Video Guidance, Connecting Point Partner for Video Conferencing in the Dakotas

Bloomington, Minn.-based Video Guidance, a visual communications company, has formed a strategic partnership with Watertown, S.D.-based Connecting Point Computer Center, which provides IT solutions to businesses, schools and government agencies throughout the Dakotas. The partnership will help Video Guidance grow by increasing its sales presence in its current markets and expanding its geographic reach across North and South Dakota.

“Our joint partnerships utilize and maximize resources to offer more comprehensive collaboration and visual services to businesses and organizations,” said Michael Werch, president of Video Guidance. “The program is designed to help value-added resellers (VARs) succeed in the highly lucrative video conferencing market, enabling them to take advantage of high-margin sales opportunities with our best-in-class video conferencing solutions.”

Since 1979, Connecting Point ( has helped organizations of all sizes deploy and manage servers, desktops and notebooks from a centralized location. With off-site backup and cloud computing, the company is regarded for its proactive, preventative approach to IT management that stops problems before they affect a network. Connecting Point also offers Cisco Unified Communications solutions, which connect people, information and teams to help them collaborate more effectively.

“We are excited to partner with Video Guidance to expand our collaboration portfolio,” said Bryan Waege, president of Connecting Point. “Together with Video Guidance, we will maximize our customers’ technology investments to help them meet their business objectives rather than react to IT problems.”

Strategic partners help Video Guidance – through its cloud-based services — create a more visually collaborative workspace for its customers. In the last decade, Internet, mobile and broadband technologies have redefined our way of life, and visual communication tools have become critical to a business’ efficiencies. And in an era of dispersed teams and reduced travel budgets, enhanced, strategic collaboration and applications are essential to maximizing the benefits of today’s sophisticated technology.

Founded in 1999, Video Guidance is privately held and headquartered in Bloomington, Minn. Video Guidance is an independent partner of Cisco, Polycom and LifeSize, and maintains strategic alliances with Conference Plus, On Stream Media Corporation, VQ Communications, VBrick, and Accordent. For five consecutive years, Video Guidance has been named to the “Inc. 5,000″ list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, and is one of the top privately held companies in Minnesota and one of the top 150 telecommunications companies in the nation. In addition, Video Guidance has been named by The Business Journal as one of the “50 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies” in the Twin Cities, and by Minnesota Business magazine as “One of the Best Companies to Work For.”