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Hodges Appointed to Patriots Honor Board

Jan 30, 2015

Chad Hodges, organizer of the annual tech industry supported golf tournament to benefit veterans, has been named to the Board of Directors of Patriots Honor.    The local non-profit helps veterans overcome combat-related challenges and

State Boards and Bureaus Licensing System Hits Snag

Jan 30, 2015

Initiated in 2009, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ BreEZe system was designed to consolidate several legacy systems and databases and eliminate dozens of workarounds utilized by the state Board of Psychology, Dental Board, Naturopathic Medicine Committee, and others.

Security Experts Urge Two-Factor Authentication for Online Passwords

Jan 30, 2015

Even the most complicated passwords are no longer enough to protect consumers and businesses from the rising tide of online breaches and hacking, state and federal experts said Thursday during a public forum at Sacramento’s downtown public library.

UST Global Wins $1.5 M FI$Cal Contract

Jan 30, 2015

SymSoft Manager Named ‘Technology MVP’

Jan 30, 2015

SymSoft Solutions technology manager Bhavik Patel has been named a “Technology Most Valuable Professional” by Sitecore, a customer experience management firm. Patel was one of 141 people worldwide to be given the honor, SymSoft announced

California Courts Might Test Language Interpretation Technology

Jan 30, 2015

In-person interpreters would still be preferred, but there are some cases where remote video and other technology could be more efficient.

Panel Urges Transformation of California State Parks System

Jan 30, 2015

A new report by the commission, Parks Forward, lays out a two-year turnaround plan that includes better transportation to state lands for urban residents, online tools for planning visits and updated cabins for overnight stays.

Obama Attending Feb. 13 Cybersecurity Summit at Stanford

Jan 30, 2015

The event will bring together “major stakeholders to help shape public and private sector efforts to protect consumers and companies from growing network threats.”

FCC Votes to Define Broadband as 25 Mbps or Higher

Jan 30, 2015

The new definition of broadband does not require Internet service providers to make any changes to the services they provide.

TechWire Launches State Spending Dashboard

Jan 29, 2015

The webpage summarizes major IT spending by California agencies during the past 30 days – within four easy-to-read charts.

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