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Press Release

State CIO tours data center, meets with Vital Support Systems leadership in Cedar Falls

June 12, 2013

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (June 12, 2013)—Iowa CIO Robert von Wolffradt met this afternoon with leaders from Vital Support Systems, a TDS Hosted & Managed Services (TDS HMS) company. The newly appointed state CIO was joined by State Senator Jeff Danielson, State Rep. Deborah Berry, and State Rep. Anesa Kajtazovic. The visit highlighted the business-ready technology resources in the Cedar Valley.


“We are proud we could host today’s meeting with CIO von Wolffradt and locally elected officials,” says Terry Swanson, vice president of Solution Providers for TDS HMS. “Walking them through our data center provided the opportunity to showcase our IT investment and commitment to the community. Plus, it gave us a first-hand opportunity to hear about the CIO’s IT plan and the chance to discuss how we can work collaboratively, with IT companies around the state, to support his initiatives.”


“Iowa is modernizing its use of technology to provide better service and engage citizens, including hiring our first ever CIO and upgrading our own infrastructure,” said Sen. Jeff Danielson. “We see companies like TDS HMS and Vital Support Systems as important partners who provide the infrastructure on the information superhighway to achieve our goals and grow future jobs in Iowa.”


“Vital has a long-standing history of providing mission-critical IT services and support for businesses in and around Cedar Falls,” says Jeff Sparling, CEO of Vital Support Systems. “We are based locally and pride ourselves on supporting the local community. In addition to managing IT infrastructure solutions for local businesses, we have a long-standing partnership with businesses across the state and throughout the Midwest region.”


Vital Support Systems and its parent company, TDS HMS, offer a comprehensive suite of products and services, including: planning, engineering, procurement, and installation. The company also provides management of IT infrastructure solutions from world-class hardware and software vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix. Vital provides a wide range of IT solutions, including colocation, disaster recovery, and data security services to businesses throughout the Midwest.


For more information / photos contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager - Public Relations / TDS HMS / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com


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