1. Articles in category: Information Technology

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    1. Capturing the ‘Paragus Vibe’

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 21 2014)

      Capturing the ‘Paragus Vibe’

      Sherwin Williams calls it “outrageous green.”  That’s the exceedingly bright, neon-like shade that has come to define the company now known as Paragus Strategic IT since it changed its name from Valley ComputerWorks and embarked on an aggressive branding initiative several years ago.  And there’s a lot of it at this technology-solutions company’s new headquarters facility on Route 9 in Hadley, which was unveiled at an elaborate launch last week. There’s also a somewhat softer, muted version seen on some interior walls, carpeting, and other places, as well as a host of other exotic colors, including ...

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    2. Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

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      Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      The announcement of VertitechIT's work with Baystate Health came during a ceremony officially opening VertitechIT's headquarters at Open Square off Lyman Street. The 13-year-old company moved here in March from Northampton. Clownishly large scissors wielded by VertitechIT founders and Mayor Alex B. Morse snipped a computer cable filling in as a ribbon at the VertitechIT office. Chief Operating Officer Gregory H. Pellerin said the growing company needed a comfortable, tech-friendly place to expand. Holyoke, with the presence of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center a block away, provided that, he said.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Baystate Health   Kathleen G. Anderson

    3. Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 16 2014)

      Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      VertitechIT, a computer networking and consulting company, will hold a ceremony at its national headquarters here at 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 17) at Open Square off Lyman Street. The announcement will include discussion about high-tech jobs and a business arrangement with Baystate Health, Vice President Steve Shaw said in a phone interview Thursday

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    4. VertitechIT opens expanded headquarters in Holyoke's Open Square | masslive

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      VertitechIT opens expanded headquarters in Holyoke's Open Square | masslive

      Vertitech IT a national computer networking and consulting firm with a focus hospitals and health care will host a grand opening expanded headquarters in Holyoke's Open Square building at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    5. UMass receives gift of $1.5 million worth of equipment from Juniper Networks

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      UMass receives gift of $1.5 million worth of equipment from Juniper Networks

      The California-based Juniper Networks has donated equipment with a value of $1.5 million to the University of Massachusetts to build a high-speed network to support science research and increase the ease of use and speed of large academic data transfers across campus, according to a press release. UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy in a statement said, "This generous donation will provide a powerful tool for the world-class research and academic programs at the Commonwealth's flagship university.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    6. State, MassChallenge Launch Government Innovation Competition

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 22 2014)

      MassIT, the Commonwealth’s lead state agency for technology across the executive branch, announced a first-of-its-kind MassIT Government Innovation Competition, with a $50,000 prize for the winning project. MassIT will partner with MassChallenge, a start-up accelerator that supports high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs, on this initiative. The goal of the MassIT Government Innovation Competition is to provide high-quality startups with incentives to develop innovative solutions that can help the state government meet constituent needs more efficiently and at lower cost to taxpayers. For the first time, the Commonwealth will have access to entrepreneurs focused on improving the constituent-government relationship. The Commonwealth ...

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    7. Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

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      Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

      Google has awarded Garvey Communication Associates Inc. with a Google Partner designation, a unique certification that designates company as an experienced and trusted online advertising expert. Under the direction of Media Director Mary K. Fallon, the agency has built up a team of Google AdWords Qualified Individuals and achieved its partner designation through “demonstrated expertise, experience, and a measurably high level of customer satisfaction” the Google description of partner qualifications.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Holyoke is the Green city of the future

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      Holyoke is the Green city of the future

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) helped make Massachusetts the fourth-greenest state for building last year, but the facility’s highest-level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council was just the latest in a series of environmental successes achieved by the data center’s host city of Holyoke, which is remaking itself into an environmentally friendly center of modern urban living and commerce. These achievements, striking in a city anchored by 100-year-old mill buildings, have been enabled through a unique partnership among local and state government, academia and the business community.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

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

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      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

    10. 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

    11. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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

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

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      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

    21. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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

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      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

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