Princeton, NJ – According to New Jersey Business magazine, “Mikros Systems Corporation, a high-technology electronics company which designs and manufactures custom systems for defense applications, announced that it has recently purchased certain software products, intellectual property and related assets from VSE Corporation, which has a New Jersey field office in Sparta. The primary software programs purchased by Mikros are the Prognostics Framework (PF) and Diagnostic Profiler (DP) programs.”
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is recruiting growth-stage health IT companies (with revenues between $250K-$6MM) to participate in the third cohort of its HealthIT Connections Program. Funded by a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Small Business ForwardSM initiative, the health IT program connects entrepreneurs with critical resources to help their businesses accelerate growth, create jobs and expand influence—all at no cost.
Paramus, NJ - Advanced Data System Corp (ADS) has partnered with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to offer a new service currently run by NJII’s NJ-HITEC division to help ADS clients easily comply with a number of federally mandated programs established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). NJ-HITEC is able to assist practices nationwide.
Trenton, NJ - For several decades, New Jersey has been home to many of the top military contractors in the United States. Not only do these Garden State companies provide products and technologies to various US defense sectors and allies, they are also constantly pushing the envelope of innovation to meet – and often exceed – the needs of their customers. In this article, New Jersey Business looks at a small portion of defense contractors in the state whose products and projects show that New Jersey is a leading market for innovation.
Trenton, NJ - The data center business continues to prosper in New Jersey, and if the axiom “location, location, location” applies anywhere, it’s here. Proximity to New York and its financial services sector is key, as is New Jersey’s location in the Boston-Washington, DC corridor. And while New Jersey isn’t necessarily an inexpensive place to do business, it’s certainly cost-effective compared to New York. Moreover, the state’s fiber and telco prowess comes into play in a very large way.
Robbinsville, NJ – According to Eric Strauss of NJBiz, “Amazon is hiring in Robbinsville again, looking for another 800 full-time workers at its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Mercer County township. The online retailer said Thursday that it is looking for employees who would pick, pack and ship customer orders from the center. Last month, it announced it was hiring 800 full-time workers, and Thursday it said it has filled those jobs and is looking for more employees in order to meet customer demand.”
Newark, NJ – According to Emily Bader of NJBiz, Panasonic announced it will be partnering with BizTech Solutions Inc., a work process automation solutions provider, to provide affordable scanning solutions for paper-based manual processes. “Panasonic said in a news release that by using its document scanners along with BizTech’s software, customers can easily capture, index and import paper files into a number of electronic content management systems, including SharePoint and BizTech’s INDICIUM Document Management System.”
Lexington, KY - This week, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released State IT Workforce: Facing Reality with Innovation, surveying the current landscape of the state Information Technology workforce and details innovative techniques state IT agencies are using to recruit and retain both entry level and highly skilled personnel. The study found that over 90 percent of government respondents said a state’s salary rates and pay grade structures present a challenge in attracting and retaining IT talent.
“What intensifies the severity of this response is that, in the 2011 NASCIO workforce report, 78.6 percent answered yes [to the same question],” said Meredith Ward, senior policy analyst at NASCIO and author of the report.
The association previously released reports on IT workforce in 2007 and 2011. But in 2015, "human resources/talent management" made NASCIO’s “Top Ten” list of CIO priorities again for the first time in several years, causing the organization to re-examine the issue.
“We know that states face recruiting difficulties because of several issues and a big one can be public perception of state public service,” said Ward.
In fact, 86 percent of states are having difficulty recruiting new employees to fill vacant IT positions, according to the report, and 46 percent of states report that it is taking three to five months to fill senior level IT positions.
But states that innovate have a better chance of getting and keeping the IT talent they need, the report states.
“Consolidation and restructuring the IT organization has created tremendous opportunities to retain top talent,” according to the report.
“States have and will continue to be creative,” said Ward “One CIO described putting an emphasis on training, professional development and the career ladder, whether or not that career is with their department. They encourage professional development and have found many are seeking to grow and stay, not leave.”
For the full report: http://www.nascio.org/workforce/
New Providence, NJ - Alcatel-Lucent, with approximately 2,700 employees in New Jersey, and Nokia announce their intention to combine to create an innovation leader in next generation technology and services for an IP connected world. The two companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding under which Nokia will make an offer for all of the equity securities issued by Alcatel-Lucent, through a public exchange offer in France and in the United States, on the basis of 0.55 of a new Nokia share for every Alcatel-Lucent share.
Princeton, NJ - According to the Research at Princeton, "Two exploratory and promising research projects — a quantum computer based on a recently observed exotic particle and a smartphone that could replace laboratory tests in health care settings — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund."
Trenton, NJ - According to NJEDA website, "Continuing the state’s commitment to support technology companies at every stage of growth, the Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today took action on several projects under the Grow New Jersey Assistance program. Strengthened through the Economic Opportunity Act, Grow NJ offers enhanced benefits to companies in targeted industries, including technology, life sciences, energy and health."
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Technology & Entrepreneurship Talent Network will be celebrating their 2nd Annual Industry Week starting with a kickoff event at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on April 13th.
Union, NJ - Kean University Computer Science Professor Juan Li recently received a $5,000 grant award from Google for her submission to the EngageCSEdu program. A collaboration between the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Google, EngageCSEdu presents monetary awards to educators for the engagement and retention of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science courses. EngageCSEdu is dedicated to promoting excellence and diversifying the computer science workforce.
Newark, NJ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. and NJIT’s New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) will hold a summit on a $1.45 million initiative to advance the health care sector in the Newark metro region and boost economic development by promoting growth in the city’s burgeoning health care IT cluster.
Washington D.C. - In a recent Brookings Institute report, Mark Muro and his colleagues discuss the potential of “advanced industries” and their economic renewal in the United States. Industries that invest heavily in research and development (R&D) and science, technology, education, and math (STEM) workers are considered "Advanced Industries." For New Jersey and the NJ Department of Labor, these industries are typically found in the advance manufacturing, technology and life sciences sectors.
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