HAYS, KS -- Nex-Tech, an IBM Business Partner with certified sales and technical specialists on staff, has a goal to meet essential needs or enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. In the continued effort of meeting that goal, Nex-Tech has agreed to provide technical support and training for the IBM AS/400 midrange computer and operation system in the College of Business and Leadership at Fort Hays State University.
"We are proud to be furthering our partnership with Fort Hays State," said Jeff Wick, chief operating officer of Nex-Tech. "Both of us are interested in improving the economic conditions of northwest Kansas. By helping with the training process, we all benefit because the workforce will have better educated and qualified employees."
Dr. Richard Peters, dean of FHSU's College of Business and Leadership, welcomed this latest example of cooperation in the ongoing partnership between Nex-Tech and the university. "We greatly appreciate the level of quality support that Nex-Tech has committed to this project," he said. "The personnel from Nex-Tech are providing a level of expertise that exceeds my wildest expectations. Our students are also benefiting directly from the willingness of Nex-Tech to provide specialists to make presentations in our classes. This 'real world' contact is highly valued by both faculty and students."
The IBM AS/400 midrange computer is used primarily for teaching students enrolled in the RPG Programming or the DBII course available through the Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Department at the university.
"Students are able to obtain hands-on experience with the AS/400," Wick said. "Nex-Tech will simply provide the necessary support needed for a server like this." Such support provided by Nex-Tech will include on-site training, system back-ups and other technical support.
Nex-Tech, with offices in Hays, Salina, Dodge City, and Norton, provides a full line of voice and data communication products to schools, government, residential, and commercial clients, in addition to local telephone and Internet services.