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Archive for 2016


The 2017 Public Policy Guide

Posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Arizona Technology Council is having an advocate for driving a pro-growth, business-focused state and federal technology agenda. Through the efforts of the AZTC Public Policy Committee, the Council informs and educates policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona’s technology community…

AZTC Foundation 2017 Initiatives to Support STEM Education

Posted on: Dec 22, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Technology Foundation has been working diligently throughout 2016 connecting the state’s technology industry with our local workforce and STEM education programs. These efforts have helped us define six initiatives for 2017 to strengthen Arizona for the future. These initiatives include:The Arizona SciTech FestivalThe Arizona SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of science, technology,…

Happy Holidays from the Arizona Technology Council

Posted on: Dec 20, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

Make a 2016 Tax-Deductible Donation to the AZTC Foundation

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

As you plan your final philanthropic activities of 2016, we hope you will consider the Arizona Technology Council Foundation. The AZTC Foundation is a leader for protecting and supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education programs in the state of Arizona. We are dedicated to enhancing the STEM activities available to students through projects,…

University of Phoenix Works to Improve Shortage of Data-Fluent Talent

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

University of Phoenix and co-author STEMconnector® has released the white paper Big Data, Big Needs: Meeting Societal Needs for Data Science and Cybersecurity Skills. This publication introduces a framework to help businesses, organizations and foundations unlock the power of data, and reveals a need for data-fluent talent. The paper is based on key findings from…

Avent Acquires Majority Interest in Hackster, to Purchase Remainder in 2017

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

As the first step in a two-part transaction, Avnet has acquired a majority interest in Hackster, an online community that helps users learn how to design, create, and program Internet-connected hardware. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Arizona Technology Council member, Phoenix-based Avnet will acquire the remainder of the company in January 2017. Hackster.io engages…

OneNeck® Named Service Partner of the Year

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

Scottsdale-based OneNeck® IT Solutions has received a Cisco® Partner Summit U.S. West award for Service Partner of the Year.Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the prize is designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and to serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new…

Insight Improves Data Center Services with Datalink Acquisition

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

In a transaction valued at $258 million, Arizona Technology Council Member, Tempe-based Insight Enterprises is acquiring Datalink, a leading provider of IT services and enterprise data center solutions with headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN.“With the increasing number of options from converged to hyper-converged solutions as well as hybrid cloud options, the landscape has become more…

GoDaddy to Purchase European Web Provider for $1.79B

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

Host Europe Group (HEG), the largest privately owned web services provider in Europe, has agreed to be acquired in an offer worth $1.79 billion from GoDaddy — the world’s most extensive cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.Scottsdale-based GoDaddy and HEG both focus on serving small businesses. The transaction is expected to close in the…

TGen Launches Alliance with City of Hope

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

 Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the leading biomedical research institute based in Phoenix, has formed an alliance with City of Hope to make precision medicine a reality for patients.City of Hope is a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes in Duarte, CA, with a fundraising office in Phoenix. The organization’s significant…