APS launches Going Green + Going Smart Program
Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) announced the launch of its Going Green & Going Smart Program, a free, virtual training portal that helps small business owners adopt sustainable business practices that save money, energy and attract environmentally minded consumers. The program is a statewide community effort that puts valuable sustainability resources and energy insights into the hands of small business owners across Arizona. The program includes pre-recorded sessions with sustainability experts and an on-demand certificate program that teaches how to implement sustainable business practices. Through video lessons, downloadable materials and knowledge checks, participants can access online resources offering insights from other sustainability programs and APS solutions. Read more >>
Intel appoints new chief diversity and inclusion officer
Intel Corporation announced the appointment of Dawn Jones as chief diversity and inclusion officer (CDIO) and vice president of social impact. Jones is a 24-year Intel veteran and will lead the company’s global diversity and inclusion strategy as well as Intel’s investments and programs driving positive global impact. This includes prioritizing cross-company and industrywide initiatives to achieve Intel’s ambitious 10-year 2030 RISE Strategy.
Life365 builds upon its Hospital@Home product offering with Eat Fit Go partnership
Life365, a leading virtual care platform provider, announced its partnership with EAT FIT GO Wellness, a healthy lifestyles company that empowers wellbeing from the inside out with premium, convenient and healthy nutrition. EAT FIT GO specializes in ready to heat and serve healthy prepackaged meals designed to be affordable, convenient and nutritious, helping to deliver Hospital@Home solutions from the Life365 Virtual Care Platform.
Tech Parks Arizona continues to break ground
Construction remains on track for The Bridges’ first building, The Refinery, a four-story building that will serve as The University of Arizona’s innovation and commercialization hub. UArizona will occupy 50% of the space at The Refinery, with the rest available to businesses looking to co-locate with the university’s expertise. Tech Parks Arizona operates interactive grounds for technology companies and university talent to collaborate and advance research. Beyond the new park The Bridges, they also operate the UA Tech Park at Rita Road and the UA Center for Innovation. These parks work to recruit companies and startups with connections to the UA to locate at their facilities. Read more >>
iSolved acquires workplace giving and volunteer platform Givful
isolved, a G2 Leader in Human Resources Management for six consecutive quarters, has acquired Givful, a workplace philanthropy platform that revolutionizes the way people give and volunteer to purposely impact our world. Together, isolved and Givful are democratizing corporate social responsibility programs for SMB and mid-market businesses through a modern human capital management (HCM) solution that purposefully engages today’s workforce. With Givful capabilities as part of isolved’s intelligently connected HCM platform – isolved People Cloud™ – employers will be able to positively impact their recruiting and retention. Read more >>
ASU and Starbucks partner on new research and rapid innovation facility
Building its our long-standing partnership with Starbucks, Arizona State University is joining forces to create the Center for the Future of People and the Planet, a new research and rapid innovation facility based at Arizona State University. Scheduled to open in December 2021 on ASU’s Tempe campus, the ASU-Starbucks Center will be built on the same principle as the Starbucks Tryer Center — bringing ideas to action — supported by ASU’s applied research and on-campus test store ecosystem. Composed of a dedicated team of scientists, researchers, and support staff, including subject-matter experts from Starbucks and ASU, the center’s objective is to positively impact the future of our planet. Read more >>
Netrality ranked among top five USA data centers
In today’s changing times, the way information is relayed, extracted, and communicated is even more vital. The demand for real-time data has increased, and data centers help meet that need. Trusted by the World’s Most Data-Intensive businesses, Netrality has been ranked amongst Atlantech Online’s Top 5 Data Centers in North America.
UArizona establishes research institute with French center to solve global challenges
The University of Arizona and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) signed a research collaboration Wednesday that establishes the France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges at the university. The France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges will support University of Arizona-CNRS projects surrounding natural, social and digital grand challenges. The center will set out to lead five major grant-funded projects in its first five years to produce strong solutions to these global challenges. Read more >>
CellTrust selected by Leverage Financial Advisory for compliant text capture and archive
CellTrust Corporation, a leading global provider of secure and compliant mobile communication for government and enterprise, announced today its SL2 mobile application for capture and archiving was selected by Leverage Financial Advisory for its robust enterprise offering and scalability at an affordable price. Each client has their own website where Leverage Financial Advisory aggregates and links their personal accounts, i.e., bank, student loans, investment, mortgage, automotive loan, insurance, life insurance, etc. and tracks all client spending. Every Saturday, clients get an update on how much they spent in the past week, how their investments are doing and the value of their net worth. Read more >>
BlueYonder to be acquired by Panasonic for $7.1 billion
Panasonichas announced that its is buying supply-chain software provider Blue Yonder for $7.1 billion in a bid to accelerate its software business. Panasonic took a 20% stake in Blue Yonder in July 2020, deepening the companies’ relationship as they jointly develop digital technology for managing logistics, retail and manufacturing operations. Data-research group Gartner Inc. ranked Blue Yonder last year as the world’s third-largest provider in the supply-chain-management software market, based on 2019 revenue, behind SAP SE and Oracle Corp. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Read more >>
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