What does Point North Networks do?
Point North Networks, Inc. provides advanced Windows, Linux, and Application Server Hosting, Server Colocation, and IT Managed Support Services at a reasonable cost.
What is some history of the company?
Point North Networks was founded in 2005. We are based in downtown St. Paul, MN with data center locations in Minneapolis, MN, Dallas, TX, and London, UK. Prior to forming Point North, the company’s owner, Brian Emerson, had experiences of developing and implementing technology solutions as a consultant for companies like 3M, BestBuy.com, and Carlson Companies.
What is something Unique about Point North Networks?
While Point North focuses on providing more serious IT services to the local Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we also have a fun, national brand called KickAssVPS.com, which is geared towards an edgy, tech-savvy web development community.
Why did you sponsor TECHdotMN?
TECHdotMN is the only news outlet in the Twin Cities focusing solely on the tech market with a great following of local tech gurus. We wanted to be part of that community and vibe.
How could Minnesota’s tech industry improve from your perspective?
We believe the Minnesota market is under-served in terms of power, bandwidth, and hosting options. With that, prices are driven up. To get the abundance of these resources at a price point that makes sense, you typically are looking at larger markets such as Chicago, Dallas, or the East Coast. We are trying to change that here in the Twin Cities by providing these resources at a reasonable cost.