1. Articles in category: Information Technology

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    1. Editorial: Springfield Innovation Cafe will offer high-test ideas and caffeine

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 16 2014)

      Editorial: Springfield Innovation Cafe will offer high-test ideas and caffeine

      The Springfield Innovation Café is still in its conceptual phase, but once realized, it has the potential to be to innovators in Western Massachusetts what the Student Prince and Fort Dining Room has been for the region’s politicians and businessmen. As envisioned by Paul Silva and Delcie Bean, the café will feature white boards, computers and, of course, Internet access. It will feature long hours to allow those in the innovation business time to gather before, during and after work to share ideas, brainstorm and think through solutions.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Student Prince   Valley Venture Mentors

    2. Holyoke to get 'progress' update about economic development, quality-of-life

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 15 2014)

      Holyoke to get 'progress' update about economic development, quality-of-life

      he Innovation District is the area downtown around the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. The center is a $165 million research facility on Bigelow Street that overlooks the canals and is operated by a cluster of universities like Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, private companies and the state. Vega said among items he will discuss is the version of an economic development bill that the House of Representatives passed. It includes money to give tax incentives to companies that add jobs in Massachusetts' so-called "gateway cities." Such cities, of which Holyoke is one, are mid-size urban areas ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    3. PVPC Launches New Website

      Explore From the EDC (Jul 11 2014)

      PVPC Launches New Website

      We are excited to announce that the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has just launched a new, improved website especially designed to make it easier and more engaging for different categories of users-citizens, planners, and media members alike-to search, explore, and connect with PVPC staff and the commission's diverse areas of work.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    4. Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 7 2014)

      Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech

      Valley Venture Mentors received a $100,000  grant Monday from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative toward VVM's planned accelerator, a collaborative work space for young high-tech startup companies in Downtown's Tower Square. Gov. Deval Patrick announced the grant Monday during a visit to what backers are calling the Springfield Innovation District. Other stops included Tech Foundry, a computer science program for high school students, located nearby at 1391 Main St., and a third stop to Baystate Innovation Center, a business incubator program of Baystate Health located in 1350 Main St.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    5. Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 4 2014)

      Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry

      Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to take part in a tour at Tech Foundry in the downtown, and make an announcement regarding affordable housing in the South End during separate appearances in Springfield on Monday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    6. Springfield Innovation Cafe to provide a place for Springfield tech crowd to congregate | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 30 2014)

      Springfield Innovation Cafe to provide a place for Springfield tech crowd to congregate | masslive

      Springfield Innovation Cafe won't really be about serving a cup of coffee, said Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean, one of the backers behind the venture.  It will be about serving Springfield tech-savvy entrepreneurs by giving them a place to hang out, charge up - be it with caffeine or with electricity - and bounce ideas off each other.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    7. VertitechIT buys Pennsylvania company | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2014)

      VertitechIT buys Pennsylvania company | masslive

      VertitechIT of Holyoke has announced the acquisition of Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Health Technology Solutions.  HTS President Terry Grogan has been appointed VertitechIT chief information officer.  Health Technology Solutions develops technology solutions and services for healthcare providers and academic institutions throughout the United States. Grogan brings with her more than 15 years of experience directing information technology services in healthcare environments with specific expertise in operational and regulatory matters. She currently serves and will continue as the acting Chief Technology Officer for the Temple University Hospital System.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    8. Tighe & Bond Honored for Its Role in Developing Computing Center

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 11 2014)

      During its 21st awards celebration in Boston last month, the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) presented Tighe & Bond with an award for its role in developing the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). The EBC named this state-of-the-art data center, which sits on a former industrial site in Holyoke, the James D.P. Farrell Brownfields Project of the Year. Tighe & Bond was one of several key project contributors to receive this award. Three years in the making and completed in November 2012, the $165 million MGHPCC transformed a historic Holyoke canal mill complex into a gleaming Massachusetts ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield   Tighe & Bond

    9. Class Action | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 6 2014)

      Class Action | BusinessWest

      Paragus Strategic IT, by any measure, is one of the Pioneer Valley’s recent success stories, a fast-growing technology firm that’s getting set to move into a brand-new building in Hadley, having long outgrown its current location.  In fact, said its president, Delcie Bean, the firm would like to grow even faster, but that’s not always possible, because of the difficulty finding the right talent. It’s a story other business owners have been telling as well.  “We have been struggling with staffing for a long time, as has everyone else in the area,” Bean said. “We thought ...

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    10. Helping Companies Get IT | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 5 2014)

      Helping Companies Get IT | BusinessWest

      Jackie Fallon says her expertise lies in the realms of technology and staffing, but she also has a background of sorts in marketing, experience that didn’t effectively “kick in,” as she put it, when she went about naming her company, FIT Solutions.
      The first word is an acronym that blends her last name with the sector she specializes in — Fallon Information Technology — while the second amounts to what Fallon believes the company provides to both the businesses it serves and the individuals it places with those clients; she calls them candidates. Meanwhile, she does a lot with that word ...

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    11. Seminar focuses on creating pipeline of computer-savvy workforce in Pioneer Valley | masslive

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      Seminar focuses on creating pipeline of computer-savvy workforce in Pioneer Valley | masslive

      Pacheco spoke Wednesday at 'Feeding the Computer Science/IT Pipeline' at Holyoke Community College. The event is part of a series of seminars put on by PV STEM Network, a regional group working to solve what it calls a crisis in the IT workforce and develop pathways for local students, especially women and minorities, to enter computer professions.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Mount Holyoke College

    12. Gov. Deval Patrick at Holyoke computing center launches $3 million investment in 'cloud' innovation

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2014)

      Gov. Deval Patrick at Holyoke computing center launches $3 million investment in 'cloud' innovation

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick said here Friday the state will invest $3 million in launching a public "cloud" computing project for data storage and innovation. The state's money will be matched $16 million from universities and private companies, he said, at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street. "Massachusetts' competitive edge lies in our exceptional academic institutions, cutting-edge private companies, highly-skilled workforce and above all, our willingness to work together to address the increasing demand for big data solutions," Patrick said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    13. WMass tech company opens training facility in Spfld.

