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Newspapers and an online strategy that doesn’t always pay

For a news junkie like me these are the best of times. For newspapers, especially small town ones, these are times filled with apprehension and opportunity. And it is all because of technology and the Internet. Today, people in rural communities and smaller towns, especially those that lack affordable high-speed Internet access, will most likely be talking about what was ...

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On the cutting edge

Some economic developers have begun using interactive maps designed by The Geospatial Group to help attract businesses to the metro Jackson area. The Geospatial Group is one of a few Mississippi companies that designs Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or systems that capture, store, analyze, manage and present data linked to locations. “The work we like to do is really fun, ...

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Health records more manageable with Vehracity software

IHCS provides consulting, implementation services to doctors and medical clinics Innovation is the mother of invention for one Mississippi-based technology company. Integrated Health Care Solutions of Madison recently announced its one-of-a-kind Vehracity electronic health records software received national certification enabling medical facilities that use the software to potentially receive stimulus funding from the federal government. Under the American Recovery and ...

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The buzz all about net neutrality

Companies can’t discriminate against Internet content, particularly from rival companies Internet neutrality is the latest buzzword in technological circles Last month, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers. The 3-2 vote by the body was considered a major coup for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. More commonly ...

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Reaching all the nooks and crannies

MDA is working closely with stakeholders to plan for the anticipated expansion of broadband capabilities Some people don’t like change, but don’t count Charles “Bubba” Weir among them, especially when it comes to Internet access. Since the unveiling of the so-called National Broadband Plan by the Obama administration last March, steps are slowly being taken toward the plan’s goal of ...

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Changing the world

Wireless phones doing everything these days There seems to be no part of life where communication technology does not hold sway. Is there anything the ubiquitous wireless phone can not do? Or anywhere it can not go?  And of course you don’t have to use them to actually speak to people — that’s so old school. Universities and colleges have ...

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The electronic handshake

Electronic campaigning, even the unsolicited variety, a big part of 2011 governor’s race A few years ago, before iPhones and BlackBerries gobbled up the mobile phone market share, Bill Luckett and Willie Nelson found themselves in Clarksdale for a meeting of a company’s board of directors on which they both sat. The meeting over, Luckett walked Nelson to his tour ...

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Failure was not an option for Harvey

In a meeting several years ago in the office of the Chancellor at the University of Mississippi, five start-up business owners met with a representative from a national entrepreneurship foundation. In the conversation, the representative shared the familiar statistics about start-up failures with the group. One of the business owners strongly disagreed with the proposition by this “expert” that they ...

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Jeff’s plan extends to all at MTA

The Mississippi Technology Alliance recently held its third-annual Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala and eleventh-annual Conference on High Technology. At the Gala, Dr. Robert C. Khayat, chancellor emeritus of The University of Mississippi was awarded the 2010 Legends Award, and Dr. John Bower, Will Primos and Dr. Bill Rayburn were inducted to the Hall of Fame.  In addition, Hybrid ...

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Bringing broadband to rural Mississippi is gaining steam

If they gave a national Internet user party and invited only 10 people per state who were a representative sample of each state, only six people from Mississippi could attend. That is because Mississippi has a 59.3 percent Internet penetration rate, the lowest in the United States. It also has the lowest broadband, or high-speed, Internet usage rate. Thanks to ...

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