Technology and Innovation

Busby Builds his Company

If Jim Busby were to write a book, it might be called “How to tinker your way onto the New York Stock Exchange.”While the...

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

Robert Van de Graaff demonstrates a 1.5 million-volt electrostatic generator at an alumni dinner in a ballroom at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1933.Robert...

Long Fixes her Problem

Drew Ann Long saw a problem and fixed it.The Alabaster mom was frustrated when her trips to the store included an entourage of helpers...

Ideas From Alabama Edisons

Virtually everything we consider essential to daily life started with an idea. There’s a fine line between crazy and ingenious, yet some of the...

Intergraph: Software Victories and Avocent: a Golden Gizmo

Intergraph Hardware Wars to Software VictoriesIn the late ’80s, Intergraph Corp. was the premiere high tech company in Alabama, even before high tech was perceived...

Where Rockets are Born

There are different ways to say what United Launch Alliance’s 864 employees in Decatur do every day. Some might say that they use aluminum...

Building a Southeastern Tech Contender

Larry Lilley is the CEO of one of the leading IT consulting firms in the Southeast, Birmingham-based CTS Inc. Computer Technology Solutions has grown...

Hack This!

Jim Simon was a U.S. Army intelligence officer, career CIA analyst and partner in Microsoft before starting his own cyber security consulting firm named...

Critical Information

Like many in the “sandwich generation” who find themselves caring for their children and their parents simultaneously, Julie Slayton didn’t realize how...

Robots Making Warheads

The long, flat trolley-like device creeps toward a group of visitors on the shop floor of Raytheon’s new Missile Integration Facility at...

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