Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility

Cybersecurity is everybody's responsibility Recently, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released a guidebook draft for cybersecurity stating that cybersecurity is everybody's responsibility. It is not just the responsibility of the tech support guy. It is the responsibility of the accountant, the janitor, human resources manager…

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Innovating to create a new workforce

Innovating to create a new workforce Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey recently visited west Kentucky. Ramsey stopped in Paducah to learn more about our innovative programs, to share the vision of the cabinet and to receive updates on projects occurring throughout west Kentucky. The…

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Impact of AT&T, Time Warner merger unknown

Impact of AT&T, Time Warner merger unknown Picture credit: CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/22/media/why-att-wants-time-warner/index.html An antitrust judge recently ruled that distributor AT&T could merge with Time Warner, owner of several content brands. While this court case is one that will impact the industry for years to come, does it impact…

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Innovation Station: Reinventing Madisonville’s future

Innovation Station: Reinventing Madisonville's future The Innovation Station is the brain child of the Madisonville Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation. While many rural areas are struggling to evolve with the rise of technology and the decline of traditional industries, one community in west Kentucky is thriving. Madisonville is…

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Tech council eyes regional IT growth

Tech council eyes regional IT growth Across west Kentucky and the country, the information technology sector continues to grow at a rapid pace. The current and future demands of the information technology sector across west Kentucky are outpacing the sector's current support mechanisms and the workforce development pipeline…

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WK&T tech park place to innovate

WK&T Tech Park place to innovate The WK&T Tech Park is the vision of Trevor Bonnstetter and the West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative. Nestled in the middle of west Kentucky, a new technology park is being developed. While it sounds simple, the park has lofty goals to…

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Sprocket: A place for innovation and creativity

Sprocket: A place for innovation and creativity Like many urban and rural areas across Kentucky, the United States and the globe, west Kentucky faces a technology workforce challenge. The challenge comes in the form of the lack of available technology talent for local and regional technology businesses. If…

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A New Technology Initiative Coming to West Kentucky

A New Technology Initiative Coming to West Kentucky The Technology Council of West Kentucky (TCWK), a nonprofit organization supporting the growth and development of the technology industry, officially launched on Sept. 21, 2017 at IT Matters, a regional technology conference. Over 100 technology professionals gathered to listen to…

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