Intel launches $50 million pandemic response initiative
Intel has launched a $50 million pandemic response technology initiative through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students and teachers. Intel’s COVID-19 Response and Readiness Initiative will provide funding to accelerate customer and partner advances in diagnosis, treatment and vaccine development, leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and edge-to-cloud service delivery. Approximately $40 million will fund the Intel COVID-19 Response and Readiness and Online Learning initiatives. Approximately $40 million will fund the Intel COVID-19 Response and Readiness and Online Learning initiatives. And a $10 million innovation fund will support requests from external partners and employee-led relief projects, addressing critical needs in their communities. Learn more about Intel’s efforts to combat COVID-19 around the country.
Universal Avionics provides space to manufacture PPE
A leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems, Tucson-based Universal Avionics is assisting the local community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly line space at its Tucson headquarters to produce much-needed personal protective equipment, including medical face masks and shields. Learn more how this plan was developed in coordination with the University of Arizona, City of Tucson, Pima County and the Arizona Technology Council, and is a great example of our community coming together.
Flexible learning options: Online enterprise training with Galvanize
Galvanize Enterprise solutions cover all areas of workforce transformation from candidate selection, to upskilling and re-skilling training. This innovative leader in tech training has its fingers on the pulse of the latest technologies and methodologies in software engineering, data engineering and data science. To learn more about Galvanize’s project-based learning that reinforces technical concepts though industry-aligned projects, customized curriculum and flexible learning options, visit here or email [email protected].
Acronis joins #OpenWeStand movement to support small businesses
Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, announced it has joined GoDaddy’s growing #OpenWeStand movement, joining over 30 brands in contributing resources, tools and insights to help sustain entrepreneurs and the small and microbusinesses they operate during this challenging time. Acronis addresses this small business need with an integrated solution that delivers easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection, while also taking action to support our partners and customers through the Acronis #CyberFit Financing initiative. Learn more about the resources the #OpenWeStand movement offers to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Arizona State University tops nation in coronavirus aid from CARES Act
ASU, the state’s largest university, received $63.53 million based on the number of full-time Pell Grant recipients and enrollment. About 85% of the Tempe-based university’s undergraduate students receive some level of financial assistance, which is why the state university received the most funding. ASU President Michael Crow has made a commitment to opening the university to all, rather than trying to be an elite institution that keeps students out. During the next few weeks, ASU will consider uses of the remaining funds, particularly in the context of maintaining institutional continuity during Covid-19 and into the next academic year. Read more here.
PADT, Inc. Co-owner Eric Miller shares five tips on adapting to COVID-19
Eric Miller, co-founder and principal at Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) Inc., provides five recommendations that every business leader can apply to their situations during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, and, hopefully, weather this storm with less damage, and perhaps even thrive. While no one has a crystal ball to fully know how things will turn out, what we do have is our experience, our creativity and each other. Those three tools have gotten the nation through tight spots in the past, and they will get us through this one. Read Eric’s timely advice for inspiration and direction during the pandemic.
Space-planning strategies from Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson
Once we’re past the COVID-19 crisis, it’s likely that new efficiencies will be discovered and new infrastructure might already have been installed to run operations better. Michael Coretz, real estate advisor for Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson, shares some of the ways that he believes Tucson commercial space will be used differently. Now is the time to take a look at your commercial space with an eye for accommodating changes and to consider some notable factors. Learn more here.
Ransomware protection: Best practices to beat extortion from Alagen
Ransomware attacks are a real concern for businesses of all types and sizes. During a crisis, it’s not uncommon for hackers to use malware to lock down critical systems and demand payment. The crippling effects can significantly damage, or even shutter, unprepared businesses. So, what’s an organization to do? Cybersecurity experts at Alagen provide valuable strategies to keep your company safe from malware and other cyber attacks. Visit here to learn strategies to help keep your business safe from cyber criminals.
