Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fayetteville State University Launches Merit Pages

ALBANY, N.Y. & FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Fayetteville State University has officially launched Merit pages, a tool that allows the university to celebrate student accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Used by more than 300 colleges in the United States, Merit allows institutions to recognize and promote accomplishments, and connect those achievements back to specific audiences that have a vested interest in each student.

ROK Technologies Selects Immedion’s Cloud to Ensure Reliability and Performance

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Immedion has announced that they were selected as the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider of choice for Charleston-based ROK Technologies. ROK Technologies, an Esri Silver business partner and ArcGIS Server Application Service licensee, provides Cloud-based ArcGIS application development, hosting and managed services. They serve customers throughout the nation and in a variety of industries from government to healthcare.

SCRA Accepts New Companies

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- As part of its ongoing mission to foster high-tech economic growth in South Carolina, SCRA's SC Launch program has announced the acceptance of Upstate companies Fatsack Outdoors and SAI Global Technologies, Inc. into the program as client companies. Lowcountry company CodeLynx was accepted into the Resource Partner Network. Client companies are accepted into the SC Launch economic development program to receive mentoring and other support services. Accepted companies may also be eligible to receive matching grant funds or investments. Resource Partners provide business support services to SC Launch Client Companies.

First Flight Venture Center Hosting U.S. Congressman David Price

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a science and technology incubator for entrepreneurs in North Carolina, will host Congressman David Price during National Small Business Week, May 3 rd , 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Congressman will visit FFVC to hear stories of why federally funded research grant programs are critical to First Flight companies. Four FFVC companies will present to the Congressman and audience their stories and backgrounds. This highly anticipated event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Global Knowledge Named VMware’s Global Education Partner of the Year

CARY, N.C.  -- Global Knowledge, the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, is the VMware Global Education Partner of the Year 2015. In total, VMware presented four awards to Global Knowledge during its recent annual conference where partners were recognized for excellence and achievement for the previous year. VMware’s Partner Innovation Awards included 19 categories.

CommScope Introduces Digital Infrastructure for Broadcast Facilities

HICKORY, N.C. -- CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, is introducing a suite of communications and networking products to help broadcast, media and entertainment companies better manage and distribute content across various platforms. This portfolio is designed to help broadcasters make the transition to a high-quality, digital distribution infrastructure that will support the needs of HD video, 4K and other emerging technologies.

McCrory Announces New Projects Creating 161 Jobs

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory recently announced that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant and loan requests totaling $4,905,420. The requests include commitments to create a total of 161 new jobs across the state. The RIA reviews and approves funding requests for grant and loan programs. The programs are operated by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development team, which is led by Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and Assistant Secretary Patricia Mitchell, CEcD. Grants support infrastructure development, building renovation and site improvements. Since its creation by Governor McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013, the Authority has approved approximately $90 million in awards.

RMF Adding Second Facility in Greenville County

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Roy Metal Finishing (RMF) is expanding its current operations by building a second facility in Greenville County. Having added more than 100 jobs since its 2011 expansion, the new $16 million investment is expected to generate at least 40 new jobs over the next two years.

Research Shows Gaming Player Behavior Reflects Roles, Even When None Given

RALEIGH, N.C. -- New research from North Carolina State University finds that player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles – even if the game tells players nothing about the character’s role. The finding is relevant to both game designers and gaming researchers who study player behavior in RPGs.