Tech Emergency Meeting: Tech Support for New Orleans

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 09/08/2005 - 13:16.
09/13/2005 - 09:00

Based upon numerous conversations I have had with other tech
companies in the region - I wanted to connect with everyone and ask for help in
supporting the tech needs of New
Orleans – its businesses, non-profits, civic
organizations, etc. The City of New Orleans desperately needs to get its tech
infrastructure up and running, and truly there is no better infrastructure and
talent than what we have in the Cleveland region. I am asking for everyone
to join me and the City of Cleveland
in convening an emergency meeting next Tuesday, September 13 @ 10:00am. This
meeting will be held in the Board Room at Thompson Hine – located at 127 Public Square, Key Tower
– 39th Floor.

Immediate needs would be the following:

  • Disaster Recovery/Business
    Continuity (We need to get all businesses, schools, hospitals, civic
    institutions live with their data as soon as possible.)
  • Web Site Development &
    Hosting (We need groups to help develop, manage and host web sites for New
  • Software Support/Software

I am asking all of us to work as a team to support any and
all IT needs of New Orleans, at this meeting on Tuesday we will all discuss
what we are willing to provide – be it money, talent, facilities,
software and other support. These are immediate needs but certainly other tech
emergencies will arise and I would like for all the great tech companies in the
region to give what they can. All I ask is that we be as creative and ingenious
as possible. Tenth Floor has generously agreed to build a website that will
display what each and every company in the Cleveland region is willing to provide. We
will use the Office of Economic Development and the Mayor’s Office to
make sure the New Orleans
region is aware of what is available to them.

If you cannot attend, PLEASE SEND SOMEONE IN YOUR
STEAD. I want us to rally like no other region in the U.S. and I want the Cleveland
area to be the region that can support all of the IT needs of New Orleans. We have the capacity and the
talent to make a difference like no other group. If you have any
questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at the numbers listed
below or to RSVP please email me at mdealoia [at] city [dot] cleveland [dot] oh [dot] us.

I want to thank you for your time and for your support. Please forward this message
to those I have missed and would like to participate in this endeavor.


Michael C. DeAloia

Senior Executive for Technology Support

City of Cleveland

216.664.3644 (O)

216.857.2628 (M)


Board Room at Thompson Hine – 127 Public Square, Key Tower – 39th Floor