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How Personal Employment Information Is Shared And Sold

by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

In today’s competitive business world, employers constantly are seeking ways to increase efficiency and reduce cost.  One obvious option in this effort is outsourcing, and employers certainly should be free to delegate functions to third-party vendors when it makes sense to do so.  But what are the implications when outsourcing requires an employer to share… Read More →

Home builder uses social media to attract buyers
by in Featured | Marketing | Real Estate

Lennar Arizona has just surpassed 250,000 “views” on YouTube, has nearly 5500 Facebook “likes”, and 4,000 Twitter followers.  In fact, social media has become such a critical component of the Valley home builder that it has created a new “I Team”, standing for Information, Integrity and Internet. The five member I-Team is a strategic addition… Read More →

ASU Students Of Information Assurance Protect Nation’s Information Infrastructure

protecting information infrastructure

Arizona State University’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education has been renewed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The redesignation for education programs in information assurance, which extends through 2017, enables the university to continue to support students through the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for… Read More →

Are Self-Service Technologies Making Your Business Better?

by in Podcasts | Small Biz

Self-service technologies, which automate routine interactions between companies and customers, are a source of convenience and efficiency to both parties — until something goes wrong and the customer cannot make the system work. Many companies should be focusing more closely on the overall customer experience, says Michael Goul, a professor of information systems and a… Read More →

What You Get With The New Facebook Profile

by in Executive Lifestyle | Tech

On December 5 Facebook introduced another change to their ever-rotating lineup of profile options. The latest update establishes a new layout for user profiles and more options for displaying work and education information. While the new profile is currently on an opt-in basis only, Facebook will be gradually rolling out the change and plans to… Read More →

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Drops in October 2010

Arizona's Unemployment Rate Drops in October 2010
by in Economy | Featured

The state’s unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 9.5 percent in October, as the economy added 27,400 jobs. This is the largest October job gain since 2004. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) reports today that the private sector generated 93 percent of those jobs, or 25,600.  Year-over-year, total non-farm employment was up 1.1… Read More →

Jobs Grow Modestly; State’s Unemployment Rate Is Unchanged

by in Economy | Featured

The state added 16,000 jobs in September, mostly due to the start of the new school year. Despite the modest gains, the Arizona Department of Commerce reported today that the state’s unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent Sept. 2010 Aug. 2010 Sept. 2009 United States 9.6% 9.6% 9.8% Arizona 9.7% 9.7% 9.4% Year-over-year, total non-farm… Read More →

The iPad Dazzles, But Is It Worth $500?

Apple The iPad Dazzles - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

It’s only been a few months since the iPad’s April debut, but Apple’s latest light-weight cordless gadget has — for most — lived up to its expectations. Sans keyboard and mouse, the iPad offers a versatile online experience through a 9.7-inch glossy touch screen. You can search the Web instantly, pull up maps that are… Read More →

Solar And Sustainable Building Tour Hits Valley

Solar panels on a house roof
by in Blogs | Green

Many homeowners are hesitant to install solar in their homes for various reasons, whether it’s cost or simply not knowing enough information about how it actually works. It’s one thing to read about solar but a whole other story to actually see it as a real application on a home or building. This weekend, the… Read More →