Technology is great



By joining forces with world-class experts right here in Nebraska. 

When you don't have a technology partner, you end up:

  • being vulnerable to cyber attacks
  • being inefficient
  • overspending
  • complicating your work
  • limiting yourself
  • losing big on break-fix services
  • waiting dead in the water on IT support
  • losing money due to downtime
  • fussing over antiquated tech
  • tracking down vendors
  • trying to wear too many hats
  • exposing yourself to security threats
  • losing sleep over tech concerns
  • growing more gray hairs
  • giving yourself unnecessary headaches

Don't go IT alone.

Does technology scare the *shift* out of you?  Technology complications can be frustrating, if not devastating, for any organization. We understand. We believe your tech should make your life easier and help you go further. And that starts with having the right tools in place and configured correctly.

We can help.

Imagine having all your tech needs solved under one roof. That’s us! If it plugs in, powers on, or charges up, we’re your people. We consider it a privilege to have your trust and will never try to sell you something you don’t need. Our mission is always to match our customers with the state-of-the-art but simple-to-use technologies to help you maximize your potential and your success—whatever that looks like for you.

One phone call to one team for everything.

Most organizations rely on a tangle of different vendors, devices, programs, and providers—but it doesn’t have to take a village. We are one team for all your technology solutions.

Our services

Managed IT





We're proud to be trusted by

county governments
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Our awesome customers have given us

A perfect 5-star rating and a 99.99% customer renewal rate! And the feeling is mutual; we're our customers' biggest fans too. When we ask what they love about working with us . . .

Here are their top 5 responses:

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 kind of weird to brag.

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

Interested in joining forces?

Here's how it works


Get a free consultation

Sign up below for a totally free technology consultation. We’ll evaluate your current technologies and review your monthly bills to identify areas you might be vulnerable, unprotected, or paying too much. On the house. 

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Review the findings

We’ll show you what we found, review those areas, offer some recommendations, and you can decide what to do next. No obligations.

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Make your life easier

If you think we’re a good fit, our team can set you up with the right technologies to help you be your most secure, efficient, productive, and profitable. We’ll then monitor and manage your systems remotely so you never lose a wink of sleep again.

Let's get you started.

Knowledge is power. Claim your free technology consultation.

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Press & Accolades

Applied Connective in the news

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


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.