05-22-13 | Blog Post

2013 MTL: Managing Innovation in Client Relations & Private Clouds

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2013 Midwest Tech LeadersMichigan data center operator Online Tech will be exhibiting a range of secure hosting solutions for mission critical applications, including cloud hosting, colocation, managed servers, compliant hosting and disaster recovery, at the Midwest Technology Leaders 2013 symposium for IT executives and CIOs held in Detroit, Michigan.

Online Tech’s Director of Operations, Jason Yaeger, participated in a rapid fire Q&A session this morning at the Midwest Technology Leaders conference in Plymouth, Michigan. Matt Roush introduced Online Tech as being a long time home of innovation in the state of Michigan. Jason discussed how Online Tech has managed innovation in client relations and private cloud environments:

Online Tech has taken the initiative to communicate and understand what our clients’ pain points are. We recognize that your business requires uptime 24/7. After looking across the industry and acknowledging the frustration that comes with a lack of communication, Online Tech has now developed an Emergency Notification Systems that goes out to our clients within seconds of any outage.

Online Tech is Michigan’s most trusted provider of private cloud environments. We recognize that 75% of companies will be outsourcing to the private cloud environment in the next couple of years, with 25% of companies already there. Online Tech is making the selling process of those environments easier on our clients.

About Jason Yaeger
Most recently, Jason was the recipient of the 2012 Crain’s Detroit Business CIO of the Year, exemplifying innovation in technology strategy, industry leadership and a track record of “going beyond the call of duty.”

Jason Yaeger is also Online Tech’s Risk Management and Security Officer. Jason has guided the company through the successful completion of many audits, including SAS 70 Type I, SAS 70 Type II, SSAE 16, HIPAA and PCI.

Jason YaegerJason also led the investment in energy efficient improvements last year on Online Tech’s Mid-Michigan data center facility. As a result, Online Tech became the first Michigan data center operator to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, putting Online Tech in the top 25 percent of facilities in the nation regarding energy performance.

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