Forced Physics joins forces with Natron Energy for a shared goal of sustainability
Natron Energy, the world leader in sodium-ion batteries using Prussian Blue chemistry, has successfully deployed their innovative BlueTray4000™ battery with Forced Physics DCT within their High-Performance Compute platform enabling uninterrupted performance and ride-through backup power. Natron’s batteries provide the 48V DC bridging and peak power capacity required to ensure Forced Physics’ OCP Rack platform transfers smoothly to generator power in the H5 Data Centers Phoenix facility, a data center where the backup generators can carry the full load within 15 seconds. Learn more here.
WSI Digital Marketing provides 10 tips for businesses to survive COVID-19
Businesses all over the world are trying to survive the current crisis – the challenge is reaching customers now that there are restrictions on physical contact and movement. This is the time when the internet combined with some process changes can become your best friend. While the best time to act is before a crisis hits, it is never too late. Here are some tips and best practices from marketing strategist Madhu Chadha to help you ride out the pandemic and to help your business survive.
Televerde providing customer-support solutions for B2B + B2C organizations
Televerde has always believed in “business as a force for good” and that is why the comapny is looking for ways it can help others. The company is offering 90 days of inbound or outbound customer support solutions at cost (that’s zero-profit margin for Televerde) to B2B and B2C companies that have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus and are not currently engaged with Televerde. Learn more how Televerde can help minimize the impact of coronavirus on your business and emerge from this crisis poised for rapid growth.
Virtuosity helps businesses remain productive during COVID-19 outbreak
With the global COVID-19 epidemic bringing forth many unforeseen challenges to our everyday lives, it should come as no surprise that all businesses of all sizes are feeling a bit overextended. In the wake of all this uncertainty, business owners are looking for ways to tide over progress on important projects, increase productivity and adapt to meet the changing needs of the public, and Virtuosity is here to offer tips for doing just that. Learn how to maintain productivity and reduce costs with Virtuosity.
HR provider Integrity Outsource pledges $50,000 to help Arizona small businesses
Navigating changes in the federal and state legislative climate is daunting amidst the ever changing COVID-19 environment. Integrity Outsource, a leading HR services firm, announced they are pledging a total of $50,000 in free HR outsource services to help struggling Arizona businesses whose operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether companies have HR in-house or business owners handle it all themselves, the flood of information is ever-changing and Integrity Outsource has become a vital resource for small businesses to rely on and condense the continuous changes/updates into practical application. Learn more here.
Benchmark plays crucial manufacturing role against COVID-19
Since its inception over 40 years ago as a medical device manufacturer, Benchmark has been partnering with some of the largest medical companies in the world. During these unprecedented times, Benchmark continues to support essential providers by maintaining high-quality production of products and infrastructure that people rely upon when it matters most. Some of the critical products Benchmark is helping to design, test or manufacture include ventilators, x-ray units, chest-scanning devices, nitric oxide treatment systems, diagnostic equipment and infusion pumps. Additionally, Benchmark is manufacturing two transformational COVID-19 PCR testing products that yield results within an hour. Learn more about Benchmark’s extraordinary efforts in the fight against COIVD-19.
KEO Marketing shares best practices for website design
As a leading digital marketing agency, KEO Marketing has created many successful websites and have used that experience to create a list of website design best practices. While different web projects each have different needs, there are some design principles that are universal to all sites. In this post, CEO Sheila Kloefkorn looks at three of the best practices for website design that will help you reach your online goals. Read more how KEO Marketing can help amp up your digital marketing and drive revenue.
Work-from-home survival guide from Solugenix
Remote work presents a completely different set of challenges and if working from home is new for you, then this change in routine can be stressful. With 20+ years of remote support center expertise, Solugenix understands these challenges. After taking feedback from a few of its veteran work-from-home warriors, Solugenix created a FREE Work-from-home survival guide to help you navigate these challenging and unprecedented times.
Kudelski launches tech solutions to combat COVID-19
The Kudelski Group, the world leader in digital security, and CoreKinect, a leader in scalable hardware design and manufacturing, announced the launch of a joint solution enabling hospitals, government agencies and NGOs to track key assets in the fight against COVID-19, ensuring they arrive where they are needed. By partnering with CoreKinect, Kudelski is ensuring that tracking data is protected, access to it is controlled, and tracking devices are protected from tampering. This ultimately leads to a single, visible version of the truth that gives confidence to all involved. Read more here.