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    1. Massachusetts seeks bids to extend broadband internet to 40 WMass towns

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      Massachusetts seeks bids to extend broadband internet to 40 WMass towns

      State officials are soliciting bids from private companies to build out broadband internet connections in 40 Western Massachusetts towns. The bid request is part of an effort by Gov. Charlie Baker's administration over the last six months to revive and revitalize state government's efforts to provide broadband internet to all homes in Massachusetts. "About six to eight months ago, the dynamic started to change because the administration took a hands-on approach over at (the Massachusetts Broadband Institute)," said Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, whose district includes many of the underserved towns. "Communities in my district are seeing a ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amherst   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    2. Springfield start-up seeks to keep hospitals in the black

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      Springfield start-up seeks to keep hospitals in the black

      he state of healthcare is changing. Hospitals across the United States are operating with smaller budgets and fewer beds or closing outright. A new start-up in the city is working with hospitals and healthcare providers to keep the doors open.  Prophit Insight is a software and analytics company that helps healthcare providers improve profitability.  Kym and Michael Arian founded the company in 2015 seeking an answer. After more than two decades of working in the field, Michael wondered, "Why don't hospitals have traditional sales profits? What makes them so different?"

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    3. TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

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      TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

      When TechSpring opened two years ago in downtown Springfield, its leaders knew they were flying blind, at least at first. That’s how uncharted this territory was. But the concept — connecting technology companies, large and small, with the region’s largest health system to solve pressing problems — proved a compelling one, and today, TechSpring has numerous success stories to tell. It’s a conversation, they say, that needs to continue.  Eric Harry says genomics is one of those “sexy” areas of healthcare, and scientists are certainly engaged in exciting work to learn how genes influence disease.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    4. Paragus IT celebrates employee stock ownership plan with Harpoon Beer founder Dan Kenary | masslive.com

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      Paragus IT celebrates employee stock ownership plan with Harpoon Beer founder Dan Kenary | masslive.com

      Paragus IT will celebrate Friday its employee stock ownership program along with the beer entrepreneur who helped inspire it.  In June, Paragus announced an employee stock ownership program (ESOP) valued at approximately $1.6 million. The plan distributes ownership of 40 percent of the company to its more than 40 employees.

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    5. Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

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      Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Cybersecurity is no longer just a technology problem — it has become a business differentiator. As the topic is discussed around the table of company boards and government task forces, the face of cybersecurity professionals is changing as well.  At Bay Path University’s fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit, “The Business of Cybersecurity,” Jillian Munro will share her experiences and observations from throughout her career of the different facets of that new face, highlighting how non-traditional skills now apply in the area of cybersecurity. The summit takes place Friday, Nov. 4 in Blake Student Commons on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Breakfast ...

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    6. UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

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      UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

      The state has awarded the University of Massachusetts $5 million for computer equipment to power its data science and cybersecurity initiatives in Springfield and Amherst, which are already supported by MassMutual. Think of computer programs that teach themselves to work better by studying examples of their own calculations, said Andrew Kachites McCallum, UMass professor and director of the Center for Data Science. These new graphic processing units, which will be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, learn lessons in days that it took earlier technologies months to learn.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield

    7. STCC to Offer Training in Fiber Optics

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      STCC to Offer Training in Fiber Optics

      odern telephones, Internet, and cable television are connected to fiber optic cables, which can ferry much more information than old-fashioned copper wires. Due to the growing demand for optical fibers, the telecommunications industry needs certified fiber optic technicians to install, maintain and repair its vast networks. And to help meet the demand for employees in this growing field, Springfield Technical Community College offers affordable training. The college has been running a Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course for the past several years. The next three-part introductory course takes place Sept. 12, 13 and 14 between 8 a.m. and 5 p ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    8. Welcome to the fiberhood: Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber expanding high-speed internet access

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      Welcome to the fiberhood: Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber expanding high-speed internet access

      Westfield Gas + Electric's Whip City Fiber continues to bring high-speed internet access to sections of the city, part of a controlled, neighborhood-by-neighborhood rollout plan. The latest areas to get the service are Knollwood Acres, Hillside/Plantation, Paper Mill Road/Joseph Heights, and Springdale/Holyoke Road, according to Whip City officials. "We are very excited at the response we've received about Whip City Fiber," Dan Howard, general manager of Westfield Gas + Electric, said in a statement Friday.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

