Unblocking Blockchain

by Mike Hunter

KryptoPal is a blockchain-based platform that can be integrated into various applications around the world to perform various cryptocurrency transactions. Headquartered in Phoenix, it was started by technologists who have been inside the world of blockchain (records linked and secured by cryptography) for years and are frustrated with the current barriers preventing widespread and global… [More]

Invigorating the Valley’s Tech Growth 

by Skyler Scott

One startup at a time, Chandler-based Kadima.Ventures is changing the way businesses are launching with its integrative, hands-on marketing solutions; tech applications; savvy business connections; and much more. Earlier this year, Kadima partnered with fellow East Valley startup BrightGuest, a business known for its mobile messaging and marketing automation capabilities, to help it gain traction… [More]

Startup Support

by Mike Hunter

Last month’s ASU Innovation Open attracted support from the established business community for upcoming startups. The ASUio is the largest student venture competition in the southwestern United States. University students from across the nation and from all disciplines participate in a series of competitive rounds to showcase the power of entrepreneurship in tackling the world’s… [More]

Handwriting Tech Poised for Exciting Year

by Gary Baum

Handwriting technology in 2017 burst out in a big way as major hardware vendors began bundling active pens with their tablets, laptops and smartphones. The Pixelbook was Google’s entry into this market. A Chromebook that comes with an advanced pen that virtually eliminates ink lag, the Pixelbook was built to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro… [More]

Gamification App as Management Tool

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix-based Driggs Title Agency kicked off 2018 with the launch of its latest app, Kindness Kwest. The app utilizes gamification to build teamwork, enhance client relations and inspire employees to give back to the community. As they work through the levels and complete tasks, employees earn rewards; their efforts will generate donations in their name… [More]

Digitization Coming to the Fore in Construction

by Mike Hunter

Arcadis, a leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, recently added Justin Wright to its global IT leadership team to oversee regional IT operations while defining and implementing a progressive digital strategy for the firm and its clients. “Arcadis has prioritized technology investment as a key part of its ‘Creating a… [More]

Tracking Privilege Access

Benjamin Little

PowerBroker for Networks is an agentless solution that controls what commands users can run, records sessions, alerts, and provides a complete audit trail of user activity on network devices via the command line. This is a first-of-its kind privilege management solution for network, IoT, ICS and SCADA devices from BeyondTrust, the leading cyber security company dedicated… [More]

For Cyber Security and Compliance

by Mike Hunter

The Secure Data Protection Platform (SDP2), engineered to solve key cyber security and compliance issues facing governments, was produced jointly by RackTop Systems, a leading provider of high-performance Software-Defined Storage embedded with advanced security, encryption and compliance, and Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in data storage solutions. The high-performance, simple, drop-in data storage solution… [More]

Hardware-Independent Wi-Fi

by Mike Hunter

Broadband providers can now deliver whole home Wi-Fi services without being locked to single vendor or proprietary hardware, with the new CHARIOT release v6.5 from Affinegy, a global provider of service enablement software and connected device management. With its patent-pending method of abstracting the proprietary features of Wi-Fi gateways and access points into easy user… [More]

Startups Are Thriving in Phoenix

by Stephen Viramontes

If a startup is looking for a place to dig in its roots and flourish, that place is Greater Phoenix. There’s no other city in the nation full of more promise and potential of fostering a growing startup than the Valley of the Sun. And I saw it all begin in 2015 with the birth… [More]