Applied Connective’s Educates Customers on the Power of Microsoft Office 365

Fullerton, NE – March 2019 – Applied Connective, a leader in unified communications, announced today that they have launched an awareness campaign to help their customers to leverage the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft’s software is ubiquitous in the business world and this latest development will greatly impact the way business gets done across the globe.


Microsoft Office 365 is a package of software programs and services that Microsoft has put together in order to dramatically enhance office productivity. They have dedicated a massive amount of their resources and focus to ensure that it is a success, which means that the majority of business owners will be using these tools in the near future, whether they transition now or later. The package includes Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Link and Microsoft Skydrive, which all work together seamlessly to create a much-improved user experience. These programs open up new ways of collaborating online, bringing the power of Microsoft Office to the mobile environment and improving communication amongst team members more than ever before.


“When Microsoft makes a massive change, every business that uses a PC is affected,” stated Ed Knott, Applied Connective president. “This new advance is about tying everything together so Microsoft users can collaborate regardless of the device they’re using or where they’re physically located. This tool helps businesses owners collaborate securely, while giving their employees the tools they need to be successful.”


One of the most dramatic differences between Microsoft Office 365 and the existing suite of Microsoft tools is that it eliminates the need for purchasing additional licenses year after year. This answers one of the most frustrating problems that business owners have faced, and with this development they can finally get everyone in the company using the same software with the same version at the same time. This provides business owners with a suite of technology tools, priced on a per-person model, that can scale up as the business grows.


Microsoft 365 has an extremely wide range of capabilities. However, the functionality ranges from real-time, online document collaboration to email/task management to calendar synchronization across devices to instant messaging and more. The bottom line is that new technology exists in order to assist business owners in accomplishing their strategic objectives. This is exactly why companies need to spend the time strategizing with a trusted IT advisor in order to leverage all of the power in this technology.


“The most intelligent business owners will leverage this transition period to outperform their competitors,” added Knott. “By devising a strategic plan, educating themselves on the new possibilities and finding ways to utilize Microsoft Office 365 to accelerate the accomplishment of those initiatives, business owners can gain a steep competitive advantage.”

MSTP Helps SMBs Deploy Mobile Workforces to Increase Sales and Productivity

ALBION, NE — February 2019 — Applied Connective Technologies, an industry leader in unified communications, helps their customers leverage technology to allow for a remote workforce in today’s mobile environment.

According to a Cisco study, the growth of the mobile workforce has evolved from startups to enterprises, and 3 out of every 5 workers say that they no longer need to be located in an office in order to be productive. With clear benefits in reduced rent costs, flexibility in scheduling, reduced employee commute times, environmental friendliness, improved employee morale, results-focused productivity and enhanced accountability, it’s no wonder that managers and employees alike are embracing the notion of the mobile workforce.

Perhaps the most compelling reason to embrace the idea of a remote workforce is that there is finally the capability for business owners to properly manage telecommuters through recent advances in technology. Also, the functionality of such technologies has matured to the point where they are reliable, simple and scalable.

One such feature that is quickly rising in popularity is called presence management. This technology enables a manager the same functionality as if they were in the same room as a remote worker without actually needing to physically be there. Presence management technologies monitor employee location, track laptop activity, share availability and enable instant messaging for quick collaboration. In fact, presence management has gotten so precise that it can actually notify a manager when a remote worker has left his or her desk, is on the phone, or has taken a break to go to lunch. With managers constantly within an arm’s reach for assistance, this advancement completely eliminates the frustrating element of “phone tag” inherent in antiquated telecommuting environments.

Many of today’s businesses operate with a central folder on the local area network (LAN), which stores all of the businesses key documents, spreadsheets, presentations and files. A virtual private network (VPN) is one that enables remote workers to access all of the exact same files as if they were sitting at their desk in the office, through a secure and safe remote connection.

With VPN access, remote workers can instantly collaborate with in-office or out-of-office coworkers, since they all have the same documents at their fingertips.

Furthermore, telecommuters can now leverage desktop optimization centers (DOCs), which monitor, manage, enhance and fix remote laptops or desktops with ease. For example, regardless of location, an employee can call into a designated customer service line and get immediate assistance with any technical issues that arise. In fact, DOCs often solve computer issues much faster than in-house IT staff because of the inherent scalability associated with these firms and sheer number of technicians available. For example, if a computer crashes during an installation of new software program, an employee simply calls the technician and the technician remotely connects to the off-site computer and resolves the problem right in front of the employee’s eyes.

