Additional Services

Quit reacting to IT issues and let Golden West Technologies guide you to plan proactively. Our Managed IT Services help ensure a safe, secure, productive, and profitable future for your organization. We work alongside businesses to align IT objectives with overall business goals. 

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Here is an overview with a short explanation of the services we provide. Rather than offering these services individually, we recommend a more comprehensive, integrated solution for maximum productivity and security.

Our Technology Leadership program, led by our vCIO, provides the critical expertise you need to make informed decisions regarding your risk appetite and IT spending. By evaluating your risk and optimizing your investments, we help you avoid costly downtime and penalties. With us as your qualified partner, you can maximize risk mitigation while optimizing IT resources. Our NOC monitors critical systems and implements robust security measures, including advanced network monitoring, managed next-gen antivirus, patch management, firewall management, multi-factor authentication, cybersecurity training, phishing simulation, SOC/SIEM, and quarterly auditing.

Firewall Management

As part of our Technology Leadership program, firewall management is crucial for auditing assurance and continual improvement. We ensure your data security and availability by providing 24/7 monitoring, the latest technologies, and ongoing expert consultation. Trust us to protect your network perimeter and prevent costly data breaches.

Network Management

As part of our Technology Leadership program, network management is crucial in enhancing operational efficiencies and competitiveness. Golden West offers expertise in asset-based control, remote monitoring, preventative maintenance, and detailed reporting to optimize your IT network’s performance. Trust us to deliver cost savings, increased productivity, and the tools you need for success.

Backup and Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

As an essential capability within our Technology Leadership program, data backup is crucial for ensuring uninterrupted operations in the face of internal or catastrophic external disruptions to your servers.

Costly downtime and loss of access to critical resources can be debilitating. To keep your organization up and running during a hardware failure or cybersecurity attack, the BCDR device can be used as an emergency server, keeping your critical systems online when needed.
At Golden West Technologies, we offer a comprehensive backup service that includes routine auditing of your data assets, daily validation testing to ensure your backup was successful, and the fastest recovery capabilities on the market. Our proven, simple, and cost-effective backup and business continuity/disaster recovery solutions are supported by a high-security and military-grade encryption to safeguard your data and ensure its accessibility.

Managed Wireless

As part of our Technology Leadership program, we understand the increasing reliance on always on access to data in today’s wireless world. With the growing demand for anywhere-anytime connectivity, security, and operational efficiency is essential. As wireless technologies evolve and bandwidth demands increase for video, VOIP, and content, establishing a robust and secure Wi-Fi infrastructure becomes a significant challenge.

At Golden West Technologies, our managed wireless services are designed to keep your team seamlessly connected, regardless of their location. We offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs, including managed software and firmware updates, security tools, and strategic planning and management of your WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network).

Email SPAM Filtering

As an integral part of our Technology Leadership program, we understand the critical importance of email in today’s business landscape. It is a mission-critical communication tool, providing continuous access to internal and external stakeholders. However, the email also presents vulnerabilities as a potential gateway for external threats and productivity obstacles.

At Golden West Technologies, we offer comprehensive solutions to ensure the reliability and security of your email systems. Our team of experts collaborates closely with you to design and implement a fully managed and hosted email solution. By entrusting your email management to us, your network administrators can focus on other crucial functions, knowing that your email systems are in capable hands.

Our affordable and proactive approach to email management empowers your organization with a hands-off experience. We prioritize your email systems reliability, security, and seamless operation, allowing you to maintain smooth internal and external communications while mitigating potential risks.

Business Communications

With more than 35+ years of expertise in the field, Golden West understands the significance of tailored phone systems that align with the unique requirements of businesses. We specialize in designing, installing, and supporting phone systems that cater to your organization’s needs. Collaborating with industry-leading providers like Mitel, we offer state-of-the-art phone systems that can be relied upon and easily scaled as your business expands.

Our team takes pride in showcasing how we have successfully assisted numerous businesses in optimizing their telephony solutions. We invite you to take advantage of a complimentary consultation where we can demonstrate the benefits and value we can bring to your organization’s telephony needs.

TV, Internet, and Phone Service

Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative has been connecting South Dakota since 1916.
The cooperative stretches from the western border of South Dakota to the state’s eastern edge, providing customers with various TV, internet, and phone services. Explore our offerings and find the services that are right for you.

  • High-speed Internet
  • Must-see TV
  • Crystal-clear Phone
  • Bundle Deals
Server and Storage Virtualization

Golden West Technologies offers the expertise to deploy Microsoft’s hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) solution, providing businesses with a highly scalable and cost-effective server/storage infrastructure. S2D utilizes regular hardware, eliminating the need for specialized equipment and delivering greater value than other industry solutions.

