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The Shopping Experience of Tomorrow: AR and VR

Virtual reality degree
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

For a lot of consumers, maybe the term AR (Augmented Reality) became exponentially popular with the game of collecting Pokémon in their neighborhood gym, or VR (Virtual Reality) with the popup shops in malls that let you try the dorky headsets – we are traveling to the future faster than we realize it. Now, is the… Read More →

5 ways automation will forever change how we do business

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Fintech isn’t a trend, and now more than ever, businesses are starting to believe it. Governmental regulatory bodies like The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency granting Fintech a special charter to dodge regulatory barriers to automation that could fundamentally change everything about the future of finance. While many welcome this change with open arms,… Read More →

ASU’s photovoltaics program earns 6 awards from Energy Department


Arizona State University has earned six prestigious U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Awards, totaling $4.3 million, ranking it first among recipients in the Photovoltaics Research category for 2017. This year’s awards, which come with grants totaling $20.5 million overall for 28 projects, supports the development of new commercial photovoltaics technologies that improve product performance, reliability and manufacturability. In this… Read More →

EHR impact: The facts, future and financials

To comply with Meaningful Use initiatives, more than 95 percent of hospitals have implemented some form of electronic health record (EHR) system since 2011. Some have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to simply comply and put a system in place, while others have spent millions – even billions – to tailor a program unique… Read More →

Canal Partners sells interest in WebPT, yields 16 times ROI

Canal Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has sold its interest in WebPT to the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Battery Ventures. The sale yielded a return of 16 times Canal Partners’ initial investment, representing one of the firm’s most successful and lucrative exits to date. An early investor in WebPT, Canal… Read More →

SerialTek bringing high-wage tech jobs to Peoria

SerialTek, a provider of innovative data storage test tools and solutions since 2007, currently based in San Jose, has signed a lease for office space in Peoria. Within the last year, a few of SerialTek’s engineers mentioned to the owners a desire to live and raise their families in a more affordable metro area such… Read More →

Most Influential Women in Arizona: Catherine Alonzo, Javelina

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. will be profiling each of the Most Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. The Most Influential Women in Arizona will be honored at a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.… Read More →

Meet the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2017 show things are actually getting better for female leaders in the business world. Consider this: A study by Talentful, recruitment experts, compared some of the world’s most powerful male and female CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies to see how gender roles are gradually improving within the… Read More →

Waymo shows how to adhere to emergency vehicles

Waymo self-driving car

A 2015 report estimates the average urban commuter in the United States spends 42 hours annually stuck in traffic, which costs a combined $160 billion a year in gas burned and lost time. While a more time and cost effective solution may be achievable in the not so distant future, self-driving car companies are continuously… Read More →

UA offers online master’s degree in cybersecurity


The University of Arizona has launched a new online master’s degree program in cybersecurity just as a new report by Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that the cyber crime epidemic will triple the number of open cybersecurity positions over the next five years.  The Master of Science in Cybersecurity curriculum draws from the UA’s top-ranked Eller Management… Read More →

Nextiva announces NextCon dates


Nextiva, a Scottsdale-based cloud-based communications provider, will host its second-annual NextCon this October. Nextiva will welcome business leaders to the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona this October 23-25 for NextCon, a technology and business conference that provides necessary insights to drive business growth and increase profits. NextCon will focus specifically on customer experience as the key driver of business success,… Read More →

The 5 best travel apps to use when traveling internationally

There are so many travel apps available today.  It seems like people keep developing more and more solutions to problems I have never heard of.  It can be overwhelming.  I’ve found that organizing my apps into two folders, “Travel” & “To Be Tested,” makes finding what works and what doesn’t a lot easier.  If there’s… Read More →

4 groups of people most at risk for identity theft

DDoS Attack

Identity theft is a crime that can touch just about anyone, from infants to celebrities, but some people are more at risk than others. While it’s important to understand that you could become a victim of identity theft no matter what, in this post we’re outlining four groups of people who are most at risk for identity theft. Keep reading… Read More →

Lyft Lux launches in Phoenix, allowing you to ride-share in style


Arriving in style depends on two things: how you look and your vehicle. Lyft has the vehicle part covered now, after the ride-sharing service made Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV available in Phoenix, according to a Thursday announcement. Lyft wants passengers who are in need of a luxury vehicle to count on the service the next… Read More →