As the CEO of First Premier Bank in Sioux Falls, Dana Dykhouse has a lot of responsibility. He oversees 18 branches in eastern South Dakota, approximately $1.5 billion in assets, and 350 employees.
To put their duties in the simplest of terms, Jim Hulscher and his crew at SDN Communications manage anything that moves: data, equipment, even facilities.
Explaining SDN Communications’ products and services is not easy, especially in a limited amount of time or space.
When he’s interviewing job-seekers for engineering positions at SDN Communications, Mitch Elfstrand, vice president of engineering and operations, considers applicants’ past experience an important factor. However, there are factors more important than experience, in his view.
Eleven telecommunications jobs are currently posted on the Mitchell Technical Institute website. However some of the jobs promote multiple openings; one company has 25 openings for traveling installation technicians and testers.
SDN Communications took a significant step last year toward addressing the challenge of finding of good, technical workers. The Sioux Falls-based telecommunications company started hiring more interns.
It’s difficult for a lot of small and medium-sized businesses and organizations to take advantage of continued advances in telecommunications technology.
Attitudes about employee mobility and the BYOD movement continue to change rapidly.
Leaders of the Addison Fire District just west of Chicago make a compelling case for using Mondopads, which essentially are giant touch-screen tablet PCs
Increasingly, it seems, broadband service is being viewed by some corporate shoppers as a commodity. That means they look at price as the only factor that differentiates providers.
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