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Mississippi State named center for cyber operations

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is among the nation’s elite institutions that are preparing students for highly technical cyber security jobs, and the university has a new designation from the National Security Agency that will expand these opportunities. The NSA has designated MSU as one of four new schools for its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program, ...

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CNN Money names tech highest-paid CEOs

CNN Money has this year’s list of the technology industry’s highest-paid CEOs. The top three spots this year were snagged by Oracle’s Larry Ellison ($96.2 million), Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer ($36.6 million) and eBay’s John Donahoe ($29.7 million). According to CNN Money, Larry Ellison only earns an annual salary of $1 but after cash compensation and stock options he’s not only ...

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Historic Defense Department purchase upgrades supercomputing capabilities

VICKSBURG and HANCOCK COUNTY — The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DOD HPCMP) has just completed its largest one-time investment in supercomputing capability. The total acquisition is valued at $105 million, and includes $80 million for multiple systems along with an additional $25 million in hardware and software maintenance services. This would more than double the DOD ...

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SemiSouth Laboratories earns 30th U.S. patent

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories Inc. has earned its 30th U.S. patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. patent 8,169,022 was issued May 1 titled “Vertical Junction Field Effect Transistors and Diodes Having Graded Doped Regions and Methods of Making.” It was co-invented by Dr. Michael Mazzola, a co-founder of SemiSouth in 2000 when the company spun off of ...

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State House recognizes Bomgar founder business success

JACKSON — The Mississippi House of Representatives recently commended Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation, being the innovative force that created Bomgar, an international provider remote support software. In House Resolution 94, the House of Representatives noted the technological developments made by Bomgar and his company, which have furthered the state’s stand in the technology world. “I am ...

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MDAC: Businesses 'overwhelmingly support' online pesticide registration

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) introduced the Pesticide Products Registration Online System in 2011 to overwhelming support from businesses nationwide, according to MDAC. In its first year of operation as a pilot system, over 80 percent of businesses took advantage of the online application as a way to register pesticides for sale or distribution in ...

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Another university chooses Bomgar's remote IT support solution

JACKSON — Gonzaga University has selected Bomgar’s remote support solution to support students and faculty worldwide. Gonzaga boasts more than 105 buildings on a 131-acre campus in Spokane, Wash. More than 7,800 students are enrolled at the private liberal arts university, with 40 percent studying abroad at some point during their educational career. “We have a campus in Florence, Italy, ...

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University chooses Bomgar's remote IT support solution

JACKSON — La Salle University centralized its IT help desk efforts and processes with Bomgar’s secure remote support solution. La Salle offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, 15 minors, 15 graduate programs, and serves a total University student body of more than 7,300 students. The University consists of the main campus in Philadelphia, two satellite campuses in Bucks County and ...

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SemiSouth making $18M investment in new equipment; could double employment

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth Laboratories plans to spend $18 million to buy new equipment for its Starkville facility, a move that could double employment there over the next 18 months. Privately-held SemiSouth makes silicon carbide semiconductors for solar panels, wind turbines, electric cars and other devices that need to transmit power without leaking any electricity along the way. Right now it ...

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