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    1. WiredWest in talks with state broadband officials this week, hoping to bring Internet to unserved communities | masslive.com

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      WiredWest in talks with state broadband officials this week, hoping to bring Internet to unserved communities | masslive.com

      Representatives from WiredWest are in talks this week with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, three weeks after the state agency withdrew its support from the group and raised concerns about the cooperative's plan to profitably operate a multi-town, fiber-optic broadband network that would be built with up to $120 million in public funds.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    2. Holyoke Fiber Optic group heads to 1st meeting with goal of improving access | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Fiber Optic group heads to 1st meeting with goal of improving access | masslive.com

      The Holyoke Fiber Optic group will meet for the first time Monday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St.  The group is being formed to build support for deployment of fiber optic connections to every home and business here to allow for high-speed internet access, organizer Peter Palombella said last week. Fiber optics, which is in place here to an extent as part of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department's (HGE) system, is a technology that uses a bundle of glass or plastic threads to transmit data. The bandwidth, which is a ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    3. Voices of the Valley: Delcie D. Bean, CEO, Paragus Strategic IT, 112 Russell St., Hadley | masslive.com

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      Voices of the Valley: Delcie D. Bean, CEO, Paragus Strategic IT, 112 Russell St., Hadley | masslive.com

      We provide strategy, support, and management of IT (Information Technology) to small and medium-sized businesses between Hartford, Conn., and Brattleboro, Vermont. We help businesses and business owners with the technology that they need to run and grow their businesses. That could be anything from taking care of all of the computers and servers and equipment needed for a 15-person doctor's office to doing pretty advanced security auditing for a pharmaceutical research organization.

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    4. Massachusetts Broadband Institute pulls funding from WiredWest, advises towns to walk away from proposed contract

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      Massachusetts Broadband Institute pulls funding from WiredWest, advises towns to walk away from proposed contract

      The Massachusetts Broadband Institute has halted state funding to WiredWest, saying the rural broadband aggregator's draft operating agreement with member towns is "not compatible with the best interests of the Commonwealth, the towns, or their residents." The institute is further recommending that towns not sign a proposed WiredWest operating agreement, which is now before local officials with a Jan. 9 deadline for approval. "Because of overall concerns with project operations and sustainability, the MBI will not authorize expenditure of state funds" for the broadband model as described, institute director Eric Nakajima wrote in a Dec. 1 letter to local ...

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Northampton   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    5. Holyoke Fiber Optic group sets 1st meeting in drive for ubiquity | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Fiber Optic group sets 1st meeting in drive for ubiquity | masslive.com

      The Holyoke Fiber Optic group will meet in the Community Room at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St., organizer Peter Palombella said in a phone interview Wednesday.  Fiber optics, which is in place here to an extent as part of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department's (HGE) system, is a technology that uses a bundle of glass or plastic threads to transmit data. The bandwidth, which is a term describing information capacity, of fiber optics is much greater than that of metal cables and that increases internet connection speeds. The main drawback is the mutli-million-dollar infrastructure costs.

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    6. Tech Foundry computer training program in Springfield recruiting community college students | masslive.com

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      Tech Foundry computer training program in Springfield recruiting community college students | masslive.com

      Tech Foundry, the information technology and computer science training program that aims to fill needs felt by local employers, is looking for a new class.  This class, Tech Foundry's third, will be drawn from the student bodies at Springfield Technical Community College and from Holyoke Community College, said Jonathan Edwards, director of strategic partnerships for Tech Foundry. The plan is to recruit about 30 students.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    7. Communicating IT

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      Communicating IT

      Most companies and organizations do an admirable job when it comes to communicating with employees. That rumored merger, those pending layoffs, a change in leadership, or implementation of a new health plan are the classic reasons for reaching out and touching someone in the cubicle down the hall.  So, how come the message from the IT department often gets lost in translation?  Technology can be a scary thing, and oftentimes, it’s treated that way. The IT department is happy to be left alone to its bits and bytes, while the communications department says, “just let us know when we ...

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    8. Wild Apple Design Group Specializes in Websites

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      Wild Apple Design Group Specializes in Websites

      The website launched earlier this summer, and purchases can be made on an e-commerce shopping cart, thanks to Wild Apple Design Group in Wilbraham, which was hired earlier this year to introduce the toy to the North American market by the Haywire Group, a Springfield-based game designer and manufacturer.  The result is not only endearing, it earned the company marketing awards from the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts. Wild Apple was recently feted as a Silver winner for consumer-product website design in the Summit Creative Award competition for its work on the Worry Eaters microsite, and received a Summit Creative ...

