Why Businesses Shouldn’t Neglect Their Cyber Hygiene

by Richard Swetonic

Risk of cyberattacks is nothing new but, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime is on the rise — both in prevalence and magnitude — underscoring the importance for companies to maintain proper cyber hygiene to protect their data, operations and bottom lines. Cybercrime on the Rise In 2020, the global average cost of a data breach was $3.86 million, according to … [More]

AI-Driven Videobot Personalizes Marketing 

by Mike Hunter

It is estimated that in 2021, the average person watches more than 100 minutes of online video every day. The vast bulk of this video consumption, says Maury Rogow, CMO of TheVideoBot and CEO of Hollywood’s Rip Media Group, is marketing content. Big-budget marketers are trying to out-shout each other, Rogow says, which does not work. It particularly fails to work, he notes, in … [More]

Meeting the Call for Digital Transformation

by Greg Hanover

The past year has seen an incredible increase in the interest in and demand for home-based work. Companies saw that many traditional office-bound jobs could be performed remotely with similar productivity — if not more. Additionally, removing geographic requirements allowed them to fill positions faster with incredibly qualified candidates. In terms of the workforce, employees … [More]

Tech Enables Video Control by Eye Movement

by Mike Hunter

Cox recently 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 … [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]

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]

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]

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]

Return-to-Office Technology

by Shawn Ryan

Like many companies, Axway is navigating the complexities of returning to the office. And we’ve turned to our own technology to build a unique solution to make the transition.  A longstanding specialist in enterprise integration software, Axway is a global organization with 2,000-plus employees and 29 offices in 17 countries. Employees have been working from home throughout … [More]

From Security Camera to Intelligent Sensor

by Mike Hunter

While the security industry’s initial foray into analytics is largely over-promised and under-delivered, today’s artificial intelligence and machine learning are about to fundamentally change the core value proposition of the physical security industry, according to Interface Security Systems, a leading managed services provider, which makes this one of its top predictions for … [More]

Phoenix Startup Uses a Complex Algorithm to Simplify Advertising 

by Roy Regalado

Wouldn’t it be nice to get the advice of a professional ad agency — without the cost of hiring one? In the age of algorithms, one has finally been created to jump-start a business’s do-it-yourself marketing — and to get it right.  The ADMANITY® Protocol is the algorithmic brainchild of entrepreneurs Brian Gregory, a former magazine publisher and advertising executive, and … [More]

Accidental Screen Snooping Led to a Breakthrough Technology

by Dexter Caffey

Identity theft is a very costly issue for businesses. Lower employee productivity and engagement are costly; and then there are the costs associated with what was stolen, be it IP, money or anything else.  I was at a cybersecurity conference in Israel in 2017 and was sitting next to one of the cybersecurity experts. As we were talking, I realized I could see confidential … [More]

It’s the Employees’ World, and HR Is Just Living in It

by Lina Tonk

At the start of COVID-19, workforce and human resources managers were given the obligatory duty of furloughing or laying off many employees due to the economic crunch the world was experiencing. As the pandemic continues and businesses and people alike are forced to adapt to their new normal, those same managers have been given the unprecedented job of rehiring and onboarding … [More]

Cloud-based Solutions for Salesforce

by Mike Hunter

Many licensing organizations in the public sector are still operating from on-premises infrastructure, meaning data is not easily accessible outside of the four walls of the office. It often requires in-person visits and for business to be transacted in a brick-and-mortar setting. To solve this challenge, Chandler-based MST Solutions developed the Licensing Solution for … [More]

Buildings Built for Sustainability with the IoT

by Clarke Morrison and Luc Wing

Buildings are responsible for using a large percentage (42 percent) of the world’s energy consumption for their operations. Worse yet, inefficient systems waste 30 to 50 percent of the energy used in buildings. With recent advances in technology, such as large data storage in the cloud and the decreasing costs of valuable sensing devices, the Architecture, Engineering, … [More]

Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?

by Mike Hunter

There are some good things about working in an office: constant supplies of tea and coffee, gossip with co-workers and paper clips in every color. But one of the best things has to be that when something goes wrong with our computer, there’s an in-house IT helpdesk to sort out the problem. Working from home has been a whole different ball game; this time, we’re on our own. … [More]

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