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8 companies earn Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

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Hundreds of Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders gathered Thursday at Chateau Luxe as Az Business magazine presented the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.  Presenting sponsors for the ILoA Awards were Arizona Central Credit Union, Clark Hill, CRESA, Lovitt & Touche’, RSM and Teladoc. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

App aimed at Chinese-speaking students wins $50,000

Chinese-speaking students
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Despite Chang Liu’s numerous years of English lessons in China, she found it extremely difficult to communicate when she arrived at Arizona State University. “About six months ago, it was my first time to be here in the U.S.,” said Liu, an ASU undergraduate student. “I realized I had spent years learning English, from primary… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Startup AZ Foundation presents Code Day Arizona

Code Day Arizona

Presented by Startup AZ Foundation, Code Day Arizona is a 24-hour statewide coding event that puts the focus on engaging young adults in underserved populations and areas with limited technical resources. Code Day Arizona will be held the weekend of Feb. 13 to 14, 2016, at University of Advancing Technology, in collaboration with State Farm,… Read More →

Cyber attacks top business threats for second year

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A cyber attack is the top threat perceived by businesses, according to the fifth annual Horizon Scan report published today by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with BSI. Similarly, the threat of a data breach rises to second in the list, up one place from 2015. The annual BCI Horizon Scan assessed the… Read More →

Arizona Science Center ties Sci-fi and tech together

A “Jurassic Park” egg incubator simulator is topped with a roaring dinosaur at the Arizona Science Center in the POPnology exhibit in Phoenix. (Photo by Kaitlyn Thompson/Cronkite News)

POPnology, an 8,000-square-foot exhibit packed with science fiction technology, will make its debut at the Arizona Science Center on Sunday. The exhibit features iconic science fiction devices from popular movies, books and television shows like “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars.” “There is so much fun in science,” said Chevy Humphrey, president… Read More →

Retailer Web Services among ‘Most Promising’ for 2016

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Retailer Web Services (RWS) was selected to CIOReview’s top E-Commerce Solution Providers list for its expertise in providing exceptionally high performing and effective web solutions. The annual list showcases the 20 Most Promising E-Commerce Solution Providers of 2016. According to CIOReview, the positioning is based on a thorough evaluation of RWS’s specialties of creating smart… Read More →

Maria Speth will speak on legal innovation

Maria Speth

Jaburg Wilk shareholder Maria Crimi Speth along with other panelists will address innovative trends in the legal industry and explore the issues around ethical challenges to the use of social media and legal technology at Legal Innovation: Trends & Ethics From Different Perspectives, a legal event hosted by Evolve Law. The event is Thursday, February 18th 2016 from… Read More →

Hotel System Solutions positioned for growth in 2016

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Hotels never close.  Hotel System Solutions (HSS) doesn’t either. Co-Founders Erik Strom and Scott McGraw formed HSS in February 2015, drawing upon more than 40 years of combined hospitality management and technology experience to provide the hotel community with integrated systems and support for Opera PMS, POS, Interfaces and more with the Oracle Hospitality Suite.… Read More →

Teaching students on the web

Insightful Organizations

Phoenix resident Keith Rezendes worked for every tutoring company he could find, but realized tutors weren’t getting a fair share of the money they were bringing into companies. That’s when he came up with the idea for AvidBrain. AvidBrain — whose slogan is “Teach something. Learn anything” — provides a marketplace of qualified tutors that… Read More →

Taking advantage of Arizona’s R&D tax credit

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona companies that create products that are more reliable, lighter, faster or less expensive,  may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their income tax liability. But, Arizona business need to start preparing early if they hope to take advantage of this opportunity. Arizona’s research and development (R&D) tax credits are available to companies that bear… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games showcases emerging tech leaders

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Phoenix-based technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), opened registration for its 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games. College students around the state of Arizona are encouraged to team up and enter the STEM-based competition featuring real-world technology challenges resulting in college scholarships. The Avnet Tech Games competition will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at… Read More →

World View will launch space flights from Arizona

World View

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, plans to expand in southern Arizona with the world’s first purpose-built stratospheric ballooning facility and Spaceport Tucson, the state’s first designated launchpad for commercial space endeavors. World View plans to hire more than 400 new employees and will continue its hiring process upon completion of its new campus,… Read More →

OpenTech buys stake in Storage Treasures

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

OpenTech Alliance Inc., a tech provider for the storage industry, acquired a majority stake in Storage Treasures LLC, an online self-storage auction platform. As a part of the investment, OpenTech signed a long-term management agreement to operate the related websites, hire all employees and expand the brand into new markets. Financial terms of the transaction… Read More →