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 23 2014)

      WMass tech company opens training facility in Spfld.

      Founder and CEO of Paragus IT, Delcie Bean, said, “We’re figuring out ways of building our pipeline so that we can actually generate so much talent that we’re able to bring big companies here, and rebuild Springfield as a tech city, and put Springfield on the map as one of the top ten tech cities in America.”

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    14. UMass awards $200,000 to speed move of technology from laboratory to market

      Explore bizjournals (Mar 24 2014)

      UMass awards $200K in technology grants to speed up commercialization. The University of Massachusetts will allocate $200,000 in technology grants to eight projects on three of its campuses, designed to speed up the commercialization of their inventions.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. VertitechIT thrilled to grow in new home in Holyoke's Open Square

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 10 2014)

      VertitechIT thrilled to grow in new home in Holyoke's Open Square

      A year ago, Michael Feld, CEO of VertitechIT, had to be talked into looking at potential office space in Holyoke's Open Square. He'd heard all the knocks on Holyoke. But his company was growing and needed space, inexpensive space but edgy, attractive space that fit with the company's high-tech work as information technology experts for businesses, especially venture capitalists and hospitals eager to cut costs and comply with electronic medical records requirements.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    16. Massachusetts Broadband Institute completes construction and testing of fiber-optic network

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 24 2014)

      Massachusetts Broadband Institute completes construction and testing of fiber-optic network

      The Massachusetts Broadband Institute completed construction and testing last week on MassBroadband123, a 1,200-mile high-speed Internet access system that promises to bring high-speed connectivity to rural parts of the Berkshires and hill towns. The new network has been turned over to network operator Axia NG Networks USA, which uses a hub in the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park on State Street. Many community facilities are already using the MassBroadband123 network, with hundreds more expected to come online over the next several months, the institute said.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    17. Western Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools partner with industry to build skills for jobs | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2014)

      Western Massachusetts vocational-technical high schools partner with industry to build skills for jobs | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

      At Westfield Vocational Technical High School, an advisory committee comprised of representatives of local businesses and industries gives advice about needs in various fields, upcoming trends and what is happening in those fields. Eighth-graders also help gauge programs of interest.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Palmer   Greenfield

    18. Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2014)

      Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

      It is an optimistic word, and when I think about it with respect to economic development, I immediately consider the many opportunities for growth - in jobs, business establishments, visitors and investment. All of which contribute to our collective standard of living, and to an increase in tax revenues that support the quality of life we desire.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    19. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 8 2014)

      Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      The simulation shows that the HIE is now capable of responding to queries and able to “pull” information from a variety of institutions. In October of 2012, Patrick participated in the Phase 1 launch of the HIE by sending his electronic medical record from Massachusetts General Hospital to Baystate Health in Springfield. This demonstrated the “push” functionality of the HIE, which does not help doctors collect information in an emergency.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    20. The Lights Fantastic | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 3 2014)

      The Lights Fantastic | BusinessWest

      Mike Zaskey says LED (light-emitting diode) technology has been on his radar screen for more than a decade now.  He understood its vast potential to open new doors for the company he founded, Chicopee-based Zasco Productions, by enabling it to contend for projects — and there are many of them — that could benefit from the technology’s ability to produce a sharp, bright, high-quality video display image, even in direct sunlight, a considerable improvement over projection technology.  But he also understood its high price tag and how difficult — especially years ago, when this technology was considerably more expensive — it would likely ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    21. Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      Explore From the EDC (Jan 2 2014)

      Hosting Italian Medical Device Company

      The EDC is always appreciative of the support that we receive from the western Mass business and hospitality community when we entertain guests from outside the region and sometimes from outside the country. We expect more visits from the 20+ companies we met at Medica

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. Massachusetts launches open cloud to spur big data R&D

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      Massachusetts launches open cloud to spur big data R&D

      Analysis of massive data sets such as those targeted by the Commonwealth’s Big Data Initiative will be a primary focus of the MOC, which is being hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Mass. The research and computing facility is a joint venture funded by Massachusetts, private industry (including Cisco Systems) and five of the state's most research-intensive universities: Boston University, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern and University of Massachusetts. The MOC is expected to improve the Commonwealth’s computational infrastructure and help transform cloud computing and big data analysis into a thriving ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    23. Hogan Technology launches program to teach schools about improvements in communication systems | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2013)

      Hogan Technology launches program to teach schools about improvements in communication systems | masslive.com

      Hogan Technology will launch a program designed specifically for the education market.  Today's teachers are utilizing outdated technology which is not only robbing them of much needed functionality but is also incurring unnecessary expenses during tough economic times. Hogan Technology is actively spreading awareness about several of today's technology advancements which increase a school's capacity to collaborate, establish continuous communication channels and, most importantly, improve overall campus security. These developments are affecting the lives of students, teachers, faculty, administrators and parents alike.

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    24. Holyoke high performance computing center scores high on U.S. Green Building Council's environmental rating

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 20 2013)

      Holyoke high performance computing center scores high on U.S. Green Building Council's environmental rating

      The high performance computing center downtown has received a top grade for being environmentally friendly.  The U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization, has given the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, as it is officially known, its highest rating of platinum certification, officials said this week. The rating is based on the Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking system and shows the computing center's commitment to sustainable energy and improved environmental performance, officials said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

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