Great Connections for Spring 2018

2 SPRING 2018 Every great performance on stage requires the right people and equipment backstage. This applies not only to the performing arts world— which we feature in this GREAT Connections issue—but to the business world as well. For example, the Business Solutions Group at Great Plains Communications works behind the scenes to provide consultation, installation and maintenance services. Featured on page 3, this team sets the stage for the successful implementation of our high-speed Internet, phone and other solutions. We shine the Business Spotlight on Omaha Performing Arts on pages 4 and 5. Great Plains Communications became the exclusive technology provider to Omaha Perform- ing Arts with the installation and turn-up of fiber technology services to the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. We’re proud to provide backstage assistance to one of Omaha’s biggest assets. On pages 6 and 7, Let’s Clear Up Some Confusion between cloud computing and hosted services and between shared bandwidth and dedicated bandwidth. Each of these services have a role to play, whether leading or supporting, so it’s important to understand the terms before you make technology decisions. What can the crew at Great Plains Communications do for the cast at your business or organization? Contact us to find out. Sincerely, Todd Foje Chief Executive Officer SPR 18 GREAT Connections is a publication of: Great Plains Communications, Inc. 1600 Great Plains Centre PO Box 500 Blair, NE 68008 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic, photocopying, recording, mechanical or otherwise without the prior written permission of Great Plains Communications. All rights are reserved. Editorial and circulation contact: Laura Kocher 402-456-6429 All brand names and product names used in this publication are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Extra copies of this issue are available to our business customers on a limited basis while supplies last. Call 402-456-6429 to make a request. Copyright© 2018 by Great Plains Communications and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. Postmaster send changes to: Great Plains Communications 1600 Great Plains Centre PO Box 500 Blair, NE 68008 PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Connections G R E A T