Information Technology

Burlington partners with US Ignite, aiming to be next ‘great tech city’

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s optimistic vision of the city includes a rich ecosystem of tech companies and innovators spurring growth and opportunity.

New website looks to tackle Vermont’s high-tech ‘brain drain’

The Vermont Technology Council launches Vermont Internships, a website designed to match high-achieving college students with technology companies.

State announces ‘open data’ pilot project

As Vermont’s state government takes its first baby step into the giant world of open data, the state’s civic hackers are lining up to help.

90 percent of Vermonters can now text 911

With the new system, Vermont will be the first in the country to provide statewide 911 texting.

Tropical Storm Irene: Ruined state records get the freezer treatment

Approximately 500 boxes of important state documents were soaked when floodwaters damaged the Department of Environmental Conservation.

State regulators say universal broadband is within reach

Internet speeds vary considerably from town to town.

Libraries budgets strained by recession, technology demands

Fundraising is becoming more and more a part of the budget picture.

Cost of health care IT projects to top $427 million over five years

Outside consultant says payback will be slow, but state officials say the benefits of a unified IT system are invaluable.

State makes contingency plans for technical problems in exchange

The Shumlin administration has fewer than 100 days to open a new Web-based health insurance market for more than 100,000 Vermonters.

$5 million cell phone expansion grant to VTel under question

The uncertainty over the $5 million grant comes just weeks after the state withdrew two other grants to VTel, together worth $3.4 million that were intended to fund high-speed Internet broadband.

Media futurist and journalist Dan Gillmor to speak at Champlain College

The internationally renowned expert on citizen journalism and digital media will talk about “Transparency in the New World of Social Media and Journalism.”

Bill establishing social media privacy protections tabled for further study

The decision comes after pressure from law enforcement and the Shumlin administration to delay passage of a bill this year.

Residents in governor’s hometown wary of universal broadband promises

The VTel project aims to reach Vermont’s remotest offline areas via 200 wireless sites.

State telecomm official had dinner with VTel CEO the day before $5 million grant was given final approval

Marshall joined VTel as the new president of the firm’s Data Network, in a decision announced on Jan. 8.

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