Applied Connective in the News

Check out some of our recent features in the news to see what we’ve been up to lately.

Team Jack Radiothon to be broadcast Thursday

ATKINSON — On Thursday, Sept. 16, the Team Jack Foundation will be hosting its ninth annual radiothon, which is the foundation’s longest running event. In its inaugural year in 2013 in Team Jack’s hometown of Atkinson, the event raised $40,000. It now stretches statewide and has grown each year, raising more than $130,000 in 2020 for childhood brain cancer research.

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Applied Connective employee selected for Norfolk CONNECT group

Applied Connective employee selected for Norfolk CONNECT group Jarod Dendinger secures appointment to local business task force     (NORFOLK, Neb) – Feb 2021 — Applied Connective business development manager, Jarod Dendinger, was chosen to be part of the executive team for the Norfolk CONNECT group, assembled by the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. Jarod joins nine other business professionals

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How business owners can better prepare for 2021

  Evaluating Policies, Procedures and Systems to Be Better Prepared in 2021 Applied Connective offers business owners recommendations, predictions for the coming year   Albion, Neb. – (FEB 2021)   The events of 2020 forced business owners to make significant changes rapidly, particularly when it came to supporting employees working remotely. This put many businesses into reactive mode, making decisions just

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Applied Connective launches cloud-based file storage program to enhance business collaboration, security and simplicity

COLUMBUS, NE – Applied Connective, a leader in unified communications, has launched  a cloud-based file syncing and storage program in order to enhance business productivity for their small to medium-sized customers. This program’s overarching goal is to streamline daily operations for their customers and enable businesses to collaborate, share, and securely backup business critical files. In recent years, businesses have

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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 experienced significant issues in communication

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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 at the complex, an effort

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Applied Connective donates to Fullerton Food Pantry

On Thursday, July 2nd, staff from local IT company Applied Connective Technologies (Albion, Columbus) non-perishable goods to the Fullerton Food Pantry. This marks the third year the company has worked with Terri Larsen to deliver a sizable donation. As part of their Philanthropy Program, which encourages employees to get involved in charitable causes in their communities, each June, the group

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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. Total attendance at the open

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Ed Knott selected as part of TAG Technology Advisory Council

PUBLISHED BY TAG NATIONAL: Introducing TAG’s Technology Advisory Council (TAC) TAG is excited to introduce our Technology Advisory Council (TAC). We recently shared TAC on our team video conferencing calls and would like to send it out to those of you that may have missed this announcement. TAC’s Mission is to… Identify new technology trends that affect our Members’ customer

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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 of mind knowing that their

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Applied Connective’s new headquarters has ‘wow factor’

After starting as a small company 15 years ago, Applied Connective Technologies reached another milestone recently by moving into a newly remodeled headquarters building in Albion.Since late November, the company has been operating from the former Shopko at 2585 State Highway 14. The building was purchased last June, and remodeling started soon afterward.One of the finishing touches, a new sign

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Applied Connective staff donates to Boone County Health Center’s Look Good, Feel Better CancerCare program

ALBION, Nebraska (November 4, 2019) – Applied Connective staff got a jump start on the giving season this year with a donation to the Boone County Health Center’s CancerCare program. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Applied Connective held a company-wide fundraiser this October selling pink t-shirts depicting the breast cancer awareness message “proud to wear pink.” With costs

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After Shopko’s end, what comes next? Cities around the state slowly finding out

Article by Omaha World Herald staff writer Jeffrey Robb After Shopkos shuttered around Nebraska, a few communities are seeing movement to replace the stores with another retail outlet. But one Omaha real estate executive says people shouldn’t expect retail stores to resurface in every former Shopko building. “Probably not, especially if they’re one user,” said Trenton Magid, executive vice president

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Thinking big: Parkway Plaza expanding business opportunities locally

The newly constructed building positioned along Lost Creek Parkway on the north edge of town sticks out. It’s big, luxurious, it might even look a little out of place in a rural Nebraska community. All of that is just fine with Renee Mueller, partial owner of the 13,000-square-foot Parkway Plaza complex and owner of the local office of Berkshire Hathaway

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Applied Connective Technologies to move into former Shopko Hometown building

July 7, 2019 – Applied Connective Technologies, a local managed technology service provider headquartered in Albion, is celebrating its 15th year in business this month. The company is also making plans to move into a larger building — the former Shopko Hometown building at 2585 State Highway 14. Ed Knott, owner of Applied Connective Technologies, said the purchase of the

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Applied Connective celebrates 15 years in business as company continues to evolve

ALBION, Nebr. – May 2019 – Applied Connective Technologies is celebrating their fifteenth year in business this month. Originally starting out as a two-man operation focused primarily on IT and communication solutions, Applied Connective has evolved tremendously in the decade and a half since their inception. Today, the 23-employee business operates as a full-service MTSP, providing customers with expert managed

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Nance County Journal “Getting to Know: Will Zoucha”

FULLERTON, Nebr., April 24th, 2019 — Will Zoucha, Voice Manager at Applied Connective Technologies Family: Megan (spouse), Aurora (4) and Miles (1) Hometown: Cedar Rapids, NE What do you enjoy most about your business? I enjoy knowing all the people that I’ve met over the last eight years. It is very rewarding to build a relationship with a client and

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Applied Connective provides remote performance management solutions to customers

ALBION, NE – Apr. 9 – Applied Connective Technologies, a leading managed technology services provider, has begun providing its customers with remote performance management solutions. This technology offers a cost-effective remote monitoring and management capability to diagnose underlying network problems, assess network readiness and monitor application performance. This advancement is allowing businesses to capitalize on powerful applications, such as VoIP,

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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

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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

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Applied Connective Educates Customers on Ransomware

Leader in unified communications helps businesses fight malware   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

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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

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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

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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.

Eric Henn

Wireless Technician

My job is to do whatever Ed tells me to. Just kidding…sort of. I am part of the wireless group, performing scouts, customer installations, infrastructure installation, tower maintenance, and wireless troubleshooting.

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.

Brigitte Burbach

Operations & HR Manager

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Heidi Kahlo

IT Technician

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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.

Kris Wright

General Technician

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bryce Molt

Level 1 IT Technician

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

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.