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Tom Loper says the ‘supply chain’ project will benefit the region

Creating Cyber Solutions A group of regional partners, led by Bay Path University, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Mass. Technology Collaborative for a pilot program that will […]

Better Living Through Apps Today’s smartphone apps are countless, with uses ranging from entertainment to enrichment. In the latter category, apps help users manage their personal finance, improve their fitness, […]

Call Forward Brett Normandeau recalls the early days of the company his father started 28 years ago, when installing telephone systems was simpler, and even voice mail seemed revolutionary. Those […]

Innovation at Hand An on-the-go society demands on-the-go technology, and the array of smartphones, tablets, wristband health sensors, and portable game systems only continues to expand as the major players […]


Human Touch Information-technology solutions providers can easily get lost in a maze of technical jargon, but that’s the last thing Marco Liquori wants to throw at customers. Instead, the technicians […]

Banking on Breakthroughs   Three UMass Amherst campus research initiatives are among nine projects across the five-campus system that are sharing $735,000 in grants from the President’s Science & Technology […]


Virtual Breakthrough Dr. Glen Brooks, who runs a cosmetic-surgery practice in Longmeadow, says he was initially “awed” by a virtual-reality device that allows breast-surgery patients, using 3D goggles, to view […]

View to the Future By Janet Lathrop With a new cluster of specialized graphics processing units (GPUs) now installed, UMass Amherst is poised to attract the nation’s next crop of […]

The Best Defense By Sean Hogan Hogan Technology recently announced it is educating small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on password-protection policies to help safeguard their businesses from a variety of […]

Data Delivery Don Lesser wasn’t planning on a career in computers, but the field found him through a series of opportunities that arose during the 1980s. Those became the basis […]

Something for Everyone Smartphones rule the world — or, at least, their users’ lives — but they wouldn’t be of much use without apps. And those apps are legion, appealing […]

Won’t Get Fooled Again? The trouble with a phishing scam, Brendan Monahan says, is that only one person in an organization has to fall for it to put information at […]

Doing More with Less By Steve Shaw Now that we’ve begun the process of normalizing relations with our neighbors to the south, those of us in the IT world could […]

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Code Talkers Blair Winans had forged a successful small business in website development when a larger company from across the state came calling. The acquisition that ensued brought more frustration […]

Small Businesses: Embrace Big Data By John Costello The term ‘big data’ is wearing out its welcome. From Silicon Valley to Madison Avenue, big data has been in the collective […]