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Aureon, formerly known as Iowa Network Services, has acquired commercial managed IT clients in northwest Iowa from Northwest Communications Inc., a subsidiary of the Northwest Communications Cooperative Association, which is a shareholder of Aureon. The transaction became effective on January 31 of this year.

Iowa Network Services was formed 30 years ago by a group of small telecom providers in the state, initially to focus on equal access to long-distance services. INS eventually established a statewide network and branched into other areas.

Aureon now offers managed IT, consulting, and contact center services.

“Expanding our cloud and managed IT client base through acquisitions is a key aspect of our growth strategy,” Scott Behn, CEO of Aureon said in a press release.

“Incorporating Northwest Communications’ client base broadens our footprint of valuable enterprise clients and aligns with our commitment to offering comprehensive IT solutions throughout the Midwest in key markets like Des Moines, Kansas City and Omaha, serving clients from coast to coast. The longstanding relationship with Northwest Communications and their commitment to their clients made this a win-win.” 

Aureon is providing the clients it is acquiring with access to managed IT capabilities including firewall, security, data backup and server/workstation management, the company said.

Other acquisitions that Aureon has made include Midwest Project Partners (MPP), a company that specialized in project management and management consulting services.

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