SDN Blog

BEVCOMM Bill Eckles

The telecommunications business runs deep in Bill Eckles’ bloodline. He’s the fourth-generation chief executive of BEVCOMM, a well-established, family-owned telecommunications company based in Blue Earth, Minn. Read More»

Don't Get Hooked - Phishing Awareness

A security firm recently sent a fake email to approximately 400 employees of Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. Don't worry, it was part of an educational exercise. Yet, the recipients generously shared personal information with the sender. They later found out the email had been a simulated phishing attack. Read More»

MEF-CECP Certified Employees

Four more SDN Communications employees have earned a the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet Professional Certification. That brings the number of certified engineers at SDN to 12 - the most of any broadband provider in the Sioux Falls area. Read More»

Television Commercials for Rural SD Businesses

Craig Teveldal didn’t think he could afford to promote his business with TV advertising. Then he became familiar with ICAN Advertising and realized his assumption was wrong. Read More»

Randy Yeakel, Comm1 CEO

Randy Yeakel jokes that he’s been around longer than everything at Comm1’s headquarters except the concrete. Read More»

Jodi Schwan Sioux Falls Business

Jodi Schwan uncovers the biggest business news in Sioux Falls. She covers it prolifically, from bar openings to multi-million dollar deals, and she delivers the news first, accurately and without sensation. Read More»

High School Intern, Danial Madson

During the past several years, SDN Communications has really built up its internship program for college students. Sioux Falls-based SDN’s internship program is more than a good corporate deed. It helps the company attract and groom good future employees. Read More»

Small cells help crowds with cell phone coverage

Trends in phone use are striking and underscore the need for improvements to relieve the region’s increasingly strained telecommunications infrastructure. Read More»

Vicki Kerkvliet, Business Resource Center

The most difficult barriers that confront people with disabilities are attitudinal, Vicki Kerkvliet says. Some people with disabilities are wrongly considered second-class citizens rather than recognized for their abilities. Read More»

DDoS attacks grow in volume and severity

Encouraging news for businesses: slightly more than half of all Distributed Denial of Service attacks are gamers attacking other gamers to get a competitive edge. The more troubling reality: the overall number of DDoS attacks on computing systems is rising, and attacks are getting larger and more frequent. Read More»