Synergies Realized: ReadiTech Acquires INSIGHT Technologies

  Synergies Realized: ReadiTech Acquires INSIGHT Technologies Ellendale, ND—ReadiTech has acquired Insight Technologies of Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck, effective Jan. 1, 2019.  Insight Technologies is a leading web development and IT solutions partner for businesses across all industries.  ReadiTech, is also a Managed IT service company with headquarters in Ellendale, ND. Under the new acquisition agreement, Insight Technologies will continue to operate under its current business name and model.  ReadiTech CEO/GM Robert K. Johnson is extremely excited about the purchase.  “These two companies will be able to complement each other with their teams of expert network analysts and technicians.  While Insight’s sweet spot is cybersecurity and web enabled marketing tools, ReadiTech’s strength is Network Management for schools and small businesses.” Insights team of specialists has over 200 years of combined experience and expertise to help businesses plan, develop and implement new technologies to help serve their customers better, improve business operations and lend a competitive advantage.  Brian Burkett, CEO of Insight Technologies, said this acquisition will benefit Insight customers and the company due to efficiencies gained. “By working together, we will be able to provide our customers with more efficient and robust sales, service and support.” Looking forward, Insight will continue to expand its footprint in the region and strengthen its reputation as a leader in managed IT service provider. Burkett recognizes the importance of having a team of dedicated people, who share Insight’s core values, and a common commitment to serving its clients. It is equally important for ReadiTech to work with companies who value the client relationship.  In 2017, ReadiTech purchased Compquest Technology of Aberdeen, SD. ...

Virtual Reality

I was first introduced to Virtual Reality (VR) about 2 years ago when my family and I took a trip to Minneapolis and spent a day at the Mall of America. My wife and daughter, who was 6 at the time, went shopping while my 5-year-old son and I wandered off to entertain ourselves. We made our way to the Microsoft store where my son immediately sat down at a gaming PC with Minecraft and three 24-inch monitors. He was in heaven! My attention was drawn to the 3 VR stations that they had setup within the store. I kept 1 eye on my son playing Minecraft and my other eye on the closest VR station watching people experience different things. Some people chose the Home Run Derby simulation, others tried their luck with virtual fishing, and some chose to be artistic by painting things in a virtual 3D space. Whenever somebody’s time was up, and they removed the headgear it was easy to see that these people had just experienced something in a new and exciting way. I immediately began to wonder what was possible with VR outside of the world of gaming. I will cover a few of the uses that I found most interesting. Travel: Soon you will be able to be virtually transported to many popular tourist destinations. Imagine clicking a button and finding yourself at the Rome Colosseum, the Louvre in Paris, or my personal favorite, Graceland! Sports: Many of the 2018 Winter Olympic events were filmed in 180 degrees and 360 degree VR. The NBA on TNT has also started a VR broadcast...