Posts tagged “MCNC”

August 17

Premium Lock What does it take to build a national big data superhighway?

Mark Johnson MCNC Chief Technology Strategist Mark Johnson discusses the future of big data and the technology infrastructure needed to support modern science, offering key takeaways from the first National Research Platform (NRP) Workshop held this month in Montana.

August 3

Premium Lock Veteran exec Ed Carney succeeds Tom Rabon as MCNC chair

MCNC Ed Carney, a former Cisco and IBM executive who currently heads an Internet-of-Things startup, is the new chair of MCNC. He succeeds Tom Rabon, who led the board for five eyars and helped spearhead development of the first state-wide fiber optic network in NC.

Updated March 6

Premium Lock FIM: Three letters with infinite possibilities for NC education (+ video)

Federated Identity Management, or FIM, offers a secure system through which North Carolina education institutions can access remote and protected web-based services. Mark Johnson, chief technology strategist at MCNC, explains what FIM is and what the technology means.

February 15

Premium Lock TechWire@15: NC took lead in 'cloud' with biogrid 'moonshot'

WRAL TechWire Long before there was the "cloud" or "big data," leaders in North Carolina helped establish what was then called grid computing to form the "North Carolina Bioinformatics Grid". It was a "moonshot," backers conceded. But their efforts helped researchers collaborate in new ways. Here's a look back at the launch of that pioneering effort.

Updated November 7, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC to extend trust, identity solutions to K-12, community colleges

The non-profit organization explored the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network this week during NCREN Community Day.

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Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Community Day preview: People are 'networking the network' at MCNC

The North Carolina technology nonprofit's annual NCREN Community Day celebration kicks off Thursday in Raleigh exploring the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

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July 22, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC revenue grows, sets goal of all time high broadband connectivity

MCNC MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.

July 6, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC: State can achieve universal high-speed net access by 2021

North Carolina's recently announced "Broadband Plan" calls for universal access across the state to high-speed Internet. Is that really doable? Yes, says the exec who runs N.C.'s only statewide fiber network. She explains why in a Q&A.


Updated June 22, 2016

Premium Lock Providers: 'Coming together,' engagement are keys to making NC broadband plan work

Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.

Just how fast is gigabit Internet? Just how fast is gigabit Internet?

Updated June 22, 2016

Premium Lock State Broadband Plan targets 'universal' high-speed access by 2021

Fiber optic network                      Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.

February 29, 2016

Premium Lock Point by point: Examining top priorities in 'most connected state' plan

Jean Davis, CEO at MCNC, talks about each of the five major points that are at the heart of the new strategic plan designed to make North Carolina "the Most Connected State" by 2020.

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February 29, 2016

Premium Lock Inside MCNC's new plan: How to make NC the 'most connected state'

Jean Davis, who took over as CEO of MCNC just over a year ago, is spearheading a new strategic plan to expand broadband Internet access across North Carolina. In an in-depth Q&A, Davis discusses the "Create the Future" initiative, which also ties in with state of North Carolina efforts to bridge the digital divide, especially in rural, under-served areas.


Updated February 25, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC's new strategic plan: Make NC 'most connected state'

MCNC, which operates the state's first and only state-wide fiber optic Internet network, is unveiling a new strategic plan that calls for making North Carolina the "most connected state" in the coming five years.

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Updated February 12, 2016

Premium Lock From WTW's archives: Dave Rizzo and NC IDEA's launch, his joining MCNC

MCNC WRAL TechWire earlier today published an appreciation of veteran entrepreneur, investor and economic development leader Dave Rizzo. His role in entrepreneurship dates back some two decades. Here are two stories from WRAL TechWire's archives that help put Rizzo's accomplishments in perspective.

November 2, 2015

Premium Lock MCNC welcomes global leader in 21st century medicine

Dr. Anthony Atala World-renowned surgeon and researcher Dr. Anthony Atala will share his new approaches to health care and the impact new technologies are having in the medical community in November during NCREN Community Day in Winston-Salem.

July 6, 2015

Premium Lock Economic development group Golden LEAF regaining favor in General Assembly

Two years ago, the North Carolina Research and Education Network relaunched as a 2,600-mile fiber-optic network. Essential to that multi-year transformation was a $20 million contribution to the project from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Under a political cloud in recent years, Golden LEAF now appears to be regaining favor, reports Gary Robertson of The Associated Press.

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Updated June 1, 2015

Premium Lock Departing Raleigh CIO Gail Roper leaves high-speed legacy in Triangle

Gail Roper The Broadband Report: After seven years, Gail Roper will be leaving her post this week as Chief Information Officer for the City of Raleigh and heading to Florida to work for a real estate company along the Gulf Coast. We recently talked with her about her accomplishments in the capital city, the future of broadband connectivity throughout North Carolina, and why she has every reason these days to snap her fingers to Pharrell Williams' hit song, Happy.

Updated April 27, 2015

Premium Lock Internet2 Summit attracts global, local networking leaders

The Broadband Report: In 2014, Internet2 ushered in a new era with their first Global Summit. This year's event this week in Washington, D.C. looks to be even bigger and better than its predecessor. Two MCNC executives from RTP are among the presenters.

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Updated April 13, 2015

Premium Lock National broadband summit aims to 'Gigafy America'

The Broadband Report: As the leading conference on broadband technologies for communities, the annual Broadband Communities Summit this week in Texas attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. And, several from North Carolina will be making the trek out to Austin this year.

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Updated January 12, 2015

Premium Lock 'Discover MCNC:' New feature highlights technology, customer service, broadband for North Carolina

The Broadband Report: The RTP-based technology nonprofit this week unveiled Discover MCNC, a new customer-focused interactive feature on their website including videos and the latest update on The State of NCREN.

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