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Tech Talk for 7-19

Getting a Charge Electro Energy Inc. of Danbury has been awarded an $850,000 Army contract to develop advanced rechargeable batteries for the battlefield that could result in orders for hundreds of thousands of batteries for the military in the next few years.

Another Gold Partner in Connecticut for Microsoft Microsoft Corp., has announced that Forza Technology Solutions has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Network Infrastructure Solutions recognizing Forza’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace.

From Three to One Choice One Communications, CTC Communications and Conversent Communications jointly announced today the completion of their previously announced combination. The merged organization will be called “One Communications” as of July 24th and will serve businesses in sixteen states within the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest regions. With revenues of over $800 million, One Communications is the largest privately-held competitive local exchange carrier in the United States.

Sister Organization, CURE, Receives Grant for BioBus, Issues Annual Report Governor M. Jodi Rell has announced that the state is providing a $275,000 grant to Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE) to support the ongoing operations of its "BioBus." The BioBus is a mobile laboratory that educates middle and high school children about biotechnology through hands-on experiments and a specialized curriculum. Earlier this month CURE released its annual economic report. For an update on spending, hiring in the state’s bio-pharma sector visit the CURE website at

Lawyerly Reporting SpectoWise has announced that it has completed the creation of its next generation legal and claims data aggregation and business analytics reporting platform. The new platform is based on next-generation Microsoft database, data mining, and business analytics technologies. The platform provides for the power, flexibility and performance of data warehousing, data mining and advanced business analytics reporting to the legal and claims industries at a reasonable price.

Good Guys at Bentley Our friends at Bentley Systems in Watertown are hosting 65 young people from a Western Connecticut State University program for high school students on July 21. The purpose is to get them interested in careers in technology. If you are interested in pulling-off a similar event you can likely contact Bentley’s Charley Ferrucci there.

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