SDN Blog

What to do before and after a ransomware attack

Ransomware Files Encrypted

A company gets hacked by ransomware every 40 seconds. Such incidents raise questions about how employees should respond to the threats in the workplace. Read More»

SD Municipal League Panel on 5G technology

People living in cities expect broadband to be delivered as efficiently as water, says Sioux Falls Public Works Director Mark Cotter. Read More»

BBB Cybersecurity Event

Businesses entrusted with personal and sensitive data can no longer consider cybersecurity a secondary support duty. Keeping information safe is more important than that. The Better Business Bureau is hosting a free program designed to help keep business representatives up to date on the cyber threat landscape. Read More»

5G & Small Cell Technology

Implementing 5G, as well as improving current wireless communications, will require better tower coverage, especially in high-use areas. That’s where the deployment of small cell technology comes into play. Read More»

Free, Public Wi-Fi

American workers are increasingly mobile, and easy connectivity can boost their productivity as well as their mood. In many locations, the availability of free, public Wi-Fi service is almost taken for granted. Read More»

NTCA Telehealth Panel

Sometimes SDN Communications gets referred to as a pioneer provider in the telemedicine field because of our long partnership with Avera eCARE. That gives us too much credit; we only provide the fiber or pipe, if you will, for the eCARE Emergency connection envisioned long ago by the smart IT folks and doctors at Avera. Read More»

New SDN Customer Portal

SDN officially launched a new and improved portal on its website for businesses and member companies. It’s a secure, self-service path to a repository of private information about the services SDN provides to companies. Read More»

Coming sooner than you might expect: driverless cars

Autonomous Cars - Cruise Automation

Companies have been experimenting with driverless cars for decades, and progress is grabbing attention, especially during the past few years. Developers are testing self-driving cars every day on American streets, as companies race toward the consumer marketplace. Read More»

Public schools deserve a little extra community support

Sioux Falls Education Foundation 2017 Grants

“We’re part of the community. What the Sioux Falls Public Schools do is educate the next generation of the community,” says Vernon Brown, vice president of marketing and community relations at SDN. “We feel a strong obligation to assist with that. Tax dollars don’t cover all the needs.” Read More»

Homeland Security & Cybersecurity

Devising and implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy isn’t a one-and-done chore for businesses. Good cyber defense requires ongoing commitment. Working their way through federal guidelines would be a great start for many small and midsize businesses, but the work does not end there. Read More»