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]

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]

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]

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]

Community Colleges Join to Offer Affordable Coding Bootcamp

by Mike Hunter

Technology careers are growing at a rapid pace in an industry that is stronger than many others. With an anticipated 21 percent growth rate over the next 10 years for software development jobs, the need for software developers is stronger than ever. Three Maricopa Community Colleges are working with Promineo Tech, an innovative provider of tech education, to make coding … [More]

Tech Advances Shipping Logistics

by Adam Fields

While we will continue to see growth in parcel package deliveries in 2020, we will see an even bigger spike in online sales of items requiring white-glove logistics and services. Due to this new trend in ecommerce, consumers — who have been conditioned to expect their online purchases will be delivered quickly and efficiently — will start to demand the oversized, fragile or … [More]

Front Expands to Greater Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

Front, the company replacing corporate email with an inbox built for teamwork, will create up to 50 new jobs in Greater Phoenix in 2020. With offices in San Francisco and Paris, the company considered multiple markets for its expansion, including Salt Lake City and San Diego, but ultimately selected Greater Phoenix due to the region’s competitive costs to do business, the … [More]

Scheduling: a Job for Technology

by Mike Hunter

Recruiters send three or more emails to schedule one interview, according to a recent survey by Cronofy and JobAdder. This means that, if it takes 15 minutes to check their availability and then write an email, they lose 45 minutes to scheduling one interview. If a hiring manager interviews five people for a role, that's 7.5 hours — or almost an entire working day — lost to … [More]

Paranoia and the Big Attention Gap

by Mike Hunter

The problem with industrial espionage is not only that is growing in volume and complexity every day, but that its threat is being used by rivals and governments to discredit perfectly honest and legitimate businesses that do not deserve the slur. What is also curious is that the danger need not be only non-existent, but not even something an individual rival is greatly … [More]

RLabs’ Hotel Technology Innovation

by Mike Hunter

RLabs is a travel technology-based innovator, created as a subsidiary to RLH Corporation. It will focus on new revenue verticals, and on developing unique technology and system offerings for the hospitality industry that includes software, robotics and artificial intelligence. The first offering from RLabs is Canvas Integrated Systems, an all-in-one, cloud-based hospitality … [More]