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Local tech company Swiftpage goes global Buchachon Petthanya

Scottsdale’s Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, announced that Act! v18.1 is now available on subscription in Europe. Act! is a customer and contact manager program that helps businesses organize, and stay informed when speaking with customers. Customers now have the… Read More →

Rick Murray leaving ASBA for Scottsdale tech firm

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray, the Chief Executive Office of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) since 2012, has announced he will be leaving to take a senior level positon with Bolste, a Scottsdale-based technology company. “I have had the great honor to work with thousands of small businesses in Arizona and, hopefully, helped advance the economic development… Read More →

Orbital ATK completes first next generation Iridium satellites

Orbital ATK

Chandler-based satellite manufacturer Orbital ATK finished the first two of 70 satellites that are being manufactured for Virginia-based Iridium Communications Inc. to replace its current satellite network in orbit.   Photos courtesy of Iridium Orbital ATK is assembling and testing the replacement satellites of Iridium’s existing network, which will be launched and rolled out incrementally over the next few… Read More →

HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality


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 →

Arizona Technology Council adds 3 new directors

Arizona Technology Council Upcoming Events

In a move that positions some of the most well-respected senior executives in Arizona alongside a bright young professional, the Arizona Technology Council announced Monday a series of board appointments. The Technology Council appointed Brad Jannenga, co-founder and former chairman, president & CTO of WebPT, David Woody, senior vice president, Technology Operations & Transformation, American Express and… Read More →

Microchip technology reunites cat with owner one year after disappearance

Victoria Tenorio said she is ‘grateful’ for the microchip technology that reunited her with her cat Toto more than a year after his disappearance. (Photo by Elena Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Victoria Tenorio lost Toto, her beloved cat of five years, for an entire year. Toto’s litterbox was in the garage when a mechanic came to work on Tenorio’s car. Toto escaped. “He just slipped out and my mom didn’t notice. Then we closed the garage and I think he wasn’t able to find his way… 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 →

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 →

How Uber affects local business

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 →

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 →

Valley couple launch DocumentTrunk

insight enterprises - cloud messaging solutions

DocumentTrunk, a digital database that proactively communicates while safely storing consumer’s most precious life documents, announced its launch, Thursday, and is now available to the public. DocumentTrunk’s web-based program is a long-term solution to secure and store consumer’s estate planning documents to reduce the common risks, fraudulent activity and challenges associated with the last wishes… Read More →

Chris Camacho: The man leading the mission for GPEC

Chris Camacho
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Tech

Chris Camacho might be the most influential Millennial in Arizona. But who better to guide Arizona’s economy into a technology-driven world than a Millennial? The 35-year-old president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) packs an economic punch, During Camacho’s tenure with the economic development association, GPEC has attracted more that 170 companies,… Read More →

Retailer Web Services among ‘Most Promising’ for 2016


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 →

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 →