IBM has opened the Mass Lab, its largest development lab in North America, at two sites along the I-495 corridor in Littleton and Westford.
Cisco Systems has made a major investement commitment in the Bay State. The tech giant announced plans to establish its global headquarters for its new Mobile Internet Technology Group, a move that will create an estimated 75 jobs in operations across New England.
Twelve seasoned CEOs and 12 VCs have joined forces to identify and mentor 12 Massachusetts startups.
Whenever government mandates rules and regulations, if often puts companies under pressure to create more jobs. That could be the case in Massachusetts in the wake of new rules requiring businesses to protect personal digital data.
When two major IT firms based in Massachusetts announce they have plans to hire, it can be viewed as a sign of a resurgent technology job market in the Bay State. In this case the two firms are EMC Corp. and Akamai, which announced plans to add a combined 500 locals jobs in product management, engineering, sales, marketing, and other corporate functions.
Despite shrinking budgets, IT professionals are being recognized by governments as more important than ever. One key reason: Numerous state and federal agencies have realized that technology can help solve deficit woes by cutting costs.
It’s no secret the technology and engineering fields haven’t put a lot of emphasis on diversity. Professionals there like to think they’re a meritocracy, so diversity tends to be an uncomfortable topic. But recently, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded it has to do a better job in recruiting and retaining black and Hispanic faculty.
Sonia Lelii talks to Brian King, who – despite two decades of experience developing software for the physical security industry – was laid off from his engineering management position early in 2009.