Online Tech Adds Director of Infrastructure and Enterprise Architect: Ann Arbor-based Online Tech announced the hiring of Nicholas Lumsden as the Ann Arbor-based data hosting company’s Director of Infrastructure and Judson Pitt as an Enterprise Architect. Both have extensive experience in the healthcare IT field and bring an expert understanding of HIPAA compliance to Online Tech’s range of hosting options. Lumsden was previously the principal technical architect at Inovalon, a healthcare data analytics company based in the Washington D.C. area. The Michigan native was one of the company’s first 100 employees and was responsible for scaling its infrastructure – and protecting hundreds of terabytes worth of sensitive patient information – as it grew to a nearly 5,000-employee organization over a seven-year period. Along with his experience securing protected health information, overseeing the triple-digit yearly growth of the Inovalon infrastructure made him an ideal addition for Online Tech. He is responsible for everything within the company’s four Midwest data centers from the generators to the cooling systems to the server infrastructures to the individual racks. At Online Tech, that includes the encrypted, enterprise-class cloud that recently received new architecture to keep the compliant data center operator at the forefront of safe and secure data hosting. Encryption-at-rest comes automatically with every Online Tech managed cloud, from a single cloud server to complete enterprise cloud infrastructures. Additional security services provide defense-in-depth and encryption-in-transit. For Pitt, the move to Online Tech was a familiar one. While Pitt was the CIO at Biotronic NeuroNetwork, he formed a business agreement with Online Tech to help build a HIPAA-compliant cloud based on the government’s demand to follow security guidelines. Pitt found what he needed from Online Tech as a service provider years ago, and now helps create those same systems for current and future Online Tech clients. After Biotronic, Pitt was the Director of Information Technology at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, extending a healthcare-focused career that includes seven years in various roles at ProMedica Health Systems. His previous positions provided experience on the technical, managerial and implementation sides of the healthcare IT field. Pitt says he knows there are healthcare CIOs out there now, struggling to make the right decisions in the face of compelling evidence that they need to make an investment in cloud computing. More at http://www.onlinetech.com.