In 2020, the Business Record unveiled its annual innovationIOWA Magazine with less than three months to perfect our Zoom events technique. In 2021, we made the Zoom unveiling bigger and brought in four expert panelists to lead a truly statewide forum exploring how companies can support hybrid and fully remote organizations going into the future. […]

Founders who target millennial and rising Gen Z consumers with app services have a design challenge. Apps are competing for engagement and interest against the likes of leisure giants Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok — now, upcoming financial and insurance startups are taking a design cue from these platforms to attract the same audience. “If […]

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 […]

This fall, Iowa State University will begin offering a two-year Master of Science degree program in artificial intelligence, through the computer science department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. ISU expects to welcome five students in the program this fall, and eventually have class sizes of 60-70 in the next few years, said […]

Applications are now open to take part in the first class of the Iowa Technology Leadership Institute, a five-month program designed by the Technology Association of Iowa to provide business and leadership education to technical employees seeking to climb the professional ladder in Iowa’s technology community. The first cohort’s programming will focus on the soft skills […]

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 […]

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 […]