Data, Industry

The Reasons Why Michigan and Indiana Win With Software

In late September, Software.org: the BSA Foundation released a study that quantified the economic impact of software throughout the United States. The report tracked state-by-state changes in growth, jobs, and GDP. The good news is that the study finds software is helping grow the economy of every single state, but the surging numbers in some … Read More >>

Data

Blockchain: Understanding a Software Technology That Will Advance New Solutions

The term “blockchain” – like cloud computing and IoT before it – keeps cropping up in new and different settings, yet few people still truly understand its operations or allure. Blockchain, most often linked to the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, serves as the foundation for many less publicized, but no less potentially valuable applications. … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data

How Today’s Cybersecurity Practices are Like the Railroads of the Civil War

** This op-ed first appeared in Morning Consult on October 3, 2017.** Imagine you live in the Civil War-era United States and the railroad is your primary means of long-distance transportation. In those days, the railway gauge (or, the distance between the rails on the track) varied widely. There wasn’t just one accepted standard – … Read More >>

Data, Industry

With Software, Every State’s a Tech Hub

Across the US, software empowers countless people and businesses, improving our lives each day in ways big and small. In Michigan, it’s reducing medical conflicts so Americans can live longer, healthier lives. In South Carolina, it’s improving transparency in police departments. In California, it’s helping design smarter and more sustainable infrastructure. Stories like these are … Read More >>