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The Spin Cycle — Winter weather goes viral with #polarvortex

by For the MBJ Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, public relations

When much of the country turned into the world’s largest freezer earlier this month with a massive arctic blast, it ushered in another buzzword to society’s collective vocabulary – polar vortex! No, it’s not a new weather-busting, wind protecting garment, but yet another meteorological explanation to the sub-zero gale hitting us head-on. Did you know […] [...]

Camgian strikes deal with firms for new M2M solution

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems has closed on a contract with FCC Environmental and Gateway Tire to deliver a new enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solution that supports centrally managed tracking, forecasting, collection and accounting of used oil materials generated across disparate automotive retail locations. The solution, built on Camgian’s Quantus Sensor Fusion Engine, comprises low-power, cellular based […] [...]

THEY DO IT ALL — Mondopads are hot new office tool

by Lisa Monti Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, Clinton, Mississippi, Mondopad, Next Step Innovation, technology

To hear salesmen tell it, the InFocus Mondopad sells itself. Described as a giant touch tablet for the conference room, the all-in-one computer with a multi-touch high-definition 55-inch or 70-inch display is being bought up by schools, law enforcement agencies and government departments for everything from in-house employee training to virtual field trips. Sheriff’s departments […] [...]

NASA says funding decision for test stand was faulty

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2014

Tags: NASA, Paul Martin, space exploration, Stennis Space Center, test stand, U.S. Department of Defense

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials at NASA have admitted that they didn’t follow their own rules and agreements when the agency spent $352 million to refurbish a test stand in Mississippi when cheaper ones were available in Huntsville, Ala. and in California. AL.com reported that although NASA officials say they didn’t follow their own rules, they […] [...]

Magazine honors Bomgar for education products

JACKSON — Bomgar has been selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product for 2014. Its second consecutive year to receive this recognition, the Bomgar solution is deployed by more than 675 colleges and universities around the globe. The annual University Business Readers’ Choice Top Products award recognizes the most innovative products in higher […] [...]

C Spire to acquire communications provider

by Ted Carter Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Alabama, Business, Mississippi, technology

Ridgeland regional telecom company C Spire is ending the year with a growth spurt in its business services with the acquisition of Mobile’s Callis Communications, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based unified communications for businesses. In announcing the acquisition, the privately held C Spire said adding Callis will strengthen its standing as a leading telecommunications- based […] [...]

C Spire ‘all in it’ as digital technology accelerates, expands into nearly all our lives

by Ted Carter Published: December 19,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, Ridgeland

Hitting age 25 in the wireless telecommunications sector may get a company classified as a graybeard, but age doesn’t mean you have to be less adventurous. Executives of Cellular South a couple years ago saw the quarter century mark ahead and decided to celebrate it with a name change to C Spire (Customer Inspired). At […] [...]

TED CARTER: Digital daredevils bringing new mojo to telecom world

by Ted Carter Published: December 19,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, column, Mississippi, Ridgeland

I imagine a Washington, D.C., newsroom back in May 1844. The city editor gets a tip that a guy named Morse was about to use something called “electricity” to send a letter to Baltimore. One lucky reporter gets grabbed as he passes the city desk on returning from lunch. Get over to Samuel Morse’s place […] [...]

MBJ BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR — Forward thinking: C Spire’s Hu Meena has made the most of 2013

by Ted Carter Published: December 19,2013

Tags: Business, C Spire, Mississippi, Ridgeland

C Spire’s Victor Hu Meena Jr. will tell you it’s not business anxieties that keep him awake at night but rather opportunities on the digital horizon. In Meena’s world of wireless technology, opportunities come at hyper speed. If you don’t grab them the other guys will. “I’m not good at sleeping anyway,” Meena says. “I’m […] [...]

DoD awards $14M contract to Aurora Flight Sciences

COLUMBUS  — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says the Department of Defense has awarded a $14-million competitive contract to Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus to assist in the development of a new aircraft for the Department of Defense. In a news release, Cochran’s office said Saturday that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the contract […] [...]

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