How Do You Know You Have the Right Employees?

Six Nevada executives share how they know that they have the right employees.

“When employees live and breathe your core values. When employees put the team, company and customer above themselves, that’s how you know you have the right people.” Kelsey Martin | Director of People and Culture, Bristlecone Holdings “You know you have the right employees when you can see that people are excited about what they do. When people enjoy their work they have … [Read more...]

October 2014: Around the State

Read business news from around Nevada for October 2014.

Nevada Mining Association Seeks Successor For Long-Time President Tim Crowley, president of the Nevada Mining Association (NMA), has announced his intention to start a public affairs firm, Crowley & Ferrato Public Affairs (C&F). Crowley has reached an agreement with NMA to stay on temporarily as they search for his replacement. C&F is a partnership between Crowley … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking for Downtown Las Vegas Clinic; Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada; Home Prices Holding Steady

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Hosts Groundbreaking Event for Clinic in Downtown Las Vegas Groundbreaking ceremony for VMSN’s new downtown Las Vegas clinic. Members of the community are invited to attend and receive information about the project. [Read more...] Wells Fargo Invests in Southern Nevada through Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance's 'Engage Southern … [Read more...]

Cobalt Data Centers Earns Trio of Industry Certifications

Cobalt certified on standards for security, system controls and operational quality relied on by organizations worldwide in selecting collocation services. Highlights: Cobalt Data Centers successfully completed auditor examinations for renewal of its SSAE 16 SOC These standards attest to Cobalt’s high standards for physical security, network security, operational … [Read more...]

Nevada State Bank Expanding Mortgage Team to Meet Demand

Nevada State Bank is "gearing up" for increased mortgage demand. The bank is expanding its team of loan officers to handle a purchase market that is picking up steam, according to a recent statement. “While other organizations are downsizing the large refinance teams they have built over the last few years, Nevada State Bank is growing our purchase team to handle the … [Read more...]

Leading Cloud Advisory Firm Joins Cobalt Data Centers’ Channel Sales Program

Cobalt Data Centers announced that Clarify 360 has become the latest company to join the Cobalt Data Centers Channel Sales Program.

Las Vegas— Cobalt Data Centers announced that Clarify 360 ( the Cloud and Data Center Division of TeleProviders, has become the latest company to join the Cobalt Data Centers Channel Sales Program.  As part of this agreement, Clarify360 customers needing collocation and disaster recovery services in the southwest now have preferred access to one of the newest … [Read more...]

INVITE Networks Partners With Cobalt Data Centers As Exclusive Telecommunications Agent

Cobalt Data Centers recently contracted with INVITE Networks to serve as Cobalt's exclusive telecommunications agent.

(LAS VEGAS) Cobalt Data Centers – a multi-tenant data center operator that provides customers a unique blend of secure, high-density, network-rich colocation and high-touch customer service – recently contracted with INVITE Networks to serve as Cobalt's exclusive telecommunications agent and to act as Cobalt's Carrier Relations Department. In this role, INVITE Networks will … [Read more...]

The Cyber State: Nevada’s Burgeoning Technology Industry

So what’s next? In terms of the next big technology, the crystal ball is fuzzy. But in terms of Nevada technology, growth is in the works.

The Brookings Report; Unify, Reorganize, Diversify: An Economic Development Agenda for Nevada, commissioned by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2011, identified seven industry clusters Nevada should develop, specifically naming the technology and aerospace industries. In 2013, many in those industries are looking at and locating in, Nevada. Tech Comes to … [Read more...]

Cobalt Data Centers Names Jeff Brown President

Cobalt Data Centers Names Jeff Brown President

Las Vegas, NV – Cobalt Data Centers, a Las Vegas-based provider of premium co-location and datacenter solutions, announced the appointment of Jefferson S. Brown as President of the company, effective immediately.  The company also announced that Mike Ballard, Cobalt’s previous CEO, has stepped down to pursue other interests. Brown brings more than 20 years of experience with … [Read more...]

SkyWire Media, Inc. Selects Cobalt Data Centers to Provide Service Focused Cloud Interconnection Hub

SkyWire Media, Inc. Selects Cobalt Data Centers to Provide Cloud Hub

(Las Vegas) – SkyWire Media, Inc., a national Mobile Content Enabler (MCE), announced an agreement with Las Vegas-based Cobalt Data Centers to provide high-availability data center and interconnection services for its fast growing mobile solutions business. The agreement is a “win-win” for Las Vegas as it joins together two local businesses to handle innovative mobility … [Read more...]

Cobalt Data Centers Completes Both SOC 1 and SOC 2 Audits

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 20th

(Las Vegas)– Cobalt Data Centers, a provider of high density colocation and trusted virtual data center solutions, announced today the completion of both a SOC 1 (SSAE 16) Type I audit and a SOC 2 Type I audit. “As a leading carrier-neutral data center in Nevada, Cobalt Data Centers remains committed to the highest levels of compliance, including a thorough examination of … [Read more...]

Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center Sign Networx as Tenant

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 6th

(Las Vegas, Nev.) – Cobalt Data Centers announced today that Networx Inc. has chosen Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center for colocation and Internet services. “We are excited to have a highly available and efficient data center like Cobalt Cheyenne,” said Gary Kohut, CTO of Networx, Inc.  “Cobalt has great network connectivity and is highly redundant on its power systems. The … [Read more...]

Cobalt Data Centers Signs Cloud Provider

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 1st

Data2Cloud, a Las Vegas-Based Cloud Solutions Provider, Chooses Cobalt for Colocation (Las Vegas) – Cobalt Data Centers announced today that Data2Cloud has chosen Cobalt Data Centers, Cheyenne campus, for colocation and Internet services. "We chose Cobalt Data Centers because of its design excellence,” said Data2Cloud President Dan Wasiak. “The facility’s … [Read more...]

Mark Hansen Named VP of Operations and Security for Cobalt Data Centers

Nevada Business Press Releases for March 1st

Las Vegas – Cobalt Data Centers announced today that experienced data center executive, Mark Hansen, has been appointed vice president of operations and security for the company.  In his new position, Hansen will be responsible for day-to-day operational issues and for the physical security of the company’s facility. Prior to joining Cobalt, Hansen served as director of … [Read more...]

Industry Focus: Telecommunications


Between cloud computing, storage issues and finding the right systems for the right business, the telecommunications industry is changing quickly. Recently, telecommunications executives representing companies throughout the industry met at the Las Vegas office of Holland & Hart to discuss their growing pains and meeting the needs of increasingly technologically advanced … [Read more...]