Technology is amazing



That’s what you can expect when you join forces with world-class experts in IT, cyber security, and more.

Without a strong IT partner, you end up:

  • overspending
  • being inefficient
  • complicating your work
  • wearing too many hats
  • fussing over antiquated tech
  • running in circles to track down vendors
  • waiting dead-in-the-water on tech support
  • losing big on downtime & break-fix services
  • being susceptible to cyber attacks

Sound familiar? Don't go IT alone.

Unless you’re an IT expert, business technologies can be overwhelming and daunting. We understand. It’s our belief that technology should make your life easier and help you achieve more. In fact, we’ve seen time and time again that the right technologies, managed by a team who knows what they’re doing, can catapult an organization’s success.

Don't go IT alone.

Cyber security can feel overwhelming and daunting to any organization. We understand. We believe your technology should make your life easier and help you go further. And that starts with having the right tools in place, managed by a team who knows what they’re doing.

We can help.


If it plugs in, powers on, or charges up, we're your people. You rely on a tangle of different vendors, programs, and providers—but it doesn't have to take a village. Imagine being able to call one team for all your technology solutions.

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Applied Connective has been around for 20 years now. We've developed a keen understanding of which solutions are necessary, which are unnecessary, and which are game changers for any kind of business or organization.

Our services

  • IT Consulting
  • Endpoint Security
  • Disaster Recovery (BDR)
  • Managed Backups
  • Managed Firewall
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Awareness Training
  • Cloud
  • DNS Protection
  • Help Desk Support
  • Security Operations Center
  • Patch Management
  • and more…
  • VoIP / SIP
  • Hosted Voice
  • Traditional PBX
  • Paging & PA Systems
  • Conferencing
  • Mobile/BYOD
  • Cellular Boosters
  • Commercial Surveillance Systems
  • Door Access Control
  • Door Intercom
  • Panic/Duress Systems
  • Managed Security Services
  • Routine Maintenance
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • Mobile Phone App
  • Low Voltage
  • Fiber Optic
  • Cable Management
  • Data Centers
  • Wireless
  • Pro-Audio/Video
  • Overhead & Commercial Audio Systems
  • Digital Signage (TVs, Displays, Projection Screens, Mounting, Etc.)

…but you get the gist. Anything you need, just ask. If it has to do with technology, we probably do that too.

We're proud to be trusted by

NE county governments
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Our customers have kindly given us a perfect 5-star average rating & a 99.1% customer renewal rate.

And the feeling’s mutual. We’re their biggest fans too! When asked what they love most about working with us, these are the top 5 responses we hear:

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They love that
  • they can call one phone number for all their tech needs
  • when they call, they speak to real-live human beings
  • those real-live human beings are friendly & knowledgeable
  • they can count on fixed costs with our managed plans
  • they finally have peace of mind, security, and confidence.

It's weird to brag.

Our partners have a lot to say about us. We'll just let them do the talking.

Here's what our customers are saying this month

Think we'd make an unstoppable team? Us too.

Get a consultation on the house. You'll learn where you might be vulnerable, inefficient, or overpaying and get a taste for what it'd be like with us on your team. No cost. No obligation.

Press & Accolades

Applied Connective in the news

Before you go, interested in a competitive advantage?

Having helped hundreds of businesses over the past 20 years, we know a thing or two about which technology solutions are necessary, which are unnecessary, and which are total game-changers. Our managers are happy to share their invaluable insights with you and show you where you may be vulnerable, inefficient, or overpaying. Totally free.

Kory Bourek

IT Support Specialist

Kyle Oldenkamp

Relationship Manager

Shelby James

IT Support Specialist in the Panhandle

Mandy Luettel

Director of Growth & Development

Noah Burwell

IT Support Specialist

Chase Gragg

IT Support Specialist

Vaughn Finkral

IT Support Specialist

Ron Leimser

IT Support Specialist

Jill Petsche

IT Support Specialist

Nevan Hoffman

IT Support Specialist

Lacey Henn

Administrative Assistant

Andrew Grupp

IT Support Specialist

Heath Murray

IT Support Specialist

Will Frey

AVS Technician

Konnor Gibson

IT Systems Specialist

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  • Canned soup
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned stew
  • Canned fish
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned beans
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Powdered milk
  • Boxed meals
  • Cooking oils
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Detergent
  • Hand soap
  • And any other food, hygiene, or household product that is unused, unopened, and unexpired.

