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ByteSpeedis an IT solutions company with industry leading warranties and free lifetime tech support, based right here in Moorhead, MN. We specialize in our own line of servers and PCs and strategically collaborate with infrastructure partners to provide our customers with quality systems and superior networking and security solutions. We are big enough to support you and small enough to care. Try a Byte with our free 30-day evaluation program.

Corporate Technologies

At Corporate Technologies, we understand that IT issues have the ability to bring businesses to a screeching halt. Our IT solutions, IT managed services and business IT support services allow you to focus on business rather than reacting to problems when they arise. For over 30 years, our IT solutions company has helped businesses of all sizes with business IT support, remote monitoring and maintenance, data storage, hosting, cloud solutions and more.

Dakota Carrier Network

Dakota Carrier Network, created in 1996, is owned by 15 North Dakota-based independent telecommunications companies representing 85 percent of all telephone exchanges in North Dakota and more than 90 percent of the state’s total surface area. They serve more than 164,000 customers in approximately 250 communities. The DCN companies currently have more than 40,000 miles of fiber optic cable in service. DCN’s corporate headquarters is located in Fargo, N.D., and its Network Operations Center (NOC) is located in Bismarck, N.D.

Dell Computers

Data is the lifeblood of any company, no matter the industry or size. And as the workforce evolves, data is being used anywhere, at all times, which leaves it vulnerable to new risks. As an endpoint pioneer, Dell Data Security has been creating innovative solutions proven to protect your data since the beginning. Our portfolio contains security technologies that address cybersecurity concerns including data loss prevention (Data Guardian), Encryption, backup (Mozy), anti-malware (ESSE – powered by Cylance), detection & response (RSA NetWitness Endpoint), multi-factor authentication (RSA SecurID) and device visibility & remediation (Absolute). With all of these solutions under one roof, Dell Data Security brings you award-winning solutions that evolve with your workforce, safeguarding your data from emerging threats.


From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure. We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration. Fortinet is the only company with security solutions for network, endpoint, application, data center, cloud, and access designed to work together as an integrated and collaborative security fabric. This also means we are the only company that can truly provide you with a powerful, integrated end-to-end security solution across the entire attack surface along any point along the kill chain. According to IDC Fortinet is the # 1 Network Security Appliance vendor in the world (units).


FRSecure is a full-service information security management company that offers the highest level of expertise in protecting sensitive, confidential organizational information from unauthorized access, disclosure, distribution or destruction. FRSecure offers confidential data breach and incident response, security audits, assessments, penetration tests, HIPAA, PCI compliance, consulting and much more. FRSecure’s information security analysts have an average of 15+ years of professional experience in the industry, spanning multiple verticals such as education, non-profit, government, healthcare, banking and more.

High Point Networks

High Point Networks is a value-added reseller (VAR) of information technology providing solutions to both the SMB and enterprise level markets in the upper Midwest. We offer organizations best-in-class solutions in the areas of: infrastructure, unified communications, data center, security and services. Our solutions solve real challenges and provide measurable return on investment. High Point Networks is located in West Fargo (headquarters) with regional offices in Bismarck, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Billings and Denver. 


Marco is a leading technology services company that specializes in business IT services, cloud services, managed services, telcom carrier services, copiers/printers, phone systems, document management and audio/visual systems.


Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surface series of tablets. It is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Mitchell Hamline’s 13-week online Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Certificate program offers working professionals the opportunity to study the complex legal, policy, and compliance challenges resulting from the rapid growth of cyberspace through a comprehensive, interactive portal with online discussions, hands-on exercises, and on-demand lectures. Secure more than your information—secure your place as a cybersecurity expert.

Network Center Communications

Network Center Communications is a Complete Solution Provider of: Data, ITAASS, SAAS, Telephony, AV Integration, Security, Access Control, Surveillance, Low Voltage Cabling, Managed Network Administration, Office Layout/Design, and Continuity Solutions. Locally owned and operated since 1997.

Network Center, Inc.

Network Center, Inc. (NCI) provides cutting-edge technology solutions that can help propel your organization while preparing you for the future. Transform your organization with an experienced IT solution provider that has been focused on technology and networking since inception in 1986. Serving 12 states and over 500 customers, NCI is one of the largest IT solution providers in the Midwest. They specialize in industry specific technology solutions, service, support, and expertise for small to enterprise businesses. In 2015, NCI enhanced its culture by becoming a 100% employee-owned company. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) allows NCI employees to share in the company’s growth and success.

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