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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Idaho proceeding on state government software contract (access required)

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Taking another step toward eliminating Idaho’s mainframe, the Idaho State Controller’s office said it was issuing an intent to award to Infor Public Sector Inc. for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ERP is a modular software system intended to integrate ...

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Catching up with EPIC — as it creates ‘virtual realty’ (access required)

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With architects using virtual reality to help design their buildings, could real estate agents using virtual reality to help sell them be far behind? That’s the theory behind EPIC Realty, a Meridian-based real estate company that offers virtual reality and ...

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Micron borrows $1.8 billion to pay off other notes (access required)

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Micron has issued a flurry of Securities and Exchange Commission filings regarding $1.8 billion in borrowing, but it’s apparently nothing to worry about. “It’s just borrowing at a lower rate to retire debt at a higher rate,” said Jim Handy, ...

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Idaho moves toward legalizing industrial hemp (access required)

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After last year’s Farm Bill made it legal nationwide, Idaho is taking steps to legalize growing and shipping of non-psychoactive cannabis products such as industrial hemp and CBD oil. Growing and shipping such products is now legal nationwide if they ...

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Westmark Credit Union opens first Boise branch (access required)

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Westmark Credit Union is celebrating its first downtown Boise branch at Parkcenter on March 1. “The Treasure Valley’s hopping, and we’re trying to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Jonathan Galusha, senior vice president of branch administration. The credit union ...

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