CEO of IBM Says Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees is Vital for the Future of Tech

(Courtesy of Gizmodo.com) What does the future of getting a job in the tech industry look like? According to the CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty, it’s important that tech companies focus on hiring people with valuable skills, not just people with college degrees. Rometty made the comments yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, … Continue reading CEO of IBM Says Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees is Vital for the Future of Tech

1 in 3 mid-sized firms lack IT governance and could face digital disruption

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business News Journal ) With 2018 coming to an end, many corporate leaders are reflecting on the past 12 months and what changes are needed for the upcoming year. Mid-market companies, perhaps more than any other sector, are faced with many challenges given their sheer size, but they are not coming at the … Continue reading 1 in 3 mid-sized firms lack IT governance and could face digital disruption

Incubating a Startup Scene: Creating a vibrant atmosphere for tech and biotech firms to grow in Jacksonville

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) When Jim Stallings founded PS27 Ventures five years ago after retiring from IBM (NYSE: IBM), his goal was simply to invest in and support local companies. Today, his incubator supports eight to 10 companies and employs full-time staff to help those companies vet their ideas, mature their product offerings, find new customers … Continue reading Incubating a Startup Scene: Creating a vibrant atmosphere for tech and biotech firms to grow in Jacksonville

Jax-based tech firm to go public after merger

(courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) A company in line to receive $500,000 in incentives for bringing 100 workers downtown will be going public as part of a reverse triangular merger with a Denver company that provides videoconferencing service and support. SharedLabs Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to be acquired by Glowpoint, a … Continue reading Jax-based tech firm to go public after merger

How One Call is phasing in its own disruptor

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) One Call, a health care network manager and workers' compensation solutions company, is disrupting its industry from the inside out. "We're disrupting ourselves," Senior Vice President of Product Joseph McCullough told the Business Journal. "Our company recognized that this [disruption] is going to happen, so it was about do we … Continue reading How One Call is phasing in its own disruptor