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 Proactive IT

May Member Spotlight: Proactive IT

Proactive is our May Member Spotlight. Proactive IT is an IT firm that helps businesses mitigate cybersecurity risk and stay productive. That's our high-level role. On a practical level, this means educating and testing our clients’ employees, regularly auditing our clients' networks, testing data backups, and more. We do all the little things we know are necessary to keep a computer network secure and working.


May Executive Spotlight

Describe the journey that eventually led you to your current company? I founded Xtern Software in 2002. I started the business out of my townhouse in NW Greensboro, and soon found a demand for custom software within the Triad and well beyond. The company continued to grow consistently each year, ultimately bringing on additional staff to support the growth of the business. Five years ago, my wife, Jennifer Davis, stepped into the role of VP of Sales & Marketing. Xtern has continued to grow and is planning to bring on two additional software developers in the next few months to support its robust growth. Read the full blog....


April Guest Blog: Amid mayhem, making a big move

People are up to all kinds of things during the pandemic; perhaps even starting companies. Our April Guest Blog explores entrepreneurship in times of crisis -- from business considerations to mindset. Editor’s note: Billy Warden is a writer and the co-founder, with Greg Behr, of the p.r./marketing firm GBW Strategies.


 Stromasys

April Member Spotlight: Stromasys

Stromasys virtualizes and modernizes IT operations by migrating vital operating systems and applications to modern platforms or the cloud…and away from aging legacy hardware. Legacy systems pose an increasing cost and risk for organizations due to lack of support and parts availability. We were founded in 1999.


 Gig East Exchange

March Member Spotlight: Gig East Exchange

The Gig East Exchange is a space that seeks to create a home for inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship in our community. To provide low cost space to early stage businesses, and to bring together diverse people from within our community and across the region to share and collaborate.


 Racepoint Guest Blog

March Guest Blog: Women of Technology By Stephanie Styons, SVP at Racepoint Global

In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. President Carter wrote, “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who be-friended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.”  Seven years later, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions to American history. Since it is National Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to take a look back at some of the amazing women who have made significant contributions to the world of technology.


 WGU Guest Blog

February Guest Blog: MicroBachelors Programs - A Viable Solution for Upskilling

MicroBachelors Programs: A Viable Solution for Upskilling - North Carolina employers are acutely aware of the shortage of skilled IT workers in our state. According to NC TECH, there were 28,312 IT job postings statewide in December 2019. North Carolina’s overall job growth is on track to outstrip its population growth by 2024, and we can’t rely on in-migration of talent to solve this problem – we must train and upskill the residents who are already here.


 RevelOne

February Member Spotlight: RevelOne

RevelOne is a marketing specialized talent advisory and recruiting firm. We are founded and lead by marketers. We help companies sharpen their marketing talent strategies and hire the best people to achieve their growth goals.


 RapidOps

January Member Spotlight: RapidOps

Rapidops is a full-service and full-scale digital transformation and software innovation company. We’re digital partners to forward-thinking companies looking to build business value through the creative application of the latest tech by building digital products & platforms, business process automations and AI/ML data analytics.


 AfroTech Recap

AfroTech Event Recap

Pashara Black, Events and Community Outreach Manager for StrongKey, has written an event recap of AfroTech conference in Oakland. The groundbreaking, revolutionary experience for Black techies, startups and entrepreneurs.


 Women In Tech Spotlight

November Women in Tech Event Recap

NC TECH' held a Women in Tech panel on Friday, November 1 in the Triangle with a focus on female leaders on tech and entrepreneurship. Dr. Sarah Glover of RIoT wrote a in depth recap of the event. Panelists from Bandwidth, Metlife, NC State University, Mobile Reach and Cloud Giants all participated in the discussion.


 Women In Tech Spotlight

Women In Tech Spotlight: Kelly Pfrommer of Cloud Giants

NC TECH's November Women in Tech spotlight focuses on Kelly Pfrommer, CEO + Founder of Cloud Giants.


 November Guest Blog

November Member Spotlight: ColorTokens

November Member Spotlight: ColorTokens provides Zero Trust, simplified Micro-segmentation Security that gives granular Visibility into every interaction between processes, files, users and workloads. A new generation of agile Cyber Defense for the protection of Critical Enterprise Data, regardless of where the information resides.


 NC Tech Awards Top 10 Startup Profiles

NC Tech Awards Top 10 Startup Profiles

The NC Tech Awards "Top 10 Startups to Watch" are selected from applications submitted earlier this summer. They must be a technology startup founded in NC within the past four years that has demonstrated a foundation for success. We asked each startup to answer a brief questionnaire to provide insight into their journey towards success. Below are their responses. The startups will be recognized at the NC Tech Awards Gala on November 21 at the Raleigh Convention Center.


