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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.

Apprentices learn manufacturing in Magic Valley

photo of manufacturing apprentice

High school students in the Magic Valley are participating in apprenticeships to help them learn manufacturing skills. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program and the healthcare apprenticeship program the Department of Labor also offers, the manufacturing apprenticeship program – focused ...

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Coeur d’Alene firm develops virtual assistant for agencies

A Coeur d’Alene company has developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to help remind social service clients of tasks they need to do, freeing employees for more individualized interactions. Career Index Corp. has developed SARA, or Semi ...

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HealthCast healthcare security company acquired by Houston firm (access required)

A Boise-based security company specializing in the healthcare industry has been acquired by a Houston security company. Identity Automation, which provides access management, identity governance, and multifactor authentication software, purchased HealthCast Inc., which makes enterprise single sign-on and virtual desktop ...

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