Tech Archives

Steps to consider when outsourcing your firm’s IT

IT

Information Technology is a core part of any modern firm’s day to day operations. Websites need to be maintained, operation software needs to run right, data needs to be protected and servers need to be running. That’s why when a business is considering outsourcing its IT, many considerations have to be considered. Brett Helgeson, president of Phoenix-based… Read More →

Going mobile with customer service

mobile tech
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Today’s ubiquity of mobile devices has revolutionized the way consumers make their decisions. According to an October 2015 Pew Research study, 68 percent of Americans have smartphones and 48 percent have tablets. Consumers are increasingly using these devices to plan trips, make reservations and read and write reviews. Therefore, the development of an effective mobile… Read More →

Intel Science Fair needs judges and volunteers

Intel Corporation Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA

Supported by over 30 organizations including the Arizona Technology Council, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is currently seeking judges and volunteers for this year’s event. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories will gather Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016, to showcase their independent… Read More →

HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality

HSMAI

Arizona was quite a change from the cold New England winters Kelly Murphy experienced growing up. But one thing wasn’t lost in Murphy’s move west: her ability to succeed at whatever she tried, including the hospitality indistry. “I took a job as an administrative assistant at a small airport hotel in Tempe and soon after… Read More →

Tempe-based SaaS firm matches students with right school

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

Finding the perfect school, and program can be tough for students looking to get a post-secondary education that’s right for them. Higher Ed Growth‘s call-center platform, EduMaximizer, uses an algorithm that hopes to match students with an appropriate school and program to help them succeed. “We think it’s very important, really, to get a prospect… Read More →

Tempe company launches consumer app

Nate Reis, CEO of Railway Technologies, said he believes he has unlocked the secret to helping local businesses get customers through the door. (Photo by Zac Pacleb/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

The creator of a Tempe-based company believes he has unlocked the secret to helping local businesses get customers through the door. In January, Railway Technologies launched Railway Search (soon to be Railway Loop), an app that allows customers to search for products and shows them where they can find them. It also provides digital coupons… Read More →

Mayor: Phoenix will be ‘smart Gigabit community’

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

Today during his State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would be the newest “Smart Gigabit Community”.  Through a three-year private sector grant sponsored by Cox Communications, Phoenix joins 15 other communities nationwide participating in the “Smart Gigabit Communities” project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite in partnership with the National… Read More →

Technology helps drive healthcare, bioscience

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Fifty years ago, Dr. Robert Flinn, a leading Arizona cardiologist, and wife Irene Flinn, a caring philanthropist, demonstrated their foresight and generosity when they created the Flinn Foundation. Today, they would no doubt both be very proud of the Foundation’s efforts to help move Arizona’s economy forward. For many years, I’ve served on the Flinn… Read More →

Arizona cities work to stay ahead of technology

Self-Service Technologies, Technology
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Every month seemingly brings a slick new gadget to consumers’ hands, but those technological advancements aren’t always felt in the public sector, where some local governments have only just begun to push through upgrades to sometimes decades-old systems. Administrative forces, such as spending limits, often dictate when cities can purchase new technology. Slow updates can… Read More →

Cox launches effort to close the digital divide

Cox Communications

Cox Communications launched a major investment in its efforts to narrow the digital divide through its support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative. Cox Communications is extending its Connect2Compete low-cost Internet offering to any HUD-assisted household with school-age children within Cox’s 18-state service area. It is the first Internet service provider within the ConnectHome umbrella… Read More →

Arizona SciTech launches STEM education initiative

Blood Systems Inc

Arizona SciTech, the state’s leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announces the launch of a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, students and parents to create the first ever AZ STEM School Community of Practice. A Community of Practice is based upon the latest business strategy, where various stakeholders come together; they understand that knowledge… Read More →

How Uber affects local business

Uber
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Utilizing technology to exploit a gap in the market, Uber scaled quickly and evolved rapidly from tech startup into a way of life for millions of people in cities across the globe. It has also changed the way tourist visiting those cities get around. Since the rise of Uber, The W Scottsdale Hotel has seen… Read More →

Phoenix start-up GiftCard Zen acquired for $22M

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RetailMeNot, Inc., a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store, announced that it has acquired GiftCard Zen Inc, a secondary marketplace for gift cards.  The company also provided preliminary financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 and updated financial guidance for the calendar year… Read More →

Google to Test Driverless Cars in Arizona

Driverless cars

If you see a car driving itself soon don’t worry you’re not going crazy. Google will be testing its Driverless cars right here in Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey sent out a statement Thursday afternoon applauding, and welcoming the California-based search giant to the state. “Arizona is known as a place where research and development is… Read More →