Girls don’t do tech is still widely believed. To change that, Microsoft has been organizing the DigiGirlz, a technology camp for teenage girls in Reno for the last eight years. This year, tech companies in the region such as Tesla, Switch, Oracle and others came together as presenters at the camp. Ninety teenage girls from different parts of Nevada and elsewhere participated in a two-day tech camp at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Ten Business Pitch Competition finalists have been selected to pitch their company’s product or service to a panel of judges at the sixth annual Governor’s Conference on Business in Sparks on Aug. 17. Each of the finalists will have two minutes to make their pitch, followed by a three minute Q&A session with the judges.
You’ve heard of software as a service and its benefits, but is it going to work for your organization, and do the benefits outweigh the disadvantages? The term “software as a service” has been thrown around the IT world for the last 10 years, and over the last few years has gained consumer momentum. But now more than just software is being offered as a service, including hardware/infrastructure (IaaS), storage (SaaS), and pretty much anything you can think of (XaaS).
We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
Many users found Windows 8 too difficult to use and never upgraded from Windows 7, even with the changes that were introduced as part of 8.1, adoption has been low. With Windows 10, Microsoft has brought back some of the familiar navigation, added an action center and provided new versions of bundled software including a new internet browser and Cortana, Microsoft’s version of a personal assistant popular on the latest version of the Windows phone.
Northern Nevada has been in headlines lately for its renewed tech-focused forward motion, as companies like Switch and Tesla become a part of the ever-evolving business landscape. But the fact remains that some companies have identified the region as a hotbed of techie culture and activity for decades now. And the granddad of these longtime believers is a global corporation founded by heavy hitters like Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Microsoft.
Northern Nevada has been in headlines lately for its renewed tech-focused forward motion, as companies like Switch and Tesla become a part of the ever-evolving business landscape. But the fact remains that some companies have identified the region as a hotbed of techie culture and activity for decades now. Join us on September 9th and learn about what Microsoft is accomplishing at their Reno facility.
The allure of Reno is its promise and potential to become a vibrant technology city without all of the downsides of a tech capital like Silicon Valley. If we can attract Tesla, Switch, Microsoft and Apple, but keep at bay the sky-high commercial real estate prices, snarled traffic and exorbitant housing prices, Reno will remain a magnet to maturing technology and logistics companies.
Apple, Microsoft and a host of other technology companies have announced or will be announcing new smart watches, smart phones and other electronic gadgets that will connect to other smart gadgets and to the Internet of Things (IoT). I am not sure this will make anyone smarter, but as you dive into how technology advancements are contributing to our health, security and convenience, it is apparent that the trajectory is towards solutions for human inefficiencies, inadequacies and discomfiture.