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9:06am

Thu August 28, 2014
Business

IBM, other tech firms search high and low for native Louisianan techies

A handful of tech firms in the process of hiring hundreds of high-tech workers held an interview event Wednesday in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A handful of companies that are hiring hundreds of tech workers were handpicked to participate in a hiring event Wednesday at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Officials with Louisiana Economic Development’s workforce development program called FastStart put on a digital jobs interview event for companies like IBM, CGI and CenturyLink.

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9:03am

Tue December 17, 2013
Business

Louisiana Tech to discuss 'big data' with Ark-La-Tex firms

Louisiana Tech's Tim Bisping (left) and Jim Cochran are organizing a business analytics conference in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Louisiana Tech University is set to host its first conference on business analytics next month at its Shreveport Center. The discussion will focus on how to harness "big data" – all that valuable information people generate day after day. 

The ability to take big data and turn it into useful information for businesses cuts across all sectors, according to Jim Cochran, a professor of quantitative methods. Cochran has assembled a variety of speakers on big data.

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