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5 ways to tell if your employer is developing women leaders

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Statewide

In this editorial, Erin Rhoda, questions companies’ commitment to hiring women leaders. She provides evidence in the amount of college graduates who are women versus men. She also offers what companies should be doing to make sure women feel motivated to excel within the company. Read more at Bangor Daily …

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Listening – the Key to Your Social Media Success

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

Most companies are adept at posting messages to social media and responding to inquiries or issues directed to or about them, but actively listening to social chatter provides insight into consumer attitudes about brands and competitors that can truly guide effective sales and marketing strategies. Read more at EMarketing and …

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Social Media Listening: Your Window To The Market’s Heartbeat

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Consumer-to-consumer communication is the most trusted form of messaging. Companies are missing out on the times when consumers passively mention them. Mining social media for marketing intelligence draws on thoughtful planning and precise execution. http://www.cmo.com/articles/2015/4/7/passive-social-media-your-window-to-the-markets-heartbeat.html  

Embedded Analytics in the Self- Service BI Enterprise

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Perimeter

Production reporting has been around for a long time, but its requirements change as much as the tech industry itself does. Delivery expectations have shifted from quarterly to hourly, so the entire business intelligence stack must now be user-driven and flexible. Licensing by number of users is obsolete, since there …

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America’s $500 Billion Problem with Employee Disengagement

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Statewide

In the latest release in his leadership series, Tom Lowry offers a 12-step program for curing the disease of employee disengagement. “The impact of disengagement to our economy is staggering. A 2013 study released by Gallup found that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. between $450 billion to $550 billion …

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Swipe Right: 8 Ways to Find Your Product Potential Users

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Midtown Atlanta

This article was featured in Website Magazine on 5/29/2015 http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2015/05/29/swipe-right-8-ways-to-find-your-product-potential-users.aspx If your product were to go speed-dating, what’s the first thing it would say to the person across the table? If it had a Tinder profile, would your landing page make a potential date swipe right? The main thing your …

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Using Procurement Analytics to Simplify Your Supplier Reconciliation

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Ask finance managers to name a necessary evil of their responsibilities and many will cite reconciling goods received against invoices not received (“GR-NI”). The GR-NI issue is time-consuming to manage but not exactly mission critical to finding new business. Because of that it often gets demoted to the lowest of …

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The Ripening Silicon Peach

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Midtown Atlanta

When evaluating the beginnings of established tech markets in the US, there are several similarities about their regional characteristics that can serve as indicators for their tech trajectory. Consider Palo Alto, New York and Seattle, also known as Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley and Silicon Forest, respectively – Each have unique …

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How Do You Know if You Have a Supply Chain Issue?

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Downtown Atlanta

Supply Chains are the final frontier for business. Once we’ve improved reporting, beaten all of the easy costs out of the business, and received every concession our vendors can give, then we look at improving the supply chain. But maybe we should start there. Supply Chains aren’t a glamorous part …

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Imagining A Beacon-Filled World… in Columbus, Georgia

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: SW Georgia

COLUMBUS, GA — August 5, 2015– After Apple introduced iBeacon in 2013, it was easy to imagine how the platform, which allowed anyone to use low-power Bluetooth to communicate with nearby phones, could tie digital interactions to the physical world. However, each new adopter of beacons must get consumers to …

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Want more actionable information from your BI? Support your IT team’s need for data warehouse automation

Industry: Logistics Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

If your organization is relatively new to BI but has successfully built some new reports with one of the great visualization tools on the market, you will soon find yourselves in need of a better data organization environment. If you are successful with your initial dashboarding, there will likely be …

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8 Key Considerations When Adding BI & Analytics to Your Software

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Perimeter

Within the next 36 months, 75% of Independent Software Vendors’ (ISVs) future software revenue will come from Business Intelligence and Analytics embedded within their solution, according to a survey from Tech Target. Today, making data driven decisions is an expectation for workers at all levels of an organization. End users …

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ProFiles: Billy Cutshaw, President/CEO at Allied Business Systems

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Macon/Middle Georgia

    Billy Cutshaw, President/CEO of Allied Business Systems When did you get in involved with TAG? 2012 What’s the best thing about TAG in your opinion? Access to Resources that had not been available to our company in the past. What does your organization do? We make Loan Origination …

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ProFiles: Kenneth (Kent) Antley, Member, Miller & Martin PLLC

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

  Kenneth (Kent) Antley, Member, Miller & Martin PLLC When did you get in involved with TAG? 1987 when I joined Business & Technology Alliance. I was President of BETA when it formed TAG with SSA and WIT. What’s the best thing about TAG in your opinion? It creates awareness …

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The Robots are Coming (to eliminate employment discrimination)

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Midtown Atlanta

As artificial intelligence continues to become more pervasive and often useful in our society, a relatively unexplored area is its capacity to eliminate subconscious bias in the hiring process. In this article, Corey Goerdt cites previous examples of employer liability cases and lays out the potential benefit artificial intelligence poses …

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Labeling Technologies: Helping Beverage Producers Meet Fast-Paced Consumer Trends

Industry: Logistics Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Challenges to meet new consumer trends The consumers of today are more concerned with beverages that reflect their personality and individuality. It is no longer enough to deliver a quality product in a package with any label. A key contributor to success is personalization and products that match the consumers’ …

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Want Less, Focus on Giving More

Industry: Interactive Marketing
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Midtown Atlanta

ATLANTA– February 4th, 2016— It is no secret that there is an inequality that can exist between agencies and their clients. Clients definitely have the upper hand sometimes as they pay our bills. That being said, we all have purpose and we all have a shelf life. Our jobs as …

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Is Atlanta the Next High-Tech Hub?

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

On March 3, CREW Atlanta hosted a panel discussion on Atlanta’s growing position as a high-tech hub. Four speakers – Bob Gargosh, senior sales executive at QTS; Tino Mantella, President of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG); Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta; and Wendy McArthur, member, JLL’s Data Center Solutions Group – discussed factors driving this growth and ways the city is expanding its technology industry.

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6 Traits To Seek In An Outsourced Product Development Partner

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Greater Atlanta

Lower costs, specialized designers, and rare skills sets are among the reasons companies consider working with outsourced product developers. But there are differences between working with these vendors versus the traditional enterprise software solution vendors you may be used to. Here are six qualities to look for when making your …

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