The 5 Most Cringe-Worthy Privileged Data Breaches of 2018

by Morey J. Haber

Privileged attack vectors and stolen personally identifiable information (PII) obtained have been a constantly paired news item throughout 2018. In 2019, we can expect privileged attack vectors to continue to reign as the No. 1 root cause of breaches for both consumer and business data theft. Below, I have compiled my list of the top-five… [More]

IT Challenges for Growing Enterprises

by Tim Williams

Rapid business growth is a universal goal, but the inability to scale infrastructure and resources can easily become a growth inhibitor. Whether it’s e-commerce, CRM or deploying and managing employee devices, growth places strain on IT resources, with employees, endpoint devices and operating systems growing faster than IT staff. With every new period of growth… [More]

IT Challenges: When to Lean on Automation 

by Tim Williams

In every business, there are repetitive processes that take valuable time away from supporting growth or, worse, lead to burned out IT staff, frustrated employees and unhappy customers. The first step is to identify where these repetitive processes live in IT, which could be: Deploying new devices, operating systems or patches Tracking or managing software… [More]

Rewiring Hiring: The AI, Tech Takeover of HR

by Ron Bonnstetter, Ph.D.

Hiring the right people is one of the most important decisions a business can make. Regardless of industry, most companies require the following attributes of future hires: necessary hard skills, soft skills and experience to fill a given position. Hard skills and experience are, for the most part, quantifiable. Soft skills are more difficult to… [More]

Local Motors’ Autonomous Shuttle

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix-based Local Motors — a ground mobility company that, in the decade since its founding in 2007 has debuted the world’s first 3-D-printed car, the world’s first co-created vehicle and the world’s first co-created self-driving, electric vehicle — is now close to deploying a fleet of autonomous shuttles in the Phoenix area as part of… [More]

Reimbursement Admin Automated

by Mike Hunter

Espresa, a pioneer in empowering companies to provide world-class programs that employees love and associate with the best places to work, has added a new reimbursement allowances feature to its employee programs automation platform. The new feature allows HR and benefits teams to more effectively manage reimbursement allowances, driving engagement across campuses and difficult-to-reach remote… [More]

Marketing Automation Built for SMBs

by Mike Hunter

Now available from Scottsdale-based Swiftpage, the provider of Act! CRM software — a leading cloud-enabled platform aimed at helping small and mid-sized businesses grow — is the next generation of Act!, marrying proven CRM with powerful marketing automation. Purpose-built for SMBs, the new Act! includes rich customer management, dynamic sales pipeline management, powerful marketing automation,… [More]

JDA’s Brave New World of Retail

by RaeAnne Marsh

JDA Software’s supply chain software is changing, if not the face of retail, then its behind-the-face. Seeing is believing, as the saying goes, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more is a physical, in-person demonstration worth? JDA recently unveiled a world-class JDA Customer Experience Center, located at its global headquarters… [More]

Product Marketing Platform Disrupts

by Morten Hellesøe Poulsen

It’s estimated that 94 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have yet to adopt product information management systems. Product information management tools (PIMs) act as an umbrella, enabling businesses to manage information required to market and sell products through numerous distribution channels; a huge number of small retailers are still relying on Excel to… [More]

Personal Assistant App Launches in Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

On-demand personal assistant app ZINKN launched last August, providing Valley residents an easy-to-use tool to request on-demand or scheduled help with a wide range of personal services such as errands, household tasks, transportation and family care. The app also provides contract jobs for workers, called “People Share™ Providers,” looking to supplement their income. ZINKN founder… [More]