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IGT provides PlayShot sports-betting platform to West Virginia

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC announced it has received a West Virginia lottery commission interim license to provide its PlayShot integrated sports-betting platform...

Revival Brewing to host free coding class

CRANSTON – General Assembly will offer Code in the Brewery, a free interactive computer coding class, at Revival Brewing Co. on Thursday from 6-8...
WINTER ALL YEAR LONG: State utility regulators approved a request by National Grid to raise electric rates again this winter, but will spread out the increases over a one-year period to lessen the monthly impact on ratepayers' bills. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Regulators approve winter electricity rate increases with more to follow

WARWICK – State utility regulators voted Monday to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases are planned to...
SENEDIA'S DEFENSE INNOVATION DAYS event will take place from Monday, Aug. 27 to Wed. Aug. 29.

SENEDIA Defense Innovation Days set for Monday

NEWPORT – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s fifth annual Defense Innovation Days will take place on Monday through Wednesday, the alliance reiterated Friday.This...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...
THREAT DETECTOR: Michael Carmack, a cybersecurity analyst with Rite-Solutions in Middletown, assesses security threats.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Employee cybersecurity training often missing piece, say experts

It’s safe to say most companies are aware of the threat of cyberattacks and damage that can occur from data breaches and have taken...
TRAINING NEEDED: UMass Dartmouth professors Tim Shea, left, associate professor ­marketing/business information systems, and Steve White, professor of marketing and international business, oversaw a cybersecurity survey that found employee training lacking.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Human firewall’ firms’ biggest hacking vulnerability

The underlying agenda was subtle: A Boston firm that sells cybersecurity training wanted a survey done that would quantify the need for companies to...
ASTRONOVA CEO Gregory A. Woods said the company had record sales and lower operating expenses in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The company reported profit of $1.2 million in the period, a 64.2 percent increase year over year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Astronova FY19 Q2 profit increases 64.2%

WEST WARWICK – Astronova Inc. reported a profit of $1.2 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, ended July 28, an increase of...
COX BUSINESS is acquiring RapidScale, a California-based managed-services provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cox Business acquires RapidScale cloud-services provider

WEST WARWICK — Cox Business, a Cox Communications Inc. division, is acquiring managed cloud services provider RapidScale, the company announced in a press release.The...
JASON MERIWETHER of Rhode Island College is a big believer in data as a necessary planning tool to design and deliver curriculum./COURTESY JASON MERIWETHER

Five Questions with: Jason L. Meriwether

Kentucky native Jason L. Meriwether, who became vice president of student success at Rhode Island College a year ago, likes data — capturing it,...
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