Lastly, call accounting, call forwarding and caller ID features have absolutely vital use-cases in the work-from-home environment. Sales managers can utilize simple call accounting software to track employee outreach, see how long employees spend on the phone, number of calls, and screen calls all the way down to specific words that are used. So, if a salesperson is never supposed to say “free,” a manager can know how many times that word was used. You now can have a remote workforce that essentially functions “under the same roof,” enhancing the customer experience. To the outside world, calls will sound the same to the end user whether that call is being answered at an employee’s home or in the boardroom.

“When you have the same level of technology in the home office as you do in the corporate headquarters employees are able to save time on their daily commute, business owners can scale the organization more effectively by adding staff and everyone involved can enjoy increased flexibility and productivity,” says Applied Connective President Ed Knott.

“Now, business owners can leverage the talents and skill sets of people all over the world, and we make it our mission at Applied Connective to provide the technology and the guidance to get this accomplished.”

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Applied Connective Educates Customers on Ransomware

Leader in unified communications helps businesses fight malware

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ALBION, NEBR. – January 2019 – Applied Connective Technologies, a leader in unified communications, announced today that they have launched a ransomware awareness campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to quickly educate business owners in understanding one of the latest threats now facing small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Ransomware is a specific variation of malware that is running rampant amongst hackers, and Applied Connective is doing its best to alert business owners of this new tactic. Applied Connective’s existing customers are very well protected against this type of threat, but many business owners may be unaware of the potential destruction this has on an organization.

While business owners have always understood the need to protect their businesses from malware, short for “malicious software,” ransomware is a new tactic that hackers are using to attack businesses in an especially aggressive way. Essentially, an employee will receive an email with a deceptive link with a call to action, such as “Click Here to See Resume” or “Download Report Now.” Upon clicking the link, a ransomware application will be installed immediately on the computer. Then, the software can remain hidden for several days until it is activated. At that moment, the ransomware application will hijack critical files, remove them from the network, and encrypt them so no other computers can access them. Then, hackers will send an email demanding payment for the release of the missing files.

“This is a serious and increasingly common problem that can have a devastating impact on an organization,” says Ed Knott, president of Applied Connective Technologies. “And many business owners don’t know how to defend against these types of attacks.

“We take great pride in protecting our customers from threats like this,” adds Knott. “The first line of defense is a technically educated staff. While the majority of these threats come in the form of suspicious email links, an educated staff can avoid these catastrophes simply through awareness. That’s one of the reasons we issued this press release. For business owners that see the value of peace of mind, we devise comprehensive solutions that thwart these types of attacks from every angle. We take a global approach that includes a combination of antivirus software, anti-malware software, strong firewalls, employee education, data backup, and network redundancy paired with targeted cyber security awareness training, which we offer to our clients. This training has proven to be imperative. We’ve seen measurable improvements in all clients who have enrolled.”

Applied Connective Technologies’ mission is to leave business owners in a more empowered position by serving as an educator of emergent technologies. “Our biggest aim with this campaign is to educate businesses now, instead of fielding frantic phone calls from them after they’re already in a difficult, immutable situation later,” concludes Knott. “Understanding how to defend against these cyber threats has saved our clients a lot of downtime, heartache, and money.”

Cloud Computing’s Silver Lining for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

Applied Connective Technologies Explains Fast-Approaching Technology

ALBION, NEBR. – December 2018 – Gaining tremendous popularity among companies big and small, cloud computing is a data-processing infrastructure in which the software and the data are stored on remote servers. These servers are connected to the Internet rather than a PC or a company’s LAN. When one needs to use some form of software application or access data, the computer connects to the remote server through the Internet.

The explosive growth of the Internet has fostered the idea of shared data infrastructure.

“Cloud computing is more prevalent than many realize and most people don’t even realize they’re operating in this fashion,” explained Applied Connective President Ed Knott. “But if you’ve ever created a profile on LinkedIn or Facebook or sent an email from Yahoo, you have engaged in cloud computing. The data that was created resides on a remote server instead of on your PC or other form of conventional hosting.”

