A data breach could have compromised the payment information of 4,600 motorists who paid city-issued parking tickets through the city of Ames’ online payment system, the city announced in a press release. Ames information technology staff discovered a potential compromise in the city’s link to third party vendor Click2Gov on Nov. 18, and took the […]

Office Depot is counting on formerly empty storefronts to make a big impact on its new business model: the company’s new Workonomy Hubs offer coworking desks and private offices are part of a catchall location of business services, reports Fast Company. Nationally, Office Depot has closed around 300 locations in two years, so if successful, the […]

“Herman” comes back from vacation over Veteran’s Day weekend to a mess. Herman, who leads the HR department at his company, doesn’t know that a salesperson opened an infected Excel document from an email claiming to be a client over the weekend; on this day, all he knows is that $100,000 of payroll has been […]

Nearly 140 West Virginian citizens living abroad in 29 countries cast their ballots via blockchain on Tuesday, the largest pilot test of blockchain voting ever, reports the Washington Post. Yet, security experts still worry the technology contains vulnerabilities that will risk election integrity in the case of broader use.   IN OTHER NEWS: Microsoft visionair […]

Des Moines-based RosterApps, a provider of airline ground crew scheduling software, has been acquired by Ohio company ARCOS LLC, reports Silicon Prairie News. ARCOS will retain RosterApps’ Iowa office and employees. The acquisition will combine RosterApps’ software-as-a-service airline platform with ARCOS resource management to fully automate scheduling, shift-trading, callout and track of flight and ground […]

Jay Nickelsen, network technology program chair at DMACC West Des Moines Campus, walks through the newly announced Microsoft Data Center Academy. Photo by Kate Hayden The fourth Microsoft Data Center Academy will open this year for students at the DMACC West Des Moines Campus, representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Des Moines Area Community College announced […]

A new study released by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) places Des Moines as one of the top 20 cities on the Tech Town Index in the U.S. CompTIA named Des Moines-West Des Moines as number 12, citing an expected growth of seven percent in information-technology jobs over the next five years, a low […]

The Iowa City Police Department is seeking vendor bids for cellphone tracking technology, reports the Daily Iowan. The department is seeking software with the ability to research mobile phone numbers, map phone records received, analyze records for call-frequency lists and other services that provide location data. Iowa City police have not previously had access to the […]