Trade mission to India nets 500 jobs, sister state and plenty of good will

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb returned last week from his third international trade mission in his first nine months as governor. This time he took Indiana’s economic development message to India. Of course, technology jobs are a key focus of the state’s relationship with India, which is undoubtedly why the governor invited TechPoint President and CEO […]

Why worker experience (WX) and customer experience (CX) matter in higher education

Developing and delivering a unique and positive customer experience is no longer an option for educational institutions, it’s a requirement. When college and university leaders shift their mindset by thinking of their students as “customers,” they open the door to improving the school experience by providing interactive, learner-centric environments that offer large returns in the […]
Women’s groups INSIDE tech companies provide a support system

Women’s groups INSIDE tech companies provide a support system

While men might outnumber women in the technology field, there is no lack of support for women in technology in Indianapolis. In fact, as a show of support and encouragement, many women’s groups have been created in internal organizations to support the efforts and contributions of women in technology. In Indianapolis alone, we’ve identified a […]

Salesforce inspired these Indy-based companies to Pledge 1%, now you can too

You already know about part of Salesforce’s impact in Indiana — the software giant is creating more than 800 new jobs and 500 new apprenticeships, and investing $40 million that’s causing a ripple effect of growth and prosperity in the state’s tech sector. What you might not know is that the Pledge 1% movement, a […]

Keeping Your Brand Through an Acquisition

Acquisitions happen for many reasons. Accelerating growth. Financial challenges for the soon to be acquired. Taking out a competitor. Buying (rather than building) a particular technology. Cash in the bank. And on … and on. Of course, most of the time, the real reasons may not even be crystal clear to the outside world, but […]

Appirio is holding on to and enhancing its brand and culture

Cloud services provider Appirio relocated its headquarters from San Francisco to Indianapolis in 2015, celebrated 10 years as a cutting-edge, fast-growing company in 2016, and finished out the year getting acquired by India-based Wipro for $500 million in November. Over just a handful of years, Appirio locally grew from a small group of Indianapolis-based remote workers […]

Appirio accelerating growth, doubling hiring in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis tech scene experienced some high-profile M&A activity this past year — including the sales of Interactive Intelligence and T2 Systems — and the $500 million acquisition of global cloud services consultancy Appirio by India-based Wipro certainly belongs on that list. The big question that arises with any acquisition is how will it impact […]

Biggest Tech Announcements and Trends of 2016

There’s no doubt that 2016 had its fair share of big news stories, perhaps more than its fair share. The tech community, too, made some big splashes and brought the fast-growing sector to the forefront a number of times. Here are some of the stories that stood out this year. Real Estate Announcing Salesforce Tower […]