OneNeck IT Solutions Signs New Contract with Iowa-based Co-op

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OneNeck® IT Solutions, a leading provider of IT hardware and professional services, announced today the signing of a new contract with Frontier Co-op.

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With the important business initiatives we have planned for the coming years, we need to improve the functionality of our IT system. Through our partnership with OneNeck, I’m confident we will be able to not only improve, but maximize our system.

OneNeck® IT Solutions, a leading provider of IT hardware and professional services, announced today the signing of a new contract with Frontier Co-op. OneNeck will provide Frontier Co-op with Cisco-based IT hardware along with a complete IT assessment and roadmap.

“With the important business initiatives we have planned for the coming years, we need to improve the functionality of our IT system,” said Tim Kleppe, IT manager at Frontier Co-op. “Through our partnership with OneNeck, I’m confident we will be able to not only improve, but maximize our system.”

In addition to upgrading its current system, Frontier Co-op also wanted to improve wireless reception throughout its facilities to increase employee productivity.

Kleppe said, “Having a strong, secure wireless system is critical to getting work done efficiently and effectively in all aspects of our business. We looked to OneNeck to assess, identify, and mitigate any issues with our current system.”

Frontier Co-op specializes in natural and organic products. They are a leading supplier of organic herbs and spices and hold a leadership position in the effort to convert food producers to sustainable farming and production practices. Frontier Co-op takes pride in offering easy access to high-quality, competitively priced choices that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible.

“In order to enhance Frontier Co-op’s IT performance, we first needed to understand what was happening and why,” said Terry Swanson, senior vice president of Solutions Providers at OneNeck. “We started with a complete network assessment on both their wired and wireless networks. After clearly identifying the issues, we put together a plan to address all the concerns and defined a solution that would meet all their performance goals while mitigating the financial expense to them.”

According to Swanson, performing the complete network assessment allowed OneNeck to increase the Co-op’s network performance dramatically. He says, “This enabled Frontier Co-op to provide a better end-user experience for their staff, extend the life of some legacy video systems, and implement new collaboration technologies.”

OneNeck offers a full suite of tailored end-to-end IT solutions. The company also has Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oregon and soon, in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit oneneck.com.

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About Frontier Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, and Aura Cacia® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier Co-op's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier Co-op at frontiercoop.com.

About OneNeck IT Solutions
OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS®), employs approximately 630 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions; ReliaCloud™ enterprise cloud services; managed services; ERP application management; professional services; and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oregon and, opening in July 2015, Denver, Colorado. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000™ company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.9 million customers nationwide through its subsidiaries TDS Telecom and U.S. Cellular®. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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