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Spotlight on diversity: IT staffing firm Diversant helped Waddy make his mark in business

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Spotlight on diversity: Opportunity was all NCS's Orrico ever wanted

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Spotlight on diversity: Best way to describe Poddar — A success

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Spotlight on diversity: IT staffing firm Diversant helped Waddy make his mark in business

By July 13, 2015 08:39 AM

After nearly 10 years with his former employer, Gene Waddy fell victim to a dreaded round of layoffs. It might have been for the best. Instead of dusting off the resume, Waddy took what he learned about IT staffing solutions from his previous company and started his own business. His Red Bank enterprise, Diversant LLC, is now a $100 million-plus company that's on track to triple its size within a few years. It's also one of the largest African-American-owned IT staffing companies in the country. CONTINUE READING

Spotlight on diversity: Opportunity was all NCS's Orrico ever wanted

By July 13, 2015 08:38 AM

Computer programming languages — C++, Cobol, Fortran and more — are second nature to Tony Orrico, a New Jersey tech entrepreneur and a self-professed geek. That's more impressive considering that when Orrico came to the U.S. from Brazil in the '70s, already a young adult at the time, his exposure to technology hadn't just been minimal — it was totally absent. As were other things that are taken for granted here. CONTINUE READING

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Spotlight on diversity: Best way to describe Poddar — A success

By July 13, 2015 08:36 AM

Artech Information Systems CEO Ranjini Poddar put it bluntly: “There's a certain perception the (tech) business community still has of women, and being a woman of color is a double whammy.” Though Poddar hasn't been impeded on her firm's climb to the Top 10 in IT staffing companies anywhere in the country, she's a leader in an industry that she admits is growing faster than it is becoming more diverse. CONTINUE READING

NJ 2-1-1 gets $124K in donations from IBM

By Andrew Sheldon
July 10, 2015 01:43 PM

NJ 2-1-1 Partnership has received a grant of new DF15 H03 servers from the IBM Corporation. These servers will allow the partnership to consolidate applications from old servers onto virtual servers and help NJ 2-1-1 continue to provide valuable services for people in search of health and human service needs in New Jersey. CONTINUE READING

AeroFarms breaks ground for Newark headquarters, vertical farm

By Joshua Burd
July 10, 2015 11:16 AM

AeroFarms might have its roots in central New York, but the venture is no stranger to the Garden State. CONTINUE READING

InterCloud announces $1.5M wireless services contract

By Emily Bader
July 10, 2015 09:10 AM

InterCloud Systems Inc., a Shrewsbury-based provider of cloud services, announced Friday that it was awarded a series of contracts worth $1.5 million to provide engineering, design and implementation of next generation wireless networks. CONTINUE READING

Safety services company hires controller

By Eric Strauss
July 9, 2015 03:39 PM

Princeton-based public safety and emergency response provider IXP Corporation has named a new controller, bolstering its financial management team. CONTINUE READING

Updated: JP Morgan approved for $187M more in incentives to grow Jersey City presence

By Andrew George
July 9, 2015 12:41 PM

JP Morgan Chase may seek to increase its growing presence in Jersey City after the Economic Development Authority voted Thursday to approve a 10-year, $187.7 million Grow New Jersey award for the company to expand its technology and operations hub in the city. CONTINUE READING

SITO Mobile acquires Hipcricket’s mobile advertising business

By Emily Bader
July 9, 2015 10:13 AM

SITO Mobile Ltd., a Jersey City-based leading mobile platform provider, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Hipcricket Inc.’s mobile advertising business for $3.7 million. CONTINUE READING

Parsippany-based IaaS provider acquires Peleton Systems Inc.

By Emily Bader
July 7, 2015 12:58 PM

Parsippany-based infrastructure as a service provider Atlantic Metro Communications Inc. announced it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Peleton Systems Inc., a New York metro area provider of managed infrastructure and integration services. CONTINUE READING

Piscataway tech firm buys stake in cloud computing company

By Eric Strauss
July 7, 2015 12:42 PM

Piscataway-based technology solutions company Marlabs has acquired a stake in Salesforce.com partner company Extentor Tquila, or ET, it announced Tuesday. CONTINUE READING

Three companies move to former Liz Claiborne site

By Eric Strauss
July 7, 2015 12:25 PM

Three companies have signed long-term leases at the WestSide Center in North Bergen, the former Liz Claiborne Inc. headquarters, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. CONTINUE READING

Meet the small business that thrives with big ideas

By Andrew Sheldon
July 6, 2015 10:43 AM

Dhiraj Shah was all smiles as he sat in an armchair at Avaap's Edison headquarters. CONTINUE READING

Options exchange names former Goldman Sachs exec to its leadership team

By Eric Strauss
July 6, 2015 10:33 AM

A former Goldman Sachs managing director has been named an executive vice president with the Princeton-based electronic trading exchange MIAX Options Exchange, it announced Monday. CONTINUE READING

Oildex acquires P2P business of ADP

By Emily Bader
June 29, 2015 12:10 PM

Oildex, a service of Transzap Inc., announced Monday that it has acquired OpenInvoice, the Procure-to-Pay business of Roseland-based Automatic Data Processing Inc. CONTINUE READING

Panasonic buys indoor video signage firm

By Eric Strauss
June 29, 2015 11:35 AM

Panasonic is growing its digital sign capabilities, buying privately held MagicInk Interactive LLC, a provider of hardware, software and integration services for digital indoor networks, the company said Monday. CONTINUE READING

Spotlight on Energy: Trash to treasure — A perfect spot for solar farms

By June 29, 2015 08:31 AM

Todd Hranicka long associated landfills with the old-fashioned Baltimore junkyards he and his father regularly drove to and flung a trunk's worth of trash into when he was young. But as director of solar energy at Public Service Electric and Gas Co., landfills now bring something much more modern to mind. CONTINUE READING

Spotlight on Energy: Solar flare — Industry worried expiring tax credit could send it on another downward spiral

By June 29, 2015 08:29 AM

History repeating itself — that's what Scott Keller, sales manager at Garden State Solar LLC, pictures. He's thinking of a story that begins with the solar industry's shining moment in the '80s, when Keller first entered photovoltaic panel sales. The government was pouring resources into incentivizing it and no one wanted to be left in the cold. It was a niche market, but it couldn't have been hotter. CONTINUE READING

N.J. manufacturing firms taking steps to build workforce of the future

By Meg Fry
June 26, 2015 12:01 PM

BJ Dowlen remembers what it was like to start her company in her 20s. CONTINUE READING

Educational technology company adds chief academic officer

By Eric Strauss
June 25, 2015 03:51 PM

Clifton-based provider of educational products and services ClassLink has named a new chief academic officer. CONTINUE READING

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