Paragon IT Professionals, a locally owned IT staffing and solutions firm, has awarded $1,000 scholarships to nine high school seniors who plan to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa university or college, the company announced this week. Over seven years, Paragon’s IT Leadership Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships with support […]
A work-from-home office; 100 assorted technology cables not shown. Photo by Kate Hayden As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, a day at the office for many in Iowa looks a lot different this week. It’s too early to know how many organizations have shifted their workforce to a work-from-home strategy. But as employers […]
Technology-related employment in Iowa grew by more than 1,000 new jobs in 2018, the Corridor Business Journal reports. In an annual assessment, CompTIA reported net tech employment in Iowa grew by an estimated 1,014 jobs in 2018, a 1.1% increase over 2017. Growth was driven by new software and web development positions (up 3.6%) and computer […]
Cedar Rapids-based Involta LLC is acquiring IT|Lynk, an IT managed services firm based in Independence, Ohio, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The deal is Involta’s second acquisition and increases the company’s Ohio footprint to four data centers and offices statewide. Involta reports it will retain all 18 IT|Lynk employees, growing Involta to 250 employees nationally.
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 […]
Paragon IT Professionals announced this week that the annual IT Leadership Forum Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $100,000 to fund scholarships for Iowa students in STEM fields. The IT Leadership Forum Scholarship application process will open in 2019 and provide 18 additional $1,000 scholarships to students attending Iowa universities, Paragon representatives said. The golf […]
West Des Moines-based IT solutions company Zirous Inc. has announced a partnership with SailPoint Technologies Holdings Inc., a leading enterprise identity governance company. Under the agreement, Zirous will resell SailPoint’s identity governance solutions. “Partnering with SailPoint will allow us to extend our world class identity management practice to a broader range of customers,” Zirous CEO […]