I confess that when I joined the Ohio Technology Consortium as a communications intern during my sophomore year at The Ohio State University, I had only a surface-level understanding of what OH-TECH’s members do. I understood that OARnet supplies broadband to colleges and universities, I knew OhioLINK provides research articles to students, and I had a vague understanding of what supercomputers do and how they are used by Ohio Supercomputer Center clients.

When I talk to innovative companies seeking a competitive advantage, I tell them there are a number of reasons for setting up shop in Ohio. I talk about access to a predictable business environment, our skilled workforce, and the scale-up opportunities that JobsOhio and our partners can facilitate for them.

In today's summary, read about Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga connecting to GENI, in partnership with US Ignite and the Enterprise Center; Central Michigan University cutting 10 percent of its subscriptions to academic journals and databases; EBSCO acquiring YBP Library Services; the top 6 predictions for HPC this year; an opinion on how supercomputing enables innovation; and an IBM initiative to teach big data and cloud technologies.