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Press Release

Northwest Community Credit Union chooses OneNeck® IT Solutions as new IT partner

September 30, 2015

To meet regulatory requirements, achieve geographic diversity, and secure disaster recovery and colocation services, the Oregon-based Credit Union contracts with OneNeck for space in nearby data center.

OneNeck® IT Solutions announced today that Northwest Community Credit Union (NWCU) has signed a 5-year contract. OneNeck will provide Disaster Recovery and colocation space at their Tier III data center in Bend, Ore.

“Our credit union has grown substantially the last few years,” said Aaron Beldner, Chief Information Officer at NWCU. “We needed to move our disaster recovery solution to a new, geographically diverse location that is extremely reliable and would help us meet regulatory requirements.”

According to Beldner, switching to OneNeck’s Tier III facility was a significant upgrade for the credit union. He said, “This allows us to provide premium security for our most critical IT equipment, and to move away from a disaster recovery solution in a known earthquake zone.”

The OneNeck data center in Bend meets all of NWCU’s needs. In addition to being Tier III Compliant, Certified Design and Build, the OneNeck data center in Bend is also:

  1. Highly secure, reliable and available;
  2. LEED Gold certified for superior energy efficiency;
  3. Equipped with redundant power and a professional staff; and
  4. Regularly audited and has successfully completed the Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examination.

“We are proud to call NWCU a customer,” said Terry Swanson, senior vice president of Solutions Providers at OneNeck. “Moving to our facility allows NWCU to colocate their most important data in a nearby safe and reliable Tier III data center. Our facility in Bend provides them geographic diversity and meets their regulatory and compliance policy requirements.”

Founded in 1949, NWCU has grown to serve a diversified membership of over 100,000 people and more than $968 million in member-owned assets. For more than three decades, NWCU has been developing partnerships with local charitable organizations and businesses in 13 Oregon cities, including their main branch in Eugene.

OneNeck offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions; ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services; managed services; ERP application management; professional services; and IT hardware. In addition to their Tier III facility in Oregon, OneNeck also has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager - Public Relations / OneNeck IT Solutions / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@oneneck.com

About Northwest Community Credit Union
Originally founded by six members of a wood products corporation in 1949, Northwest Community has grown to serve a diversified membership of more than 98,000 with employment base extending to many types of industry and community. With more than $901 million in member-owned assets in 2014, Northwest Community has also developed partnerships with local charitable outreach organizations and businesses for more than three decades in each of the local neighborhoods served by branches in 13 Oregon cities. Visit nwcu.com.

About OneNeck
OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 600 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., 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 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications, OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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