Creating Connections through Tech Source

As an established technology resource in the business community, Technology First provides Tech Source – the region’s IT Resource Finder and business-to-business technology referral service.

Technology provides a necessary infrastructure slicing horizontally across all industries. All businesses of any size depend on technology-enabled communications and business processes for such services as infrastructure and networking, managed cloud, cybersecurity, data backup & recovery, software & website development, SaaS, data management, digital transformation, DevOps, staffing, implementation of custom and off-the-shelf systems.

Tech Source provides a business development service for Technology First members and an IT resource guide for the region, and beyond, through:

  • an electronic marketplace to connect IT buyers and suppliers.
  • a technology resource guide providing in-depth profiles of regional product and service providers. Through an advanced search, your business can locate the technology you need and the resource you want.
  • a connection framework to businesses, local governments, and academic institutions. 

For IT Suppliers

By completing a company profile of IT capabilities in a web-based system, Tech Source members are included in a database available to all companies that are looking to purchase IT solutions or services.  

Membership in Tech Source includes:

  • Participation in the Business-to-Business Technology Referral Service
  • Inclusion in the web-based, online Technology Resource Guide for the region
  • Participation in the quarterly seminars with input to the agenda and recommendation of speakers
  • Linkage to technology commercialization efforts, research projects and RFPs
  • Access to channels to know about or be known in IT 

Tech Source members complete a profile to be included in the database. The profile includes company statistics, IT capabilities and industries served based on a standard taxonomy. Companies that have completed profiles are receiving leads for new business opportunities from the web, seminars and calls to our office.

For IT Buyers

Companies that are looking to purchase IT solutions or services can anonymously access a web-based technology resource guide and search by keyword to retrieve a list of local providers.  Tech Source’s region-wide view of IT capabilities through access to the self-service repository is an additional tool for companies to use to identify providers.  IT buyers have access from the Technology First home page by clicking the tab “Tech Source”.

© Technology First 2021. All rights reserved.