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Cloud service ROI: 10 key considerations for small business

One of the biggest questions facing decision-makers today is whether to continue investing in IT infrastructure or start migrating to cloud services. The following are 10 key factors that, in addition to capital expenditure, should be considered by small business leaders when making a cloud ROI calculation.

The city of Temecula: One of California’s top-rated cities to open a business in

Over the past two decades, the city of Temecula has evolved into an innovative, dynamic city and a regional economic center for Southwest Riverside County, all while retaining its small-town feeling and character.

Websense agrees to private-equity buyout worth about $1 billion

In a deal valued at close to $1 billion, San Diego's Websense Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), a leader in warding off cyber attacks and data theft, has agreed to be sold to Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in software, data and other tech businesses.

Wireless health conference to draw key players

A star-studded lineup of health professionals will be in San Diego this month, ranging from the co-founder of WebMD to the man that holds the keys to the Food and Drug Administration's protected regulatory gates.

5D Robotics moves to new Carlsbad office

Robotics software company 5D Robotics Inc., known for its technologies advancing human-to-robot interaction, has moved its headquarters to a new location in Carlsbad.

Illumina launches BaseSpace apps

Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) Thursday announced the full commercial availability of BaseSpace, the San Diego company’s genomics cloud computing and storage platform.

Cyberattacks a growing irritant in US-China ties

BEIJING (AP) -- Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.

China denies renewed US cyberattack claims

BEIJING (AP) -- China's military on Tuesday denied renewed U.S. accusations that it sponsored cyberattacks and said the two sides should cooperate against the global threat of computer crime.

Qualcomm Life buys HealthyCircles

Qualcomm Life Inc. acquired San Diego-based HealthyCircles, supporting its mission to enable technology and health care collaborators to drive forward the adoption of wireless health solutions.

Novatel Wireless signs supply agreement with LoJack

Novatel Wireless Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL) has entered into a supply agreement with LoJack SCI, Novatel announced Monday.

Syntricity announces online yield management system for semiconductor industry

Syntricity, a San Diego-based developer of software used by the semiconductor industry, announced Monday the release of a new product to analyze engineering data, push products into production, and manage final test manufacturing yields.

TVE2 helps innovative businesses grow

The Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange, also known as TVE2, is located in Temecula's old city hall building at 43200 Business Park Drive. In an effort to be proactive and spark job creation and economic vitality, the City Council repurposed the city-owned building for use as a business incubator and resource center. Our purpose is to support the growth of innovation and entrepreneurs -- as we know they are a key driver of economic growth for the region.

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Center aims to add cybersecurity to SD sectors

Biotech, mobile, tourism, craft beer — San Diego is at the forefront of these industries and its business community is defined by them, but who says there isn’t room for one more? Thanks to a wide-reaching public-private partnership, the Cyber Center of Excellence opened March 20 with the goal of adding cybersecurity to the list of homegrown success stories.

Business cyberthreats require continuous security updates

The cloud has defeated the "blue screen of death," but companies are constantly taxed with updating security software and finding new ways to combat cyberthreats.

Big data draw big concerns

Jennifer Tucker Klein, assistant vice chancellor of institutional research and planning at Brandman University, is a whiz at data mining and predictive analytics. But with that knowledge — that Web scrapers and robots are out there, taking note of a person’s online persona — comes a bit of paranoia.

Companies slowly ascend into the cloud

Shifting to the cloud has various economic advantages, but some companies are still wary about jumping in head-first.

California companies look on the bright side

California is an increasingly tricky state to do business in, but local technology and manufacturing companies are finding ways to stay inside the Golden State lines.

San Diego companies find regulations force them to do some business outside US

Maxwell Technologies has the potential to become a $1 billion company, according to its CEO David Schramm.

Cybersecurity calls on small businesses

Many small businesses do not understand the importance of cybersecurity, and as a result, they are putting larger companies and government agencies at risk.

Businesses struggle with how to gain clients in the Internet age

Local companies are struggling with how to gain clients through referrals in a world that's shifting from the handshake to the point-and-click.

Security dominates wireless industry concerns

Individual plants will one day have their own microprocessor to transmit a signal, saying they need water and fertilizer. A group of forward-thinking technology leaders discussed what the future looks like in the wireless sector at a recent roundtable at The Daily Transcript sponsored by CohnReznick.


Connect's new CEO takes on task of fostering new business

Seven months to the day after Connect CEO Duane Roth died from injuries sustained in a biking accident, Greg McKee took on the role as the organization’s fourth chief executive. Roth left big shoes to fill, but McKee said he plans to chart his own course.

Parallel 6 has apps for racing, restaurants

Come race day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, turfside gamblers can place wagers and happily play videos of their horse winning by a nose — all through an app on their smartphones.

Radiant Technologies shines a light on software services

Michael Anderson started San Diego-based Radiant Technologies Inc. because he wanted to give software clients a personalized touch.

Newsmaker videos

Mike Dowdy, CariNet Inc.

Mike Dowdy, Vice President of Sales at CariNet Inc., illustrates why CariNet is a superior hosting company.  Citing their redundant power systems, 24/7 support and flexible server architecture.

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Interview with Tim Caulfield, AIS

March 27, 2013 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Tim Caulfield, CEO of American Internet Services, about AIS's services, cloud computing and what technologies businesses are embracing.

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