Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the impacts of the collection, distribution and commercial use of consumer data. Part I was published in the Nov. 16 edition of the Business Journal. All day, every day, companies are sucking up vast amounts of your personal information, manipulating it, packaging it and […]
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You’d be amazed at how precisely companies can tailor their advertising based on your data. You’d be even more amazed at where — and how easily — they find it. “The one that people are most surprised by is location-based targeting,” said Timothy Zercher, president and CEO of Pueblo-based EasySocial, which manages online marketing and […]
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Newly elected legislators from El Paso County say the needs of businesses won’t be neglected in the coming session. Democrats captured 41 of the 65 Colorado House seats that were contested in the Nov. 6 general election, increasing their majority while wresting control of the Senate from Republicans and sweeping the top state offices. “There’s […]
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A new initiative among local school districts and employers aims to create a talent pipeline in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance is a workforce development collaboration between 12 school districts in the Pikes Peak region and local businesses, said Bob Gemignani, the workplace learning manager for El Paso County School District […]
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Cyberattacks on businesses surged 55 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest Malwarebytes report, as cybercriminals ditched attacks on individuals in favor of more data-rich victims. Businesses saw an 88 percent increase in ransomware attacks alone, in what the Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report called “a continuing trend of […]
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Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer Margie Graves headlined the inaugural Cyber Security for Small Business Summit Oct. 26, taking questions from Colorado Springs business leaders in a wide-ranging discussion. Graves was afternoon keynote speaker for the event, hosted by the Colorado Small Business Development Center. From questions Graves fielded on artificial intelligence, cyber threats, tech […]
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Five and a half years ago, Yemi Mobolade and Russ Ware had an idea for a small business. They wanted to open a café that could serve as a place for creative people, students and professionals to connect and create a unique community. “We asked lots of questions and did our best to avoid all […]
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As a business, who should you trust? Which companies are you confident won’t lose your customers’ information to cybercriminals, or leave a virtual back door open for hackers? Mark Bristow, director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Hunt & Incident Response Team with the Department of Homeland Security, says businesses make a critical […]
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Election security is front and center as the midterms approach, and the National Cybersecurity Center has announced it’s investigating how blockchain can help secure elections — and potentially make widespread mobile voting a reality. The NCC announced a partnership with Tusk Montgomery Philanthropies to work on “Proving Our Democracy,” a pioneering program evaluating new election […]
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City leaders are looking to the historic City Auditorium to star in the revitalization of  downtown. But in order to play that role, City Aud, as it’s commonly called, needs major repairs, upgrades and some fresh ideas. The city issued a request for proposals Oct. 3, seeking a company to professionally manage and maintain the […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles on school ballot measures. Colorado’s statewide Amendment 73 would increase funding for local school districts. But local districts aren’t counting on its passage and are asking voters in the Nov. 6 general election to support them through bond issues and tax increases. In all, five Pikes […]
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Rising interest rates might mean it’s time to consider refinancing — at least certain loans. “If you have an interest rate on a piece of equipment or building for your company, it’s a good time to check when your loan matures,” said Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs. “If it’s next year […]
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