Archive for the ‘TECHNOLOGY & TELECOM – Market Sector’ Category

USM enters licensing agreement with INCONTROL

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has granted an exclusive license to an international company for multiple pieces of USM proprietary intellectual property to be used in software development to produce custom simulation modeling and training systems for sport stadiums, arenas and other venues. INCONTROL Simulation Solutions, a Netherlands-based firm, will use the computer-based […] [...]

After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility

STARKVILLE — Officials at Mississippi State are moving forward with plans to create a new collaborative research center after competing successfully through two rounds of review by the National Science Foundation. A planning grant for the initiative was awarded late last month. The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Advanced Composites in Transportation Vehicles […] [...]

SpaceX, Stennis officially open new rocket test stand

HANCOCK COUNTY — Private space exploration firm SpaceX and the Stennis Space Center have cut the ribbon on an improved rocket engine test stand. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, Calif., is supposed to conduct initial testing this year of its new Raptor engines, which will be powered by methane and liquid oxygen. “We’re no stranger to […] [...]

Bomgar Insider honored for effective use of social media

JACKSON — Bomgar has been named a winner in the 2014 Forrester Groundswell Awards for its customer advocacy program, the Bomgar Insider. The Forrester Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in the effective use of social technologies to drive business success. Bomgar was named the winner in the Social Reach Marketing (B2B) category during the Forrester Marketing […] [...]

MSU tech leaders making changes in wake of ‘Heartbleed’

STARKVILLE — Technology professionals at Mississippi State University are addressing the worldwide computer security vulnerability called “Heartbleed” by patching affected servers and advising Internet users on campus to change passwords, among other steps. MSU security and compliance officer Tom Ritter said the bug is being actively used against websites throughout the Internet, allowing attackers to […] [...]

‘Just the beginning’ — Venture Technologies merging, acquiring companies

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

In 1986 when Gerard Gibert was looking to grow his business that would become Venture Technologies, he was dismayed when a local banker told him that he thought everyone had all the computers they needed. The banker saw no future for Gibert’s new enterprise. Gibert can laugh about that now. Just this month, Venture announced […] [...]

C Spire’s fiber to home program gets recognition

RIDGELAND — C Spire’s ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home initiative in Mississippi has been selected by Broadband Communities for a 2014 Cornerstone Award. C Spire executives were honored during a special awards program attended by over 1,000 broadband industry leaders at the 2014 Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas. […] [...]

MSU researchers develop timber-management software

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University scientists have created a new software program to help foresters and landowners manage hardwood timber. Emily Schultz and Tom Matney, forestry professors in the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center, developed the software and user’s guide based on 33 years of research. The free software provides expected yields and future […] [...]

Regions website provides businesses information

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Regions

People running a business are often so busy managing day-to-day operations that it can be difficult to find time to bone up on business issues like strategic planning. But now Regions Bank has partnered with Inc. Magazine and The Build Network to launch a new Commercial Insights website, www.regions.com/commercialinsights, that provides free access to information […] [...]

Dialing up growth — Juvo Technologies enjoying best of times

by Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, technology

While many companies are still trying to recover from the Great Recession, Juvo Technologies of Hattiesburg is enjoying its best year in its history. In addition to a name change, the telecommunications company has just opened its first office outside of Mississippi and has relocated to a larger corporate headquarters in a historic building in […] [...]

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