21 Fall Consumer Shopping Trends by Cybba Inc.
With the biggest time of the year coming up for e-commerce companies, it’s important to keep 2017’s fall consumer shopping trends in mind.
See the full list of Cybba’s top 21 fall consumer shopping trends here.
CBRE Report Shows Strong Potential for Phoenix Data Center Market
The Phoenix data center market continued its steady growth in the first half of 2017, according to a new report from CBRE. Driven by growth in both hyperscale and enterprise infrastructure deployments, the Phoenix data center market remains one of the most diverse primary markets in the country, and has the potential to become one of the leading data center destinations in the U.S.
“Phoenix is a dynamic market,” said Luke Denmon, leader of CBRE’s Data Center Solutions Practice in Phoenix. “Every 18 months or so we see our supply profile change in direct response to demands from different segments within the data center universe. When avoiding natural disasters was the driving force, Phoenix’s data center market grew. Now, the drivers are tied to Phoenix’s lower operating costs and strong regional network infrastructure compared to other markets and Phoenix is still growing. These are signals that the market has matured to a point at which we can shift to accommodate the various nuances of the different user profiles.”
See the full press release here.
Digital Realty Expands to New Space in Downtown Phoenix
Digital Realty is expanding their colocation footprint at 120 East Van Buren in Phoenix. The suite will be ready by the end of October and will consist of approximately 100,000 gross square feet, 6,136 square feet of colocation space, and 600 kW of IT load. Other services include Service Exchange, Digital Realty Internet Exchange, Dedicated Internet Access, and 24×7 Remote Hands.
120 Van Buren is the #1 interconnection facility in the rapidly growing Phoenix metro-area. This facility is a recognized fiber crossroads on almost every national network backbone. Over 36 carriers/providers currently serve the 175,000 sq.ft. building, and Digital Realty serves as the premier interconnection area operation at the facility.
Valore Partners Hosts Phoenix Azure User Group Oct 18
Valore Partners hosts a monthly Phoenix Azure User Group through meetup. This month’s event–Azure Serverless Architecture Part 2–will discuss the architecture of the Meetup Sign-In application built on the Azure Serverless platform, show how to secure it using Azure AD, and how to use modern DevOps to build and deploy to Azure.
Learn more about the event and register here.
atmosol Shares Recommended Strategies for Branding + Communications
Is your brand resonating with your target audience? Without a solid brand identity, your marketing efforts are going to get lost in the sea of competition. Standing out above the crowd is a challenge for eCommerce retailers as the market becomes hyper saturated with similar products and services.
Every time a customer interacts with one of your touch points, you convey your brand. To build a strong voice, image, and feeling you need to know what makes you unique, from key differentiators to your main value proposition.
Click here to learn more.
Secure Communications for Public Safety by AT&T + FirstNet
A highly-secure wireless broadband communications network for Arizona’s public safety community will be built, operated and maintained at no cost to the state by AT&T in a public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The FirstNet network will create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders. Plans by AT&T and FirstNet include:
- Connecting first responder subscribers to the critical information they need in a highly-secure manner.
- Creating an efficient communications experience for public safety personnel in agencies and jurisdictions across the state during natural disasters.
FirstNet was chartered in 2012 with the mission to ensure the building, deployment and operation of the nationwide broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities.
MPEXA Export Challenge Pitch Competition
Companies that are new to export and new to market have the chance to compete for financial support for their export-related business expenses in the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) Export Challenge Pitch Competition.
Ten companies will be invited to participate in the MPEXA pitch competition on Dec. 5 in Phoenix. Judges will award a grand prize valued at $25,000, second place at $15,000 and a third place at $10,000.
The application deadline is Nov. 8. Find more information here.
Carvana Opens AZ Inspection Center
Phoenix-based Carvana, a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, opened its newest vehicle inspection and perfection center in Tolleson.
The 179,000-square-foot facility will handle inspection, annotation, full paint facilities, mechanical repair and patented 360-degree vehicle photography. The center increases the number of cars and speed of delivery to customers as the company’s market expansion continues westward.
Carvana offers consumers an intuitive online automotive retail platform with a fully transactional website that enables them to quickly and easily buy a car online.
2018 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program
Nov. 6 is the deadline for early-stage bioscience firms to apply for the 2018 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, which provides $30,000 in funding and a set of program services to help up to six firms develop.
To be eligible to apply, an early-stage firm must be a bioscience firm engaged in the commercialization of bioscience research and biotechnology and/or the sale of products in the areas of medical devices and equipment; drugs, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics; agricultural feedstock and chemicals; research, testing and medical labs; or bioscience-related distribution.
Information about the program, can be found at www.flinn.org/entrepreneur.
Tech Data Receives Two Prestigious Awards
Kudos were delivered on two different fronts recently to Tech Data Corporation, one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions.
The company received the HP Partner of the Year award at the HP Reinvent World Partner Forum 2017. It was recognized in the sub-category of HP U.S. Print Hardware Distributor of the Year after being evaluated in criteria such as innovation.
The company also was named the Veritas North America Distributor of the Year for 2017. It delivered 21 percent year-over-year growth with Veritas in 2017.