“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. – Special Olympics Athlete Oath”

At Renodis, we love to get involved in community causes as well as support the charities that matter to our clients. When our friends at Premier Bankcard suggested we get involved in the Special Olympics SD Polar Plunge we were excited to join in! What could be more fun than jumping in ice cold water while raising money for a great cause?? (Don’t worry, we’ll capture all the fun ice cold water jumping  as well)

Please take a moment to click the following link to support our “Freezin for a Reason” – Thank you for your support!

http://www.firstgiving.com/team/312129

Through the power and joy of sports, Special Olympics transforms lives. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been offering people with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competitions in Olympic-style sports. More than 32 individual and team sports – from Alpine Skiing to Volleyball – provide quality training and well-matched sporting events.

For more information on The Special Olympics and how you can further help the mission of spreading compassion and acceptance, visit their website at www.SpecialOlympics.org.

Saint Paul, MN (May 16, 2015) – Renodis (www.Renodis.com), America’s first communications managed services company focused on a seamless and superior communications experience for clients, was pleased to support and accompany local WWII Veteran, Paul Bolden, as he traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program, a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting veterans to visit memorials built to honor their service.

“I’m really excited. I’m 86 years old and I used to travel a lot so it’s renewing in me all over again. I was in Bremerhaven Germany and I haven’t had contact with any of the guys since 1946”, recalls Paul Bolden.

“I’m honored to be able to accompany Paul as he visits Washington, D.C. for the first time. This area’s Honor Flight program has been running since 2005 and this will be the 14th Honor Flight which includes 77 veterans and 88 guardians”, states Craig Beason, CEO of Renodis. In addition to sponsoring the flight Renodis employees participated in the “V-Mail” program, an in-flight mail call to provide the Honor Flight veterans letters thanking them for their service and wishing them well on their trip. The “V-Mail” program is a poignant reminder of how important mail service was to veterans while serving overseas.

The Honor Flight program is a nationwide effort to help surviving veterans visit their memorial in Washington, D.C. This Honor Flight included WWII veterans from Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The veterans left from the MSP International Airport at 6:30am on May 16th and a welcome party was held when they arrived back at 10:30pm. In addition to the World War II Memorial, the veterans saw the Iwo Jima, Korean War, Air Force, and the Women in Military Service Memorials, as well as enjoyed a bus tour of the Washington area. To learn more about Honor Flight, visit www.HonorFlight.org.

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Renodis is America’s first communications managed services company focusing on a truly seamless and superior communications experience for their clients. Renodis’ mission is to enable better communications and greater productivity with fewer internal resources. This is accomplished through talented people, proven process, and Vision™ – a propriety technology platform created specifically for lifecycle management of communications. A Saint Paul, Minnesota based company since 2002, Renodis has helped hundreds of organizations with communications needs. Find out more at www.Renodis.com.

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Renodis was pleased to support the local IT community by sponsoring the 14th Annual Minnesota IT Symposium on September 17th at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. In addition, Renodis hosted a special breakout session presented by renowned author, CIO, and Renodis client, Joe Topinka.

Joe Topinka’s heavily attended session, entitled “Are you Doing Enough to Bridge the Leadership Chasm”, was a candid discussion regarding going from great ideas to great results. The session covered the following topics: CEO and Executive perceptions of IT, the current C-suite/IT leadership crisis, ideas to inform and educate the C-suite, concepts that bridge the C-suite/IT chasm, and pragmatic tools that build trust and confidence.

An excerpt of the presentation is available below:

The Minnesota IT Symposium provides IT Executives, Management and Staff the opportunity to network with counterparts, other local organizations, and partners which enables innovation, personal growth and business transformation in the IT community.

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St. Paul, Minn. (May 2, 2014) –  Renodis, an innovative company providing fully integrated, outsourced solutions for managing telecommunications, has been chosen by Capstone to manage their complete telecom environment, including all wireline and mobility.

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“Service quality is core to Capstone’s success and customer satisfaction,” states Ross Gilbertson, Chief Information Officer of Capstone.  “This core value is pervasive to our business, whether serving external customers or our internal business partners.  We are always looking for innovative solutions and partners that can accelerate our business goals. Via their Turnkey Telecom Management solution, Renodis helps us accomplish this objective.  The comprehensive nature of their Communications Infrastructure management solution provides complete coverage and visibility to all of our voice and data communications services, ensuring consistently effective process execution which translates into better a better overall service experience for our customers.  As a bonus, we’ve removed the tactical management tasks of telecom from the backs of our IT staff, freeing them up to focus on other value-driven initiatives for our business.”

“Renodis is excited to welcome Capstone to our growing list of progressive companies who seek innovative solutions that enable true focus within their IT organizations,” says Praba Manivasager, Renodis’ Chief Operating Officer. “By recognizing that Renodis is uniquely equipped to handle professional management of the ‘entire’ Communications Infrastructure, Ross Gilbertson once again has demonstrated his penchant for IT thought leadership.  Turnkey Telecom Management from Renodis is a best practice for many mid-sized firms seeking to maximize focus, beat the competition, increase profits, and make IT more relevant and strategic during this time of rapid technological change and mobilization.”

About Capstone
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. Imprints under Capstone include Capstone Press, Stone Arch Books, Picture Window Books, Heinemann Raintree and Compass Point Books. Divisions include Capstone Classroom and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with them at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.

About Renodis
Renodis Turnkey Telecom Management™ is the nation’s first fully integrated solution for managing all aspects of telecommunications for businesses and organizations. As a pioneer in its field, completely objective and accountable only to our customers, Renodis empowers clients to reduce the Total Cost of Telecom™, free up valuable IT and executive resources, future-proof their technology, and gain more time for core business initiatives.

