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Maximizing Your Return on Intern Part 3
written on December 30, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Patrick Britton from NOCHE joined NEOSA for the third and final installment of this internship podcast series. Patrick shared insight into how a tech company can build a successfull and mutually beneficial internship program.

 

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Maximizing Your Return on Intern Part 2
written on December 16, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Patrick Britton from NOCHE spent time with NEOSA recently to share their expertise in planiing, launching and optimizing a tech company's internship program.

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Future View - Tech Trends: Presentation
written on December 02, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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2013 has been an exciting year for tech, here in the CLE, but also nationally and of course globally. Mobile technology adoption and deployment continues to grow, cloud services adoption is extending from large clients down into small companies, talent attraction is becoming even more strategically critical.

But what’s coming in the near-term, medium-term and longer term? What business and technology trends are converging and what opportunities will be created?

Sharing insights: Dan Dugan, Cisco; Jane Alexander, Cleveland Museum of Art; and Gabriel Torok, PreEmptive Solutions.

 

 

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Future View - Tech Trends: Q and A
written on December 02, 2013 by Brad Nellis
NEOSA- The COSE Technology Network

2013 has been an exciting year for tech, here in the CLE, but also nationally and of course globally. Mobile technology adoption and deployment continues to grow, cloud services adoption is extending from large clients down into small companies, talent attraction is becoming even more strategically critical.

But what’s coming in the near-term, medium-term and longer term? What business and technology trends are converging and what opportunities will be created?

Presenters:  Dan Dugan, Cisco; Jane Alexander, Cleveland Museum of Art; and Gabriel Torok, PreEmptive Solutions.

 

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Maximizing Your Return on Intern
written on November 22, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Patrick Britton from NOCHE spent time with NEOSA recently to share their expertise in planiing, launching and optimizing a tech company's internship program.

 

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COSE SBC: Growing with Your Existing Customers
written on October 30, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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NEOSA hosted a panel of experts at COSE's Small Business Convention to share insight into growing revenues by focusing on a firm's current customers.

 

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COSE SBC: Selling to the C-Level
written on October 30, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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NEOSA hosted tech sales/marketing executives to share their insights into penetrating the C-suite at prospective clients.

 

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Are You a Strategically Valuable CIO
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Information technology has the potential to transform an enterprise and drive performance to unseen levels. But it’s not just about deploying new technologies or keeping servers running or ensuring everyone’s email is working.

To really drive the enterprise, IT must be business partner and be integrated within business operations. While that’s easy to say and many companies purport to do so, many are not successful.

Matt LoPiccolo, Swagelok CIO, shares his experiences with achieving incredible synergies between information technology services, operations and strategies with enterprise planning. Ensuring the strategic value of IT to Swagelok has helped the company achieve incredible growth results and helped position it as a market leader in multiple areas.

 

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2013 CIO Symposium The CIO and CMO Relationship
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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The relationship between CMOs and CIOs is evolving. Cooperation and collaboration are keys to organizational success, yet conflicts can arise over budgets, customer relationships and more. Hear how the CMO and CIO from Enterasys are overcoming challenges and building a successful, mutually-beneficial partnership.

 

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Tech Growth: CEO Perspectives II
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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All businesses go through various stages, such as start-up – growth – maturity. Tech companies are no different, but with certain, definite nuances. Growing a tech company comes with unique challenges: attracting/retaining talent that’s in short supply, staying on top of rapidly changing trends, funding product development, honing the value proposition and more.

How have your peers, running successful, growing tech companies done it? How have they overcome challenges and successfully grown a tech company in the CLE?

As President and CEO, Chuck Rotuno has guided OEConnection's success, and respected industry position, since the company's formation in December, 2000. Chuck has taken the company from a single product start-up to a nationally recognized leader of comprehensive e-commerce solutions for the automotive original equipment parts marketplace.

Serial entrepreneur Greg Clement has been building and growing successful businesses for more than a decade. Since 2007, Greg has led Realeflow, which creates software designed to assist with real estate investing. Greg has led the organization from product conceptualization and development to making Realeflow the country’s largest SaaS company in that real estate investing niche.


 

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Strategic Implications of the Chief Digital Officer
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Information roles in companies are constantly evolving; in fact the very existence of the CIO role evolved out of changes in business technologies many years ago. Rapidly advancing changes in information technology, particularly around digital connections to customers, partners, vendors and more has led to a new role: Chief Digital Officer.

What are the strategic implications of the role of Chief Digital Officer and how does it affect your company and your strategies? Is this a role that needs to be developed at your company?

Paul Stefanuk, partner with Paul-Lawrence, a national executive search firm, shares insight into this developing role. What industries are embracing this change? Where does it fit organizationally? How does the role drive enterprise performance and how does it interface with traditional information technology operations?

 

 

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2013 CIO Symposium Leading Edge Innovation
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Innovation can be an overused term, but if your company is not innovating it’s becoming obsolete. Jane Alexander (Cleveland Museum of Art) and Gary Fingerhut (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) share insights on creating world-class innovation.

