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What is a 'Techglia' anyway?

"What does the name mean?"

We get asked this every once in a while. Its a portmanteau, or combination of the two words 'Technology' and 'glia'. Technology is pretty self-explanatory, but what is a glia?

Glial cells, commonly called neuroglia or simply glia (Greek for "glue"), are non-neuronal cells that provide support and protection for neurons, the other main type of cell in the nervous system. As the Greek name implies glia are commonly known as the glue of the nervous system, although they are more of a partner to neurons. The four main functions of glial cells are to surround neurons and hold them in place, to supply nutrients and oxygen to neurons, to insulate one neuron from another, and to destroy pathogens and remove dead neurons. In the human brain, there is roughly one glia for every neuron with a ratio of about two neurons for every three glia in the cerebral gray matter.

If you envision your computer network as the nervous system of your business, then it is a small leap to extend the analogy of a glial cell's functions to the services we provide.  Glial cells protect and maintain your central nervous system, we do the same for your business.

We understand its a little geeky. We're comfortable with that.