Interview with Vala Afshar

At this year’s Tech Belt Technology Summit, we had a chance to speak with Vala Afshar of Extreme Networks. Afshar was the event’s keynote speaker, and he offered some insight into the changing role of the Chief Information Officer as technology in business continues to evolve.

Recapping the Tech Belt Technology Summit

If we had to describe the 2015 Tech Belt Technology Summit in one word, that would be Inspiring. From the motivating morning keynote by Brian Alls, co-founder of Bravura 3D, championing the spirit and energy that’s driving the IT industry in the Youngstown/Warren area and throughout the Tech Belt, to the forward-thinking insights of Vala Afshar, […]

Tech Summit Quarterly – Q1 2015

Click here to read our newsletter Tech Summit Quarterly   It’s the Tech Belt Technology Summit’s first newsletter of the new year! This issue of the “Tech Summit Quarterly” features Tech Belt Talking Points with Julie Michael Smith, Executive Director of Advanced Methods in Innovation, and Executive Vice President of Applied Systems & Technology Transfer, […]

TechTalk: John Englhardt – Founder/President, E Technologies

At last year’s Tech Belt Technology Summit, we got the chance to speak with John Englhardt, founder and president of E Technologies. In this video, John talks efficiency and reliability for business through IT efforts. Click the link below to watch the video, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more informative videos and for the […]

Project Inspire Brings STEM Education to Columbiana County Schools

T hanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the Ohio Department of Education, seven Columbiana County school districts and the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) will incorporate STEM-based courses into their regular curriculum this school year. Awarded in June, the $975,000 Ohio Straight A grant will fund Project Inspire, an initiative spearheaded […]

Protecting Your Network by Protecting Endpoints

By Jeff Multz, Director, North America Midmarket, Dell SecureWorks O ne of the biggest mistakes organizations make is neglecting to monitor their endpoints. Nowadays, endpoints (i.e. workstations, desktops and laptops) are more likely to be attacked than networks. That’s because if you have great defenses around your network, such as firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems