Tag: michigan cloud computing

With large corporations dominating the news, it’s sometimes hard to realize that 99% of all independent U.S. enterprises employ fewer than 500 people.  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 14.6 million Americans work for firms with 100 to 499 employees, 18.4 million people work for firms with 20 to 99 employees, and 19.6 million people work for companies with less than 20 employees. With small businesses encompassing a large percentage of America’s economy, it’s extremely important to understand …

In March, managed Michigan data center operator Online Tech attended the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit in Detroit, Michigan to collaborate with other state leaders in order to develop solutions to address the state’s employer talent needs. A few fast facts about the growing IT industry in Michigan: Despite major job reductions in many Michigan industries as a result of the recent recession, the number of IT firms and jobs expanded from 2005-2009. IT jobs grew at a five percent growth …

Online Tech will host the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch & Learn event at our Ann Arbor 2 data center in Michigan on April 16. Co-CEO Mike Klein will present on cloud computing, and how it helps all types of Michigan businesses – small businesses get off to the right start, mid-size businesses can grow, and large businesses effectively protect themselves from natural disasters or other business disruptions. Our newest Ann Arbor data center is located south of Ann …

Michigan is gaining ground as a hub for business owners. In our blogpost “Detroit Named No. 5 Fastest Growing Tech City in 2012”, we explained that motown has been exploding, with over 1,100 new tech jobs a day in 2012. It shows that Detroit is no one-trick-pony, and it’s finding a shift occurring from more traditional manufacturing to high-tech entrepreneurship. One huge player in this paradigm shift is TechTown, a midtown-situated company whose focus is to “incubate and accelerate technology …

There’s been quite a bit of talk around Michigan as an incredibly fast-growing IT state. What you may not have heard as much about, is the prospect of Michigan blossoming into a very effective shipping hub for North America. I know that seems strange. A peninsula doesn’t really strike anyone as the ideal place to concentrate shipping and logistic processes throughout the rest of the country. However, it’s got some real perks, as explained within a Forbes article written earlier …

Online Tech co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein will be attending the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit next week in Detroit, Michigan to collaborate with other state leaders and contribute a Michigan hosting provider‘s perspective. Governor Rick Snyder will lead a conference devoted to creating solutions to address the state’s employer talent needs, as well as create opportunities for regional collaboration and placemaking (a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces). This invitation-only event hosted at the …

Online Tech’s Co-CEO Mike Klein will be speaking about cloud computing at the West Flint Business Association luncheon meeting, April 17 at noon, in Flint Michigan. The topic is how small businesses can benefit from a cloud-based service that stores their data offsite. Location: Teppenyaki Grill (Former Old Country Buffet) 3583 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507 Meeting Agenda: 12:00 pm – Members check in 12:30 pm – President conducts short business meeting 12:45 pm – Township Supervisor, Karyn Miller provides …

The rebound of the United States auto industry is well documented. While the 13.4 percent growth Motown enjoyed in 2012 may be impossible to duplicate, consulting firm LMC Automotive does project the sales of American cars to grow at a 4.2 percent pace in 2013. “Right now, the U.S. is the healthiest auto market in the world,” John Casesa, a senior managing director with Guggenheim Securities, recently told Reuters. The Detroit automakers continued their feel-good run at this week’s North …

Yesterday, Online Tech and Comcast Business Class co-hosted a luncheon at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that included a brief performance by acrobats and talk about cloud computing applications powering high-tech vehicles, many of which were showcased at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. As we wrote about in our press release, Michigan Automotive Innovation Takes Flight with Cloud Computing, apps are working to deliver better consumer experiences and support critical manufacturing processes. Online Tech co-CEO Mike Klein …

Many of the basic benefits of cloud computing (virtualization) we’ve mentioned in the past can be used by Michigan businesses, regardless of size, as a viable IT business plan. Since we’re all trying to do less with more, upgrading and streamlining where we can in our organizations will only give us more resources and time to focus on adding value to our core business. Technology has fueled job growth in a new industry for Michigan. AnnArbor.com reports that support from …

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