Simply put, cloud computing includes server processing, data storage, security and voice applications. As one might imagine, there are tremendous advantages to cloud computing. First and foremost, it enables small- to mid-sized businesses to leverage storage space and application solutions without having to make significant capital expenditures on hardware or infrastructure. As a company needs more storage space or software, they can pay as they go. In other words, providers offering cloud computing offer services based on utility, such as Amazon S3, subscription or a flat monthly fee. Software as a service (SaaS) is another advantage of cloud computing because companies can tap into solutions hosted on the Internet.

Easy collaboration is another great benefit of cloud computing services. With both the application and the data stored in the cloud, it’s easy for multiple users to work together on the same project—anytime, anywhere. This gives companies with virtual employees extreme flexibility as well as enhanced productivity. Furthermore, depending on the provider, the data and applications stored in the cloud in most situations have complete disaster recovery. The information is protected by multiple, geographically dispersed data centers with extensive backup, archive and failover capabilities. In addition to SaaS, cloud computing has given rise to platform as a service, meaning one can build their own applications to run on the cloud provider’s infrastructure. Again, it can be tapped into by multiple users regardless of their location.

Cloud computing is still in its infancy, but the value proposition is quite clear and should be on every IT department’s radar. Although, there are issues that still need to be worked out from a security standpoint because hackers do pose a threat. All in all, the technology provides both a reliable and scalable solution that can greatly impact an organization’s cost structure, can support for future growth and can enhance operating efficiency and employee productivity. More and more attention will be directed towards cloud computing, especially as organizations learn how to harness its power.

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Local MTSP’s Cyber Security Brings Peace of Mind to Business Owners and Their IT Networks


Local MTSP’s Cyber Security Brings Peace of Mind to Business Owners and Their IT Networks

Applied Connective Technologies educates customers on the evolution of malicious threats


ALBION, NEBR. — Nov. 2018 — Applied Connective Technologies, a leading managed technology services provider, has launched an awareness campaign on recent advancements in cyber security. As technology has become even more central to business operations, hackers have grown in proficiency and are posing several new threats to business owners. Applied Connective is actively engaged in alerting customers of these new methods by which hackers are attacking businesses.

Cyber attacks, such as malware, have become one of the biggest threats on an organization’s network because of the speed by which these attacks evolve. Cyber security has become one of the fastest changing technologies in response, and is constantly vying to remain a step ahead of the threats that face most organizations. While business owners were previously able to avoid most threats by purchasing a strong firewall, hackers have continued to evolve their methods and simply put, a firewall doesn’t offer any sufficient level of protection anymore. As technology continues to move forward, the threats facing organizations have become much more sophisticated, brazen and bold.

One such common tactic used by hackers is the coordination of simultaneous attacks to overwhelm any server, LAN (local area network), or other critical endpoint on the network. Essentially, this overwhelms the endpoint and creates openings for hackers to attack the network during the overload period. Every endpoint is vulnerable to these types of attacks, and hackers can circumvent firewalls through any mobile device or tablet, unless the organization has a Unified Threat Management System that automatically evolves with and is designed to thwart these types of attacks.

“Hackers have a malicious goal of accessing and misusing proprietary company data for financial gain,” stated Ed Knott, president of Applied Connective. “One of the best practices that we recommend is triple layered infrastructure protection,” he adds. “This means establishing a layer of security at the edge of the network, another security layer at the desktop and a final layer of security at the LAN.

“This exponentially reduces the risks facing any enterprise because of the redundant nature of multiple levels of protection. This simple step can save companies thousands of dollars and unnecessary downtime.”

Another challenge facing organizations, as it relates to cyber security, is when employees access unauthorized sites and are phished for login credentials, making the network instantly vulnerable. “Through our guidance and technology we help our customers control access to certain websites and automatically prevent employees from interacting with sites that pose security risks to the network. The technology is configured to automatically detect malicious sites and shutdown the threat before any interaction begins.”

Applied Connective has established a cyber security division and is helping companies understand and implement a unified threat management system. During the company’s initial stages of customer outreach, they’ve found that most customers are completely exposed to threats.

“The question business owners must ask themselves is if they truly believe that a static solution can combat a dynamic problem?” said Knott. “In other words, if your firewall hasn’t evolved in the past several years, how can you expect it to keep pace with the evolution of hackers? And more importantly, where do you think that leaves your company data and customers’ sensitive information?”

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Applied Connective & Team Jack Make a Great Team

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OCTOBER 2018 – Some partnerships are a match made in heaven, and that certainly seems to be the case with the long-standing and mutually rewarding partnership between Applied Connective Technologies and the Team Jack Foundation.

