SDN Blog

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»

frustrated about cybersecurity

Excuse me for being skeptical, but I don’t think most businesses take cybersecurity seriously enough. They seem to wait until company networks have been hacked, and the future of the business has fallen into jeopardy. Read More»

CyberRx

Nearly every new government or industrial rule complicates security compliance. And every new customer adds to a company’s burden to keep electronic information safe. Meanwhile, as businesses add connected devices and the volume of electronic data grows, hackers gain a steady supply of new targets. Read More»

Phishing & ID Theft

Cyber criminals have stolen 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at big-three credit bureau Equifax. At this point you have to assume that the bad guys have highly personal information that they can use to trick you. Read More»

Terry Nelson, Woodstock Communications

Today, Woodstock Communications provides about 1,200 access lines for telephone and internet services. Cable TV is available in some areas, but the company is exploring options to provide state-of-the-art, digital TV services in the future. Read More»

South Dakota Technology Showcase

There’s a cautionary side to the expanding, positive uses of technology that should remain in public awareness, too, of course. Among the risks are an increasing array of weapons and hacking strategies that endanger computer networks. Read More»

AcenTek's Todd Roesler & Ethan Webinger

AcenTek is a fitting name for a company that takes pride in the modern communications products and services that it offers customers. “That’s really something we’ve been pushing as we move forward. We’re really a technology company. Yes, we provide telecommunications, but we’re a technology company.” Read More»

Department of Homeland Security Webinar

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will host a free webinar on Sept. 14. The presentation is designed help companies make use of federal guidelines to improve protection of computer networks. Read More»