 October Guest Blog

October Guest Blog: Getting Back to Live Hands-on Training to Meet Competitive Demands

October Guest Blog: Getting Back to Live Hands-on Training to Meet Competitive Demands There are vast arrays of solutions currently that offer just in time eLearning. From YouTube videos, to MOOCs, to short courses on Pluralsight, CBT Nuggets or LinkedIn Learning. Each of these options will allow you a quick and easy way to curate the content you need, take it and move on. In reality pretty powerful but it does come with flaws. Click to read more...


 October Guest Blog

October Executive Spotlight

NC TECH features interviews with tech executives as part of our 'In the Spotlight' Series. North Carolina native, NCSU grad and CEO of Lithios DeShawn Brown is our Executive Spotlight this month. DeShawn shares insights about the company, business challenges and tells us some of his personal favorites and areas of interest.


 September Guest Blog

September Executive Spotlight

September Executive Spotlight


 September Guest Blog

September Guest Blog: DevOpsDays Raleigh Returns for Fourth Year at McKimmon Center October 1-2, 2019

September Guest Blog - DevOpsDays Raleigh Returns for Fourth Year at McKimmon Center October 1-2, 2019


 September Guest Blog

September Guest Blog: Every Company is a Technology Company by Racepoint Global

September Guest Blog - Every Company is a Technology Company:Embracing the Technology Imperative to Transform Your Brand and Elevate Customer Experience.


 August Guest Blog

August Executive Spotlight: Maurice Hagar with Solution Focused Agile

August Executive Spotlight: Maurice Hagar with Solution Focused Agile


 Women In Tech Spotlight: Phaedra Boinodiris - IBM

Women In Tech Spotlight: Phaedra Boinodiris - IBM

NC TECH's July Women in Tech spotlight focuses on Phaedra Boinodiris - IBM.


 June Guest Blog

June Guest Blog: Spurring high-tech entrepreneurship in rural North Carolina

June Guest Blog: Spurring high-tech entrepreneurship in rural North Carolina by Catherine Truitt, Chancellor, WGU North Carolina


 Chainyard

State of Tech Startup Showcase Spotlights Part Two

NC TECH is highlighting our State of Tech Startup Showcase participants. Each participant was asked to provide a spotlight on their startup and give our readers insights into their venture!


 Chainyard

State of Tech Startup Showcase Spotlights Part One

NC TECH is highlighting our State of Tech Startup Showcase participants. Each participant was asked to provide a spotlight on their startup and give our readers insights into their venture!


 Chainyard

May Member Spotlight: Chainyard

NC TECH's May Member Spotlight is Chainyard


 Crown Castle

May Member Spotlight: Crown Castle

NC TECH's May Member Spotlight is Crown Castle


 Blue Acorn iCi

May Member Spotlight: Blue Acorn iCi

NC TECH's May Member Spotlight is Blue Acorn iCi


 Racepoint

April Guest Blog: Rethinking the Systems of Cyber Security

NC TECH's Guest Blog is submitted by Racepoint Global's RJ Bardsley, Chief Strategist, Global Technology Practice.


 Maria Thompson

Women In Tech Spotlight: Maria Thompson, NC Department of IT

NC TECH's April Women in Tech spotlight focuses on Maria Thompson with the NC Dept of IT.


 LogicBay

April Member Spotlight: LogicBay

NC TECH's April Member Spotlight is LogicBay.


 Melissa Wittner

Women In Tech Spotlight: Melissa Wittner, Inmar

NC TECH's March Women in Tech spotlight focuses on Melissa Wittner, VP of Software Engineering at Inmar.


Guest Blog: Technology as a Force for Good: The New Moral Code Every Technology Company Must Abide By

Technology as a Force for Good: The New Moral Code Every Technology Company Must Abide By - by Larry Weber, Chairman & CEO, Racepoint Global


Guest Blog: The Tek Raleigh - Password Management: The Struggle is Real

NC TECH's February Guest Blog by The TEK Raleigh on Password Management: The Struggle is Real.


 Fatma Mili

Women In Tech Spotlight: Fatma Mili

NC TECH's February Women in Tech spotlight will focus on Fatma Mili of UNC Charlotte.


Member Spotlight: Dualboot

NC TECH's January Member Spotlight: Dualboot Partners


Guest Blog: Apparo

NC TECH's January Guest Blog: Apparo


 Jo Abernathy

Women In Tech Spotlight: Jo Abernathy

NC TECH's January Women in Tech spotlight will focus on Jo Abernathy of BCBSNC.


