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SUMESH ARORA — Innovation in 2016 will incorporate public-private partnerships

As we look at what innovations we may expect to emerge across our state in 2016, I would like to share some of the topics which I encountered at the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference in Memphis and West Memphis, Arkansas on Jan. 11-12, 2016.  This conference was hosted by the White House Rural Council and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) ...

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TEC awards scholarships

TEC recently awarded $5,000 in tuition scholarship monies for two high school students in its service area. Sarah Smith, a senior from Stringer Attendance Center, is the first place winner of the 2015 D. L. Fail Memorial Scholarship. Sarah’s one-year scholarship is worth $3,000. She aspires to attend the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a career in Architecture. Her ...

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HU MEENA — Can a petabyte a day keep the doctor away?

Technology likes to show off. It’s easy to notice when the latest innovation has arrived because when technology gets better, we notice. In education-tech, we heralded the arrival of the SMART Board and interactive learning.  Government-tech showed off its ability with advanced NSA surveillance.  Every time you see a stunning new Pixar movie, you’re experiencing some of the best of ...

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Telehealth network’s Southeastern expansion means more jobs, services

By BECKY GILLETTE The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth and Intel-GE Care Innovations has had such success providing the Diabetes Health Telehealth Network that it is being expanded to serve those with other chronic diseases and those underserved across the Southeast. “UMMC’s Center for Telehealth has a history of creating sustainable telehealth models by providing high quality health ...

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MSU drawing teens to cybersecurity camps

By BECKY GILLETTE You only have to read the headlines about major security breaches ranging from the U.S. government to the major retailers to know that cybersecurity is a huge issue, and one that requires a skilled workforce to protect against major identity fraud. Mississippi State University has developed a summer camp program called Bulldog Bytes that is designed to ...

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University trying to attract more women to technology fields

By BECKY GILLETTE  The percentage of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields has continued to shrink even as demand for jobs in those fields has grown rapidly. What can be done to encourage more young women to get interested in technology careers? Dr. Stacy Kastner, assistant professor of English at MSU, co-director of Bulldog Bytes, a residential ...

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Gulf Coast reaching for fiber optic ring

By LISA MONTI State and local officials are working to improve access to ultra-high-speed Internet service to residents, businesses and educational institutions along the Coast. Backers say a redundant and public fiber optic ring will help the coastal cities and counties  catch up with other cities and regions of the country and be more competitive in education, healthcare public safety and ...

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Social media policy at work protects employer

By LISA MONTI Social media in the workplace are 1) A necessity to stay competitive 2) An important internal communication and recruiting tool 3) A minefield. The answer is 4) All of the above. Social media use is fraught with pitfalls: employees wasting company time, revealing company secrets, spreading computer viruses and unsavory comments about the boss or fellow employees, the ...

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