Colorado is set to become one of just a handful of states adopting blockchain technology in government systems and programs, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a groundbreaking bill Jan. 17. The Senate bill, Cyber Coding Cryptology for State Records (SB 18-086), sponsored by Sen. Angela Williams and Sen. Kent Lambert with Rep. Joann […]
New businesses, restaurants and housing are springing up in the urban renewal area that encompasses the South Nevada Avenue and South Tejon Street area — and a lot more is expected to happen in the next two years, including a new hotel. Three developers — Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli, Walt Harder and Danny Mientka — […]
The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC is nearing the first milestone in its work toward the community’s first Regional Cybersecurity Strategic Plan. A survey of community assets is due to wrap up Jan. 26, and the study that will form the basis of the strategic plan is expected to be finalized in the second quarter […]
Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, but is it good for business? The answer for Mike Mazzola, founder of Mountain Equipment Recyclers and pioneering social entrepreneur, is a resounding yes. The store, which sells new and gently used outdoor equipment and clothing, began as a consignment shop that had a […]
It’s time to stop watching bitcoin and start understanding blockchain. True, the bitcoin rollercoaster is riveting: The cryptocurrency rocketed from $800 per bitcoin in January 2017 to an all-time high of $19,783 Dec. 17, only to plummet to $13,800 on Dec. 22, losing one-third of its value in 24 hours. But blockchain, the technology bitcoin […]
The most common theme in 2017 among major health care providers in Colorado Springs was preparing for a rapidly growing community by adding significantly more infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of dollars were budgeted this year to ready Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth Memorial and Penrose-St. Francis for the delivery of care in the near and distant […]
Commercial real estate sees large developments in 2017 Current and future commercial developments have many in the Pikes Peak region excited about the future. The city saw the opening of multiple new businesses, as well as ongoing development and construction starts around Colorado Springs, including the Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS, the U.S. […]
Digital assassination is getting easier to launch and harder to ward off. The menacing term, used by reputation experts Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis in their book “Digital Assassination: Protecting Your Reputation, Brand or Business Against Online Attacks,” describes anonymous online assaults designed to smear companies and individuals. “It’s becoming increasingly...
The GOP tax plan has Colorado universities worried about a range of issues, from the future of graduate students and philanthropy to building projects and workforce development. The proposal that’s raised the most vocal opposition from students and universities is a plan to tax tuition waivers, which appears in the...
Hackers are using stolen data to make threats against children, and the U.S. Department of Education is warning school districts nationwide to beef up their cybersecurity in response. The threats — some of which have been sent directly to parents — are personal and specific, and are intended to extort...
Credit card fraud can be costly to companies, but there are methods business owners can employ to limit their losses. It’s not a new problem, but most of the fraud now occurs in the e-commerce realm, rather than at the checkout counter. While so-called “chip cards” have mostly thwarted fraud in stores, identity theft and […]