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December Member Spotlight: VRG Components

December Member Spotlight with NC TECH member, VRG Components.


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December Member Spotlight: ROVE

December Member Spotlight with NC TECH member, ROVE.


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November Executive Spotlight: Dan Brawley, Chief Instigating Officer - Cucalorus

November Executive Spotlight: Dan Brawley, Chief Instigating Officer - Duke University


 Blog

3 WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DATA

iCiDIGITAL Guest Blog: 3 WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DATA


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2018 Robot Rumble Recap

NC TECH partnered with First NC again this year to offer members the chance to compete in the 2018 Robot Rumble!


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Guest Blog: ThinkFUL

In 2018, CBRE listed Raleigh as the eighth best city in North America for tech talent. For those of us who live or work in the area the accolade rubber stamped something that many of us already knew - Raleigh is a great city for tech.


 CLA

Guest Blog: CliftonLarsonAllen - R+D Tax Credit

Is your company performing research and development, but failing to claim a tax benefit associated with that activity?


 THINKFUL

Member Update

Our September Member Update is from Beacon regarding their efforts in helping the people of Rawanda.


 THINKFUL

Member Spotlight: Thinkful

Our September Member Spotlight is Thinkful.


NC TECH Reaches 150 New Member Mark

The Veracity Equation by the Racepoint Global team.


 AHEAD

Member Spotlight: Lockstep Technology Group (LTG)

Our August Member Spotlight is Lockstep Technology Group.


 AHEAD

Member Spotlight: Beaufort Fairmont

Our July Member Spotlight is Beaufort Fairmont.


 Ann Brooks

Guest Blog: Benefits of a Better Connected Community

Ann Brooks with Crown Castle submitted our July Guest Blog: Benefits of a Better Connected Community


 Cliff Reeves

Guest Blog: Cliff Reeves, NC Center for Economic Development

Our June Guest Blog with author Cliff Reeves of the NC Center for Economic Development on Riding the Tiger – a guide for cloud developers.


 Tim Humphrey

Executive Spotlight: Tim Humphrey - IBM

Our June Executive Spotlight is Tim Humphrey with IBM.


 AHEAD

Member Spotlight: AHEAD

Our May Member Spotlight is AHEAD, creating tailored solutions at all stages of the enterprise cloud journey.


 Richard Boyd

Guest Blog: Richard Boyd, CEO of Tanjo

Richard Boyd, CEO of Tanjo and an upcoming speaker at our State of Tech Conference focusing on Artificial Intelligence gives his perspective on the topic in our April Guest Blog post.


Lunch + Learn: Blockchain Explained

Come learn the basics of Blockchain for Business over lunch. See how leaders in different industries are leveraging this hot technology. Discover what some of the typical essential elements are needed to make a good case for a blockchain-based solution. Understand the concepts associated with building a blockchain network. Play an interactive supply chain game built on IBM Blockchain.


 aro marketing

Member Spotlight: aro marketing

NC TECH's April Member Spotlight is aro marketing!


 Racepoint Global

Guest Blog: RJ Bardsley of Racepoint Global discusses Artificial Intelligence

RJ Bardsley of Racepoint Global submitted a piece on Artificial Intelligence for our April Guest Blog. NC TECH will host our annual State of Tech conference in early May focusing on Artificial Intelligence.


Guest Blog: Ethics In Artificial Intelligence Panel Recap

NC TECH hosted an "Ethics in Artificial Intelligence" panel presentation during a Tech Talk Live event. Our moderator, Jonathan Kraftchick of Cherry Bekaert, put together a recap of the presentation.


 Dimensional Fund Advisors

Member Spotlight: Dimensional Fund Advisors

NC TECH recently had a Q&A with our March Member Spotlight, Dimensional Fund Advisor.


 Burk Wyatt

Executive Spotlight: Burk Wyatt

NC TECH recently had a Q&A with Burk Wyatt, Chief Legal Counsel with Commscope and NC TECH's 2018 Chairman of the Board.


 Sarah Levitt

Guest Blog by Sarah Levitt, author and founder of The Making Magnificence Project

An excerpt from Magnificent Leadership: Transform Uncertainty, Transcend Circumstance, Claim the Future by Sarah Levitt. Published by Business Expert Press, New York, NY, Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved.


 IT Job Trends

NC Tech Talent Trends Report Released for January 2018

NC TECH has launched a monthly IT jobs snapshot, NC Tech Talent Trends Alert, that captures the environment for tech employment in North Carolina.


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