Four AZTC Members Named Top Cybersecurity Firms
Four member companies of the Arizona Technology Council have been cited in the report “Cyber Security Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2017-2025” as part of the world’s top companies with expertise in cybersecurity solutions. The companies are Intel, Microsoft, Symantec, and Verizon.
Persistence Market Research’s report also projects the North American cybersecurity market will remain the leader. By 2025, the market is expected to be worth more than $67.1 billion. For the world, value is forecasted to reach more than $205.8 billion, which compares to more than $76.4 billion last year.
Expected to drive growth in the global cybersecurity market this year and beyond is the increasing application of cloud-based services in multiple workloads, including data backups, e-mail services, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and collaboration services.
ASU Flex MBA Program Allows Virtual Attendance
Want to get your advanced business degree but worried occasional travel for work could get in the way? While Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey Professional Flex MBA doesn’t have an app for that, it will offer robots to help starting in the fall.
Each of the three robots — rolling stands that hold a tablet with the student’s face on-screen — will allow remote students to see, hear and interact with their professor and classmates using the tablet’s microphone and camera. From their personal computer, tablet or even an iPhone, students will be able to position themselves using their keyboard to see the lesson board and their professor.
Students will be allowed to request the virtual learning assistant up to 10 times throughout the course of the program. The Professional Flex MBA can be completed in two to four years.
Arragon Research Names Bolste Innovative Player in Digital Work Hub Category
Scottsdale-based collaboration software startup Bolste has been named an innovative player in a new and emerging category called the digital work hub, which is considered a platform that simplifies content sharing, access and communications at all levels.
The designation came from Aragon Research, a research and advisory firm that estimates the total available market for the digital work hub category is about $9.5 billion.
Bolste offers a cloud-based, integrated work platform in a single interface that helps entire teams — including external stakeholders, like customers, partners and remote workers — to seamlessly collaborate, manage content and increase productivity.
AZTC Member Companies Named Among 2017 Supply Chain Top 25
Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, has named two member companies of the Arizona Technology Council to its 2017 Supply Chain Top 25, which identifies supply chain leaders and highlights their best practices.
Ranked No. 6 is Intel with a composite score of 4.44 while Johnson & Johnson was named No. 13 with a composite score of 3.5. The top score among all 25 companies was 6.39. Winners were announced at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference recently held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix.
The Supply Chain Top 25 rankings are determined by two main components combined into a composite score. Business performance is based on public financial and corporate social responsibility data (commitment, transparency, and performance) while the opinion component offers an eye to future potential and reflects leadership in the supply chain community.
Expansion of H5 Data Center
H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, will perform an 80-cabinet expansion at its colocation facility in Chandler.
With more than 40 enterprise colocation customers and communications carriers currently, H5 is expanding its private data center suite to offer both a 125-kilowatt and a 250-kilowatt version. The Chandler colocation site features a 180,000-square foot data center with 30 MW of power at full buildout.