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]

Intelligent Chat Enables Better Lead Conversion 

by Rebecca Clyde

Buyers today expect businesses to always be available — they have short attention spans, and they’re increasingly unwilling to sift through information to get the answers they need. Long email correspondence, phone tag and contact forms are no longer sufficient, especially since quick response times matter more than ever before.  The longer a business waits to follow up with … [More]

ZorroSign Move Boosts Phoenix’s Creds as Blockchain Tech Hub

by Mike Hunter

Blockchain technology has been increasing the security of electronic transactions, and the aim of ZorroSign’s CEO and co-founder, Shamsh Hadi, is to ensure such transactions can stand up in any court of law. The recently announced move of ZorroSign, Inc., a global leader in blockchain-based digital signatures and digital transaction management, to relocate its worldwide … [More]

Trade Bitcoin Securely and Efficiently on a Decentralized Exchange

by Fabio Canesin

In the first half of 2019 alone, hackers stole more than $4 billion through cryptocurrency crimes industry-wide. For security purposes, it’s essential that cryptocurrency traders move to decentralized blockchain exchanges. Yet, existing decentralized exchanges can’t handle Bitcoin, as they lack full smart contract support. Fortunately, new revolutionary state channel … [More]

App ‘Sees’ for Visually Impaired

by Mike Hunter

Path Finder is a new app developed to help users navigate through public environments and all the unknowns surrounding them. Leveraging the machine learning capabilities of Android, Path Finder helps people with visual impairments by identifying and calculating the trajectories of objects moving in their path. Custom alerts then inform the user of how to avoid these obstacles … [More]

MCCCD Is Committed to Expanding Our IT Workforce

by Mike Hunter

Responding to what its Workforce Development Office identified as an immense need for information technology training, the Maricopa County Community College District will open its Maricopa Technology Institute next month in the heart of downtown Phoenix at 640 North 1st Avenue, as part of Phoenix College. “The Maricopa Technology Institute will support more than 30 certificate … [More]

A New Generation of ‘Smart’ Textiles 

by Mike Hunter

We are now in the era of not just rapidly expanding intelligent devices but also of intelligent materials. Porcher Industries, a global pioneer in high-performance thermoplastic composites and technical textiles, designs and produces innovative materials with properties tailored to highly targeted uses and recently launched a new generation of intelligent textiles. These … [More]

Harness the Power of AI

by Seth Earley

Any big company is likely to have an abundance of technology. It has systems for customers, inventory, and products, along with websites and mobile apps. These systems are spitting out data all day long. Within that data is exactly the information needed to make a business more responsive. The problem is, the data is often not used as it could (and should) be. Even after … [More]

Fixes for Back-to-Work Tech Challenges Businesses Should Address Now

by Dr. Barbara Rembiesa 

As coronavirus-related work-from-home restrictions are lifted, some companies and government agencies are going to be staring down major tech woes as they try to deal with the flood of hardware and software that flowed home with workers. But the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) encourages organizations to also look at the process as an opportunity to put … [More]

New Workplace Social Distancing App Seeks Beta Testers

FROM, The Digital Transformation Agency

There's a nationwide outcry to reopen the country and put people back to work. And yet, even as owners and employees alike long for life to get back to some semblance of normal, there's plenty of anxiety to go around. No employee wants to get sick. Certainly, no company owner wants to put their people at risk—nor do they want to be held liable if an employee does get … [More]

Businesses Send Drones Soaring amid Social Distancing

by Scott Roelofs

Drones are taking the main stage with social distancing measures becoming the new normal. The technology is helping companies keep their workforce safe while still getting the necessary jobs completed. Below are a few ways that drones have become useful during the pandemic. Virtual Tours: With everyone confined to the comfort of their homes, they are looking for ways to … [More]

Employees Are Weak Link in Cybersecurity

by Daniel Markuson

Estimates show that 90 percent of corporate data breaches in the cloud happen due to hacker attacks that target employees, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab. With many of them forced to work remotely during the quarantine, companies are now more vulnerable than ever. However, this particular risk is easy to control. There are many digital tools that can help protect … [More]

The Importance of Digitalization during COVID-19 Crisis

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Digital solutions can provide a safe way for consumers and businesses to manage their day-to-day tasks during crises without compromising their health or safety. As a result, businesses have to adapt to the new demand for digitized services in order to stay relevant. The pandemic has taken its toll on consumers, as well as businesses, by changing the way people work, shop … [More]