“Dear Diary,” These words carry 2 powerful implications: If I am the author, this information is personally valuable and private to me. If I am not the author and reading someone else’s “dear diary” entry without being granted permission, I am violating a deeply personal boundary. With everything-as-a-service and the prevailing forecast calling for use of “clouds everywhere” to store and send all manner of sensitive data – personal, financial, or health related information – the internet of everything now …

“Our job as providers is not telling them what they need, but rather listening to the customer’s needs” – Lance Thompson In preparation for our Indianapolis and Metro Detroit business continuity and disaster recovery workshops, I spoke with Lance Thompson, founder and president of Baseline Data Services about what we can expect from his session, Real Life Disaster Recovery: Precious Vicarious Lessons. He shared some BCDR wisdom that was too good not to pass on. As highlighted in the quote …

As we all take a step back to reminisce about the past year and drop the ball on a new one, those of us at Online Tech have plenty of achievements to celebrate. We’ve called this, our 20th year of existence, “the most ambitious and successful 12 months” in the company history in a recent press release. That’s notable, considering our 20th anniversary story about how we’ve evolved from being Michigan’s first ISP in 1994 to a leader in secure …

Data backup can be a time consuming and inconvenient process. There is (rightly) lots of talk about how to execute the backup process, but much less time talking about when it should be done. Companies should be backing up their data when they are finished with their normal, everyday operations. Why? The reason you are backing up in the first place is to ensure you have a complete copy of the most up-to-date information in the event of a disaster. …

Football is a pretty hot topic around our water coolers this morning. How about yours? In Ann Arbor, home of our corporate headquarters and two data centers, the town is buzzing about the widely-reported hiring of Jim Harbaugh as coach at the University of Michigan – the alma mater of our co-CEO, Yan Ness. Plus, everybody in Michigan has a slight case of Detroit Lions fever. Particularly over at our Metro Detroit Data Center, which is located just 15 miles …

As you may have heard, on January 22nd, Online Tech will be holding a half-day business continuity and disaster recovery workshop. Armed with over 60 years of IT experience, the experts we’ve amassed have seen lots of different disaster recovery plans and scenarios. I had an opportunity to speak with Steven Aiello, a Technical Architect and one of the experts we will have on-hand at the workshop, to get a sneak peek of what we’ll be covering in January. The …

Now that we’ve opened our Indianapolis data center, we’d like to get to know our neighbors. In January, Online Tech will be hosting a Colts tailgating event, and an offsite backup and disaster recovery workshop. In addition, we’ll also be hosting the Central Indiana ISSA chapter meetings throughout 2015! The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a global organization of IT security professionals that meets regularly to speak about changes in infosec, give resources and insight to the community, and …

Amid the hustle and bustle of the end of the year, we expect everyone’s doing some planning for 2015. Between your holiday parties and IT budgets, don’t forget to put our Indianapolis Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop on your calendar for January! The workshop will be held in our newly opened Indianapolis data center, and will last from 8am-12pm on January 22nd. Focused on Business Continuity planning, the workshop will kick off with a hands-on look at individual BC …

When Online Tech opened its Indiana Data Center earlier this year, co-CEO Mike Klein said the company “saw a gap in secure cloud and data center infrastructure serving Indiana.” That gap continued to be filled when Online Tech launched its new and improved cloud infrastructure in mid-December, creating the only truly PCI, HIPAA and SOX-compliant cloud in Indianapolis. The enterprise-level cloud is built on EMC XtremIO all-flash array technology that offers clients faster application response times while increasing reliability and …

Online Tech would like to thank the 58 customers and prospective customers who joined us for a night of fun and networking at Tuesday’s Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Following a private dinner in the Olympia Club’s Manhattan Room, the group watched the Red Wings and Blue Jackets skate to a scoreless tie before Columbus won in a shootout. The outcome was a bit of a bummer, but we didn’t mind …

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