ShareOhio

About Us

ShareOhio services bring together the public and private sectors in a unique partnership to serve the technology needs of Ohio school districts.

The Northern Buckeye Education Council is a nonprofit council of governments. Our mission is to provide managed technology services to the educational community and other public sector entities in an efficient and effective manner. We achieve this by providing an environment where technical resources can be shared to provide maximum efficiencies, and by leveraging partnerships with both public and private entities to provide maximum value.

Northern Buckeye is dedicated to fostering cooperation among public and private entities. We also provide assistance to organizational leadership by planning for the future needs of their entities and by creating opportunities through cooperative services.

Currently, Northern Buckeye provides services to more than 100 entities across the state of Ohio. With our strategic partner, DataServ, we provide numerous services under the ShareOhio name, demonstrating our commitment to cooperative and cost effective services to public entities across the state.

Torrence provides sound, video, security and data solutions to our customers for both public and private facilities throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Our services include consulting, design, installation, and service. We employ locally a staff of engineers, NiCet and Bicsi Certified technicians, as well as market-specific sales professionals that are dedicated to making your technology project a success. Our multidisciplinary experience, state-of-the-art products from industry leading manufacturers, and 24/7 service department really do make a difference. Let us prove it to you on your next project.

Torrence is a full-service provider of security, video, audio, communications systems installations, diagnostics, consultations, repairs and support. When you go with us, we will assist you and walk you through the entire process. No venue is too big or too small. From neighborhood churches to Minor League baseball fields, we are positive that we can meet your expectations and provide exactly the services you want. Our team is unparalleled when it comes to technical know-how in this industry. We believe that the best way to provide insightful system solutions is to thoroughly understand the systems and components we offer. This involves ongoing training with the manufacturers and spending countless hours using the products ourselves. At Torrence, we are always looking forward to the next technological breakthrough in the sound, video and security industry. We also employ engineers to develop new ways to use these technologies so we can always be sure we are offering the best experience for our customers.

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DataServ, a Skoda Minotti Technology Firm, founded in 1986, is a provider of Information Systems and Technology (IST) solutions. We have provided comprehensive IT solutions to the public and commercial markets for three decades.

Over the past decade, IST has changed dramatically and requires ever-changing and challenging expertise that goes beyond the skills and abilities of any one individual or team. In fact, DataServ has identified 42 technology categories that require 28 unique skillsets. That’s why DataServ developed the Utility Model. With so much expertise required, just maintaining basic technology needs often becomes the primary focus for many schools today; consequently, innovation for future growth is hindered.

At its core, DataServ offers services that treat technology as a utility in a partnership model format. We assess, design, install, and maintain IST infrastructures for our partners. Our services include strategic services, operational services, end user support services, managed services, and project-based services. Specifically, these services cover modern collaborative communication (audio, video and web conferencing, and messaging applications), IP telephony, network management (LAN/WAN), wireless, data centers (hosted onsite or offsite), private clouds, backup and disaster recovery, cybersecurity (firewall, email/content filtering, etc.), end user devices, servers, and physical security (video surveillance and access control). Additionally, DataServ offers 24/7 Technical Assistance Center for our services.

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