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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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How rugged mobile device users can prepare for life after Windows

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

The long relationship between Windows and enterprise rugged devices may finally be coming to an end. As Microsoft winds down support for many of its legacy operating systems, manufacturing plants, warehouses and other rugged environments are mulling where to take their mobility strategy next. Marco Nielsen, Vice President, Managed Mobility …

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Georgia Logistics Summit: Technology Continues to Move the Industry Forward

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise

Over 1,000 experts in Georgia’s supply chain and logistics community gathered at the World Congress Center May 16-17 to discover what’s top of mind at the Georgia Logistics Summit. Jannine Miller, the Director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, pens …

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NCR: Three Leadership Strategies to Boost Business Growth

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

  Does your company currently have the strategy and infrastructure to adapt to the technological changes sweeping the world? Hard choices and hard work await you, if you want to change your company’s trajectory toward success.  Take some cues from the producers of the National Cash Register. Bill Nuti, CEO and chairman …

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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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The Journey to Supply Chain Excellence

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

Businesses in 2015 still have the common pursuit of growing revenues, profits, and market space, and leading companies are relying on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to meet these goals in a responsible and sustainable way. Building powerful and more intimate relationships, extending across a critical mass …

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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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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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Webinar: Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center

Industry: Other
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Augusta

Georgia Technology Authority recently hosted a webinar exploring Governor Nathan Deal’s vision for the upcoming Cyber Innovation and Training Center in Augusta.

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New Study Reveals American IT Does Digital Better

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

We have long believed that digital transformation projects were more effective and had lower cost of ownership onshore. Agile increasingly provides measurement tools that confirm our belief. Conversely, project failures, project delays, escalating total costs, and security concerns are leading US companies to bring their offshore projects back to US partners. But which projects are best served onshore? CapTech recently commissioned a research study by Forrester Consulting, Onshore/Nearshore Services Thrive in the Age of the Customer, released on May 30, 2016, that revealed companies are finding digital transformation projects grounded in agile development and good architecture have higher success rates and lower total cost.

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Strategies for the Logistics Industry after Tax Reform

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

Without proper planning, businesses could miss out on tax-saving opportunities or even be negatively impacted from the new provisions. David W. Appel

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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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Georgia Bids for Amazon’s HQ2 in Style

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: General Business
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Midtown Atlanta

  Since Amazon announced that it would build a new headquarters a few weeks ago, several cities across the U.S. have been clamoring with multi-billion dollar bids. Atlanta currently hosts Amazon’s A9.com subsidiary, Amazon Web Services at Georgia Tech IoT Research Center, and recently became the site for a 25,000 square foot regional …

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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  

Why Manufacturing in China May Still be Your Best Outsourcing Option

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

Many U.S. companies that outsource manufacturing to China have feared that China’s ongoing move from a “developing” to a “developed” country would result in a less favorable manufacturing environment. This spurns the question, “Is it time to move manufacturing out of China?” China’s economic rise has been one of the …

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Designing an Effective Sharepoint Governance Plan

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

Microsoft SharePoint’s powerful capabilities and user-friendliness have made it an indispensable tool for organizations world-wide. But like any tool, it can only be truly effective if it is well-maintained; this is where governance comes in. Every successful SharePoint implementation must include a robust governance plan that is followed, enforced, and …

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GSA Has Created a Separate Category for Companies Selling Health IT Services, Creating an Unparalleled Opportunity for Such Companies to Sell to Federal Agencies

Industry: Health IT
Focus: General Business
Type: TAG
Location: Midtown Atlanta

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) decided to prioritize health IT as its own separate category within GSA Schedule 70 by establishing a health IT “special item number” (SIN). The new SIN will give health IT companies access to business with federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health …

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