Aureon Expands Reach with Acquisition of Cloud and Managed IT Clients from Northwest Communications

Aureon Expands Reach with Acquisition of Cloud and Managed IT Clients from Northwest Communications
Aureon Expands Reach with Acquisition of Cloud and Managed IT Clients from Northwest Communications

Expanding Horizons: Integration in Aureon’s Tech Expansion


Aureon, a prominent leader in business connectivity, managed IT, consulting services, and contact center solutions, has announced the successful acquisition of Cloud and Managed IT Clients from Northwest Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Northwest Communications Cooperative Association. The agreement, effective January 31, 2024, marks a significant step forward in Aureon’s growth strategy, allowing the company to further diversify its customer base with enterprise-class managed services.

“Expanding our Cloud and Managed IT client base through acquisitions is a key aspect of our growth strategy,” emphasized Aureon’s CEO, Scott Behn. “ 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.”

Empowering northwest Iowa businesses

The acquisition includes the transfer of commercial clients in northwest Iowa to Aureon, providing these clients with access to an extended range of managed enterprise IT capabilities. This encompasses essential services such as firewall, security, data backup, and server/workstation management. Aureon’s commitment to delivering high-quality services aligns seamlessly with the values and dedication demonstrated by Northwest Communications Cooperative Association over their 35-year partnership.


Gary Petersen, CEO of Northwest Communications, expressed confidence in Aureon’s capabilities, stating, “In selecting Aureon, we prioritized a partner that shares our dedication to serving customers and maintaining a strong, local presence. This allows us to concentrate on our strengths in telecommunications while ensuring a seamless transition for our customers.”

Cloud, managed IT integration

Aureon’s comprehensive suite of technology solutions includes unified communications, internet, data center, cloud, business continuity, and security services. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a reliable network infrastructure, Aureon aims to empower businesses to enhance productivity and efficiency.

As part of Aureon’s commitment to community and client success, the company actively engages in various philanthropic initiatives. These include Volunteer Time Off, the Aureon Classic golf event, the Aureon Scholarship Program supporting STEM education, and the Aureon Charity Grant Program contributing over $2 million to Iowa nonprofit organizations since 1989.

Aureon’s influence spans from its West Des Moines headquarters, serving clients nationwide and earning accolades such as the 2023 Best of the West awards. The acquisition of Cloud and Managed IT clients from Northwest Communications Inc. not only strengthens Aureon’s position as a premier technology solutions provider but also reflects its dedication to delivering excellence in technology and community development. To learn more about Aureon and their services, please visit Aureon’s website.

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