The slogan doesn't need to be part of the logo per se. We are looking for a fresh/modern logo that stands out from the crowd compared to other IT related companies. So blue should not be in the logo, because almost every other IT company has blue in theirs.
The logo should be accompanied by a tailor made (so no stock) icon or the text need to stand out from standard fonts. So we can use the characteristic of the logo also as recognizable part of other deliverables (like website, whitepapers, etc). Which will be something to realize later.
The logo does not need to be funny, but an intelligent gag in the design so we stand out could be considered if used effusive. Logo could be flat or not that's up to you.
Technology solved has two meanings:
1. We make the complex aspects of technology easy again by our services, so a company can be succesfull in their core business.
2. We solve business problems by using technology (software, cloud, etc)
A suggestion (but not necesarry) could be a combination of cloud and brains?
Please don't hesitate to contact me for further questions.