Ed Knott and Andrew Hoffman were originally introduced in 2006 when Applied Connective Technologies became the managed technology service provider (MTSP) for a law firm at which Andrew practiced. Ed and his team established great relationships with the firm’s partners and staff, so it came as little surprise when Hoffman hired Applied Connective when he established his own practice, Hoffman Law, PC, LLO, in Atkinson in 2015.

Having done business together for several years, Ed and Andrew’s business relationship graduated from friendly professionals to professional friends, so when Hoffman’s son, Jack, was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer in 2011, there was a strong desire to help in some way. Opportunities would soon find them.


As Andrew and Brianna Hoffman watched their son continually suffer from tumor-related seizures, attend an endless series of appointments, and undergo countless treatments and surgeries, they became determined to find better treatments and, ultimately, an effective cure for this awful disease.

For reference, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget is allotted to pediatric brain cancer research. Identifying a huge need—and one that was obviously very close to their hearts—the Hoffmans went to work bridging the gap. Enter the Team Jack Foundation.

Andrew & Brianna began partnering with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national non-profit foundation which funds children’s cancer research to raise money for their research fund, and in 2012, the Team Jack Foundation was born. Through dedicated fundraisers, hard work, and a blossoming friendship between Jack and then-Husker running back Rex Burkhead (who granted Jack’s wish of meeting ahead of one of his life-threatening brain surgeries), the Team Jack Foundation has gained national notoriety and raised millions of dollars to date to enable life-saving research.


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The year of its inception, Team Jack had its first of what would become an annual event to raise crucial dollars for the cause. This is where Applied Connective gets involved.

A Tough Opponent: Taking On Pediatric Brain Cancer

The big idea was to put on a telethon that would engage radio stations from throughout Nebraska to reach the broadest audience possible. The Hoffmans needed a unique technology system to support such an event. So Hoffman approached Knott and his business partner, Tom Krings, and without hesitation, Applied Connective offered to donate time, services, and equipment to the event.

During the annual Team Jack Radiothon, more than 15 radio stations across the state dedicate the day to supporting the cause by raising awareness; collecting donations; and broadcasting interviews, testimonies, and stories from families affected by pediatric brain cancer as well as prominent Nebraska public figures, from government officials and oncologists to local celebrities like former Huskers and comedians. A percentage of the foundation’s yearly contributions are collected through this radiothon.

It’s a wonderful event that unifies businesses, families, and media outlets throughout the state—it showcases Nebraska values and the decency of humanity.

“The first Team Jack Radiothon took place in the Hoffmans’ hometown of Atkinson, Nebraska,” says Knott. “The following years, we set up shop in Lincoln’s Haymarket, the next few years on UNL’s campus, and most recently, the 2018 radiothon took place at South Pointe Mall in Lincoln. It grows substantially from year to year, and it’s neat to be a part of something that brings so many together in charity and hope.”

Team Jack Foundation

Applied Connective’s involvement, chiefly that of the company’s voice manager, Will Zoucha, is tantamount to this production. Their contributions (along with those of Tom Krings & Clearfly) include: supplying all necessary technologies, coordinating phone systems, establishing Internet connections, volunteering, and donating time and services throughout the day for the event each year. After setup is complete, Zoucha remains onsite throughout the day, accompanied by Tom and/or Ed, to lend a hand and oversee the day’s events.

“It requires a good amount of behind-the-scenes time, setup, and configuration to support an event of this caliber,” says Zoucha. “But this is a cause that Applied Connective is passionate about, that we believe in wholeheartedly, and that we are privileged to be able to contribute our skill set and services to.”

Knott adds, “We’re very proud to be involved in the Team Jack Foundation in this way. What started as a grass roots movement in Atkinson, Nebraska, by a loving family going through a parent’s worst nightmare has grown into something much bigger. We admire the Hoffmans’ resilience and ability to turn their trauma into triumph—channeling it into something that makes such an impact for so many.

“We’re very proud to stand beside the Hoffmans, the Team Jack Foundation, and all the brave children and their families in the valiant fight against pediatric brain cancer.”

The Team Jack Foundation has raised $65,000 for pediatric brain cancer research at this year’s radiothon (and more than $5 million and counting since its inception) and continues to lead the fight for improving treatment options for children with brain cancer—a wonderful testimony to the great things that can be accomplished through “team” work.  Click here to donate or learn more about this incredible organization.

