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Guest opinion: Investing in solar gives consumers energy cost control

The Montana Public Service Commission will decide in September whether to approve NorthWestern Energy’s application to purchase 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana for $900 million.

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Travel and Leisure: Beware of cyber threats while traveling

Approximately 1.8 million travelers go through our nation’s airports every day. Most business travelers think they travel well, but that’s not always the case. They usually don’t think about safety because nothing has happened to them or whatever steps they take to guard their safety can be …

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Calling lawmakers to curb drivers’ cell phone risk

Gazette opinion: Calling lawmakers to curb drivers’ cell phone risk

Texting while driving in Montana is dangerous, but not illegal.

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Technology: Businesses planning for a future without Windows XP

Technology: Businesses planning for a future without Windows XP

As software giant Microsoft prepares to send its widely used XP operating system off into the sunset, many business owners worry that their computers might crash or will suddenly fall prey to hackers.

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PPL Montana agrees to install pollution monitors

PPL Montana agrees to install pollution monitors

HELENA — PPL Montana has agreed to install new pollution monitors at its Colstrip and Corette coal-fired plants.

February 14, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming information officer urges Internet expansion

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is poised to expand the Internet system that serves public schools and state offices, the state's chief information officer told lawmakers on Wednesday.

February 12, 2014 12:29 pmLoading…

High-speed Internet network launches today in Butte

Gov. Steve Bullock and other state leaders are expected to attend an open house today in Butte to mark the launch of the city's high-speed Internet network, the first of its kind in Montana.

January 28, 2014 1:32 pmLoading…

Plane with infrared technology helps with search and rescue

CODY, Wyo. — The Park County Sheriff's Office now has access to a Wyoming Civil Air Patrol plane that's equipped with infrared technology to help crews during search-and-rescue operations.

January 20, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…

Better Business: Social media spam just the latest threat to online users

Spam on social media networks has risen 355 percent in just the first six months of 2013, according to a recent Nexgate research report. The greatest motivation for spammers is financial gain. With social spam, they want to drive online traffic to a website where advertisers pay them for the…

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UW athletics launches new mobile apps

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Athletics Department has launched a new mobile app for Cowboy and Cowgirl fans with compatible iOS and Android devices.

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Guest opinion: Public-private partnerships will close rural broadband gap

As America prepares to retire the public telephone network that served us so well for nearly 100 years, we need to take stock of the new Internet-oriented broadband voice, video and data networks that have taken its place. In the past decade, broadband has made tremendous progress: in 2000, …

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Guest opinion: America’s broadband blues hinder our economy

Over the past year, America’s broadband report card, in my estimation, has gone from a D to a C minus. Although the United States has definitely shown signs of improvement in high-speed Internet access, the achievements have been mostly in mobile broadband, not the wired broadband we need fo…

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Better Business: Beware of scams that target blogs, Facebook pages

Better Business: Beware of scams that target blogs, Facebook pages

These days it is easy to create a website, a customer-focused blog, a Facebook page, or a mobile application for your business. Whether your company has a large or small web development staff or you hire an outside agency to maintain your online presence, be sure to consider all facets of yo…

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Tech Connection: Beware of the 'apple pickers'

I recently attended a technology conference where presenters discussed many of the hot topics pertaining to technology companies like ours. One of the presenters discussed the security issues that all of us are familiar with: hackers, viruses, spyware, etc. But one of his comments that caugh…

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Marketing Cooler: 'Content Development' is more than just writing; it's a strategy

I began my marketing career as a writer, doing what all good writers do: crafting copy that told the unique stories of my clients to the audiences they hoped to reach. So when I first heard the term “content development,” I equated it with little more than good (and plentiful) copywriting.

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Tech Connection: Obsolete telecommunications systems can cost you money, productivity

Tech Connection: Obsolete telecommunications systems can cost you money, productivity

The world of unified communications is centered on the idea of leveraging powerful technologies and applications to boost productivity. When individual employees have superior tools, they are able to do more with less and increase bottom-line profitability.

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Guest opinion: Most home computers, including yours, are vulnerable to attack

North Korea recently launched a cyberattack on South Korean TV stations and banks. Iran carried out a cyber campaign against U.S. banking sites. The U.S. and Israel released malware that disabled Iranian nuclear centrifuges.

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More of Wyoming has access to high-speed Internet

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Governor's Office says more of Wyoming has gained access to high-speed Internet over the last two years.

April 07, 2013 10:58 amLoading…

Tech Connection: BYOD sounds inviting, but it carries risks

There’s a new trend in business called BYOD, which stands for Bring Your Own Device to work. Employees are bringing their own smartphones, tablets and other devices to work to better perform their jobs.

April 01, 2013 4:17 pmLoading…

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