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CenturyLink announces 1 gigabit per second broadband speeds for 22,000 businesses

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Many Small and large businesses in multi-tenant unit office buildings in Arizona now have access to fiber-ready broadband speeds up to one gigabit per second, CenturyLink Inc. announced Tuesday. Now, 22,000 Businesses within 2,500 buildings in the state now have access to multiple wide-area network connections delivered over fiber, including multiprotocol label switching virtual private network… Read More →

What’s the best way to create a strong password?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Your first line of defense against hackers is your password. If you’re using “Password1” it’s time to make some changes. The threat from hackers is prevalent now more than ever with data breaches from major corporations and government entities making headlines yearly. It’s important to go over some of the basics of protecting your data. Create… Read More →

SiteLock ranked as Arizona’s fastest-growing software company

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SiteLock today announced it was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, for the second year in a row. The company, which is part of Arizona’s rapidly expanding “Silicon Desert,” grew 479 percent over the three… Read More →

Failing Forward, and Other Rules Startups Should Live By

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by in Az Business Leaders | Tech

Failure is part of life. But it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, learning to lead with intention and harness your mistakes as opportunities can often drive your business forward. Whether you are launching a new company, or looking to scale your existing business, stepping out of your comfort zone often causes leaders to… Read More →

Valley-based HR Company Store ranked among top tech startups

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HR Company Store, a valley based tech startup has been named by Recruiter.com as one of the Top 10 HR Tech Startups. HR Company Store is a one-of-a-kind website that allows HR professionals the opportunity to find vendor partners all in one place, learn about what services or products are offered and see how other… Read More →

Chandler company brings technology to seniors

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When Tom Yost in El Mirage found his 8 year old computer getting “crankier and slower” he contacted a Chandler based company for help. Within days he had a customized laptop delivered to him, complete with a tutorial on the model he had purchased, by a Valley brother and sister tech team. Ironman Refurbished Business… Read More →

UAT offers STEM scholarship for veterans

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University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is offering veterans a chance to pursue a STEM career by partnering with Warriors Heart to advance job skills of alumni who complete their 28-day peer-to-peer healing program. Warriors Heart is the first and only private treatment center for “Warriors Only” (veterans and first responders) in the U.S. dealing with… Read More →

Tech effect: Arizona’s thriving software and optics industries

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

If you grew up in Arizona, the Five C’s of Arizona — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate — have been drilled into your head as the first mainstays of Arizona’s economy since elementary school. Arizona’s economic base has morphed over the years, transitioning into a more knowledge-based economy. In the 1990s, after an economic… Read More →

The challenges to recruiting and retaining women in tech

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Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology. “Beginning almost at birth, girls receive… Read More →

Phoenix lands at No. 2 on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty Report

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Phoenix lands at number two on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty list, which analyzes the 30 leading technology markets in the U.S. and Canada in terms of high-tech software/services job growth. Second only to San Francisco, the Valley continues to see the strongest tech-sector job growth in North America, reporting 44.5 percent job growth and more than… Read More →

Scottsdale’s AccountabilIT announces the acquisition of MITS&C

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AccountabilIT, LLC today announced the acquisition of MITS&C, the managed services division of Business & Decision, N.A.  MITS&C provides managed services related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other enterprise applications and cloud computing technologies. AccountabilIT, a Scottsdale, Arizona based company, was recently formed by industry pioneer Chuck Vermillion with a management team of executives that have… Read More →

Online video pioneer Brightcove relocating to SkySong

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SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, will welcome a prominent new tenant to its newest office building. Brightcove, a pioneering force in the world of online video, signed a lease to occupy 13,000 square feet of the first floor of SkySong 4. The company, relocating from Tempe, has nearly 5,000 customers in 70 countries is a leading provider of cloud services for video. The company offers a… Read More →

Arizona-based Trinnovate Ventures 
invests in 4 start-ups

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Trinnovate Ventures, Inc., a new organization focused on accelerating healthcare innovation, has partnered with four companies and is seeking additional proposals for consideration. Trinnovate Ventures, which launched last year, aims to improve quality of life, increase efficiencies and enhance the overall healthcare experience for consumers and providers through strategic investments. The company provides business resources,… Read More →

Vixxo giving back to veterans in Downtown Phoenix

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Vixxo will help rehabilitate and renovate a Phoenix facility which will provide housing for more than 170 veterans. Vixxo is the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled facilities management solutions. On Nov. 5-6, more than 60 Vixxo associates will transform a U.S. Vets facility at 3400 Grand Ave. in Phoenix by renovating the transitional housing project,… Read More →