Applied Connective receives Diamond Clear Choice Award

September 2018 – SUNRISE, OR. – Applied Connective Technologies was one of only 30 select partners throughout the nation who were invited to attend an exclusive Clearfly event in the Pacific Northwest on September 14th, 2018. President Ed Knott and Voice Manager Will Zoucha, along with their wives, traveled to Sunriver, Oregon, for the event, where they received the coveted Diamond Clear Choice Award for “Excellence in Customer Satisfaction & SIP Deployment!”

When we say we’re serious about providing exceptional customer service, we mean it! Thanks, Clearfly! And special congratulations to our Voice Crew to whom going above and beyond is standard procedure. Well done & well-deserved, guys!

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Area Schools Aim to Deter Violence, Vandalism, Theft With Surveillance and Security Improvements

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Locally owned MTSP delivers peace of mind, school safety with cutting-edge AVS products


COLUMBUS, Nebr. – August 2018 – Applied Connective, a local managed technology service provider (MTSP), is well-known to area businesses for delivering expert IT, voice and infrastructure solutions, but as their cutting-edge access control and surveillance systems are becoming increasingly popular in school settings, they can add “school safety” and “peace of mind” to the list of comforts they provide customers.

In a day and age where school violence splashes across headlines at an alarming rate, a growing number of area of schools are adopting a proactive and preemptive approach by upgrading their campus security systems and making school safety and crime deterrence a higher priority.

“We’re seeing an upsurge in local businesses—particularly schools—deciding to invest more in security technologies that prove to deter criminal conduct and keep their premises safe,” says Applied Connective President Ed Knott. “While our focus has traditionally been on managed IT services, we’re thrilled to see school administrators appreciating the value, safety and peace of mind our security technologies provide.”

Schools like Howells-Dodge, Scribner-Snyder, Leigh, Boyd County, Cross County, Burwell, Central Valley, Twin River, Boone Central and Palmer, among others, have all worked with Applied Connective in the recent past on various security initiatives, from small projects like installing bus cameras to full-fledged multi-campus infrastructure and security overhauls.

With years of combined voice and AVS (audio, video, surveillance) experience, Applied Connective (Albion, Columbus, Fullerton) has become the regional authority in designing, installing and configuring video surveillance equipment, access control and intercom and communication systems. These are the three key components to an airtight security plan, according to Knott.


“For effective unified campus security, our team starts by installing access control (door locks) at entry points to regulate and police access to the premises. This also affords schools the ability to lock down all doors at a moment’s notice, which can prove critical in an emergency, as well as go back and review who was in the building and at what times. The second key component is the surveillance system, which allows administrators to monitor the entire campus from a central location. Surveillance cameras are also a proven-effective system of checks and balances, as studies show that the mere presence of cameras is often enough to deter crime. It also affords the school the vital luxury of going back and reviewing footage when necessary. Finally, unified voice solutions allow for constant contact and immediate communication throughout the campus in the event of an emergency.”


Superintendent Amy Malander of Central Valley Public Schools (Scotia, Greeley, North Loup, Wolbach) is just one of the company’s happy customers. She reports that the school has already been thrilled with their new multi-campus surveillance and access control systems—both in the buildings and on the buses—and has high hopes for the benefits these upgrades will have on the safety and well-being of staff, students and visitors.

“Surveillance cameras and access control in schools are worth every penny,” says Malander. “The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance, and having a state-of-the-art surveillance system in place has already helped us in more ways than one. Being able to review surveillance footage has been invaluable. It has allowed us to take reactive measures when necessary to ascertain offenders and gather accurate details in the event of an incident, instead of relying on eye witness accounts. Even more importantly, though,” Malander continues, “we think this is a very proactive step. We expect to see a sharp decrease in these types of incidents to begin with, as students are less likely to engage in bullying, theft, vandalism, trespassing and other misconduct when they know they are being monitored.”

Malander concludes, “I feel it is our obligation as faculty members to invest in school safety and security. Many people pass through our doors every day, from staff and students to visiting teams using our locker rooms and facilities for sporting competitions. I think the simple fact that we now have a surveillance system to monitor conduct on our premises will deter crime and make everyone inside our doors think twice about the actions they take. While we didn’t really have a big problem with behavioral issues before, we certainly anticipate an even more safe and positive environment for all those who come to CVPS.”

