[Updated] Which 95 Tech Companies Based Outside Minnesota Have A Presence Here?

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Building off our exploration of tech companies coming to Minnesota and moving around town – is which tech companies based outside of Minnesota have a presence here? 

That is what we seek to thoroughly understand in this running column.

Presence — for the purpose of this research — is defined as two or more employees that consistently work together in a professional office environment (coworking counts since many local expansions do start that way).

Here’s an ongoing list for starters, we will add to this & update over time:

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Tech Giant IBM Is Suing Minnesota For Denying $33m In Tax Credits

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Brian Bakst, MPR

“IBM is seeking more than $33 million from the state of Minnesota over research tax credits the company says it was due.  In a lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Minnesota Department of Revenue, the New York-based technology giant contends that it qualified for more research tax credits than it was granted for a span of a few years.”

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Mall of America Pilots Watson AI Bot

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hermey-puppetBy Khari Johnson, VentureBeat

“IBM today announced the launch of a pilot program to deploy its artificial intelligence inside Mall of America. Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. covers 5.6 million square feet, making it the largest retail space in the U.S. The Experiential List Formulator (E.L.F.) can now help guests manage their options by suggesting ways to spend time at the mall’s more than 500 stores and theme parks.”

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Medtronic Taps IBM’s Watson For Diabetes App

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By Julie Bort, Yahoo Finance

“About 415 million adults worldwide have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes according to the International Diabetes Association.  IBM and medical device maker Medtronic are working on an app that could really help them.

By analyzing data from Medtronic diabetes monitoring devices (insulin pumps and glucose monitors), IBM’s artificial intelligence computer Watson can predict a low blood sugar problem up to three hours before it actually hits.”

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Minneapolis’ JAMF Software Wins Big With The IBM & Apple Partnership

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Minneapolis Mac deployment and management specialist JAMF Software saw a big win this week as part of the news that IBM and Apple are friending.

The company has netted its own “bi-directional partnership” with IBM providing the Casper Suite for rollout with all enterprise customers going Apple — from security and applications to networking and ongoing management.

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Minneapolis’ Medgineering is Vying for IBM Watson Partnership

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Minneapolis firm Medgineering has been selected as one of five emerging companies vying for a partnership with IBM’s Watson, according to Managing Partner Anish Das.

Medgineering was founded in 2009 by University of Minnesota Medical Devices Center Fellow David Amor as a consultancy and is currently developing MyQuickConsult.com — an online marketplace for matching senior level industry leading consultants, start-ups and large med device companies alike.

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Mayo Clinic to tap IBM’s Watson for clinical trial research

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ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mayo Clinic and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway, with the intent to introduce it into clinical use in early 2015.”

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Minneapolis Launches Citywide Analytics Platform

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By Jason Shueh, Government Technology

“Today municipal analytics gained another endorsement. In a joint announcement with IT firm IBM, the city of Minneapolis announced it will be the next U.S. metropolis to initiate a data analytics program to accelerate insights in all of its departments.

The initiative is the result of IBM’s First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) grant program and supplies Minneapolis with about $1.5 million worth of research expertise in exchange for access to city data for IBM software testing. As part of the agreement, the city will provide an additional $150,000 to support deployment of the analytics system, officially called the Minneapolis Intelligent Operations Platform.”

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Fairview, IBM form big data venture

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By Katharine Grayson, Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal

Fairview Health Services and three other health systems are joining IBM to form an organization that will analyze mass amounts of data to improve the quality of care.

The venture, called Data Alliance Collaborative (DAC), will try to find ways to better integrate electronic medical record systems with other sources of data. DAC will initially focus on using data analytics to reduce hospital readmissions and ensure patients take prescribed medications, the group said in a press statement.”

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IBM to move most manufacturing out of Rochester

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By Jeff Kiger, Rochester Post-Bulletin

IBM is moving the bulk of its manufacturing off of the Rochester campus and to Mexico and New York.  Manufacture of the Power Systems, PureSystems and PureFlex Systems are being shifted out of Rochester to Guadalajara, Mexico, IBM Spokesman Scott Cook said.  The refurbishing of used machines now done in Rochester is being moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Some smaller manufacturing processes will remain, including the prototyping of new products through the Customer Solution Center as well as the final assembly of Blue Gene supercomputers”

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