In the U.S. state of Maryland, Baltimore is the largest city. It is also the largest independent city in the U.S and the 26th most populous city in the country. Baltimore metro ranks 8th in the CBRE Tech Talent Report among 50 U.S. metro areas, this is because of the notably high growth rate and the number of tech professionals.
Information technology (IT) Baltimore is the application of computers to manipulate, transmit, store and retrieve data. Some of the most common information technology support services include:
- Data Backup
- Remote Server Monitoring
- Project Management
- IT Technical Support
- Malware and Virus Removal
- Business Computer Repair
- Telephony Support
- Security Firewall and Spam Filters
- Computer Network Design
- Disaster Recovery Planning
- Managed Computer Network Services
- Monthly Maintenance Support Plans
What is new?
The Federal Hill company; Cybersecurity startup Terbium Labs; announced that they have raised $6.4 million in venture capital funding. According to the chief executive officer of Cybersecurity startup Terbium Labs, Danny Rogers, these funds will help the Baltimore company market and improve Matchlight. Terbium originated in the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in 2013. By giving an automated system that detects posting of confidential information online, Terbium warns their clients about the same. It works the same way search engines like Google scour the Web for easier searching.
Baltimore–Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport contracted a company (New York-based CLEAR) that uses biometric technology to verify travelers’ identities through fingerprint and iris scans to launch security clearance services for enrolled members last year. Along with the existing Pre-Check system the scanning kiosks were to be incorporated into the Transportation Security Administration’s and availed at BWI’s B and D concourses. Last year, the TSA announced it had reached more than 1 million enrollees in its Pre-Check program which was launched in December 2013.
Last year Amazon (an online shop) launched one- and two-hour delivery in Baltimore on online purchases. This struck a blow in the heart of small merchants. Amazon Prime subscribers, who paid $99 a year for unlimited free two-day delivery on more than 20 million items in select ZIP codes, were targeted. Toys, TVs, toilet paper, soaps, headphones, books, music, shoes, apparel and several other purchases are now delivered at clients’ doorsteps. It was reported that Amazon had plans to continue adding Baltimore-area ZIP codes — and new categories of merchandise.
Baltimore and Miami were second and third cities to get the rapid delivery service. Amazon has embraced the new age technology making bold steps in the world market posing a threat to the traditional small scale businesses. Shopping now is as easy as a few clicks of the mouse button and whatever you want will be at your doorstep. Considering the population and the size of Baltimore city the most convenient way to shop most definitely now relies on one’s ability to interact with Information systems.
With big modern facilities and companies such as: Under Armour, Johns Hopkins Hospital., Cordish Company, Legg Mason, Royal Farms, McCormick and Company, T. Rowe Price, American Sugar Refining, Lutheran Services, and Catholic Relief Services, there is a need for information technology services to enable efficiency in operations in Baltimore. Forbes ranked Baltimore fourth among America’s “new tech hot spots”.