The Red Line—a future success or missed opportunity?

By John McDonald / November 22, 2019

When the Red Line transit route officially launched Sept. 1, more than 63,000 hopped on board the first week. Since then, the transit line has averaged about 7,000 riders a day, or roughly 14,000 fewer than that initial week. Ridership did increase in September by 30%. Still, IndyGo remains in […]

Let’s change our frame of mind about college degrees

By John McDonald / October 25, 2019

I’d like to invite you to look at the world slightly differently. You’ve been told that, if your children don’t attend a four-year college and get a degree, indebting them by $29,000 or more (the average in Indiana), you or they are somehow a “loser.” That’s a lie. Bill Gates […]

Data centers are Indiana’s new factories

By John McDonald / September 27, 2019

At the start of the new millennium, no one would have guessed that the manufacturing-centric state of Indiana would evolve to become a Midwestern tech giant. But it has. Overall, the technology sector accounted for about one-third of our state’s new job commitments from mid-2017 through July of 2018, beating […]

Should working in IT require a license?

By John McDonald / August 23, 2019

Regardless of industry, every company has an IT team or works with an IT team that manages tasks such as data, security and risk assessment. The amount of customer data available to businesses is exponentially growing every year, and it’s time for tech leaders to begin thinking about professional standards […]

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