Point Pleasant Beach-based Hammer Fiber Offers Blockchain Mining in the Cloud

Businesses that are hosting their own blockchains or that are mining blockchain cryptocurrencies have an alternative in the cloud, said Mark G. Stogdill, president and CEO of Hammer Fiber (Point Pleasant Beach).

Change at the Top: Eileen Martinson Steps Down at Sparta Systems; New CEO is Dana Jones

Hamilton-based Sparta Systems, which develops software that helps companies automate business processes tied to quality management and regulatory compliance, has a new CEO. Sparta has appointed Dana Jones to fill the role. Former CEO Eileen Martinson is retiring, but she plans to remain an active member of the board and a strategic adviser to the company.  

NJEdge Allies with Amazon Web Services to Bring Enhanced Cloud Services to Schools, Universities, Governments

Recently, NJEdge (Newark) announced that it partnered with Amazon Web Services to create a “dedicated express lane” for New Jersey schools and other members of its consortium. The alliance involves a direct physical connection between AWS and the NJEdge statewide optical fiber research and education network. NJEdge members can now leverage existing NJEdge connections, or create new ones, to use AWS Direct Connect at significantly reduced costs, NJEdge said in a release.

FinTech Studios is First Graduate of Stevens Venture Center Incubator

In January, the Stevens Venture Center (SVC) announced the first company to graduate from its ranks of startups: FinTech Studios, which has moved to offices in Manhattan. A part of Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken), the SVC was established to help fledgling student, faculty and related companies by providing them with space, advice and expertise, and by exposing them to a network of investors, entrepreneurs and other seasoned tech and business people.

A Tale of Two Cities: Newark and New Brunswick Further Their Goals to Become Tech and Innovation Centers

Last week Newark and New Brunswick took major steps toward their stated goals of becoming tech hubs in New Jersey,Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced in his State of the City address that the city had been selected as the site of the “Voice” natural language processing summit, to be held in July. Governor Phil Murphy said that the state, through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), would be supporting the construction of The Hub @ New Brunswick Station.

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