Casey’s General Stores Inc. named Paul Suarez as its first chief information security officer, the company announced Monday. Suarez will lead the company’s cybersecurity team and report to Chief Information Officer Adrian Butler. Suarez has 35 years of experience in cybersecurity and network operations, and was previously the CISO of Walmart International.

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the first round of technology partners in a new initiative designed to deliver Restaurant Revitalization Funds to eligible restaurants through point-of-sale service providers Clover, NCR Corp., Square and Toast, the SBA announced this week. Once applications open, qualifying businesses will be able to work directly with their point-of-sale service […]

Less than a year after arriving in Iowa, a new community information exchange network plans to expand outreach in the state and connect more social service providers to families seeking assistance. Sponsored by CyncHealth, the Unite Iowa network uses the shared technology platform Unite Us to host community information exchanges between multiple local-level health and […]

An ongoing cyberattack against U.S. businesses running versions of the Microsoft Exchange Server has already affected at least five Iowa organizations in the last 12 hours, and more will likely be detected, Coralville cybersecurity firm ProCircular told the Business Record today. Organizations using on-premises Exchange Server versions 2019, 2016 and 2013 are vulnerable. The attack […]

One year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live events, the team behind Des Moines software firm VolunteerLocal is raising their hands to help in the vaccine distribution effort. The staff started reaching out to connections in the medical field after a current customer called operations coordinator Isabel Reed in February to ask if VolunteerLocal’s […]

Urbandale-based software development firm Lean TECHniques announced investment in Boon Logic, an autonomous machine learning company. Boon Logic offers two autonomous learning products: Amber, a predictive maintenance monitoring system that detects performance anomalies in equipment, and Avis, a form of visual inspection and quality assurance for manufacturing. Boon Logic and Lean TECHniques are exploring opportunities […]

Des Moines computer vision startup Roboflow raised $2.1 million in a new seed round led by Craft Ventures and Lachy Groom, months after graduating from the Y Combinator’s Summer 2020 batch, Roboflow announced today. The funding round is in addition to $500,000 raised by Roboflow from angel investors following the Y Combinator Demo Day presentation.  The […]

Brandon Carlson is a software developer and the owner of short-term rental properties — and for the last few years, Carlson has gotten used to renters contacting him for help on odds-and-ends questions.  Where are the grilling utensils? The linen closet? The trash bags? “Every time, I tell myself, ‘I should really put a sign […]

MercyOne announced last week it has signed an agreement with Hospital IQ, a Boston-based provider of predictive hospital operations software, to expand its use of artificial intelligence to improve coordination of patient access to care as Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and patient transfers surge.   The new system provides an unprecedented level of emergency coordination between all […]