Colocation and cloud services provider LightEdge announced Tuesday it has acquired NFINIT, a San Diego-based infrastructure solutions provider, aiming to strengthen its footprint in the southwest. NFINIT offers data center, cloud, security, connectivity, and managed services to clients in the southwest region. With this acquisition, LightEdge will open four data centers in the region, three in California […]

Before attendees at the second annual Athene Black and Brown Business Summit dove into a day of workshops and breakout sessions, keynote speaker Pamela Jolly told the group she was going to step back and look at the big picture on wealth generation for businesses owned by people of color. She began with the reminder […]

Takeaways from the Global Insurance Symposium Insurance industry professionals came together this week for the 2022 Global Insurance Symposium in Des Moines, which focused this year on the future of insurance and looking ahead to the next decade. Chick Herbert, chief experience officer at NCMIC, moderated a panel Wednesday covering the emerging technology trends for insurance […]

Cedar Rapids-based Stratafolio, a provider of real estate management software, has been accepted into the 2022 Commercial REACH Scale-up Program run by the National Association of Realtors. The program is for companies that are ready to scale and provides them mentorship, networking opportunities and exposure to the real estate marketplace. REACH is led by Second […]

Iowa State University’s Student Innovation Center will host the Ignite Innovation Showcase next week, April 18-22. Each day of the weeklong event will feature a keynote address that is open to the public for in-person attendance or to watch live on YouTube. The last day of the event includes a keynote as well as the Innovation […]

IowaWorks, in conjunction with JobWorks Education and Training Systems, is partnering to offer an accelerated information technology course aimed at people who lost their job during the pandemic “through no fault of their own.” The 12-week online course will provide participants with two IT training certificates, A+ Certification and IT Fundamental Certification, that will prepare […]

Fifteen Des Moines-area nonprofit groups and schools are the recipients of Meta Community Action Grants, Meta Altoona Data Center has announced. (Meta previously was known as Facebook Inc.) The grants total more than $200,000. The grant program was created to address needs in eastern Polk County and for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) […]

Christian Williams, co-founder and chief operating officer of telemedicine startup OpenLoop, led a breakout session at the Iowa Technology Summit Tuesday on how the company has developed its hybrid work environment. Founded in 2020 by Williams and Dr. Jon Lensing, OpenLoop started as a service placing available physicians in rural hospitals that needed shifts covered […]

Takeaways from Iowa Technology Summit keynote speaker Ian Khan Ian Khan wanted the one word audiences took away from his presentation at the Technology Association of Iowa’s Iowa Technology Summit to be “change” as an acknowledgement that currently emerging technologies are set to dramatically disrupt and alter the world of work as well as people’s lives. […]