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Ask the Expert: How Can I Protect My Computer Network from Social Engineering?

Steve Giordano, TeamLogic IT | COSE Expert |

“Malware and related IT security threats like Social Engineering — a popular way hackers gain access to a computer network and its sensitive data — continue to increase at alarming rates. It is imperative that businesses take the proper steps to combat these increasingly stealthy threats. 

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Ask the Expert: Are You Ready For the EMV Revolution?

Brendan Hickey, Solupay Processing Solutions | COSE Expert |

EMV is a form of contactless payment and is now the global standard for inter-operation of integrated circuit cards, or “chip cards.”  You might also hear EMV referred to as “chip cards,” “chip and PIN,” and “chip and signature.” The term EMV comes from the developers of this technology – Europay, Mastercard, and Visa. Some credit/debit cards already use this technology in the U.S., while other regions of the world such as Europe, China and Canada have been using it for years. EMV uses a small microprocessor that’s embedded into a credit or debit card. Banks and credit card companies want you to use them because they’re more secure than magnetic strip cards.  


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GiveCamp Crushes Support for Local Non-Profits Again in 2015

Brad Nellis |

What happens when 200+ developers and tech folks convene for a weekend in Cleveland?  Magic, that’s what. 

Oh, and really great website and software projects for non-profits in Northeast Ohio too.

Cleveland GiveCamp http://clevelandgivecamp.org/ makes this magic happen, and they’ve been doing it for six years now.  Annually GiveCamp recruits 100s of volunteers and selects worthy tech projects from local non-profits.  It’s an incredible, intense weekend that’s huge and so very beneficial to organizations doing important work in our community.

Folks from Cleveland GiveCamp shared some details on this year’s weekend, which ran 7/17-20. 

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Hy-Tech Camps: Get an early start on your awesome tech career!

Caitlin Nowlin, Hyland Software |

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a question we repeatedly ask children, and it’s always interesting to hear their answers. Studies show that students are influenced by their surroundings from a very young age. These influences could be family members or even things they see on TV and in the movies. The most popular jobs kids learn about are usually attorneys, doctors, nurses, police officers, etc. Unfortunately, their chances of exposure to a Software Developer role – among other jobs in the information technology field – are very slim. That’s what we’re trying to change here at Hyland.


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‘A Day in the Life’ of a Hyland Solution Developer

Courtney Byham, Hyland |

Curious what it’s like to work at Hyland, creator of OnBase? Not play badminton in the atrium or order the daily special from the diner. I mean work at Hyland. Do amazing work and feel great about it. Our new blog series, A Day in the Life, explores what it’s like to work at Hyland, in one of a hundred different disciplines. Today we chat with Tom Alspach, a Hyland solution developer.


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Ask the Expert: IT in the Sky: Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?

Terri Kevany |

What is the “cloud” phenomenon all about? You hear it constantly, but what does it mean and how can it be used to help small business owners? The cloud has been a buzzword for several years, and with good reason. The cloud is rapidly reducing costs and improving efficiencies for businesses globally. In its simplest form, the cloud consists of services and software that are accessed through the Internet instead of your local network. Cloud environments are housed in highly available, fully redundant and compliant third-party audited data centers and are built on enterprise hardware. 

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The Full (Tech) Cleveland

Brad Nellis |

The Full Cleveland: a none-too-kind phrase mocking Cleveland’s supposed sartorial predilection for white belts and white patent leather shoes. The phrase has kind of waned over time and honestly, I don’t know if we ever, collectively, dressed like that. But I always thought it was kind of funny. And now I want to bring it back, if it’s ever actually been gone, with an improvement: The Full (Tech) Cleveland. 

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Growing the SMB in the Wake of Big Data and Social Media

Terri Kevany |

As technology continues to take over our everyday lives and create efficiencies and complexities, it leaves the small to medium sized business (SMB) with a myriad of options to reach their audience and manage ever-growing data volumes across every department of an organization. So what can you do as a SMB to keep up with technology and marketing trends in order to support growth in the wake of big data?

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OHTec Talent Services Update

Patrick Antos |

In today’s world, talent is such an incredible challenge for tech companies. OHTec is doing a lot to support our members’ talent needs, so I wanted to share an update on a few of our Talent Services initiatives. The OHTec Talent Advisory Committee is working hard to bring innovative ideas, in regards to attracting talent, to our members. The committee is comprised of eight tech talent professionals motivated to bring as much talent to Cleveland as possible and to make Northeast Ohio the place to be for these individuals.