Kenley Silhacek

Senior IT Systems Engineer

Mason Uhing

IT Support Specialist

Faith Nunn

IT Support Specialist

Kara Frey

Administrative Assistant

Brandi Lueninghoener

IT Support Specialist

“Lakeview Community Schools has enjoyed our partnership with Applied Connective. They have been incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and cooperative as we have worked together. Applied Connective has provided a team-like atmosphere in their service!”

Aaron Plas, Superintendent

Lakeview Community Schools

“We have been very pleased with their communication, efficiency, and customer service over the course of the last few years. We would highly recommend ACT to any other schools out there looking for a reliable partner for your technology needs.”

Brandon Detlefsen, Technology Director

Central City Public Schools

“Their service is always reliable and timely, and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Our needs are their #1 priority! Boone Central is beyond grateful to have top-of-the line technology services and customer support.”

Nicole Hardwick, Superintendent

Boone Central Public Schools

“They’ve been with us every step of the way as we implemented phone systems, security cameras, and keypad doors. Their customer service is second to none, and their business knowledge is outstanding.”

Ronda Weber, Technology Coordinator

Burwell Public School

Applied Connective did an amazing job with our school security cameras. They were very professional and easy to work with. [They’re] patient with our questions and quickly respond when we need some direction. The cameras work great and are very easy to access. Thank you for a job well done!”

Amy Sokol, Principal

St. Anthony's School

Lance Bain

Voice Technician

Brigitte Burbach

HR Manager

Clay Anderson

IT Support Specialist

Brandon Petersen

Relationship Manager & IT Engineer

Relationship Manager/IT Engineer – I work side by side with our clients to ensure they are receiving the best value from our products and services, offer insights to improve their workflows, and resolve any issues that may arise as fast as possible.

Logan Niewohner

IT Systems Specialist

Justin Borgmann

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I assist customers in their daily IT needs, and respond to any issues that may arise.

Bryce Molt

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Technician, I provide general help desk support for clients.

Weston Ray


Casey Schalk

AVS Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, internet, security, and voice technologies.

Grady Higgins

IT Support Specialist

Eric Beckman

AVS Project Foreman

Kris Wright

General Technician

My role as General Technician includes installation and troubleshooting of door access and camera security systems.

Mikki Mangus

General Accountant

Some of my duties as General Accountant include payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and reconciliation. I am happy that I am part of the Applied Connective Team.

Heidi Kahlo

IT Technician

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Eric Petsche

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective is primarily to work with the AVS crew to install and configure surveillance, security, Internet, and voice technologies.

Kelsi Funk

IT Systems Specialist

Chase Thieman

AVS Technician

My role as an AVS technician at Applied Connective is to work with the AVS team to install and configure surveillance, security, internet, and voice technologies.

Cody Banzhaf

IT Manager

Eric Henn

Voice Technician

My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the voice group.

Alex Herstedt

Telecom / IT Technician

As a Telecom/IT Technician, I work with traditional and hosted phone systems.

Scott Whaley

Level 2 IT Technician

I’m part of the IT team at Applied Connective, so my days are spent setting up new PCs for customers; troubleshooting broken PCs, printers, etc., and installing new hardware.  

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

I’m in charge of creative content development and marketing here at Applied Connective—advertising, design, copywriting, website management, PR, and social media as well as coordinating philanthropy efforts.

Matt Childress

Relationship Manager

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

I install surveillance, security, Internet, phone, and audio systems to fit our customers’ needs.

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Technician

I provide and coordinate technical services and support for infrastructure, access control, surveillance, and audio/video solutions.

Jarod Dendinger

Business Development

My role here at Applied Connective centers on business development, so that involves assisting our team in focusing on value-added processes as well as leveraging technology to provide solutions for our business partners that support them in continued success and growth.

Will Zoucha

Operations Manager

Ed Knott


As President at Applied Connective, I am responsible for organizational direction and general oversight of all product/service areas.