    9. Banks Face Rising Need for IT Talent

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      Banks Face Rising Need for IT Talent

      Steven Lowell occasionally visits high-school career days and speaks with students, so he knows how young people perceive banking jobs.  “Everyone thinks of the bank as either the teller or the loan officer,” said Lowell, president of Monson Savings Bank. Which is why students with an aptitude for information technology (IT) typically don’t think of the financial world as a viable career choice.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Monson Savings Bank

    10. Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees

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      Paragus IT founder Delcie Bean gives 40% of computer company to employees

       Paragus Strategic IT founder Delcie Bean has given 40 percent of the company's stock to its 40 employees in a deal valued at $1.6 million. Bean said in a statement: "I knew this was the right decision for myself and for Paragus because Paragus is a company that owes 100 percent of its success to the hard work of its incredible employees, or partners as I like to call them. As the only shareholder, I knew that anything I could do to further that spirit and attract new talent would be a sound investment. That's why it ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    11. New Mass. broadband chair stresses 'flexible' solutions for each town

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      New Mass. broadband chair stresses 'flexible' solutions for each town

      Peter Larkin said Massachusetts Broadband Institute will work with every town individually to determine the best way to extend broadband internet to each community. "We're walking the communities through this one by one," Larkin said. There are currently 44 towns, mostly in rural parts of Western Massachusetts, that have no access to high-speed internet. The state instituted the so-called Last Mile Program, run by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, to connect every home to broadband internet.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    12. Harvard University to use $1.6 million investment at Holyoke computing center to study topics like brain, Chinese censorship | masslive.com

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      Harvard University to use $1.6 million investment at Holyoke computing center to study topics like brain, Chinese censorship | masslive.com

      Harvard is one of the partners in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street where McCullough and other officials announced Wednesday an expansion to boost Harvard's computing capacity and storage.  'I don't think you realize the massive size of what you have here in Holyoke,' McCullough said.  Harvard is using the tens of thousands of computers in the acre-sized computer room at the center for various projects. The blinking lights visible on the rows of black racks show the digestions of data, he said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. Harvard University plans $1.6 million expansion at Holyoke computing center | masslive.com

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      Harvard University plans $1.6 million expansion at Holyoke computing center | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center today will announce a $1.6 million expansion related to computing capacity and storage.  The expansion won't involve construction of new buildings or additional employees at the 90,000-square-foot site. The computing center was built three years ago with the intention of unused space inside being available for expansion, Executive Director John T. Goodhue said Tuesday in a phone interview.  'It's an enhancement of the existing building,' Goodhue said.  Nearly 20 people locally will be employed during the installation of new computing equipment, he said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    14. Cybersecurity Luncheon Offers Ways to Protect Against Data Breaches

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      Cybersecurity Luncheon Offers Ways to Protect Against Data Breaches

      Peritus Security Partners, Gaudreau Group Insurance Agency, and CMD Technology Group will present a cybersecurity luncheon on Wednesday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Center Square Grill, 84 Center Square, East Longmeadow.

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    15. Massachusetts Broadband recommends Comcast cable for Montague and Hardwick, despite town preferences for Matrix fiber | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Broadband recommends Comcast cable for Montague and Hardwick, despite town preferences for Matrix fiber | masslive.com

      Hardwick and Montague, two rural towns now only partially served by cable internet, could soon see broadband service expanded to a majority of homes and businesses within their borders —€” but it might not be exactly what they were looking for.  If a staff recommendation from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute holds up, the contracts will go to Comcast Corporation to expand its cable network in the towns, and not to Matrix Design Group, a smaller company which proposes a fiber-to-the-home network.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    16. Innovative Business Systems Explores Value of IT on May 20

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      On Friday, May 20, Innovative Business Systems will explore the ways IT can return more value to organizations. The lunch-and-learn session will take place at 163 Northampton St., Easthampton, from noon to 2 p.m. Ideally, every IT dollar spent should provide a return by helping to increase revenues, decrease costs, or improve efficiencies. Over lunch, participants will learn many value-driven best practices, while demonstrating how IBS best adds value through its client engagements.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    17. Gov. Baker names new team to head 'last mile' broadband project in Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      Gov. Baker names new team to head 'last mile' broadband project in Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

