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API as a Business Strategy

Igor Bondarenko, OEC Director, Applications |

API (Application Programming Interface) is not just for developers any more. While in the past APIs were considered a purely technical concept, the increasingly interconnected nature of the modern computing landscape is changing how we think and leverage them. Today, an API strategy is a key business element for technology vendors large and small. In addition to helping break down silos and accelerate delivery of internal products, APIs play a key role as a business differentiator on multiple fronts:

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Twitter Tech Week Takeaways

Shawn Turner |
Nearly 2,000 people attended various OHTec Tech Week events this year. And a lot of these folks took to Twitter to discuss the events they attended. Curious what people had to say? Take a look below:
Patrick Antos
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It's Official, We Are A Tech Hire Community!

Patrick Antos |

It’s official, we are a TechHire Community! Summit County with the help of Conexus (formerly Summit Workforce Solutions) and countless other partners have helped bring a White House initiative to Northeast Ohio to create a new supply of qualified candidates for in demand IT jobs in Northeast Ohio.

OHTec is very pleased to be a part of growing talent here in NEO. We are working closely with RITE (Regional IT Engagement) on scaling this up to our organizations and members throughout Northeast Ohio.

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Clearing up Cloud Confusion: Presented by Affordable-IT

Shawn Turner |

It seems people are a little bit cloud confused these days.

Vic Manfredi, President of Affordable-IT, says the first question his company is asked from potential new SMB customers is, “What is the cloud?” Many view cloud computing as something best suited for personal storage needs, such as iCloud, and are not really clear on how it can help them in business. Cloud computing does in fact make a lot of sense for small businesses.

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5 Big Tech Trends for 2016

Michael Ullinger, Hyland Software |

If you notice some similarities between this list and tech that was popular in 2015, that’s not a coincidence. Many of 2015’s big hitters will continue to hit big in 2016, albeit in a more mature form. As these technologies pushed forward they’ve morphed and melded, showing that the same trends may still be around, but they’re certainly not sitting still.

And that’s not to say everything is the same. There were definitely some big moves from every major player this past year, and even more rumored on the horizon. Windows 10 dropped, Apple and Microsoft both released several new devices, and the internet (and internet of things) continued to explode with new products and services.

So, what made our shortlist of trends to watch in 2016?


Patrick Antos
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Do companies understand the cost of losing their employees? ERC Leadership training can help fix that.

Patrick Antos |

Do companies really know what it costs them to hire a new IT employee? How does that compare to the price of retaining an existing team member? Many companies shy away from the idea of implementing a formal retention plan because they fear it will cost too much and take too much effort, but could that tedious and sometimes costly process really save the company time and money in the long run?

Brad Nellis
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OHTec Director Bids a Fond Farewell

Brad Nellis |

It has been an amazing run! About 10 years ago, I was blessed to have the opportunity to take over an incredible organization devoted to helping tech companies and the regional IT industry succeed and thrive.