Arizona Small Business Association Announces Partnership to Help Small Businesses in Arizona Mitigate Cyber Risk

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CyberCatch jointly announced with the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), a strategic partnership to enable Arizona's small businesses to quickly and easily implement necessary cyber security controls for digital success. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 590,000 small businesses (those with fewer than 500 … [More]

PropTech Co. Rebrands amid Rapid Growth in the Residential Real Estate Investment Market

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Stoa, the Arizona-based company behind the FlipOS by Stoa property technology (proptech) platform for professional home flippers, announced it has rebranded as Stoa. The rebrand comes on the heels of closing a $100 million securitization last month, the latest of a total $300 million in debt and equity raised over the past year. As the company continues its rapid growth, … [More]

onsemi Imaging Technology Enables Next Era of Digital Cinematography

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onsemi, a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, today announced it developed the customized high-end CMOS sensor for ARRI’s ALEXA 35 camera. The camera uses the ALEV 4 Super 35 4.6K CMOS image sensor from onsemi to deliver a resolution of 4608x3164 pixels (14.6 Mpixel) with a 6.075 um pitch featuring RGB color filters and a maximum frame rate of 120fps. The … [More]

Real Estate Data Tech Co. Launches Next Generation Property Intelligence Platform

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BatchService, a leading SaaS provider for the real estate industry, has announced the general availability of BatchLeads 3.0, a comprehensive property intelligence software platform designed for professionals working in and around residential real estate. Powered by industry-leading property and homeowner data, BatchLeads 3.0 is designed to help real estate professionals work … [More]

CMIT Solutions Expands in Arizona to Meet Increased Demand for Technology Services 

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CMIT Solutions recently opened a new office in Glendale under the ownership of Chris Lackore, local entrepreneur, software development leader and project management expert. Lackore’s CMIT Solutions business will serve small to medium businesses in the West Phoenix Valley area including Glendale, West Phoenix, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, and El Mirage. Chris … [More]

The Chip Challenge: Growing a Workforce for the Semiconductor Industry

by Lisha Dunlap, Chandler-GIlbert Community College  

According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, "Arizona is the best state in the nation for entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology." At the end of August, Governor Doug Ducey capitalized on that sentiment with a five-day trip across the globe to visit the Republic of Korea and Taiwan for relationship building within the international technology industry. Reported … [More]

Take Advantage of the Current Cryptocurrency Market

by Jason Turnquist

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that the last few months have been turbulent for cryptocurrency. The industry has seen a lot of shake-ups because the market is being driven by macroeconomic factors that extend far beyond just crypto, reaching into stocks, assets, equities, and even real estate.  Since December 2021, the crypto market has been trending downward, … [More]

AI for Good: Threat Awareness for Schools

by Brian Sathianathan

Tragically, the number of school shootings is not diminishing. Parents and administrators are searching for solutions to increase the security of their schools. Iterate wants to help. Having developed computer vision AI applications for our commercial clients, we are now bringing affordable “Threat Awareness AI” to schools. We obtained several hundred hours of videos of … [More]

Reduce the Risk of Business Email Compromise

by Justin Rainey

Understand the Risk Business email compromise (BEC) scams are a type of online payment fraud that targets businesses and can result in significant financial loss. BEC involves gaining unauthorized access to a legitimate email, text message or social media account or an attempt to spoof or fake a legitimate account. The purpose is to enable the criminal actor to send a … [More]

Why Innovation Fails

by Mike Hunter

Exploring the do’s and don’ts of sustainable corporate innovation, this book explains the most frequently made mistakes and highlights the most common pitfalls in the innovation process. To remain successful, organizations must be able to respond effectively to the fast pace of change or even stay one step ahead of it. To make this possible, it is crucial to look at the future … [More]

Their Take: Software Asset Management in the Age of Blockchain

by Jeremy L. Boerger

CIOs, CTOs and even CFOs face an enormous challenge: how to keep track of their information technology investment and ensure IT is adding value to the overall business.  There is a dizzying array of acronyms — ITAMS, SAMS, FinOps, CMDB, SaaS, etc. — that promise to provide clarity to the chaos and yet fail to deliver.  But, more importantly, there is a solution on the horizon: … [More]

Intel Partnership to Invest $30B in Leading-Edge Chip Factories in Arizona

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Intel Corporation announced a first-of-its-kind Semiconductor Co-Investment Program (SCIP) that introduces a new funding model to the capital-intensive semiconductor industry. As part of its program, Intel has signed a definitive agreement with the infrastructure affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management, one of the largest global alternative asset managers, which will provide … [More]

Local Multifamily Management Company Utilizes New AI Technology to Support during Labor Shortages

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Amid a national labor shortage, MEB Management Services (MEB) found a unique way to ensure their resident are taken care of and their current employees aren’t overworked to fill in the employment gaps. By incorporating cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology, MEB has saved more than 3,000 team member hours while effortlessly helping keep apartment managers and … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Healthcare Tech Co. Launches Instachat Builder AI platform

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Botco.ai, the leading HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing solution, announced today the launch of Instachat Builder, a new product that accelerates AI chat deployment by allowing Botco.ai customers to directly train Botco.ai’s chatbot on any type of text information. Traditionally, chat applications required extensive manual training before they could begin fielding … [More]

New Software Co. Tackles Problem of Employee Recruitment and Retention 

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As employers across the country continue to find creative ways to recruit and retain employees, digital platform Referria, is taking on the home care industry by helping companies recruit and retain hourly employees through referrals and incentives. Originally launched in 2016 as Retinent, Referria’s platform continues to provide home care organizations with tools to … [More]

Phoenix-Based Home Investor Tech Co. Closes $100M Investment

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Stoa USA Inc., the Arizona-based company that launched the FlipOS by Stoa platform for professional single-family home investors, has closed another $100 million securitization. The funding is underwritten by Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading financial services firm that specializes in real-estate investments. This marks the second time that Cantor Fitzgerald has worked with Stoa … [More]

ACA Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). Applications are being accepted from August 1 to August 31. The Arizona Innovation Challenge, which is the largest state-sponsored business plan competition in the nation, advances innovation and technology commercialization opportunities … [More]

onsemi Reports Record Second Quarter 2022 Results, Quarterly Revenue Exceeds $2B for the First Time

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onsemi announced results for the second quarter of 2022 by record revenue of $2,085.0 million, an increase of 25% year-over-year, a record GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin of 49.7%. Other notable second quarter highlights include: GAAP operating margin of 28.0% increased 1,110 basis points year-over-year Record non-GAAP operating margin of 34.5% increased … [More]

Understanding Social Media for Business

by Jon Brodsky

Social media is one of, if not the, most popular ways companies communicate with their audience. With that in mind and the fact that social media is so visible, companies need to be careful when navigating these platforms. However, it’s far too easy to decide to have a voice on social media that misses the mark. A neutral voice for general information and a catered voice for … [More]

Arizona Emerging as New Tech Hub with 25% Job Growth

by Jacob Hess

A Barron’s study projects tech jobs will grow at twice the national jobs rate in the next decade. The largest growth will occur in the Southwest, Arizona alone growing 25% as folks — no longer tied to a Silicon Valley cubicle — flee California. Phoenix’s growth has increased year after year as one of the hottest hubs for job growth in the tech sector as more companies relocate … [More]

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