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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.

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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What Do You Do When Something’s Wrong with Your IT?

What Do You Do When Something’s Wrong with Your IT?

If you’ve ever dealt with a persistent issue on your workstation, you’re familiar with how frustrating it can be - especially when nothing seems to fix the problem. However, what if I was to tell you that there is a way to identify and resolve the issue? With a Remote Monitoring and Management solution, there is. 

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Why We Appreciate TIE’s Efforts

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We’ve often spoken out on our commitment to our community, and have tried to exemplify it through our actions. We have witnessed how technology has grown in a relatively short time, which has given us some perspective… namely, how important it will be for any and all modern organizations to embrace the technology that is now available.

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Retrieving Data Once It’s Been Deleted

Retrieving Data Once It’s Been Deleted

Chances are you’ve found yourself in a situation where you have accidentally deleted an important file. However, it’s possible that you can restore the data, depending on the scenario. We’ll walk you through the processes required just in case you find yourself scratching your head over a potentially deleted file.

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Assessing Your IT is Key to Optimizing Your Business

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Let me ask you a question… would you rather your business continue through pure inertia, running through the momentum you generated once upon a time, gradually running out of gas until stagnation sets in, or, would you rather address the issues your business presented so they could be resolved and growth encouraged? I know which I would prefer.

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KT Connections Joins Educators at Annual TIE Conference

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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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How to Prevent Data Loss Threats from Former Employees

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Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, and all of them could potentially impact your business’ operations. While the term “disaster” often conjures images of fires and floods, there is another kind of disaster that isn’t considered nearly as often - the actions of a disgruntled former employee.

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How South Dakota Avoided Any Patient Data Breaches in 2018

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Throughout 2018, the healthcare industry was heavily battered by data breaches, ultimately totalling 503 breaches throughout the year that affected almost 15.1 million patient records. Of all those breaches, not one of them occurred in South Dakota. What caused this? We have our suspicions, which we’ll discuss here.

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Technology Basics: Understanding Different “____wares”

Technology Basics: Understanding Different “____wares”

Hardware, software, malware, ransomware. These are all terms that share two things in common - you probably have heard them fairly often, and they all end the same way. This is no accident. To better understand what these programs are, let’s dig into the basics of what we mean when we’re talking about “-ware.”

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How Machine Learning Can Help Our Health

How Machine Learning Can Help Our Health

Machine learning has become a big deal in a variety of industries, healthcare being a prime example. There are a variety of applications for machine learning in this incredibly important field, all of which show great potential in improving patient care. Below, we dive into just a few examples of how machine learning can improve healthcare.

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Technology Basics: Read-Only

Technology Basics: Read-Only

In your time dealing with files and folders on computers, you may have encountered some that have been marked as “read-only.” What is the significance of these files, and what does that marking really mean? That’s the topic we’ll explore below.

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BaaS Lets You Take Decentralization for a Test Drive

BaaS Lets You Take Decentralization for a Test Drive

One of the biggest problems with emerging technologies is the fact that it can be very hard to tell if they will actually provide any benefit to a business without taking the risk of implementing it. This leaves many businesses in a catch-22 of sorts: they lose money by not implementing a new solution, or they lose money because the new solution wasn’t a good fit.

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Stay Safe on Facebook With These 4 Common-Sense Tips

Stay Safe on Facebook With These 4 Common-Sense Tips

For hackers and scammers that specialize in identity theft, Facebook is a virtual goldmine. Think about it, the entire social media experience is designed to get users to share their personal information. Overtime, any novice thief can compile this information and use it to access online accounts, open new financial accounts in the victim's name, and more.

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