Why FNI?

Proudly serving the Portland area for over 21 Years

Future Networking was born in 1998, out of the desire to help people and businesses network and collaborate together, to make the future a better place for everyone. Integrity in all things, passion for efficient use of technology, and a desire to listen to and understand our clients is at the heart of FNI. We understand that every client is entirely unique, even if they appear similar on the surface. We consistently strive to exceed expectations while seamlessly integrating solutions for critical business infrastructure. We are Proactive, Practical, and Professional in everything we do. Keeping our clients’ businesses up and running in today’s challenging and constantly evolving technology landscape. 

Why fni?

The FNI Advantage

Future Networking gives you one partner for all of your technology products, support and carrier management. You need more than just “break fix” support. We provide comprehensive, proactive, holistic care that prevents many issues before they become a problem, optimizes efficiency and reliability, and mitigates threats to your systems. We take care of your technology, so you can focus your attention elsewhere.

Company Overview

A passion to achieve better results for our clients

We utilize our experience & expertise to improve the efficiency & effectiveness of your technology landscape. Our extensive partnerships also allow us to simplify & supplement relationships with major carriers & manufacturers. 

  • Telecom Expense Management
  • Remote Management and Monitoring
  • Threat Protection and Remediation
  • Proactive Support and Rapid Response
  • Hardware virtualization and cloud utilization
  • SIP Trunking /VOIP
  • Hardware/Software

Our clients have enjoyed numerous benefits:

  •  Greatly reduced complexity & preventative, proactive support
  • Predictable budgets & significant improvements in efficiency & effectiveness
  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • Improved flexibility & scalability
  •  Supply chain efficiency

We believe in giving back and getting involved in our local community. To this end, we have been active in supporting various charities and organizations actively and behind the scenes. We have held donation drives and directly donated to various causes. We have also promoted organizations & events through social media. Our top three favorite  organizations are: The Good Neighbor Center in Tigard, The Oregon Food Bank, and The Oregon Humane Society!

Defining Our Character

We take pride in our ability to quickly learn the fundamental technology needs of virtually any industry, and match those needs with our decades of experience, to optimize the environments of our clients. The diversity of our clients has been both challenging and rewarding; because we have a wealth of diverse experience, we can apply innovative solutions more narrowly focused competitors may be entirely unaware of.

We have never focused on a limited vertical. Our specialty is serving a diverse variety of clients. Some of the industries we serve and have served include green technologies, healthcare and medical, biotechnology, manufacturing, education, law, restaurant, spa, hotel/motel and lodging, insurance, marketing and advertising, retail, financial services and banking, plant nurseries, childcare, professional services, automotive, government, engineering, communications, software and coding, steel, dental, optometry, shipping and imports, heating & air-conditioning, real estate & more.

  • Our experience, over two decades of providing technology services & support!
  • Our dedication to providing superior products and services!
  • Our speed, we are able to provide support FAST!
  • Our relationships, we build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients based on integrity and trust! (some lasting 20+ years and still going strong!)

The improvements our solutions provide can have a positive impact on the global environment we all share! By moving infrastructure into “the cloud” and more centralized data-centers, technology has a smaller impact on electrical grids and produces less waste. The energy efficiency & ability to source power from greener and renewable energy sources lightens the environmental impact produced by hundreds of small, inefficient business offices. This also helps to reduce thermal management and pollution problems that local infrastructures can create. Utilizing centralized resources can also reduce energy usage because resources are allocated dynamically as needed, instead of being consistently maintained whether being used or not.

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Company Timeline

Future Networking was founded in 1998 by Wayne Waldron as a home based business.

2019
Today
Future Networking adds a Security Operations Center (SOC) while also continuing to add skills, products & solutions to provide a superior experience for clients. A focus on cyber security, cloud, virtualization, and emerging technologies means those clients will always be confident and cared for by our dedicated professionals.
2019
2014
Bigger and Better
FNI adds Help Desk & Network Operations Center (NOC) resources, dramatically increasing the depth and availability of support resources for new and current clients.
2014
2012
Laptop Repair
FNI became an Authorized Service Provider for Toshiba laptops. This was a first foray into providing services to non-business clients.
2012
2010
VOIP & Telecommunications
As FNI, Future Networking continued to grow & add new products, partnerships, and solutions to meet the ever-changing technology needs of businesses.
2010
2002-2004
Continued Growth
Future Networking becomes FNI, adds new partnerships, and explores Government & Education verticals.
2002-2004
2000
The First Office
The first office for Future Networking was a shared space where a small team of dedicated professionals continued to provide superior solutions and support to businesses which expanded to included desktops & peripherals.
2000
1998
The Beginning
As a one person shop, Future Networking focused on providing superior solutions and support for business servers.
1998
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Many of the images of people on this site come from the WOCinTech Chat collection. They are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-License. At FNI, INC we believe that there’s a place for everyone who has an interest in technology and everyone should feel welcome. One way to promote this idea is to visually represent diverse people performing a variety of tech related jobs and tasks so each person can feel included in the world of technology.

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