As Global Internet Demands Skyrocket, Expert Shares Advice on How to Optimize IT Infrastructure

                      The total amount of data created and consumed globally is increasing rapidly. Industry reports forecast that global annual data volume will grow from the 64.2 zettabytes recorded in 2020 to an astonishing 180 zettabytes by 2025. In a bid to ensure the stability and … [More]

California Co. Empowers Phoenix Cool Pavement Pilot Program, Says Research

Last year, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability teamed up with Arizona State University (ASU) researchers to begin the Cool Pavement Pilot Program, aimed at cooling down neighborhoods and saving energy costs. In a virtual presentation and panel discussion on September 14, the City of Phoenix released the results of the first year of … [More]

Partnership Enables Health and Wellness Providers to Instantly Verify Insurance Via AI Chat, the leading HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing platform, announced today a partnership with VerifyTreatment, a cloud-based platform that provides instant insurance verification for the behavioral health industry, that enables healthcare centers to instantly verify their prospects’ insurance through’s AI-based chat platform. The industry-first solution … [More]

Circle K Gets Automated with New Autonomous Checkout Experience

Standard AI, one of the world’s leading computer vision platforms for retail, today announced it has worked with Circle K to open its AI-powered checkout-free experience in a retrofitted store in Arizona. An exciting development for retail, the frictionless checkout system allows shoppers to skip the checkout line and delivers accurate receipts in minutes. Using AI-powered … [More]

New Platform Helps Employers Build a Skills-Based Pipeline of Top Tech Talent

Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council, in collaboration with Pipeline AZ and the Partnership for Economic Innovation, today launched the Arizona IT/Cyber Career Network, a scalable, online platform that connects employers with technology talent in the state’s IT and cybersecurity sector. A unique way to address Arizona’s tech-talent deficit, the IT/Cyber Career Network aims to … [More]

Lucid’s New Driver Assistance Platform Is ‘DreamDrive’

Lucid Motors

Lucid Group, which is setting new standards with its advanced luxury EVs, announced today the details of DreamDrive™, the most technically sophisticated advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS). DreamDrive employs up to 32 on-board sensors, a multi-faceted driver-monitoring system, and lightning-quick on-board ethernet networking powering more than 30 features through a clear, … [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority announced 26 semifinalists have been selected for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale. “Choosing this year’s 26 semifinalists from a competitive pool of more than 100 applicants for this round was … [More]

Hyperautomation Is Useless if Businesses Don’t Invest in a Solid Foundation

by Kevin Buckley

Hyperautomation is an idea being discussed and deployed by both the business and IT side of many businesses, large and small. In many cases, hyperautomation means different things to each group in terms of expected outcomes. I am often asked where and how business should invest to provide a solid foundation for hyperautomation. I think the answer may come as a surprise. Hint: … [More]

Boost Video Views for Business 

by John Wynn

Video is a main driving force for business marketing success and has continued to grow exponentially. It is important that CEOs and marketing managers dive into this well-known platform to maximize the business’s exposure. According to a recent survey by Wyzowl, 93% of marketers who use video say that it is an important part of their marketing strategy, up from 78% in 2015. … [More]

Tech Enables Car Theft Recovery

by Mike Hunter

As the car shortage continues to escalate, nearly two cars are stolen every minute according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Phoenix-based RecovR is an industry-leading service that locates and recovers a car for dealers as well as individual owners. Its 2-in-1, lot-management and theft-recovery solution has been developed by global tech and security leader Kudelski … [More]

AI-Powered Marketing Chat Solution Rounds Out Seed Funding Round with $3.6M, the leading HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing platform, today announced it has received  additional seed funding from VamosVentures, bringing the total seed round to $3.6 million. VamosVentures is a Los Angeles-based and Latinx-owned venture capital fund focused on technology companies led by diverse founders with compelling products and solutions. … [More]

Industry Leaders, States Launch National Roadmap to Maintain and Grow U.S. Semiconductor Leadership

Arizona Commerce Authority

Amidst heightened global demand and a steadily shrinking share of the world’s most advanced microchip factories, semiconductor industry leaders and stakeholders joined today to launch the National Semiconductor Economic Roadmap (NSER). The industry-led effort aims to boost U.S. semiconductor competitiveness through a focus on the workforce, supply chain and infrastructure to … [More]

With Rising Number of Cyberattacks, Businesses Have to Know How to Handle IP Address Abuse


Cyberattacks have been on a worrying upward trend, especially in recent months. A number of New Zealand’s banking and postal services have been hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, rendering the services inaccessible and causing outrage among their customers, and Russia’s tech giant Yandex has fallen victim to the largest known DDoS attack to date. With the … [More]

In the Dark on Digital Transformation: Industry Leaders Need to Embrace It, But Do They Understand It?

When his company surveyed business and IT leaders worldwide, Sri Manchala was taken aback about how they were dealing with the urgent need for digital transformation. Not only were most business leaders unprepared to drive a digital transformation, many failed to grasp even what the expression means. “We anticipated that some people might not understand the term, but not … [More]

China’s Authorities Push to Accelerate IPv6 Adoption: Should Other Countries Take Note?


              In a bid to stay ahead in the fierce global tech race, China has set a goal of running a single-stack IPv6 network by 2030. To achieve this goal of having a single IPv6 networking stack for the nation, authorities have issued time-specific milestones to relevant agencies and operators within the Chinese … [More]

Cybersecurity Solutions Leader Continues Its Expansion to the Southwest

GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, today announced its continued expansion. Following this spring’s expansion into TOLA, GuidePoint is now helping customers locally in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii to improve their security posture. To lead the expansion into these new … [More]

ASU Launches Global Sustainability Solutions Science Fair to Recognize Youth Innovators

The 2021 Sustainability Solutions Science Fair is a virtual opportunity open to researchers, innovators and engineers age 12-18 from around the world who are creating sustainability solutions for local area communities and for the planet. Applications are open now through October 4, 2021, to new projects as well as those that have previously been submitted to other fairs and … [More]

New eCommerce Capabilities from Sales and Marketing Software Empower Small Businesses


Keap, the leader in sales and marketing automation software for small businesses, today announced expanded ecommerce capabilities in its Pro and Max products, tying award-winning customer relationship management (CRM), sales pipelines, payments and automated marketing campaigns to the key functionality small businesses need in a customer-facing online store. With these new … [More]

Major Arizona Cities Expand Assistance for Small Businesses on Digital Platform


Arizona's major cities are reinvesting in their small businesses in big ways. After being recognized as two of the top five fastest cities in the nation to recover from the pandemic, the City of Mesa and the Town of Gilbert are renewing their investment in small businesses. Both cities have launched another round of grant-funded assistance for small businesses through the HUUB … [More]

Apple Announces Arizona and Other States Signed Up to Adopt Driver’s Licenses and State IDs in Apple Wallet


Apple® today announced that it is working with several states across the country, which will roll out the ability for their residents to seamlessly and securely add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet on their iPhone® and Apple Watch®. Arizona and Georgia will be the first states to introduce this new innovation to their residents, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, … [More]

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