Content tagged “Software”

New software development center to create 245 jobs in Lafayette

St. Louis-based IT consulting services firm Perficient announced today it plans to open a new software development center in Lafayette. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined company officials in making the announcement, championing the project for the estimated 245 new direct jobs and 248 indirect jobs it will create. "Once again, our business climate, our quality colleges and universities, and our outstanding environment for technology investments in Acadiana have combined to produce a great win for Lafayette and our state," Jindal says in a prepared statement. Perficient plans to begin hiring in the fourth quarter, and will launch its operations before the end of the year. The firm is aiming to have made at least 50 hires by the end of 2015 and reached full employment within six years. At that time, the company is expected to have an annual payroll of $16 million in Lafayette. "We spent several months carefully assessing multiple markets and options across the United States for the build-out of...

Challa Kumar

Lab-on-a-chip technology has what Challa Kumar calls a "cool factor": Major things can happen in small devices.

Exploring the third dimension

3-D is no longer just for movies.
It has grabbed the attention of marketing firms, artists and other creative types in the Capital Region.
The technology enables them to design a digital 3-D object with computer-aided design software or scan a three-dimensional object with a 3-D scanner, then create that solid object with a 3-D printer. The technology has advanced rapidly and is now affordable enough to be widely available.

My Favorite Tech: Stafford Kendall

It's no small feat to be singled out from all of the small businesses across the country and named as one of 75 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But that's just one of Covalent Logic's achievements under the leadership of Stafford Kendall. Her client list includes the likes of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, BREC, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Economic Development, as well as publicly traded oil and gas companies, and hospitality firms.

My Favorite Tech: Calvin Fabre

Once writing software from his garage, he is now the man behind the vision, execution, and guidance of Envoc, a software and graphic design firm with offices in Baton Rouge and Hammond.

A walk in the cloud

Talk of the cloud is all the rage in corporate technology circles, and some business owners may find the buzz a little off-putting, or even intimidating. How many CEOs, after all, can take time to go all nerdy and investigate the ins and outs of cloud computing?

Evan Smith

He is the creative mind behind lead characters for both PC and Xbox 360. The animator, designer, video game developer and part-time digital art instructor at LSU shares his favorite design tools for getting his game on.

Louisiana Digital Media Center dedicated on LSU campus

More than three years after ground was broken on the $29.3 million, 94,000-square-foot Louisiana Digital Media Center at the LSU campus, officials from the university, state and Electronic Arts Inc. convened today to formally dedicate the facility. The center serves as the permanent home of the EA North American Test Center—which occupies about 30,000 square feet in the building—as well as the LSU Center for Computation and Technology, which will encompass about 50,000 square feet. The LSU CCT's Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research initiative—or AVATAR—is also based in the center, which includes instructional space with audio/visual capabilities to support LSU's academic research efforts related to digital media and software development. In total, about 190 LSU CCT faculty, staff and students will be located in the center, and another roughly 200 students are expected to use the center's facilities and classrooms each week. "Such companies...

We got game
This firm works with clients to develop original products from the ground up or to improve existing products.Contracts services to build unique video games, captivation graphic and motion design, and customized business software (including eLearning and training simulations) on a range of platforms including mobile,PC,Web, and game consoles.
Owners/CEOs: Jason Tate, founder and lead engineer; Evan Smith, founder and creative director
Founded: Late 2010
Employees: 9 full-time, 14 part-time
Key projects:
Swapdrop Poker, a mobile IOS app
Road Redemption, a PC game; console version in development for Play Station, Wii U and Xbox.

The big data challenge

From engineering to coastal studies, top researchers at LSU easily share a campus. But their ability to share data across cyberspace is another story.

IBM breaks ground on $55 million development downtown

Today's groundbreaking on the $55 million IBM Services Center downtown marks a "great, great day for Baton Rouge," Governor Bobby Jindal told those attending a ceremony marking the occasion at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. With an expected completion in mid-2015, the development is expected to create 800 direct professional, digital media, software-engineering jobs, as well as produce over 500 indirect jobs. One hundred of these positions are already filled, with employees working at IBM's temporary offices on Essen Lane. "We're creating a new Louisiana, with career opportunities like no other generation has seen," Jindal says. At today's ceremony, Jindal praised the public-private partnership that made IBM's arrival in Baton Rouge possible, which includes an expansion of LSU's computer science program and the construction of a mixed-use office and residence development that faces the Mississippi River. Jindal says IBM's technology center will accelerate downtown...

LSU researchers get $4 million grant for new supercomputer cluster

The National Science Foundation is awarding $4 million to researchers at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology for the acquisition of a new supercomputer cluster that has the ability to do one quadrillion—or 1,000,000,000,000,000—calculations per second. The grant is the largest LSU has ever received from NSF. The new supercomputer cluster, called SuperMIC, is the first of its kind for any institution in Louisiana. It will be housed in the LSU Frey Computing Services Center on campus and will be used for a variety of research projects, LSU says, including the discovery of new drugs, modeling coastal processes and forecasting hurricane-generated waves and storm surges. LSU says hundreds of scientists throughout the state will be able to use the instrumentation for research projects that require processing of large amounts of data. In a press release issued this morning to announce the grant award, LSU officials say it “will bring Louisiana to the next level in...