Five Nines Technology Group – Powering Nebraska

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Five Nines Technology Group – Powering Nebraska

To love what we do and be the best at it

To build strong partnerships with our clients to drive their success

To recognize what is most important in life and live each day to its fullest.

Three statements that a company was founded on and are unchanging today. In 2006 Nick Bock and James Bowen were two independent IT professionals competing for the same contract. After many months of back-and-forth, the two finally decided to meet for an hour over a cup of coffee. What was supposed to be one hour turned into an afternoon.  What they discovered was both wanted the same thing out of a business and life – being intentional and purposeful, and creating a business that was about relationships and partnership as much as it was about technology.

Nick and James decided to start from scratch with a true 50/50 partnership. A lot of time was spent going through the necessary steps to start a new company, and the last piece needed to get started was a brand name. They spent several hours at an old sandwich shop at 70th & Van Dorn in Lincoln, NE trying to come up with a name, a brand, a simple representation of what they were building together. James would later say that they “failed miserably” trying to define themselves that day. Nothing felt right (not to mention they couldn’t find a name with a good domain name available).

Late that night, away from the noise of the sandwich shop, they “had it.” Five Nines ( 99.999% Uptime. The perfect metaphor for a Managed IT Services business that was focused on reliability and high performance.

That was over 11 years ago, and while the beginning of Five Nines remains sentimental, the story is being written every day by individuals who believe in what the company stands for, and the client partnerships that grow with every closed ticket. In those 11+ years, Five Nines has grown from two independent IT professionals wanting to create something great to 3 different locations in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney, Nebraska.

Five Nines supports over 250 clients in Nebraska, leveraging technology in all forms to drive its clients’ business success. Five Nines professionals come into work every day ready to advise the best IT solutions for businesses through Managed IT Services. A unique service model sets Five Nines apart, giving clients their own Primary Engineer to work with on a consistent basis, backed by a team of engineers that work hand in hand to support each client. This model has helped to provide clients with the benefits of reduced costs, accelerated growth, and increased productivity – driving Nebraska businesses forward.

What started as two passionate professionals competing for a contract has morphed into 80+ experts who love what they do, who connect with clients to build strong partnerships, and who aim to live a life of purpose and intent. Being the largest independently owned IT company in Nebraska, Nick, James, and the rest of Five Nines still go into work every day wanting to improve and streamline the lives of the clients they work with, and the unchanging desire to do so is what has pushed Five Nines forward.

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For more information on Five Nines and its Managed IT Services in Nebraska, visit: or call 402.817.2630.  

Locations: 5617 Thompson Creek Blvd Lincoln, NE 68516 | 11602 West Center Road, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68144 | 5609 First Avenue, Suite A-1 Kearney, NE 68847.

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