Interview with Koert Council, Cofounder


To have the most highly regarded and professional IT staff in the industry, that love their job and create a remarkable experience.

What does your company do?

Kosh Solutions is a leading IT solution provider in the Southwest, delivering reliable, consistent, and expert technical support when companies don’t have the resources or specialization in-house. Kosh’s expertise brings everything your company needs from managed IT services for a reliable modern work environment.

What makes your company or organization unique?

I could say our depth of expertise in all areas of business technology or our New Mexico based helpdesk are what make Kosh standout, but I think our company culture and values are what truly make Kosh fantastic! One of our core values is “cul-de-sac.” The cul-de-sac value means we take care of each other both within and outside of Kosh. If someone needs help, we step up and try to be there for them. Whether that’s being flexible with schedules or making business decisions that put employees and customers before our bottom line.

Is your business growing and do you plan to hire in the next 6 months?

Kosh Solutions is regularly awarded “Fastest Growing” by Albuquerque Business First and 2022 was no exception! We continue to grow and we’re currently hiring.

How long has your company been in New Mexico?

Kosh Solutions was founded in 2005 by me and Joshua Fristoe to provide quality computer and IT consulting services to an underserved market in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We currently have 30 employees.

What’s one goal you have for the next 12 months?

One of our goals for this year is to bring our cybersecurity services to more New Mexico businesses. Whether that’s getting companies on our full suite of services, helping them obtain cyber insurance, or getting them setup with our security partner (Artic Wolf) we believe small and medium New Mexico businesses need to take cybersecurity seriously. We also offer free resources, like a cybersecurity checklist, to all New Mexico businesses.

Describe where you see technology in the year 2030.

This is always a trick question! But I think the next 7 years is going to be all about AI. It’s darn near impossible to predict exactly where it will be in 2030 however, some potential developments that we may see include:– Continued advancements in machine learning and natural language processing – chatgpt is just the beginning!– Increased use of AI in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, finance, education, and transportation, to automate tasks and improve efficiency.– The development of more advanced AI systems that are able to perform tasks that currently require human expertise, such as diagnostic medical procedures or legal analysis.– The integration of AI into a wider range of products and services, such as personal assistants, customer service, and sales.– Lastly, AI will for sure force us to take a hard look at romance, relationships, work, value, and what it means to be human.

Why do you choose to do business in New Mexico?

Aside from being born and raised here in New Mexico, we wanted to support and be a part of our local communities. Kosh started out by providing computer and tech services for an underserved market and in some ways, we still feel we are providing that type of service. New Mexico has been good to us. We find business opportunities to be strong and plentiful here.

What’s your favorite thing about being a member of NMTC?

We enjoy many of the membership benefits including educational seminars and access to industry experts. But it’s the opportunities to connect with other technology professionals and stay up-to-date on industry trends and developments that we find most valuable.

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