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    9. Dell Inc. to acquire Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation in $67 billion deal | masslive.com

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      Dell Inc. to acquire Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation in $67 billion deal | masslive.com

      Computer giant Dell Inc. announced Monday morning that it will acquire Hopkinton-based EMC Corporation for about $67 billion in cash and stock. Dell is partnering with investment advisor MSD Partners and technology investing company Silver Lake in the deal.  'We're creating an unbelievable powerhouse of an enterprise company,' Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell told CNBC's 'Squawk Box.' 'This is really all about bringing together complementary technologies and helping our customers address the challenges and opportunities that this digital future is creating.'

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    10. MassMutual Data Science in Amherst: Big Data means big opportunity for Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      MassMutual Data Science in Amherst: Big Data means big opportunity for Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

      The event was a Tech Trek event sponsored by The Innovation Institute at the MassTech Collaborative, a statewide economic development agency.  MassMutual celebrated the new location Monday night by inviting computer science and engineering students from all five of the Five Colleges – Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and UMass Amherst – to hear about how the Big Data revolution is transforming businesses from machine shops to power utilities and insurers, and how at the same time a cluster of new companies providing those technologies are growing here in the Pioneer Valley. 'We want you here,' said Richard ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    11. China TV shows computing center transforming Holyoke from strugglng mill center to 'world-class city'

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      China TV shows computing center transforming Holyoke from strugglng mill center to 'world-class city'

      China Central Television 13 (CCTV), which the New York Times said has an estimated 700 million Chinese viewers, came here in July for a story that aired shortly after about how this struggling former paper mill center is establishing itself as "a world-class city" largely thanks to the high performance computing center. The two candidates for mayor disagreed Friday (Sept. 25) about rewards Holyoke has positioned itself to reap from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a $165 million world-class academic research facility that opened in 2012 on Bigelow Street between Appleton and Cabot streets.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    12. Health care in a booth: Baystate TechSpring innovation center showcases tele-medicine HealthSpot | masslive.com

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      Health care in a booth: Baystate TechSpring innovation center showcases tele-medicine HealthSpot | masslive.com

      HealthSpot is a photo booth-sized kiosk that takes your pulse and temperature as well as your picture.  And Baystate Health is bringing HealthSpot to a mall or supermarket near you sometime before the end of 2016.  The podlike HealthSpot stations – which will be connected to Baystate doctors by sound, video and data transmissions – are just one of the innovations Baystate showed off Thursday at its TechSpring innovation center in Downtown Springfield as it announced a series of partnerships with computer giant Dell Inc. and others

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Holyoke high performance computing center nears 3rd anniversary | masslive.com

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      Holyoke high performance computing center nears 3rd anniversary | masslive.com

      Mapping Lou Gehrig's Disease occupies one researcher. Others study banana blight in Costa Rica and ways to predict earthquakes.  Some keep busy charting the human brain and the science of how fluids move.  These are among the topics being analyzed with the tens of thousands of computers humming in the $165 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street between Appleton and Cabot streets.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    14. Paragus IT Acquires Applied Software Technologies

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      Paragus IT Acquires Applied Software Technologies

      Paragus IT has continued its pattern of active growth with its first acquisition: West Springfield-based Applied Software Technologies. Prior to the acquisition, AST provided IT services to businesses in the region and beyond for more than 20 years. “We are very happy to welcome the staff and clients of Applied Software Technologies into the Paragus family,” says Paragus CEO Delcie Bean. “They are a great company, and we’re excited that we will be able to give their clients the opportunity to maintain their relationships with the people they know while also having access to the resources we are able ...

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    15. MassMutual brings 'Girls Who Code' to Springfield, offering girls chance to excel at computer technology | masslive.com

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      MassMutual brings 'Girls Who Code' to Springfield, offering girls chance to excel at computer technology | masslive.com

      MassMutual is hosting this summer session of Girls Who Code at its massive State Street office headquarters. Girls Who Code's national mission is to get more high-school girls interested in computer and engineering careers and majoring in computer science and similar fields in college.  The Girls Who Code participants hail mostly from Springfield, Enfield and surrounding towns, although a few commute from Amherst, said Yasmine Laurent, Girls Who Code program manger for Greater Boston.  This is the first Girls Who Code summer immersion program in Western Massachusetts, Laurent said. There are programs in eastern Massachusetts, but most centered literally ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Amherst

    16. Leverett municipal broadband network topic of State Department tour

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      Leverett municipal broadband network topic of State Department tour

      LEVERETT — A foreign journalist from China was among those touring this small Franklin County community Wednesday to learn about the town's innovative municipal broadband network, a fiber optic service which went live in March. Zhang Wei, chief correspondent for the Economic Daily, took notes and asked questions as those involved in planning, marketing, financing, deploying, and managing the network spoke of their experiences The press event was organized by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs, which works with 1,400 credentialed journalists from around the world.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    17. Facing a Talent Crisis

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      Facing a Talent Crisis

      That means he’s always looking for people like him, who at some point discover a love for computers and information technology and are skilled at it. But finding those people has not been easy.  “Technology encompasses such a vast range of jobs,” he told BusinessWest. “Programmers and coders are a completely separate thing from people who do what we do, providing managed services, managing people’s networks … and that’s totally different from, say, web design.”  By all accounts, opportunities in those fields and many others in the IT realm are only growing. Yet, at the same time, the ...

