Des Moines-based LightEdge Solutions announced last week that it will acquire Cavern Technologies Inc., the largest provider of colocation data centers in Kansas City. A colocation data center serves as a third party where businesses can rent space to house their servers and networking equipment. Cavern’s rental options vary so customers from midmarket businesses to […]

Ransomware group BlackMatter is demanding $5.9 million from New Cooperative Inc., a Fort Dodge-based grain cooperative, following a ransomware attack around Sept. 17, Bloomberg reports. It is unclear how extensive the damage to New Cooperative’s systems is, but a post on BlackMatter’s website said the group stole financial information, human resources data, research and development information and […]

Chief executives of companies in insurance, finance and big tech pledged to commit billions of dollars and resources in a public-private partnership at a White House meeting convened to address the emerging national security threat of cyberattacks, BestWire reported. Top executives of tech and finance companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and JP Morgan Chase made big-dollar […]

A Central Iowa electronic medical record startup finds opportunity among small practices and university education A Central Iowa startup built its business helping speech-language pathologists and audiologists communicate effectively with their patients’ health care insurance providers. Now, ClinicNote’s management of electronic medical records is reaching private practitioners and medical students alike to influence the future […]

Dallas-based DartPoints is testing the waters in Iowa with localized “edge-market” data centers designed to network across underserved regions in the U.S. Built in 2020, the company’s North Liberty edge data center represents one of 212 underserved markets targeted by DartPoints, which recently announced a partnership with DE-CIX International’s Internet Exchange carrier to deliver broadband […]

In-person classes are back in session for students, but the network remains down one week after Des Moines Area Community College identified a cybersecurity threat in its network. When asked if the investigation has identified malware or ransomware attack on the network, a spokesperson referred the Business Record to statements updated daily on DMACC’s homepage, which […]

As they say, hindsight is 20/20 — and panelists at this week’s virtual Iowa Technology Summit had the benefit of tough lessons from the year 2020 to share with Iowa companies tuned in for seminars on cybersecurity, leadership, business analytics, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Below, read a few takeaways shared by business representatives. The […]

Iowa Workforce Development is warning Iowans to keep watch over their unemployment insurance user accounts as Iowans are reporting an increase in fraudulent activity, IWD said in a statement Monday. The announcement comes as some Iowans report being locked out of their IWD accounts and blocked from receiving their unemployment benefits for up to three weeks, as […]