 

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2013 CIO Symposium Enterprise Tech Future View
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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CIOs Bill Eline (Parker Hannifin), Terri Rini-Barber (Southwest General), George Mehok (Safeguard Properties) and Jim Sage (University of Akron) share their thoughts on coming technologies, success factors for CIOs and more.

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Tech Growth CEO Perspectives II Q and A
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Question and answer portion from NEOSA's Tech Growth: CEO Perspectives Forum

 

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2013 CIO Symposium: Cloud Contracting Breakout Session
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Large enterprises and even Fortune 1000's are becoming increasingly comfortable with cloud solutions. However, cloud deals raise many complex legal issues that need to be thoroughly negotiated and documented in agreements. In this session, accomplished technology lawyer Mark Grossman will speak on the unique customs, usages, and norms of cloud deals, and the particular provisions that are critical to agreements in this area.

 

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Exciting Technology Coming Soon
written on September 24, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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The world of technology tools such as iPads, smart phones, and more is changing at a break-neck pace. While your firm is evaluating deployment of such tools, more and more are coming online and in the planning stages.

David Cieslak, aka “Inspector Gadget”, offers an engaging, insightful and fun presentation sharing news on cool, new tech gadgets that are on the way to the business sector.

 

 

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Leveraging the Web for Growth - Virteom Shares Expertise
written on July 12, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Web technologies, search engines, and e-commerce are constantly evolving, so it's critical for companies to stay on top of their web presence.  But an attractive site with descriptions and the company phone number are not enough.  Dan Carbone, CEO/Founder of Virteom, shares his expertise and insight on important trends in the industry and how businesses can take advantage of those trends. more...

Business Analytics with Vizion Solutions
written on July 08, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Business analytics can be incredibly beneficial to a business, from targeting key accounts to truly understanding product line profitablity and more.  Joe Vocaire, founder and CEO of Vizion Solutions, shared his thoughts on how company's can best select, deploy and benefit from a business analytics solution.

 

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Lead Generation Strategies for Tech Firms
written on June 03, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Chris Peer, CEO of SyncShow Interactive, provided an interesting, engaging discussion on lead strategies for tech firms; here's the Q&A portion of the event.

 

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Lead Generation Strategies for Tech Firms
written on June 03, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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According to the NEOSA Quarterly Survey, the regional tech sector performed very well last year with a high point of 77% of companies reporting good/very good results for the 4th quarter of 2012. While the industry may be doing well, finding and nurturing new prospects and customers is a constant challenge for tech firms. Creating awareness of one’s company and its products and services is critical.

But how does your company avoid reactive solutions that feature the “marketing flavor of the month? And how does your company develop and deploy an integrated, holistic approach that builds awareness but also connects prospects deeply to your company?

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NEOSA Best of Tech Interview with Vox Mobile
written on May 29, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Vox Mobile won Best IT Services Company at the 2013 NEOSA Best of Tech Awards in April.  Kris Snyder, Founder and CEO, spent time with NEOSA recently to share his thoughts on the company's growth and future prospects.

 

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NEOSA Best of Tech Interview with Decision Desk
written on May 29, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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Decision Desk won Best Emerging Company at the 2013 NEOSA Best of Tech Awards. Founder and CEO John Knific shared his thoughts on launching the company, their growth and early stage support they've received.

 

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NEOSA Best of Tech Award Interview with iOTOS
written on May 21, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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NEOSA recognized iOTOS as tht Most Promising Start Up at the 2013 Best of Tech Awards dinner on April 18, 2013.  The company is deploying software and hardware to take advanctage of the next wave of the internet, the internet of things.  Founders Chris Armenio and Art Geigl shared their thoughts on the birth of the company, future plans and a vision for tech in Northeast Ohio.

 

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NEOSA Best of Tech Interview with Hyland Software
written on May 21, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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NEOSA recognized Hyland Software as Tech Company of the Year at the 2013 Best of Tech Awards dinner held on April 18, 2013.  CEO Bill Priemer shared his thoughts on the company's growth, its culture, and his vision for the company over the next few years.  He also had some interesting ideas on things he'd change in the CLE if he had a magic wand.

 

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Content Marketing for Tech Firms
written on March 28, 2013 by Brad Nellis
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The world has changed. Sending out foot soldiers to track down customers or cold-calling until one’s fingers bleed no longer generate the new, prospective clients as they used to.

Today, prospects and clients have access to source after source of information to find or research solutions. But how does your company standout in this cacophony? How do you get noticed by prospects and clients alike? And most importantly, how can your company create and share information that takes your prospects from awareness to purchase?

Leveraging effective content marketing strategies is the answer, and Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute, will tell you how it’s done.

About our speaker

Joe Pulizzi is a leading author, speaker and strategist for content marketing. Joe is first and foremost a content marketing evangelist, and founded the Content Marketing Institute, as well as the premier international content marketing event Content Marketing World and Chief Content Officer magazine. He is also co-author of the highly praised book Get Content Get Customers(McGraw-Hill), recognized as THE handbook for content marketing, as well as Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand.

Joe writes one of the most popular content marketing blogs in the world and is overly passionate about the color orange. Follow Joe on Twitter @juntajoe.

 

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