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[THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM] Applied Connective Acquires Megavision

TELEGRAM STAFF Applied Connective Technologies, a managed technology services provider based in Albion, Columbus and Norfolk, announced today that it has officially finalized purchase of all assets previously owned by Community Internet Systems/Wire-Free Nebraska, more commonly known as Megavision. Megavision has been providing DSL, fixed wireless internet, email and website hosting for customers in the …

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[THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM] Scam and safety: IT experts weigh in on staying vigilant of scams

    By: Managing Editor Monica Garcia A call from a number you don’t recognize, a text message asking you to click a strange link, an email asking you to update your payment information – all potential forms of scams that can put one in a bad position. Phone or computer scams can happen to …

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[THE COLUMBUS TELEGRAM] Applied Connectives receives award

From left, Applied Connective Technologies Business Development Jarod Dendinger, President Ed Knott, IT Manager Cody Banzhaf and Voice Manager Will Zoucha pose for a photo with the business’ Managed Technology Services Provider Award. A business with a location in Columbus has recently received a highly sought-after award in its field. Applied Connective Technologies, which is …

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[SAND HILLS EXPRESS] Team Jack Radiothon Raises $145,000; $25,000 Prize Winner Announced

By Gavin Higgins, Sand Hills Express Kylie Dockter, the Executive Director of the Team Jack Foundation, said, “We saw gifts from $10 to $5,000 during the day, and each dollar has an impact. From the time the phone lines opened at 7:00am until the end of the event at 8:00pm, we were fielding calls from listeners …

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[LEXINGTON CLIPPER-HERALD] Team Jack Radiothon Raises $100,000 and Counting for Childhood Brain Cancer Research

Elwood, NE – The 8th Annual Team Jack Foundation Radiothon was held on Thursday, August 27. This was the second year in a row that the Radiothon was hosted by presenting sponsor, Jim & Sharri Baldonado family and The Home Agency, at their home office in Elwood, Nebraska. Hosting an event during a pandemic makes …

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Applied Connective helps companies transition from old phone systems that hindered remote worker performance

Leading MTSP’s cloud voice solution maximizes communication and productivity of remote workers ALBION, NEBR — Aug 4, 2020 — Applied Connective Technologies announced today that the company is helping small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) transition from outdated phone systems that hindered remote worker performance to cloud voice. Many companies that went remote during the pandemic …

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[NANCE COUNTY JOURNAL] It’s Music to the Ears for the Fullerton Football/Track Complex

By Dr. Jeff Anderson Wednesday, July 18, 2020 (FULLERTON, NEBR) – If you have heard some great tunes coming from the Fullerton football/track complex in recent weeks, it has been a sampling and testing of the new sound system installed this summer. Due to a need to deal with a failing and outdated sound system …

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[ALBION NEWS] Applied Connective Technologies hosts open house

Jun 9, 2020, ALBION, NE – Many area residents visited the newly remodeled headquarters of Applied Connective Technologies during an open house last Friday, June 6. Applied Connective owner Ed Knott purchased the former Hometown Shopko building in June of 2019 and the building was remodeled. The company moved into the building in November 2019. …

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Applied Connective offers innovative data backup solutions to protect their customers’ critical information

ALBION, NEBR — April 12, 2020 — Applied Connective, an industry leader in unified communications, announced today that the company is offering innovative, off-site data backup solutions to protect their customers’ critical information. In an effort to enhance business continuity planning among the region’s small- to mid-sized companies, Applied Connective provides owners with the peace …

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Brigitte Burbach

HR & Operations Manager

Cody Banzhaf

IT Systems Engineer

As an IT Systems Engineer, my job is to evaluate, monitor, and enhance IT infrastructure with an emphasis on availability, reliability, scalability, security, data confidentiality, and system integrity.

Ed Knott

President

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

Will Zoucha

Voice Manager

My duties as Voice Manager include the sales, service, and consultation of all things voice-related, along with the management of the voice department.

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.

Ryan Robinson

AVS Service Technician

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

Justin Niewohner

AVS Project Manager

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

Nathan Niewohner

IT Project Manager

Sara Rasmussen

IT Service Manager

Matt Childress

Level 2 IT Technician

I am a level 1 tech here at Applied Connective, so I perform a variety of IT-related duties. 

Curt Hart

IT Technician

My role here at Applied Connective is to provide support to our customers by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components to ensure the smooth and secure operation of computer network systems.

Jessi Larson

Creative & Marketing

My work centers on creative content development and marketing—design, copywriting, website management, and social media as well as coordinating philanthropy efforts.

Colton Mazour WISP Manager

Scott Whaley

Level 1 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.  

Alex Herstedt

Telecom / IT Technician

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

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.

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.

Clay Anderson

WISP Technician

In my current role as WISP Technician I’m responsible for the network and infrastructure around the Columbus area and the quality of service provided to our customers therein.

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.

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

Administrative and Marketing Assistant

My role here as of now includes helping in the administrative & marketing departments. I’ll be helping answer calls, assisting with simple IT questions for customers, coordinating marketing tasks, and more.

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.

Michael Briseño

Level 1 IT Technician

As a level 1 IT Technician, I provide general desktop and printer support for clients. I ensure computer systems are running smoothly by diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining hardware and software components.

Weston Ray

General Technician

My role as a general technician at Applied Connective involves the installation of video surveillance, security, Internet, and phones, along with pathways and running cables just to name a few of our many duties.

Grady Higgins

Level 1 IT Technician

I assist customers with IT-related problems by answering questions on the helpdesk and working with customers to resolve the problems they have. I also assist advanced technicians with tasks for experience and faster project completion.

Kelsi Havlovic

IT Technician

I am a Level 1 IT Technician at Applied Connective, so my role is to perform a variety of IT-related duties to different customers.

Eric Beckman

AVS 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.

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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Oscar Bonilla

Level 1 IT Technician

As a Level 1 IT Tech, I do some IT work for businesses, such as setting up computers on a domain.

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.