New Partnership to Support Black Companies

A new partnership between Overland-Tandberg, one of Black Enterprise’s 2019 Top 100 companies, and the United States Black Chambers aims to help provide more opportunities for black-owned tech companies to become “an integral part of that vital mainstream” of globally influential businesses. Here’s more from Black Enterprise:

The alliance will use technology as an economic empowerment tool to help those businesses survive, scale-up, and become inclusive players in the tech ecosystem. “By connecting Overland-Tandberg to USBC’s more than 300,000 members, these companies now receive the same world-class data infrastructure, business continuity, and data protection solutions that are available to Fortune 500 companies and technology industry giants,” Eric Kelly, Overland-Tandberg’s chairman and CEO, recently stated.

“Business continuity and data protection are critical to the success of small companies as a study we performed with Google confirmed that 98% of black businesses close their doors after being hacked,” Ron Busby, USBC president and CEO, stated recently. “The fact that Overland-Tandberg is a USBC President Circle member and one of the only black-owned and operated global technology companies ensures that our collaboration will be mutually beneficial and will allow us to drive positive business impact for our members.”

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