Google Fiber releases impact report; Utah ranks No. 8 on innovation study

03/27/2017
Google Fiber releases report detailing community impact Google Fiber shared Thursday a first look at some of the findings from its Community Impact Report. This report looks at how cities in America and Google Fiber collaborates with local partners and nonprofits to ensure that more people — especially the most digitally divided — have access to […]

Local businesses learn how to counter cybercrime

03/23/2017
SALT LAKE CITY — It may come as a surprise that a former top administrator from the Department of Homeland Security, the 240,000-employee agency tasked with keeping the country safe from outside threats, said the biggest cyberthreat to U.S. businesses is likely not from some intricate plotting by a rogue nation-state intent on toppling the […]

Top 20 startups announced in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

03/15/2017
Utah’s best college entrepreneurs are competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes, including a $40,000 grand prize, in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the biggest student business competitions in the country. The competition got a lot more interesting with the top 20 teams being announced. Hundreds of students from all colleges in the […]

Venafi research: Twenty-one percent of websites are still using insecure SHA-1 certificates and putting users at risk

03/15/2017
New research from Venafi Labs shows that 21 percent of the world’s websites are still using certificates signed with the vulnerable Secure Hash Algorithm, SHA-1. On February 23, 2017, Google affiliated security researchers announced they cracked the SHA-1 security standard using a collision attack. The incident proved that the deprecated cryptographic secure hash algorithm still […]

2017 Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting our national and economic security

03/09/2017
Cybersecurity is becoming a fiercely debated issue following attacks in the political realm to breaking news on information leaks in the private sector. As the world becomes more interconnected government, business, and individuals are becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats. Every day, new tools and techniques are developed to resolve challenges in our security, but […]

Utah Non-compete study results now available

03/02/2017
The Salt Lake Chamber in collaboration with a working group of legislators and members of the business community, released the findings from a study conducted in response to the passage of H.B. 251, post-employment restrictions amendments, during the 2016 Utah General Legislative Session. The findings release key issues concerning non-compete agreements to better inform policymakers and […]

Utahns remain confident in economy as employment gains remain strong

03/01/2017
The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index remained roughly the same, declining a statistically marginal 2.9 points to 114.7 in February. The small decrease resulted from a slightly less positive outlook on the current economy and the economy over the next six months. The overall CAI currently sits 8.9 points higher than its level 12 […]

The economic impact of solar; Utah ranks 6th in the nation

03/01/2017
Once referred to as a form of “alternative” energy, solar power has become a mainstream energy resource in Utah and a soaring economic driver for the state, thanks to falling prices and environmentally-conscious businesses and residents who are concerned about energy independence and improving the state’s air quality. The Solar Energy Industry Association recently reported […]

USTAR Technology Acceleration Program grant application opens to start-ups, Monday

03/01/2017
The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative will open the second round of their Technology Acceleration Program for applications on Monday, February 27, 2017. Letters of intent, which are not required, are due March 13, 2017, and submissions close March 29, 2017. TAP is a competitive research grant program, designed for start-ups and early stage […]

Introducing the Skyline Challenge: A partnership with Salt Lake City

02/22/2017
When we think about Utah’s air quality challenges, we often focus on vehicle emissions, but don’t often consider the contribution our own homes and office buildings have to local air pollution. These contributors are called area sources. From 2008 to 2014, the Utah Division of Air Quality reported a 7% increase in area source contributions […]

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10 Ways Technology Has Changed Team Communication

Original article published by Forbes can be seen here.   The information technology (IT) industry is expected to grow a whopping 6.2% this year alone, according to Statista. This will make the technology industry a $3.74 trillion business by 2018, which is part of the driving force behind how your company communicates today. Using technology […]

Salt Lake City Lands a Top-25 Spot on CBRE’s Annual “Scoring Tech Talent” Report

Original article by Utah Business Magazine can be found here. Salt Lake City–Salt Lake City ranked #22 on CBRE’s sixth-annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report, a comprehensive analysis which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Salt Lake City stands out as having the seventh largest concentration […]

Trump’s Tech Tariffs Are Awesome, for Southeast Asia

Original article published by Bloomberg Opinion can be seen here.   Written by Tim Culpan, Bloomberg columnist covering technology Donald Trump may well be the best thing that’s happened to Southeast Asia’s humble electronics industry in quite a while. Relatively small, and frankly not as sexy as their North Asia cousins, makers of components and […]