As recently as a year ago, a developer who wanted to complete a project in El Paso County had to hand-carry an application composed of dozens of documents to the county Planning and Community Development Department. Now, using the department’s Electronic Development Application Review Program, developers, builders, commercial and industrial businesses, and other landowners can […]
Software piracy affects the Colorado economy, eliminates local jobs and damages local industries. During 2003, piracy cost the Colorado economy more than 2,100 jobs, more than $122 million in wages and salaries, more than $178 million in retail sales of business software applications and about $29 million in taxes. During 2006, the U.S. software industry lost $7.3 billion as a result of software piracy, an increase of $400 million compared to the previous year.
A new website aims to help expand the area’s economic vitality by combining two of Colorado Springs’ core industries — medical care and tourism. “When working to increase visitor impact, we look at three factors: bringing more visitors, enticing them to stay longer and encouraging them to spend more,” said Amy Long, chief innovation officer […]
The first official c-Watch cohort kicks off this week, using sport to help train cybersecurity experts experienced in information-sharing environments. And by July, c-Watch students will be part of a pop-up security operations center for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, doing the cyber threat intelligence work that’s now so critical during high-profile sport events. Why […]
Employer-based health insurance coverage has declined for the sixth year in a row. The Economic Policy Institute reports that about 59 percent of Americans were covered by employer-based insurance last year, nearly 2.3 million fewer than during 2000. The percentage of children covered by employer-based insurance also was 59 percent, but 2.4 million fewer children were covered during 2006 than during 2000, and public health insurance programs no longer offset these losses.
Businesses are leaving holes in their cybersecurity thanks to mobile devices, and experts say it’s time to take the risk seriously. According to the latest research from Verizon, while companies increasingly lean on smartphones and tablets, many haven’t taken even the most basic mobile cybersecurity precautions to protect their data and core systems. What’s more, […]
Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association and six of the state’s economic development entities marketed Colorado as a desirable medical device manufacturing hub during the 24th annual Medical Device & Manufacturing West Expo last month. More than 16,000 product development professionals attended the industry’s largest event.
The commercial office real estate market seems to have leveled off after a busy 2007, which means an increase in rental rates. Steve Bach of Bach Real Estate Partners reports that metro office leasing and absorption are both down as of 2007 year end, compared to 2006. The real vacancy rate, in contrast, is closer […]
Local hospital pharmacy departments are working to keep a growing, nationwide issue of drug shortages from affecting patient care. “We spend an extraordinary amount of time problem-solving and coming up with ways to mitigate any drug shortages the hospital is experiencing,” said Christopher Martin, the pharmacy manager at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. “Any hospital that […]
Sharing internet between landlords and tenant businesses — or among companies in the same building — might seem thrifty, but cybersecurity experts warn it’s fraught with danger. Many companies that share internet are on one subnet together, said Rodney Gullatte Jr., founder of Firma IT Solutions & Services. Because the network isn’t segmented, they’re unprotected […]
The Partnership for a Healthy Colorado has launched a Web site, www.healthypartnership.org, and a radio advertising campaign to highlight health care reform and attempt to engage people in the health care reform process. The push comes as the governor’s commission on health care reform is preparing to meet a January deadline to report to the legislature about proposals for reforming the state’s health care system.
Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com Web site raised more than $300,000 for the Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was established furing January 2006 to provide financial support to students pursuing careers in e-commerce and commemorates the life of Ray Greenly, an online retail industry veteran who died during 2005.