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Who says telecom can’t be trendy – OR at least headquartered in a trendy location?  According to a recent RealtyTrac analysis, the hippest place in the US has a St. Paul ZIP code: Lowertown 55101 – which is also headquarters of Renodis.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman shares, “I couldn’t be more proud of our efforts to create a cool, but not too outwardly cool, vibrant but not too showy, and modern but also retro-feeling culture in our Lowertown area.”

What’s the Criteria for Determining the Hippest Neighborhoods?

“To select the top markets we started with zip codes with a disproportionately large population in the prime hipster age range — between 25 and 34. Nationally that segment accounts for 13 percent of the total population. We focused on zip codes with more than 20 percent of the population in that age range,” says Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President.

For this study, they also narrowed the list to areas where at least 20 percent of the population either walked to work or used public transportation to get to work.  The idea is that easily walkable, densely populated neighborhoods are another hallmark of “hip” culture.

Blomquist goes on to say they “narrowed the focus to zip codes where renters accounted for occupancy in at least 50 percent of all housing units, and where the vacancy rate on rental properties was 5 percent or less. All of these filters left us with only 83 zip codes nationwide, and we sorted those 83 zip codes by gross yields based on fair market rents and median home prices to come up with the top 25 list, all of which had gross yields above 4.5 percent.”

 Why is this Important?

Well, other than the obvious bragging rights and good food options, RealtyTrac says that such an analysis is important because “the hipster lifestyle has a major impact on local real estate markets, and mostly in a positive way.  Developers have long noted that such areas bring an influx of trendy restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other amenities.”

 What Other Areas Topped the List?

Coming in second place was Pittsburgh, followed by Norfolk, Minneapolis, Alexandria, and East Rutherford.

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Source: www.realtytrac.com

Saint Paul, MN (November 26, 2013) – Renodis (www.Renodis.com), the only firm in America providing professional management of communications infrastructure, has been invited to sponsor the upcoming Minneapolis Mid-Market CIO Executive Summit on December 4th at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. This is the second year in a row that Renodis has been invited to participate in this event.

Renodis is pleased to sponsor the speaking session of Joe Topinka, CIO and VP of Multichannel Commerce at Red Wing Shoe Company, also a client of Renodis. His session, entitled “The CIO’s Role in Demystifying IT”, will cover his tried and true methods to help IT emerge from the traditional service provider role to one of true business partner.  Topinka will reveal CEOs’ biggest fears and discuss techniques that move IT from a mysterious chest of secrets to known, trusted advisor, from order taker to business peer, and from necessary evil to business game changer.

Renodis will also be providing attendees an opportunity to receive a complimentary copy of Joe Topinka’s upcoming book, “IT Business Partnerships: A Field Guide”.  The book provides an actionable plan to implement an IT Business Partnership Program in organizations to achieve business technology convergence.

The Minneapolis Mid-Market CIO Executive Summit is an invitation-only event dedicated to bringing together mid-market technology leaders to accelerate leadership development and drive business transformation.

To learn more about the upcoming Minneapolis Mid-Market CIO Executive Summit or how to register, go to: http://www.evanta.com/cio/mid-market/minneapolis.

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Renodis is the only firm in America providing professional management of businesses communications infrastructure. As a pioneer in its field, Renodis is committed to providing objective service that empowers clients to reduce the Total Cost of Telecom™, free up valuable IT and Executive resources, future-proof their technology, and gain more time for core business initiatives. www.Renodis.com

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St. Paul, Minn. (October 15, 2013) – Renodis, the only firm in America providing professional management of communications infrastructure, is pleased to announce the release of  their new re-designed website located at www.Renodis.com, that includes a modern, easy to navigate design, mobile-friendly responsive framework, and interactive user experience with helpful blogs and articles.

“Renodis is known for top-notch customer service and technology expertise in its professional management of communications infrastructure, which is exactly what you can expect from the new website experience,” comments Colleen Kranz, Marketing Manager of Renodis.  “We focused on making the user experience simple and easy to find helpful resources for your technology or communications questions.”

The newly designed website is based on a responsive framework which allows easy viewing no matter the device.  In addition the new website includes: enhanced educational blog, news area, success stories, and clients section.

To view the new website and learn more about how a professionally managed communications infrastructure can benefit your business, visit www.Renodis.com.

About Renodis
Renodis is the only firm in America providing professional management of businesses communications infrastructure. As a pioneer in its field, Renodis is committed to providing objective service that empowers clients to reduce the Total Cost of Telecom™, free up valuable IT and Executive resources, future-proof their technology, and gain more time for core business initiatives.

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Saint Paul, MN (April 16, 2013) – Renodis is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Diamond Path School of International Studies Wolf Run 5K and ½ mile race on Sunday, May 19th 2013 from 8:30am – 12:30pm at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Race proceeds will go to the Diamond Path Wolf Ridge Scholarship Fund to assist families with sending their 4th grade children to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Here they will experience three days of outdoor education and hands-on learning activities.

“Run, walk, skip or crawl. Come out for a morning of fun if you are looking to improve your race time or just want to get a group of students or colleagues together for a team building event,” says Julia Rohda, organizer of the Wolf Run.
The Wolf Run will also feature food and refreshments, face painting, pre-race Zumba warmup, and awards for the top runners in each age category. For more information, visit www.district196.org/dp.

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Renodis Turnkey Telecom Management™ is America’s first fully integrated solution for managing all aspects of your telecommunications. Completely objective and accountable only to you, we reduce your Total Cost of Telecom™; freeing up valuable IT and Executive time, future-proofing your technology, and giving you the peace of mind to focus on your core business. www.Renodis.com

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Minneapolis CIO Summit – here we come!

We’re very excited to announce that Renodis has been invited to present and sponsor the Mid Market Minneapolis CIO Summit taking place on January 31st.

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