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    18. Delcie Bean Wins Continued Excellence Award at 40 Under Forty Gala | BusinessWest

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      Delcie Bean Wins Continued Excellence Award at 40 Under Forty Gala | BusinessWest

      Serial entrepreneur Delcie Bean IV took home BusinessWest’s inaugural Continued Excellence Award at last night’s ninth annual 40 Under Forty gala.  It was yet another honor for the owner of Paragus Strategic IT, who was named BusinessWest’s Top Entrepreneur for 2014. For the Continued Excellence Award, which will be awarded annually to a former 40 Under Forty honoree who has continued to expand his or her business accomplishments and community impact, Bean was among about 40 individuals nominated by their peers and judged by an independent panel.

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    19. Delcie Bean to Tech Foundry grads: If we run out of IT employees, economic engine will come to a halt | masslive.com

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      Delcie Bean to Tech Foundry grads: If we run out of IT employees, economic engine will come to a halt | masslive.com

      Founder Delcie Bean came up with the idea for Tech Foundry after jotting down regional economic problems on a napkin. That's the same way many successful business stories start, and the graduates were encouraged to remember that lesson.  Bean said tech companies in the area have a hard time finding employees; even though IT is the second highest-paying field in the country and the fastest growing, fewer people enter the profession every year.  'If the region runs out of IT employees, and if the country runs out of IT employees, the economic engine that is the United States of ...

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    20. Springfield Tech Foundry graduates new class of computer experts | masslive.com

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      Springfield Tech Foundry graduates new class of computer experts | masslive.com

      Tech Foundry, the computer education program that aims to turn Western Massachusetts into the technology capital of the Northeast, will graduate 23 high school students on June 17 and then turn its attention to a new class of recent high school graduates.  The shift from starting with a class of high school juniors about to start their senior years to a class made up of recent high school graduates who are not in college or on a strong career path is just one of a series of experiments Tech Foundry originator Delcie Bean wants to undertake.  'That includes kids who ...

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    21. Hyper-fast Internet coming to parts of Westfield, but it's not from a company you'd guess

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      Hyper-fast Internet coming to parts of Westfield, but it's not from a company you'd guess

      Westfield Gas and Electric, the city's municipal utility, is launching a fiber optic Internet pilot program that will provide speeds of up to one gigabit per second – the equivalent of downloading a two-hour movie in eight seconds, according to the company's website. Residents and business in the pilot area, which is bordered by Route 20, East Mountain Road and Rachael Terrace, can sign up now, with service expected to start in the third quarter of this year.General Manager Daniel Howard said the move into public Internet service, which the company has dubbed "Whip City Fiber," is designed ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Westfield

    22. Shutesbury Town Meeting authorizes $1.69 million for WiredWest broadband network | masslive.com

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      Shutesbury Town Meeting authorizes $1.69 million for WiredWest broadband network | masslive.com

      A crowded Town Meeting Saturday authorized $1.69 million in borrowing to bring high-speed Internet access to every home and business in Shutesbury.  The article passed with 417 in favor and 12 opposed. An additional vote is needed at the ballot box to approve a debt exclusion under Proposition 2½. A special election for that purpose has not yet been set.  The estimated tax increase for an average home assessed at $243,000 is estimated at $13 per month. However, subscriber fees should cover the cost of debt service in year six, according to the municipal light plant cooperative known ...

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    23. In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

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      In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

      Steve Wozniak captivated the crowd Friday night at the MassMutual Center, telling stories from the early days of Apple, promoting technological advances like self-driving cars and describing the philosophy that has driven him to such success. The Apple co-founder participated in a question-and-answer session moderated by NECN's Latoyia Edwards. The talk was put on by the Springfield Public Forum with help of sponsors including MassMutual, Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Paragus Strategic IT. MassLive was the media sponsor.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. Google's Steve Vinter: Computing is the future of Massachusetts jobs | masslive.com

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      Google's Steve Vinter: Computing is the future of Massachusetts jobs | masslive.com

      More than 320 business owners, community leaders and Springfield Technical Community College students and alumni gathered at the Basketball Hall of Fame Thursday night to attend the 'Not Just Business As Usual' annual celebration of innovative thinking.  The event featured keynote speaker Steve Vinter, engineering director at Google's office in Kendall Square in Cambridge, along with interactive science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) demonstrations by STCC students. It is the largest fundraising event for the STCC Works Fund, which awards 25 $1,000 scholarships over the course of the year.

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