Knott, who co-founded the company in 2004 as an MTSP focused primarily on IT and business phone systems, is thrilled to have evolved into a leading provider of these services. “While these are far from the only services we provide at Applied Connective, we do take tremendous pride in our industry-leading security technologies and systems. Nothing could be more important than the well-being of those we live and work with, so we consider it an enormous privilege to be able to offer safety and peace of mind to the communities we work with.”

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Applied Connective is the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month

Applied Connective was featured as the Member of the Month for the Catalyst (Issue 404, June 2018). Company materials are being displayed in the lobby at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce throughout the month of June. Read the full article on page two of the issue here or see the content below.


Applied Connective Technologies (Columbus, Albion, Fullerton) has been working with customers throughout Nebraska for years and has recently been experiencing a renewed surge in business in the Columbus area.

As a one-touchpoint provider of managed technology services, Applied Connective offers virtually all the tech solutions a business needs under one roof, including managed IT, phone and voice, surveillance, access control, infrastructure, and high-speed wireless.

The unique appeal of this group is that they offer the wide range of skills, services, capabilities typically found in a bigger city while still maintaining the unrivaled customer care you’d only find in small town. They believe it’s this marriage of innovative solutions and Midwestern service that has attracted so many customers from Columbus.

“We love working with businesses here in Columbus. It’s a booming place to be with all the offerings of a bigger city, but the people still have that small-town friendliness, work ethic, and humility. That’s a formula that sounds very familiar to us. Applied Connective really appreciates that about Columbus natives, and we’re grateful to say it seems the feeling is mutual.”

Call 866-358-0109 or visit to find out more.

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Applied Connective Technologies Receives Top Industry Award from Clearfly Communications

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ALBION, NE — May 24, 2018 — It was announced today that Applied Connective Technologies, a leading managed technology services provider, received Clearfly’s top award at the 18th Annual TAG Convention held in Rancho Bernardo, California, in April.  Technology Assurance Group (TAG) is an international organization of independently owned managed technology services providers in the United States and Canada.  Clearfly selected Applied Connective Technologies as the winner of the Clearfly Gold Clear Choice Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and SIP Deployment.

After 2017, Clearfly analyzed a great deal of information, including overall customer satisfaction, their partners’ ability to coordinate timely ports, their ability to move, add or install a new system with minimal to zero down time and how frequently the partners were able to coordinate all of these tasks seamlessly.  The result was very high customer satisfaction and so they chose to award their top partners.


“The importance placed on one’s ability to communicate over today’s IT infrastructure couldn’t be more critical to a business, and we are proud to say these partners performed excellent,” said Sam Johnson, Channel Account Manager for Clearfly.  “Coincidentally, a majority of award winners were also members of TAG.”  The award was received by Ed Knott, President of Applied Connective Technologies. “We are honored to accept this award.  Applied Connective Technologies always strives to stay on the leading edge of technology, and the hallmark of our business has always been our commitment to exceptional customer service,” said Mr. Knott. “Clearfly provides industry-leading Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) trunking to our customers, and we’re proud to be their business partner.”



Applied Connective Technologies is a locally owned and operated company that has been providing communication solutions to greater Nebraska since 2004. Applied Connective has offices based in Albion, Fullerton and Columbus, Nebraska. We make it our priority to provide the highest quality service to our clients throughout greater Nebraska as well as Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas.


Applied Connective serves a number of industries, including; agriculture, finance, healthcare, government, education, hospitality and small to medium sized businesses of any affiliation. Applied Connective is experienced in all facets of telecom, Datacom and other emerging technologies so we are able to give our customers a one-point contact for all of your technical needs. While our service area has no boundaries, the focus has always been toward the underserved markets outside the Lincoln/Omaha metros. The foundation of ACT has always been built upon great products coupled with unmatched customer service. For more information on Applied Connective, call (858) 358-0109 or visit


Clearfly Communications is a voice services and broadband provider serving a majority of the United States with a primary focus on solutions for small and medium-size businesses. At the core of Clearfly’s value proposition is a suite of services comprising scalable, wire-line broadband and a traditional business phone line replacement service.  Clearfly’s go to market strategy is founded upon the valuable relationships with Voice and Data Integrators such as TAG Members.  Clearfly recognizes and respects the reputation of the Integrator because it is the most important factor relative to the continued deployment and support of our SIP and data services.