atmosol acquired by Jouanno, LLC
Chandler-based ecommerce solutions provider, atmosol was recently acquired by Jouanno, LLC. The new owner, Thomas Jouanno, a native of France brings significant digital and product marketing experience to the company.
“The acquisition allows us to continue to realize our original vision when we started the company over 12 years ago to lead the ecommerce industry as a customer-service-oriented solutions provider that helps clients build effective and easy-to-maintain ecommerce storefronts,” said Vishal Wadher, CEO of atmosol. “We have built strong, win-win relationships with our clients and partners over the years, and this acquisition only further fortifies those.”
Read more about the atmosol acquisition here.
CIOs Expect Hiring Increase in Phoenix
Twenty-two percent of Phoenix CIOs plan to hire more IT talent during the second half of 2017—an increase of 8 percentage points from the previous report in December—according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. In addition, 53 percent of the CIOs expect to maintain staff levels by filling vacant roles.
For 29 percent of the respondents, the reason for the hiring is more businesses are moving into the Phoenix metro area and creating jobs in technology. Other factors include increased big data initiatives (27 percent) and more digital marketing initiatives (23 percent).
The active hiring environment translates into a competitive market for IT talent, with 64 percent of Phoenix leaders saying it’s somewhat or very challenging to find professionals. Top skills needs include Windows administration (60 percent), wireless network management (55 percent) and network administration (54 percent).
ASU, City of Phoenix Launch Incubator
Solutions to deal with waste will be the focus as Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix partner to establish the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network (RISN) Incubator, which will assist and mentor new ventures within a wide range of developmental stages.
Possible venture concepts include conversion of solid waste into new material or energy; services that divert, reuse or recycle; software applications for sustainability (e.g., reuse, recycling); and design services that focus on sustainability. Selected ventures will receive training and services such as venture mentors who will guide their advancement and facilitate access to technical experts, business plan development, and investor network management training.
Funding for the RISN Incubator is provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s i6 Challenge. Applications will be accepted until July 24 with the challenge kicking off Aug. 25. More information is available at RISNincubator.asu.edu.
ABC News Features UA College of Medicine CyberMed Summit
The CyberMed Summit held in early June at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix was featured on ABC World News and Nightline.
The first-of-its-kind conference was created to gather the world’s top clinicians, security researchers, health care administrators, medical device manufacturers and policymakers to address the emerging challenges of medical device cybersecurity.
Nightline News anchor Dan Harris spent the day at the college and interviewed security experts from the Atlantic Council and FDA, as well as event organizers Drs. Christian Dameff and Jeff Tully, both physicians who graduated from the college. View the video here.
JDA Named Top Workplace
Scottsdale-based JDA Software Group was named to the 2017 azcentral.com Top Companies to Work for in Arizona list, making it one of 100 organizations in state that represent the best and brightest in cultivating an exceptional workplace culture.
JDA has established teamwork as a critical component to success as one of its core values, creating teams that deliver results for customers and fuel company growth. The company prides itself on a commitment to learning and innovation by offering senior leadership mentors and training and development for all associates to help build the next generation of JDA leaders.
Winners were selected by azcentral.com and Republic Media along with BestCompaniesAZ, in an assessment conducted by the independent workplace research firm Best Companies Group.
New School Targets Coders
DevMountain, a coding school created to develop programmers, entrepreneurs, and designers through bootcamps, will launch its new location in Phoenix with an Immersive Web Development course beginning Aug. 21.
DevMountain already is open in Provo, Salt Lake City and Dallas, where it offers a variety of courses such as iOS development and user experience. And like the other locations, the Phoenix bootcamp’s sessions will include 10-to-12-hour days of instruction, 1-on-1 mentoring and hands-on projects.
The Phoenix cohort is suited for those who are just beginning to code, as well as those who already have been exposed to coding. More information is available on the DevMountain website.
HPE Recognizes OneNeck as Strategic Solutions Partner of the Year
Scottsdale-based OneNeck IT Solutions has been named by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its North American U.S. Strategic Solutions Partner of the Year to recognize its excellent financial performance, innovative solutions and driving meaningful business results.
OneNeck is a long-standing HPE partner. In addition to being a Platinum-Certified partner, the company has earned many partner-ready specializations, including data center networking specialist and storage specialist.
The 2017 HPE Partner of the Year Awards recognize partners across its entire ecosystem that raise the standard for business excellence and customer satisfaction.