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The Canada-based gov tech supplier has acquired a company that sells CAD, RMS and other tools for first responders and public safety agencies. Versaterm’s CEO explains the thinking behind his company’s latest deal.
Cyber attacks and the related expenses of identifying the incident, fixing it, notifying customers — and improving security — has become routine in the Vancouver, Wash., area. This in turn has sparked demand for cybersecurity professionals.
A pact between the county and Internet service provider Nortex will extend high-speed Internet to residents in the underserved communities of Callisburg, Woodbine and Oakridge. The network is slated to come online in late 2025.
Raleigh has hired Marina Kelly to lead its cybersecurity efforts as CISO. Her executive-level experience includes time at North Carolina State University, where she was an IT manager in its Office of IT.
Reducing traffic deaths is a compelling proposition, but it gets complicated when trying to make it so.
Compelled to use manual processes and paper timesheets after a cyber incident discovered in March, the Alabama city has paid most employees on time, Mayor Randall Woodfin told staff. The issue of late paychecks is being addressed, he added.
Commissioners in Franklin County, Maine, will commit $100,000 from the county’s undesignated fund to an IT reserve fund. During the next 18 months, plans are to migrate a computer server onto the county’s cloud network.
City Councilmembers in the Silicon Valley city recently voted to seek state and federal funding to cover a portion of the service’s annual cost. Other operational details remain to be resolved, including how far users would be able to travel.
TDS Telecom is installing fiber optics in Missoula and neighboring Lolo, with the goal of wiring up roughly 1,700 customers during the first year. The new services, which include phone and digital TV, will enable some residents to move off dial-up.
Huntington Beach, Calif.’s new city website, which launched Monday, eliminates nearly half the pages on its old site. A curated visitor search drives sought-after pages to the top, and the process for back-end changes has been refined.