Technology


State incentives will fuel hiring at Torch.AI

An artificial intelligence company based in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kansas, plans to add nearly 500 new high-paying jobs to the region over the next five years. Torch.AI’s expansion was announced Friday. The company provides high-speed processing of large… more

Olathe-based NIC, Inc. finalizes cash sale to Tyler Technologies

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Metro tech startup receives $41M capital infusion

Overland Park-based Replica experienced explosive revenue growth last year, and now it’s generating another win: raising $41 million in Series B funding.  San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund led the round and was joined by existing investors such as… more

Leawood-based Stackify sells to IT company Netreo

Leawood-based Stackify LLC sold to Netreo Inc., a Huntington Beach, California, company that developed an award-winning platform for IT infrastructure management. Financial details were not disclosed.  Founded in 2012,  Stackify created developer-centric software for monitoring an application's performance, and detecting… more

Cerner EHR system rollout paused again

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pausing deployment activities for its new $16 billion Cerner EHR system at a second site until it has completed a strategic review of the project and shared the results with Congress. The VA first… more

Proposed Northland data center passes first wave of approval, incentive request

A push to construct a massive Northland data center campus is starting to gain momentum. Developers have begun the process of gaining an estimated $8.2 billion in incentives with an appearance after a Kansas City's Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee… more

Cerner closes on $375M deal for Kantar Health

Kantar Health, a life sciences company and division of Kantar Group, has been sold in a $375 million cash deal to North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. Acquisition for the New York company was originally initiated in December 2020, and was… more

Kan., Mo. selected for national cybersecurity policy initiative

The National Governors Association selected Kansas and Missouri as part of a four state collaboration on cybersecurity governance. “We’re honored to be chosen to collaborate with NGA for this prestigious academy,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said. “With rapid changes in… more

Cerner $16B EHR system for VA to receive review

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced a strategic review of its electronic health records modernization, a $16 billion effort with North Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. VA Secretary Denis McDonough announced the review after his assessment of the program… more

FCC broadband project to fund expansion in Mo., Kan.

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) project is putting forth roughly $9.2 billion in funding help bridge the rural digital divide in 49 states. Grants are being awarded to hundreds of companies, including a few dozen in Kansas and Missouri,… more