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Medical laser firm sues former executives

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Management at Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics Corp. probably didn’t have a very relaxing Memorial Day – the company is mired in infighting resulting in the firing of two senior executives and is caught up in a lawsuit asserting the former employees conspired to replace the company’s chair to take control of the firm. The lawsuit filed… Continue Reading Medical laser firm sues former executives

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Gil Moore is a dapper and startlingly energetic man with a black patch over his left eye. He is retired from a long career in the space industry, but don’t bother telling him – he is way too busy and is moving far too fast. For the past several years, Moore has worked with kids… Continue Reading Space cadet recruits students for space studies

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The “Five Nines” (99.999) refers to the “perfect world” of near 100 percent uptime in an information technology network. Between scheduled maintenance of servers, routers, firewalls and LAN’s to intervention both reactively and proactively for viruses, worms, etc., it is, from a practical standpoint, nearly impossible to achieve 99.999 percent uptime. Short of such digital… Continue Reading Commentary: Strive for IT network perfection

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Help Wanted: Chief executive officer and chief financial officer for leading edge medical technology firm. The board of directors at Spectranetics Corp. fired Joseph Langey, for the past five years chief executive officer of the company, and its chief financial officer, Paul Samek. They were fired after reportedly supporting a move to overthrow the company’s… Continue Reading Colorado Springs medical tech. firm ousts officers

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The Space Foundation, well-known nationally and internationally as a leading non-profit organization supporting the exploration, development and use of space and space education, now has a permanent home in Colorado Springs. Financials of the acquisition were not released, but with support from the El Pomar Foundation, GE Johnson Construction Company and other backers, the foundation… Continue Reading Space Foundation secures a permanent residence

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As one of the partners in the firm sat on the other side of the polished conference table, I could tell he thought I was one brick shy of a full load. I had often seen that same look on my wife’s face. “I don’t think we need a firewall,” he said. “What we do… Continue Reading Commentary: A firewall is a must for all companies

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Rich Guy, owner of Computer Systems Resources, took a risk two years ago that he believes will pay big dividends. It didn’t involve hot tips from Wall Street insiders – nor a crystal ball. His calculated entrepreneurial decision grew out of a long-term love affair with the Colorado Springs’ downtown – and out of enthusiasm… Continue Reading Enterpriser bets on growth in downtown area

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The data a company generates in the process of doing business is probably its most valuable asset, and protecting that information is one reason Quantum Corporation developed its DLTape and Super DLTape products. Quantum has released qualification units of the Super DLTape Drive and expects no hitches in meeting shipping dates when orders start coming… Continue Reading Quantum Corp. releases new data backup products

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Colorado Springs Airport will receive at least three $600,000 machines this summer — possibly June or July — that screen luggage for explosives and other contraband, and the airport may get additional machines. Airport director of marketing, Mary Collins, said the machines are very big, and logistics planning is underway to determine how best to… Continue Reading Airport is expecting three anti-terrorism machines

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A venture capital company expanding to Colorado Springs from Austin, Texas, is looking at potential investments here and elsewhere along the Front Range, said Greg Carlisle, who will manage the company for Gefinor Ventures. The company has rented office space on the 11th floor of the Wells Fargo building. Carlisle said it is looking at… Continue Reading Funding co. for high-tech startups opens office

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