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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced… Continue Reading Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition

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A data storage product made by a Colorado Springs-based company is being dubbed the “storage beast” and earned accolades this month by industry analysts. STORServer’s  Enterprise Backup Appliance 3100 was so well-reviewed by industry analysts for the DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide that the group  introduced an entirely new ranking called the “Enterprise” ranking.… Continue Reading Colorado Springs storage company lauded for its ‘storage beast’

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A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a brand new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the computer began taking on a life of its own. The machine, triggered by a virus hidden in its hard drive, began searching across the Internet for… Continue Reading New cybercrime documents show vulnerability of Internet

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How to spot spammers stealing server space

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Yes, it’s still happening and it’s worse than ever — spammers break into your company’s Web server and set up little robots that generate thousands of pages of spam links without you ever knowing it. The consequences for businesses are huge; once the links are discovered on the Web and traced back to your company’s… Continue Reading How to spot spammers stealing server space

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When the Waldo Canyon fire roared closer to Colorado Springs on June 26, Jeff Beauprez, president and CEO of Colorado Networks, started getting frantic phone calls from businesses along the Garden of the Gods Road corridor. Continue Reading Cyber security and disaster planning go hand in hand

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Tech Talk: Don’t neglect site updates

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This column is written specifically for the smaller, family-style businesses. It’s about maintaining your website’s technology (not the content), and why it’s time to start paying attention. Companies that don’t regularly access and update their Web technology tend to operate under the natural assumption that once a website is completed and launched it can sit… Continue Reading Tech Talk: Don’t neglect site updates

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  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the… Continue Reading Udall seeks to fund Colo. cyber defense program

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Hype is building for the 2012 Colorado Springs Excellence in Local Industry Awards and who will be named the best of the best. Organizers of the annual awards program — which highlights both companies with social or environmental impacts, and businesses on the verge of  technology innovation — are taking nominations now to Aug. 17. This… Continue Reading Nominations sought for Excellence in Local Industry Awards

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About $6 million in federal grants will allow CenturyLink to provide broadband service to about 8,000 homes in rural areas. The money is part of a $35 million Phase-I package given to CenturyLink from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund, which is intended to provide Internet service to rural areas across the country. In… Continue Reading Multimillion federal grant means Internet in rural Colorado

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Don’t overlook Yahoo Pipes, they work

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Very rarely do I stumble across functionality that makes me rub my hands together and laugh evilly at how powerful and graceful it is. I have one for you to try this week — It’s called Yahoo Pipes. Yahoo Pipes have been around a few years now, but we’ve been so distracted by social media… Continue Reading Don’t overlook Yahoo Pipes, they work

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