      The administration of Gov. Charlie Baker has named a new team to lead the state's Last Mile Broadband Project, an effort to bring high-speed Internet service to dozens of unserved or underserved rural towns in Western Massachusetts.
      According to a May 5 press release from Baker's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Peter J. Larkin will serve as special adviser to EOHD and will oversee planning and strategy for the project. Larkin will chair the Board of Directors at MBI, the quasi-public entity at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

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    18. Westfield Gas & Electric identifies new 'fiberhoods' for high-speed Internet expansion | masslive.com

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      Westfield Gas & Electric identifies new 'fiberhoods' for high-speed Internet expansion | masslive.com

      Westfield Gas & Electric identified Tuesday the next three neighborhoods eligible to get Whip City Fiber, its new high-speed Internet service fast enough to enable 'cord cutters' to ditch their cable TV contracts.
      The three areas are:
      Eastview, Irene, Joann and Linda drives
      Middle Western Avenue from Kensington Avenue to Spruce Street
      The Prospect Street area as well as Willow Brook Lane to Foch Avenue

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    19. Holyoke Innovation District looks to take advantage of Valley broadband Internet capacity | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Innovation District looks to take advantage of Valley broadband Internet capacity | masslive.com

      The event drew more than 100 people to the 3-year-old, $165-million computing center on Bigelow Street between Appleton and Cabot streets.  'We are not among the have-nots,' Linda Dunlavy, executive director of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and a board member of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute.  But fiber in the valley, centered at a major junction in the Springfield Technology Park at 1 Federal St., isn't always available in small towns and neighborhoods, said keynote speaker Christoper Campbell, director of broadband and energy consulting for Tilson Technology in Boston. Instead, it feeds major industries and universities including the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    20. Holyoke Innovation District offers workshop on valley's internet-access capabilities | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Innovation District offers workshop on valley's internet-access capabilities | masslive.com

      The Holyoke Innovation District will present 'A Broadband Workshop: Maximizing Utilization of the Pioneer Valley's Broadband Infrastructure' from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street.  'The fact that this event is being held in Holyoke is a testament to the great work being done in our Innovation District. I'm proud the Holyoke Gas and Electric has quickly become a regional leader in providing this type of service,' Mayor Alex B. Morse said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    21. State OKs broadband expansion in 'partially served' Comcast cable towns | masslive.com

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      State OKs broadband expansion in 'partially served' Comcast cable towns | masslive.com

      The Massachusetts Broadband Institute will negotiate a public-private partnership with Comcast to expand broadband infrastructure in seven towns where the cable company now provides only partial service.  The institute's board of directors met Friday and voted unanimously to approve the expansion, which will benefit from $5 million in state dollars. Comcast had previously not provided service to sparsely-populated rural areas because it was deemed unprofitable.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    22. Baker-Polito Administration Elevates State Technology Office

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      Baker-Polito Administration Elevates State Technology Office

      Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced changes to the state’s administration of technology services, establishing the role of executive director of MassIT, the state technology office, and elevating the position to report directly to the governor.  The changes come after an eight-month review of current practices across state government with an immediate focus on improving and upgrading how the Commonwealth’s citizens interact with key state systems over the internet. Mark Nunnelly, current commissioner of the Department of Revenue and special advisor to Baker for technology and innovation competitiveness, will begin as executive director of MassIT on April 4.

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    23. HOLYOKE INNOVATION DISTRICT

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      HOLYOKE INNOVATION DISTRICT

      Join us on April 13, 2016

      at the Holyoke Innovation District

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    24. 'MassNZ': Mass Net Zero Data Center in Holyoke aims to make Green High Performance Computing Center carbon neutral | masslive.com

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      'MassNZ': Mass Net Zero Data Center in Holyoke aims to make Green High Performance Computing Center carbon neutral | masslive.com

      Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing battery technology at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center that could make the hydropowered city even more carbon neutral.  University scientists and Holyoke officials cut the ribbon Friday on the Mass Net Zero Data Center, also called MassNZ. It's an experimental station located at the Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St., which aims to make data centers like this one more efficient and more environmentally friendly.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

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