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Targus Group International renews contract with OneNeck® IT Solutions — enters 17th year of partnership

October 07, 2014

OneNeck® IT Solutions announces signing a five-year contract renewal with Targus Group International to extend the 17-year partnership. OneNeck will continue providing full ERP application support along with hosting and managed services for Targus’ global Baan environment.

“OneNeck consistently directs resources in a way that ensures Targus is successful with its IT initiatives,” said Chuck Farner, VP of Information Systems and CIO at Targus. “I am constantly impressed with their technical expertise, dedication to high-value service, and outstanding commitment to customer service. For 17 years, they have been demonstrating their ability to be a true partner and have made themselves an invaluable extension of our IT team, which is exactly why we’ve extended our contract with them.”

Targus is the leading global supplier of carrying cases and accessories for the mobile lifestyle. The company delivers solutions that make mobile technology easier, more productive and more enjoyable. More than 30 years ago, Targus pioneered the notebook carrying case category partnering with corporations, retailers and OEMs to provide the best possible protection for notebook PCs. Today, the company, which has locations in 18 countries, continues to define and shape the mobile accessory category.

Under the terms of the contract, OneNeck will continue to provide Targus with cloud and managed hosting solutions for their Infor Baan environment.

“During the last 17 years, I believe we have truly become a strategic partner with Targus, and an extension of their IT department,” stated Clint Harder, CTO and general manager of Managed Hosting and Cloud Services at OneNeck. “By helping Targus optimize their Baan environment, it allows their employees the opportunity to focus on their core business and strategic initiatives while we provide management and day-to-day support of their IT environment.”

“Seventeen years ago, when we were first looking for an IT solutions provider, we didn’t have an organized IT infrastructure, even at the regional level,” said Farner. “We were even challenged with creating a scalable IT environment that could be centrally managed and supported to serve as the foundation for globalizing our communications, supply chain and financial systems. We wanted all of it, but didn’t want to create a significant in-house IT department. That’s when we started reviewing experienced IT companies and chose OneNeck. As a middle-market specialist with deep ERP expertise and global experience, we knew OneNeck would be the best fit for us. And, they continue to be.”

OneNeck is also providing Targus with Disaster Recovery as a Service, Backup as a Service and Security Compliance.

“Targus has been with us since 1997,” says Harder. “We still have some of the same people working with them. The knowledge we have about their business coupled with our understanding of Baan, you simply cannot put a price on it. We are pleased they continue to renew with us and look forward to delivering the solutions they need.”

When it comes to Baan environments, OneNeck offers unmatched expertise, proven experience and excellent customer references. Learn more about Targus and OneNeck IT Solutions.

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For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson / associate manager of Public Relations / OneNeck IT Solutions / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

About Targus Group International
Targus created the mobile accessory category with its invention of the laptop case over 30 years ago. The company continues to advance the mobile accessories category with innovative and relevant solutions for today's mobile lifestyle. Targus products enhance productivity, connectivity, and security, liberating users to use their mobile devices in any and all environments with the utmost convenience and comfort. Founded in 1983, Targus’ headquarters are located in Anaheim, Calif., with offices worldwide and distribution agreements in more than 100 countries. For more information on Targus visit targus.com.

About OneNeck IT Solutions
OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., 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 owns and operates four Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and manages two Tier 2 data centers in Arizona. 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. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000™ company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.8 million customers nationwide through its subsidiaries TDS Telecom and U.S. Cellular®. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,100 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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