cloud Solution

Cloud solutions have helped considerably advance businesses, regardless of whether a business makes use of public cloud solutions or a private option that it hosts itself. Many have found great utility in combining the two into a hybrid cloud solution. Let’s consider the pros and cons of the hybrid cloud to see if it would suit your needs.

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Your Business Should Rely on a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider

Your Business Should Rely on a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider

When you work with huge corporations that provide software or IT infrastructure for your business, especially when you are on the smaller side of their average customer, you can feel a little dissociated. You don’t get the hands-on help you might need, or the long-term white-glove treatment you deserve.

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The Bigtime Benefits of Cloud Computing

The Bigtime Benefits of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the single fastest growing business computing method. Why is this? The cloud offers options that simply weren’t available in the past. Switching to the cloud not only can benefit your business productivity, but also your security, flexibility, and efficiency. Today, we will talk about how migrating to the cloud can help YOUR business.  

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Three Ways Cloud Solutions Cover a Manufacturer’s Needs

Three Ways Cloud Solutions Cover a Manufacturer’s Needs

It wasn't too long ago that I was having a conversation with the manager of a manufacturing company, discussing how their business could benefit from cloud solutions. I’m happy to say that I think I gave this person a lot to think about, as the cloud can have a significant impact on a manufacturer’s processes.

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Collaboration Tools You Can Integrate Easily

Collaboration Tools You Can Integrate Easily

Integrating collaboration tools ensures your team has the correct solutions to complete a project. Enabling these tools allows your business to put the co-op, in cooperation. Today, we will talk about how collaboration tools can be implemented, along with the benefits they bring.

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Can You Host a Private Cloud in the Cloud?

Can You Host a Private Cloud in the Cloud?

Many businesses have turned to the cloud for their next big technology rollout, but there’s much more that goes into this choice than giving the green light to whoever is implementing it. First, you’ll need to make a choice; do you implement a public cloud, private cloud, or a combination of the two?

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Shift Your Big Costs with Cloud Computing

Shift Your Big Costs with Cloud Computing

Cloud solutions give businesses the ability to find value in applications that were previously limited by needing to be hosted on-site. If you implement cloud services, your business can take advantage of several benefits that otherwise aren’t possible, including more reliable file storage options.

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Use Microsoft Office 365 as What It Is: a Collaborative Productivity Suite

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Let’s take a moment and consider your typical workday. You come into work, and what’s the first thing you do? Chances are, you pull up Microsoft Outlook and check your email. Maybe you have to edit a Word document, or update the data you have in an Excel spreadsheet, or review a PowerPoint before a big presentation… you get the idea.

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Why Businesses Need Tools Like OneDrive

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In today’s competitive environment, small businesses and large businesses seek to attract the same audience. Fortunately, the technology solutions of today can level the playing field by expanding the capabilities of smaller businesses. This is especially true of cloud solutions, particularly Microsoft OneDrive.

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The Cloud Drives a Modern Business’ Collaboration Efforts

The Cloud Drives a Modern Business’ Collaboration Efforts

The cloud is a remarkable tool, but it’s one that a lot of businesses still haven’t adopted for a variety of reasons. Maybe they are worried about security. Maybe they are worried about placing their data in the hands of a third party, or perhaps they don’t have the resources to host their own in-house infrastructure. Thankfully, there are plenty of tools out there that enable businesses to use the cloud without the responsibilities of hosting it on-site or maintaining it.

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Tip of the Week: Evernote Templates Present Powerful Options

Tip of the Week: Evernote Templates Present Powerful Options

The most productive people are the ones that have the information they need on hand. If you are one of the millions of people that don’t have access to a team of researchers, it will likely fall on you to do most of the research you need yourself. While you may only sparsely use Evernote, today the powerful note-taking app offers pre-made templates to help you get more organized.

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