S2D combines storage resources from multiple servers, enabling businesses to create a shared storage infrastructure that adapts and expands as data needs grow. It offers built-in protection against hardware failures, automatically mirroring for reliable access and reducing data loss risk.

Built on Microsoft products like Windows Server OS and Hyper-V, S2D simplifies storage management using familiar tools and processes. This architecture allows efficient monitoring and control of data, further enhancing the solution’s value.

Golden West Technologies brings unmatched expertise to deploy Microsoft’s S2D solution, delivering a scalable and cost-effective storage infrastructure. With built-in protection against hardware failures and seamless integration with other Microsoft products, S2D provides businesses with exceptional value for their storage needs.

Hardware and Software

At Golden West, we understand the crucial role of having the right IT hardware and the right partner to implement a successful IT solution. With our proven track record, we offer the expertise, buying power, and resources to maximize the value of your hardware investment.

Our team specializes in providing guidance and support tailored to your unique needs, backed by extensive knowledge of Microsoft licensing. We ensure you have the right hardware components, including laptops, servers/storage, switches, routers, and firewalls, sourced from established industry leaders.

To further enhance your experience, we maintain preferred relationships with our partners, granting you access to VIP technical support. This ensures you receive prioritized assistance and prompt resolution to any technical issues.

Partner with Golden West, and you’ll benefit from our comprehensive approach, combining reliable hardware solutions, expert advice, and Microsoft licensing expertise. Trust us to be your trusted IT hardware partner, enabling you to maximize the value of your investment and achieve your business goals efficiently.

Cloud and Hosted Services

Golden West is your trusted guide in navigating the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud computing. We understand that cloud computing has become essential to modern IT strategies, offering significant benefits and opportunities for organizations.

Our expertise is helping organizations evaluate their computing requirements and user experience, providing them with a clear roadmap to move to the cloud or take the next step in their cloud journey. With Golden West by your side, you can rely on our proven counsel in implementing the right cloud solution for your business. We understand the intricacies of cloud technologies and can help you select the appropriate cloud services, whether it’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS).

Trust us to be your reliable partner in implementing the right cloud solution. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to the cloud is seamless, efficient, and tailored to your business requirements. With Golden West, you can leverage the power of cloud computing to drive innovation, enhance scalability, and optimize your IT infrastructure.

Professional Services

Golden West provides comprehensive assistance in setting up and managing your IT infrastructure. With our team of experienced professionals, we can address a wide range of IT staffing needs to support yourorganization effectively.

Our expertise includes IT staffing, technology planning, engineering, risk assessment, troubleshooting, and IT staff development. Whether you require assistance in sourcing skilled professionals for specific roles, devising technology strategies, assessing potential risks, resolving technical issues, or enhancing the skills of your existing IT staff, we have a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes.
By partnering with Golden West, you can benefit from our extensive experience and knowledge in cybersecurity and technology. We can enhance your IT staffing capabilities, ensuring you have the right talent to meet your business objectives. Additionally, we can guide technology planning and implementation, enabling you to optimize your IT infrastructure for enhanced efficiency, security, and performance.

Discover how Golden West can enhance your IT staffing and technology to drive your organization forward. Contact us today to explore the possibilities and leverage our expertise for your IT needs.

Video Surveillance

The importance of professionally designed and installed digital camera systems cannot be overstated in today’s digital world. Counting on the recordings to be there when needed can give you peace of mind. These systems offer more than just high-quality video; they provide remote management capabilities seamlessly integrated into your security system. Achieving optimal results requires expertise and experience, but the benefits are invaluable.

At Golden West, we specialize in designing and implementing digital camera systems tailored to meet the unique demands of various industries such as banks, schools, retail stores, and other businesses. Our team understands the specific requirements of each sector and can deliver customized solutions that address your unique security needs.

By partnering with us, you can expect a comprehensive consultation to determine the most suitable integrated system for your specific requirements. We take pride in our ability to create camera systems that provide exceptional video quality and offer seamless remote management features.

Take the first step towards enhancing your security infrastructure. Contact us today for a consultation and let us assist you in finding an integrated digital camera system perfectly aligned with your unique needs.

Access Control

Digital access control goes beyond who can enter your business and the safety and security needs of your employees and invited guests. Our Platform integrates access control with video surveillance to provide a more comprehensive approach to physical security, making it easier to manage and quicker to find the specific events you seek.

“There are no surprises. I get a quote and then I’ll get an invoice. I know that if I go back to my quarterly report, we already talked about this, and it’s also already in the budget. As an auditor, that’s a great reference tool. It doesn’t make sense to pay an employee to be here every day. We’re not that big, and we have Golden West.”

Diane Murtha, Auditor
Hutchinson County 
Olivet, SD