Arizona on the Threshold with FinTech Blockchain

by Will Munsil

Blockchain, if used to its potential, allows communities and innovators to create economic games that no one controls or commands through incentive design that rewards good actions. In financial services, that can allow decentralized networks to create protocols or tools to enable low-cost, low-overhead loans, settlement, peer-to-peer payments and even alternatives to debt or equity… [More]

Online Shopping Serves the Disabled

by RaeAnne Marsh

Alexandra Connell, her own experience making her keenly aware of how disabilities and looking or acting differently can impact a person’s life, launched PATTI + RICKY LLC, offering an online shopping destination that caters to people with special needs due to disability, disease or stage of life.  “Most people with physical disabilities have no choice… [More]

Actionable Workforce Insights

by Mike Hunter

ADP recently launched Executive and Manager Insights on its ADP® Mobile Solutions app. This solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, continually sifting through wage, time, location, industry and many other types of data to provide actionable workforce insights directly to business leaders and front-line mangers in real time. Powered by ADP DataCloud, Executive and… [More]

Will Blockchain Uplevel the Arizona Real Estate Market?

by Sarah Richardson

Love it or hate it, blockchain is disrupting nearly every industry. And while most associate blockchain with Bitcoin or cryptocurrency, it really refers to its underlying technology — and that technology holds a tremendous amount of promise to a range of industries and uses, including real estate.  What exactly is blockchain? In a nutshell, it’s… [More]

Local Businesses Take to Podcasting

by Mike Hunter

Podcasts have become a popular medium for businesses to connect with their customers and target market. Here’s a sampling from our local entrepreneurs. “Relentless Mentality” is a new podcast launched by Bayless Healthcare CEO and community leader Justin Bayless. It features conversations with change agents, leaders and individuals of achievement. Says Bayless, “My podcast strategy… [More]

Engaging Video Training Content on a Budget 

by Sean Gordon

A young, tech-based workforce has pushed the demand for online training and eLearning courses to unprecedented heights. Perhaps the biggest driver of this workplace demand is video content. Video training is such an effective means to facilitate learning, appealing to multiple brain functions at once and drastically improving retention. For a staff gearing more toward… [More]

Facing the Big Data Tsunami 

by Mike Hunter

An estimated 40 zettabytes (43 trillion gigabytes) of data will be created by 2020 (an increase of 300 times the amount of data in circulation in 2005), at a rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes per day. “The explosion in big data is both good news and bad news,” says James D’Arezzo, CEO of Condusiv Technologies.… [More]

Cryptocurrency Transactions in Real Time

by RaeAnne Marsh

In a new study published in March 2018, Transparency Market Research predicts a compound annual growth rate of 31 percent for cryptocurrency hardware and software from 2017 through 2025. The report estimates that the hardware and software business in this industry will soar from $574 million in 2017 to $6.7 billion in 2025. In introducing… [More]

Add Tap, Swipe, Pinch and Zoom Functions to Devices

by Mike Hunter

“Capacitive touch has become mainstream, and we’re continuing to see growth in the number of applications that require low-power, gesture-enabled touch surfaces,” says Fanie Duvenhage, vice president of Microchip Technology’s touch and gesture business unit. “The 2D Touch Surface library makes the realization of small touch pads and screens easier and more affordable.” Microchip’s new… [More]

Audio Technology to Hit Pause on Poor Acoustics

by Thomas Kaufmann

Imagine being at your industry’s most relevant conference of the year. Whether in a large auditorium or a hotel ballroom with just two loudspeakers set up at the front, the acoustics are anything but ideal. Add hundreds of people in the room talking to each other, coughing, doors slamming, and the person next to you… [More]