WhenToTest.org Collaborates with ASU and Project N95 to Streamline Access to COVID-19 Tests


WhenToTest.org announced today a new collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) and Project N95 that will help organizations meet the challenge of safely remaining open or resuming physical operations, and easily acquire COVID-19 diagnostic tests in small or large quantities from approved, vetted suppliers. ASU College of Health Solutions’ Testing Commons program … [More]

Tech Trends Continue to Shape How We Live, Work and Learn 

by Susan Anable

This time last year, most of us were hunkered down in our homes under stay-in-place restrictions. Little did we know it would become a global pandemic that would bring about broad-sweeping change in so many facets of life — technology included.  The pandemic has been a technology accelerator for businesses, municipalities, schools, healthcare and homes. As such, those of us … [More]

Software Helps Web Designers and Developers More Efficiently Manage their Businesses


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of the Hub by GoDaddy Pro, a new and free site experience for website designers and developers. The Hub brings together all of the GoDaddy Pro-specific tools and solutions into a single, intuitive dashboard. The Hub provides a new integrated project, site and client management … [More]

Telecommuting Safety – Are Companies Safe in Arizona?

by Mike Hunter

With so many Americans working remotely, telecommuting has soared through the roof last year — Forbes reported in March 2020 that 58% of America’s knowledge workers were working remotely. Instead of hopping on a train, bus, or into a car to get to the office, many Americans are joining meetings via video conferencing and collaborating from home. As convenient as working from … [More]

Residential Proxy Prevents Intellectual Property Violations

by Karolis Toleikis

Tech-savvy retailers are utilizing IP address hopping to improve their website performance and grow their operations scale. While the technology helps genuine brands thrive, it could simultaneously be giving away a significant share of their business to counterfeit frauds. What we are seeing is, with most physical stores closing down due to COVID-19 and online traffic … [More]

Persefoni Creates Intelligent Carbon Tracking Software

by Mike Hunter

As companies worldwide strive to fight climate change by curbing carbon emissions, they lack the tools for calculating and reporting organizational carbon footprints with the same confidence that they manage their financial transactions. Persefoni provides companies across all industries and sectors a detailed picture of their carbon footprint to improve understanding of how … [More]

New App Simplifies Multi-Company Management, Available on Microsoft AppSource

Silverware Inc.

Microsoft recently approved the Silverware Company Central App on its AppSource marketplace. The Phoenix-based business management and ERP solutions provider, Silverware Inc. developed the application to help business managers manage and maintain multiple companies within Dynamics 365 Business Central. The app allows users to perform standard tasks such as updating posting … [More]

Chandler-Based Elevation Home Energy Solutions Announces Partnership with SmartRent

Elevation Home Energy Solutions

Elevation Home Energy Solutions and SmartRent announced today a new partnership to integrate Elevation's home energy savings technology into SmartRent's broad slate of home automation technology for rental properties. Elevation’s proprietary algorithm, which automatically reduces energy consumption during peak electricity pricing times in SmartRent-equipped homes, aims to … [More]

SmartRent to Go Public in $2.2 Billion Merger with Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. I


SmartRent.com, Inc. has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. I, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by an affiliate of Fifth Wall, the largest venture capital firm focused on the global real estate industry and proptech. Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company will be publicly … [More]

Can Phoenix Become America’s Semiconductor Capital?


Over the past 30 years, the share of global semiconductor manufacturing capacity in the U.S. has dropped from 37 percent to 12 percent, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. In light of the global semiconductor shortage, however, the U.S. is becoming more aware of the need to strengthen its chip manufacturing ecosystem. Thanks to a large existing cluster of … [More]

Innovative Solution Matches Quality Businesses and Job Seekers

by Alison Bailin 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, while national unemployment rates have risen approximately 3% — from roughly 3.4% to 6.5% — amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona’s rates are already more than 7.3%. This number is likely to grow even more in the coming months as the state’s thousands of soon-to-be college and trade school graduates enter the job market in … [More]

Cox Business Leans In with a Powerful Work-at-Home Solution

by Ed Aaronson

According to Forbes, the percentage of workers permanently working from home is expected to double this year, and Big Tech is leading the way with companies like Twitter and Facebook having recognized the benefits of employees working from home indefinitely, even as offices reopen. In fact, according to SHRM, 94% of 800 employers surveyed by Mercer, an HR and workplace benefits … [More]

New Tech Enables Those with Physical Disabilities to Control TV Video Guide with Their Eyes

Cox Communications

Cox unveiled new technology in Phoenix and Tucson that empowers people with disabilities to control their TV with their eyes. The Accessible Web Remote for Contour gives those who have lost fine motor skills – whether from degenerative conditions or paralysis – the ability to browse the video guide with a glance. Specifically, a free web-based tool is navigable using various … [More]

City of Mesa Goes Live with Enhanced Technology

City of Mesa

Hansen Technologies is pleased to announce that the City of Mesa, Arizona, is now live with the company’s latest release of Hansen CIS. The city has been a long-standing customer of Hansen since 2000. Equipped with enhanced UI configuration capabilities and an expanded integration framework, Hansen CIS enables North American utilities and municipalities to manage the full … [More]

9 Steps to Safeguard Your Business from a Cybersecurity Attack

by Antonette Vanasek

As evidence mounts about the depth and breadth of the Russian hack onto the U.S. cybersecurity apparatus, and most businesses having to pivot to a WFH business model, now would be an excellent time for business executives to test and review the security of their business organization’s network. They are as follows: Increase email security. Many believe that email is a … [More]

Disposal Box Programs Are Good, but Not Good Enough

by Mike Hunter

There is an emerging awareness that “disposal box” handling of retired assets is not good enough, according to the International Association of IT Asset Managers, the leading authority on IT asset management. One impact of the coronavirus pandemic on business has been causing organizations to no longer operate from a central location. When it comes to IT asset disposition, … [More]

Seven Arizona Bioscience Startups Earn $30K Through Flinn Foundation Entrepreneurship Program

Flinn Foundation

Artificial intelligence to assist Alzheimer’s disease caregivers, rapid virus screeners, a headband to monitor for concussions, and new technologies for surgeries and drug discovery are some of the innovations of the participants in the 2021 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. Seven Arizona-based firms will each receive $30,000 in funding support through a … [More]

GoDaddy Completes Acquisition of Poynt


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Poynt. The combination expands GoDaddy's commerce services to help small businesses grow – both online and offline – using one platform. "GoDaddy exists to empower everyday entrepreneurs and we're committed to helping their ventures succeed by delivering … [More]

Workforce Management Helps Navigate Today’s World of Work 

by Mike Morini

Workforce management software does much more than automate paper time sheets and manual schedules. The world of work has evolved with complex labor laws, union rules and employee expectations that make the process of managing hourly workers surprisingly challenging. The pandemic has created additional requirements, including new safety regulations to address health concerns and … [More]

Surge in ‘Snitch Software’ Highlights Need to Keep IT Licenses Current

by Mike Hunter

The year 2020 saw the emergence of “snitch software” sneaking into auditing practices, and the International Association of IT Asset Managers, the leading authority on IT asset management, expects its use to proliferate. How does this manifest? One example is a recent court case between a vendor and a consumer. The vendor had placed into its product a Piracy Detection and … [More]

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