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Two billion if by sea, with Island’s new NYNJ-1 cable

By GREGORY ZELLER // They like to be under the sea at Cleareon Fiber Networks, a data-transmission specialist that’s happy to have its headquarters in New York City, but prefers that its transmission lines bypass the Big Apple. So it’s into the Atlantic for Cleareon, which on Monday announced NYNJ-1, a new “sub-sea system” providing fiber-rich 100 gig wavelengths – the rate at which data packets are transmitted, in this case very high – between…

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At Fred Dunwoody’s, when you’re write, you’re right

By GREGORY ZELLER // The writing is on the wall at FJD & Associates, and it looks like founder Fred Dunwoody was right all along. Dunwoody, who leveraged a long-term sales career in imaging-related industries into his 2010 startup, knew that healthcare trades would eventually become a cornerstone of his bottom line. His Westbury-based tech firm distributes high-tech document and data-capture solutions for paper and tablets – the cutting edge of “digital writing” – and…


As ransomware attacks multiply, SUNY steps up

By GREGORY ZELLER // With fresh ransomware attacks spreading chaos around the globe, Stony Brook University is stepping up its cybersecurity game. Leveraging $4.5 million in grants issued this week by the SUNY Empire Innovation Program, SBU is engaging an intensive recruitment effort to attract major minds in the fields of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The stipend from the EIP, a state-funded competitive grant program focused on recruiting and retaining top faculty throughout the SUNY…


New link improves health-data exchange for millions

By GREGORY ZELLER // In a move designed to fill the gaps between public and private healthcare data networks, Northwell Health has plugged into New York’s (and the nation’s) largest public Health Information Exchange. New York City-based Healthix, a Big Data firm focused on patient information, has also connected to the Mount Sinai Health System’s private Health Information Exchange, creating a new three-way HIE connection that provides “tight integration” between the public and private systems…


The co-parents have spoken, and Moiety responds

With a successful social media campaign, a hot iOS launch and a long-anticipated Android debut all in the rear-view mirror, the makers of the Moiety app are listening. And the brain trust at Woodbury-based Aenoic Ventures are heeding what they hear, with a host of upgrades – many based on user feedback – debuting this week on the social-scheduling program. Even before it launched, Moiety – which works for any social group, or “crew,” but…


LI firms unite to take data management to school

By GREGORY ZELLER // A new collaboration between two Long Island tech firms could prove a digital godsend for regional school administrators. Tools4Ever, a Netherlands-based global provider of digital identity and access-management solutions with U.S. operations headquartered in Lynbrook, has joined forces with eSchoolData, a Bohemia-based provider of digital frameworks – databases, email services and more – for school districts in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Tools4Ever’s mission: to integrate eSchoolData’s student information services with…


For Xogito, getting there is only half the fun

By GREGORY ZELLER // Everybody needs a friend – especially early-stage entrepreneurs who know more about their specific field than they do about starting a business. That’s the thinking behind Xogito, a Huntington-based “global citizen company” offering software services ranging from design and user strategy to content creation and Big Data analysis – everything the eager entrepreneur who doesn’t happen to be a software specialist needs to know. Cofounding brothers Constantine and Aris Spathis put…