Data On Minnesota Cyberattacks Hidden From Public

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By James Eli Shiffer, Star Tribune

“The theft of private information on millions of people from a federal database has triggered another debate on whether we’re losing the war against hackers.

…Take, for example, MN.IT Services, the agency that oversees state government’s computer operations. It coordinates security of the vast databases that handle billions of dollars and store volumes of sensitive information on patients, drivers, students, vulnerable citizens and others.”

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JAMF Software Has A New CEO

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By Neal St. Anthony Star Tribune

“JAMF Software said Thursday that it hired a new CEO to lead the fast-growing, Apple-only developer through its next stage.

Dean Hager, a veteran technology executive who most recently was CEO of the larger Kroll Ontrack, will succeed longtime co-CEO Zach Halmstad, who founded the company in 2002, and co-CEO Chip Pearson.”

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Access To Minnesota Government Data Can Improve

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By James Eli Shiffer, Star Tribune

“Trying to get information out of the government can feel like standing in a Soviet bread line. Except that the bread has gone stale and inedibly hard by the time you reach the front of the queue.

That’s often what happens when you file public records requests with federal, state and local agencies. The length of time government takes to hand it over, whether intentional or not, can make the data so old that it’s next to useless.”

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Gorton Studios Sells NodeSquirrel To Pantheon & Plans Twin Cities Office

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By Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune

Gorton Studios, the Eagan firm that has designed websites for dozens of Twin Cities businesses, sold its backup technology to Pantheon Inc., the companies said Monday.

The technology, and a related service for small and midsize businesses, was known as NodeSquirrel. It has been used on more than 300,000 websites that are built in either Drupal or WordPress, two of the most popular platforms for website construction.”

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Minibar Is The Latest Twin Cities Liquor Delivery Service To Join The Mix

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By John Ewoldt, Star Tribune

“Discount stores such as Target and Wal-Mart tout home delivery services to compete with Amazon. Now the liquor biz is mixing it up too. Last year Bite Squad started delivery from Surdyk’s within a 7 mile radius. Then the Drizly and Drinkfly apps entered the market. Customers order online from their smartphone or computer.

The newest service is Minibar, a New York City startup that now delivers in the downtown Minneapolis area for $5 (the first order is free, $10 minimum).”

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Twin Cities company Oxygen Plan taps Mayo to develop stress app

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By Joe Carlson, Star Tribune

“Some stress is good: it accelerates thinking on a deadline or girds the body for a crisis. But chronic stress that doesn’t go away when the emergency passes costs the U.S. economy an estimated $300 billion, according to one often-cited tally, in everything from elevated blood pressure and stroke risk to absenteeism and employee turnover.

Now a Twin Cities company called the Oxygen Plan Corp. is tapping expertise from the Mayo Clinic to develop what is supposed to be the first mobile app to objectively measure a person’s level in a single stat: the Stress Number.”

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Danish Immigrant Finds Tech Success in Twin Cities

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By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

Torben Rytt, a Danish computer scientist, was about to quit his job in 2007 at a Copenhagen firm called Site­improve to move to the Twin Cities to woo a Minnesota woman he had met in a Copenhagen bar.

Siteimprove President Morten Ebbesen didn’t want his young, 10-employee company to lose a valuable employee.”

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Not afraid to invest from the beginning

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By Lee Schafer, Star Tribune

“It’s not that easy to listen anymore to the whining of an entrepreneur who can’t seem to find any capital here.

Getting capital is never easy, but for technology start-ups it’s no longer all but impossible. There are several Chicago venture capital firms now regularly nosing around for good early stage investments. So are Arthur Ventures of Fargo and Foundry Group from Colorado.”

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US Internet’s fiber spreads across south Minneapolis

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By Adam Belz, Star Tribune

“The spring thaw shot new energy into the battle for your Internet dollar. Workers drilled holes for US Internet’s fiber optic lines in Lowry Hill. White boxes showed up in Minneapolis’ Como neighborhood. CenturyLink’s fiber plans sent city inspectors in Minneapolis and St. Paul running around issuing permits for its new 1-gigabit service.”

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Minnesota IT officials stay ever-watchful of hacking threat

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By Kyle Potter, Associated Press

“ST. PAUL, Minn. — With an ever-growing trove of sensitive information to safeguard, state officials have taken last year’s string of high-profile hacks into major companies to heart.

Minnesota’s network holds the same kinds of personal information unleashed by hackers at Target, Home Depot and other retailers — and then some. There’s credit card information, social security numbers, tax and health care information, birth records and disease tracking. The list goes on.”

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