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Internship season is coming, and the forecast is bright

SDN Internships

SDN Communications expanded its internship program several years ago, and the results continue to be highly worthwhile. Read More»

Rob Swenson, SDN Blogger

Overall, the Top 10 blogs for 2017 highlight an interesting mix of people. It includes staffers at SDN ranging from interns to Mike Haskins, the company’s new vice president of network operations and engineering. Read More»

Jon Clayborne, SDN Network Account Executive

Jon Clayborne enjoys the mix of interpersonal and high-tech duties that are parts of his job at SDN Communications in Sioux Falls - especially the human interaction. Read More»

SDN Employees Giving in 2017

The company’s 160 employees contributed more than $53,000 in cash to charitable causes in the Sioux Falls area during 2017. That comes out to about $332 apiece. Read More»

Jon Scarbrough, SDN Director of IT

As director of IT, Jon Scarbrough oversees the internal corporate network and application development. In addition to vast experience, Scarbrough brings to SDN a passion for cybersecurity, which is an increasingly important issue in telecommunications. Read More»

Six interns gaining real-life work experience at SDN

With jobs openings relatively plentiful in the Sioux Falls area, finding good workers can be challenging, especially for companies in specialized areas such as telecommunications. A good internship program has helped expose SDN to promising students, several of whom have landed internships and been groomed into good, full-time employees. Read More»

Aeilts fits in well on SDN’s cybersecurity team

SDN Communications takes a team approach in assisting businesses with complex cybersecurity needs, and Chris Aeilts has become an important part of the group. Aeilts is a sales engineer—someone who helps bridge possible gaps in communication between the business professionals SDN serves and the technical experts SDN employs. Read More»

Bill Tetrault & Mike Klein

SDN Communications’ sales representatives often talk to business clients about their companies’ cybersecurity needs. When the discussion turns to the technical aspects of cyber risks and the products and services to combat them, the sales rep is likely to call Bill Tetrault or Mike Klein into the conversation. Read More»

Mike Haskins, VP of Network Engineering & Operations

Mike Haskins, who has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1980, recently joined the leadership team at SDN Communications in Sioux Falls as the vice president of network operations and engineering. Read More»

Sen. John Thune / Dakota State University / Michael Shlanta

Every parent experiences moments where pride and fear can collide. I felt one of those potentially explosive moments at Sen. John Thune’s packed event at Dakota State University last week. When the senator opened for student questions, I looked back and saw my son, Michael, at the microphone. Read More»

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