Taco Temptations

by Mike Hunter

The taco is the thing these days. They come in few shapes and sizes, but many flavors. Enjoy the gourmet to the street taco. It may be the original “on-the-go” meal. For us, it is a great way to spend lunch. Tacos Atoyac This mom-and-pop is a true taste of what makes the taco special. All natural ingredients and a focus on flavor, these tacos are a not-to-be-missed event. … [More]

Volvo’s All-New V60 T6 R-Design for 2015

by Mike Hunter

All about safety is how many know Volvo. This new R-Design version of the V60 T6 is also all about performance and styling. The T6 carries an in-line 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo-charged engine that delivers 326 hp and 354 lb. ft. of torque. It is sporty and demonstrates a precision performance that is noticeably reliable and meets high expectations. Fuel-saving technology … [More]

How Does It All Ad Up

by Mike Hunter

It’s important for even the top executives to have the personal ability to add up the numbers. Here are some of our picks for the best personal calculators outside of the company’s in-house accounting department, a mobile device or the computer itself. These stand-alone models will get the job done. Canon MP11DX Desktop Printing Calculator The perfect combination of … [More]

Big Data

by Mike Hunter

Whether it is used by the NSA to fight terrorism or by online retailers to predict customers’ buying patterns, big data is a revolution occurring around us, in the process of forever changing economics, science, culture and the very way we think. But it also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even … [More]

The Intelligent Web

by Mike Hunter

As we use the Web for social networking, shopping and news, we leave a personal trail. Linger over a Web page selling lamps, and they will turn up at the advertising margins as you move around the Internet, tempting you to make that purchase. And there are pages that collect and assess information to give you a snapshot of changing political opinion. Gautam Shroff takes us on a … [More]

Southwest Human Development: Supporting Critical Early Childhood Development

by RaeAnne Marsh

Part fundraiser and part celebration, “Walk With Me 2014” on April 26 at Steele Indian School Park (7:30 a.m. to noon) is completely dedicated to the mission of Southwest Human Development — providing the strong foundation Arizona’s children need for a great start in life. The organization was founded by Ginger Ward in 1981 after having worked with Head Start while completing … [More]

Privacy in the Age of Big Data

by RaeAnne Marsh

Many of us do not know the full extent to which data is collected, stored, aggregated and used. Privacy in the Age of Big Data highlights the many positive outcomes of digital surveillance and data collection while also outlining those forms of data collection to which we may not consent, and of which we are likely unaware. Payton and Claypoole skillfully introduce readers to … [More]

notMYkid: Helping Teens Fight Destructive Behavior

by RaeAnne Marsh

NotMYkid conveys its message and programs to help youth deal with life-challenging stresses, which include addiction and bullying, by employing those who can connect best with its targeted audience — young people who have suffered but then combatted the problem themselves. Its staff includes about 40 young men and women who have at least one year in recovery and have completed … [More]

Feedback: March 2014

by Robert Bonilla | Les Hansen | M. Pete He, Ph.D.

Question: What wellness programs have you had the greatest success with among your employees? Robert Bonilla General Engineering Manager Hines Sector: Real Estate Completing a full lighting retrofit can be one of the most effective ways for companies to reduce demand for utility energy. At Renaissance Square in downtown Phoenix, Hines completed a lighting retrofit at … [More]

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