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Venture Technologies puts cloud computing on wheels

Only U.S. company with Mobile Cloud For businesses wondering whether they should take the plunge and embrace cloud computing, Ridgeland-based Venture Technologies has a new test solution — the Mobile Cloud — which can be rolled into an office for a virtualized computing test drive. The Mobile Cloud, the only known tool of its kind, was the brain child of ...

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Meena chairing RCA board

Hu Meena, president and CEO of Cellular South, has been elected chairman of the board of the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), the nation’s leading industry group representing competitive wireless communications providers. Meena takes over the leadership post as the association works to ensure that customers of its member companies have access to data services and devices whenever they are in ...

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Social media journalism

By Amy McCullough In light of Twitter’s role in the recent Egyptian political crisis, a friend recently wondered when and how news outlets would start citing social media “citizen journalists.” A new platform called Storify is one answer. News outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post and others have already used Storify “stories,” which are amalgamations of Tweets, Flicker ...

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Net metering in Mississippi

New policies discussed for solar users The Mississippi Public Service Commission has opened a docket to investigate the development of net metering and interconnection standards. Net metering programs enable customers to generate their own electricity and receive retail prices, or in some cases, premiums over retail price for excess power. The Commission already has a rule in place regarding net ...

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What R ppl saying re: your business on 'the Twitter'?

By Amy McCullough For this week’s MBJ, I wrote “Get on the social media train or get left behind,” which addresses the importance of social media marketing for businesses. If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter and want to know what people might be “tweeting” about your business, check out this YouTube video, “Twitter Search in Plain English.” Twitter is an absolutely ...

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Viking has added 6,000 Facebook fans since Saturday night

By Amy McCullough Greenwood-based Viking Range Corporation may be used as a case study by Facebook, says social media guru Joe Stradinger, who just got back from a meeting with the social media company last week. By using a new tool called Facebook Stories that Stradinger implemented four days ago, Viking’s fan page has added another 6,000 people. Want to ...

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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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