April Speaker: Mike Klein, CO-CEO of Online Technologies
We learned about how a local entrepreneur converted an EDS data center on Exchange Drive in Flint Township into a thriving business.
Mike Klein, CO-CEO of Online Technologies, 5225 Exchange Dr., the guest speaker last week at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, talked about Cloud Computing for Small Businesses and how hosting providers help businesses. Photo by Rhonda Sanders FLINT TWP. — The forecast ahead for the business climate is cloudy but that could be a good thing.
So says Mike Klein, CO-CEO for Online Tech, a data management center with locations at 5225 Exchange Dr. and in Ann Arbor.
Cloud computing is one of several data center services Online Tech (OT) provides to a growing list of small and mid-sized business clients.
As guest speaker last week, at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, Klein talked about the applications and advantages of cloud computing including disaster recovery and high-level electronic data security protection, especially for healthcare, financial and retail companies.
On a basic level, cloud service moves data from physical hardware storage to software. It becomes a file that is readily accessible and manageable.
One practical application for residential use is off-site storage of photographs and other important records which makes them easily replaced after a catastrophe such as fire or theft.