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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.

How did business fare in the 2019 Idaho Legislature? (access required)

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With both a bang – of a gavel – and with a whimper, both houses of the Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die at 4:20 p.m. on April 11, completing some business priorities but leaving others undone. “This was a difficult ...

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Cybersecurity is getting more complex (access required)

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Companies are learning that there’s more to security than installing antivirus software and calling it good. None of the work in information technology security is “set it and forget it” – instead, it’s an ongoing process, said Hunter Ferguson, a ...

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Idaho Power, Boise City plan ‘renewable’ future, but what does that mean? (access required)

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In coordinated announcements, the city of Boise and Idaho Power each announced intentions to move away from carbon-based energy sources such as oil and gas, though for each of them it will be decades away. Idaho Power announced on March ...

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What could the record ICONIQ-Truckstop.com investment mean for Idaho? (access required)

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The most interesting part about ICONIQ’s investment in Truckstop.com – estimated at up to $1 billion – may not be the investment itself, but its repercussions for Idaho’s technology community. ICONIQ Capital – the company said to represent Silicon Valley heavy hitters such ...

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Kount opens downtown office (access required)

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Kount Inc. has finished its renovation of a century-old building that brings the company to downtown Boise. “We are thrilled with the newly-renovated Kount building,” said CEO Brad Wiskirchen. “The open space allows for extensive collaboration and enhances the Kount ...

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