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Idaho Technology Council announces leadership changes (access required)

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The Idaho Technology Council (ITC), which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, has changed some of its leadership. The organization added Amy Lientz, director of stakeholder & education partnerships for Idaho National Laboratory, and Paris Cole, CEO of Truckstop.com, as co-vice ...

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Export-Import Bank regains functioning board (access required)

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A confirmation logjam that had stymied international business lending since 2015 was finally broken recently when the Senate voted to confirm three new members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, giving the organization a quorum. “The Senate ...

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U.S. Bank closing more branches, but not in Idaho (access required)

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While U.S. Bank CEO Andy Cecere has said that he expects the bank to close 10% to 15% of its branches, or about 450 branches nationwide, it’s unlikely that any of them will be in Idaho. “There are no more ...

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‘Internet of Things’ introduces possibilities, perils, attorney warns (access required)

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The Internet of Things (IoT) — the trend toward embedding computer-enabled sensors into other products — offers a massive potential for data and analysis, but it introduces massive vulnerabilities as well that businesses must prepare for. “Putting a computer into everything turns ...

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Zions Bank creates North Idaho region (access required)

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Zions Bank has created a separate North Idaho region that could presage the bank’s expansion in the area. Currently, the bank, which is based in Salt Lake City, has two branches in the region: Lewiston and Moscow. That could change, ...

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Local governments learn about cybersecurity protection (access required)

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More than 350 people, ranging from the governor to students, recently attended a free cybersecurity training that emphasized the shared efforts of the public and private sectors. The Fifth Annual Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependencies Summit, held on April 29, was sponsored ...

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