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Event Offers Holistic Tech Focus, Highlighted by Cyber Security Tips

Cyber attacks are the most significant risk factor facing Hoosier businesses today. An overriding goal of the 2020 Business Technology Summit is to provide information to help companies protect themselves. The event runs tomorrow and Thursday at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. The FBI, industry experts and leading employers are scheduled to take part. The opening keynote focuses on cyber threats in the private sector. We want Hoosier businesses to assess if they are using [...]

January 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Tech Talk: Making the Case for CTPs

The Indiana General Assembly is now in session! This year's gathering of lawmakers is considered a "short session" and leaders have stated repeatedly they intend for it to live up to its name. As such, it is a good time for stakeholders, including members of the tech community, to abide by Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; most importantly, "Be Proactive." And this is where you, the reader, can help on an [...]

January 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

BizVoice Extra: Auto and Steel Industries: Early Sparks, Enduring Impact

I have an appreciation for classic cars. Growing up on the south side of Indy, Saturday nights meant a trip to The Suds 1950s-era drive-in restaurant. Riveting rides. Revving engines. And really good tenderloins. Who would have guessed that years later, I’d write about Indiana’s auto history for the current issue of BizVoice® magazine? The story also covers another of the state’s manufacturing legacies: steelmaking. Gary, Indiana In telling the story, we [...]

January 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Tech Talk: Top Tech Trends of 2020

Gartner bills itself as the world’s leading research and advisory company. It does serve more than 15,000 organizations in over 100 countries, and its top tech trends for the coming year are always popular. For 2020, it lists 10 strategic technology items divided into two categories: people-centric and smart space. A strategic trend is defined as “one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and [...]

January 14th, 2020|

Lawmakers Signal Retreat on School Accountability Tied to Student Achievement

Senate Bill 2 and HB 1001 are parallel bills being fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly that call for a two-year pause, or “hold harmless,” on school performance designations (“A-F” letter grades). Student progress on annual state assessments is a key factor in determining school letter grades under an education accountability system designed to help parents and policymakers understand how Indiana students and schools are performing. This legislation comes in response to widespread concern [...]