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Local Motors, Stantec partner for self-driving vehicles

Local Motors

Global design firm Stantec and Local Motors, a US-based technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles, have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the worldwide implementation of connected self-driving vehicles. The two companies will combine resources and provide a full suite of services in the delivery of the Local Motors Olli, a self-driving,… Read More →

Elevating Arizona’s tech sector for faster growth

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

There are many encouraging signs for Arizona’s technology sector. Jobs are on the rise, our education system is more focused on STEM initiatives and Arizona has become a desirable place to move to for high-tech companies from innovation hotbeds such as California. The outlook for 2017 is even stronger. It may, in fact, be our… Read More →

Arizona law enforcement to train with simulators from Tempe tech firm

Arizona law enforcement

Tempe-based VirTra, Inc. (OTCQX: VTSI), a tech firm that trains law enforcement agencies use of force techniques and firearms with simulators, was awarded a $2.1 million contract with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. VirTra, the sole provider under this award, will supply, install and maintain multiple units of its industry leading multi-screen V-300 judgmental use-of-force simulator in… Read More →

Gov. Ducey takes a ride in self-driving Waymo car

Gov. Doug Ducey and Jennifer Haroon in the backseat of the Waymo car. (Photo by Shavon Rose Photos, courtesy of Waymo)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Earlier this week it was announced that Google’s self-driving car project would be spun off into an independent company called Waymo. And to help kick-off the new company, Gov. Doug Ducey took an inaugural demo ride inside of a Waymo car. With Ducey’s detail following close behind, the car drove him off and took him… Read More →

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently


Millions of adults and thousands of children have been diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite these high numbers, the brain disorder can be difficult to diagnose, and it is estimated that 40 percent of those with epilepsy have not been properly diagnosed. Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta,… Read More →

Google’s self-driving car project will be Alphabet Inc. company

Google self-driving car

Google’s self-driving car company has been spun into an independent company, now called Waymo. Waymo will be an independent company part of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. The self-driving cars have been driving around the Phoenix area since April as part of tests for the new technology. In a statement, Waymo says it will start commercializing… Read More →

Is tech sinking your business? Here’s how you can protect your company

tech sinking

Technology is a disrupting force, continuously bringing a wave of both good and bad to businesses, our personal lives and everything in between — whether we want it to or not. Pokémon Go levied questions about workplace productivity; while smart watches, cloud computing and employees bringing their own technology devices into the workplace raise concerns about cybersecurity… Read More →

How to successfully build software at your firm

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Successful, modern companies leverage software in almost every aspect of business. As technology advances, demand increases for intelligently designed and well-integrated solutions. Businesses gain a competitive edge by offering innovative web and mobile applications that streamline internal processes or provide value to customers. However, not every company is configured to handle the complex nature of… Read More →

IO successfully completes SOC2 Type 2 certification

io data center

IO, a data center technology and services firm, completed a SOC2 Type 2 audit covering its six operational data centers across the world. This certification further validates the resiliency and operational excellence of IO’s next-generation modular data centers and further proves that the era of secure hardware and software enabled data centers has truly arrived. IO… Read More →

Bourgade student-led IT program raises bar for local schools


Bourgade Catholic High School is raising the bar for the rest of the local valley schools in the realm of technology.  Bourgade Catholic boasts not only top of the line technology on campus, but has a student-run IT program called Hi Tech.  Bourgade Catholic has implemented the use of technology in every classroom throughout the… Read More →

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


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 →