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LEVERAGING VIRTUALIZATION

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

The debate over whether there are enough IPv4 addresses left has come to a decisive end. Mil- lions of devices and applications coming online over the last several years have almost used up remaining supplies, and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has handed out its last block of addresses. …

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A Look at the Georgia FinTech Ecosystem

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

Introduction Did you know that the state of Georgia is the epicenter of the payments industry, a key economic component of the worldwide financial services industry? According to The Nilson Report, there were over 135 billion payment card transactions in 2011, representing about $2.3 trillion in total consumer and commercial …

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The Growth Hacker— From a Growth Hackers perspective.

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: General Info
Location: Greater Atlanta

By Chris on November 4, 2014 Who Are Growth Hackers? Growth Hackers are truly unique individuals that go beyond the simple online trends and popularity of social media metrics to make an organization successful. As a matter of fact, Growth Hackers are usually not only the… Read More ›

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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How to improve your Receivables position with better risk analysis

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

If you drive a car then you know what a dashboard is. There are two main gauges that we are all very familiar with – the speedometer and the fuel gauge.   The other gauges we don’t usually take much notice of.   It is a similar story if you are running …

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SaaS Funding Relative to Recurring Revenue

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: Startups
Type: Business Enterprise

Recently I was talking to an investor and he mentioned they were looking at a deal, liked the company, but were concerned with how much cash the startup had burned relative to current annual recurring revenue. For Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startups, it’s especially difficult to get the business model going, and once …

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Maximizing Risk Management Efficiency

Industry: Information Security
Focus: General Info
Type: TAG
Location: Gwinnett

Businesses must resist the urge to rely on their auditor as their personal trainer. They need to retain outsourced risk management expertise and empower internal resources to keep their controls and systems in a state of good health at all times rather than just in advance of audits. Read more …

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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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Consistent Production of Higher Quality PET Bottles With Sidel Matrix Intelliblower™

Industry: Other
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has recently developed Intelliblower™ technology, a significant innovation which brings control and self-regulation to the blow molding process. The patented technology ensures greater accuracy in distribution of material during the production of individual bottles, with the elimination of inconsistencies …

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Forget Silicon Valley – British tech firms should head to Atlanta

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With start-ups who’s business spreads across the city, Atlanta is an incubator that offers many benefits for a British tech company. The immense talent pool of young entrepreneurs in the city provides Georgia companies with a innovative workforce. Londoners are attracted to the Atlanta lifestyle and business environment. Read more …

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Getting Inside the Minds of 400 Tech Leaders in Georgia

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by Glen Sarvady March 18, 2015, Deluxe Corporation In late February I attended the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) most successful Financial Technology symposium yet. This annual one-day event has grown in each of its five years, this time convening over 400 industry leaders for panel discussions, emerging technologies, and …

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Health care IT: Regulatory changes may mean R&D tax credit opportunities

Industry: Health IT
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Regulatory changes can translate to real tax savings for those developing health care IT software. While many companies take advantage of the R&D tax credit when developing or implementing new IT products/solutions, many health care leaders aren’t aware of newly defined qualified development activities that could significantly increase R&D tax …

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Transforming Sales With Predictive Analytics

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

This paper outlines how a modern sales and business leader, who is continuously challenged to find the right formula of people and process to maximize productivity, can improve time to revenue and get greater insight to business performance by using predictive analytics. Learn more at: http://www.sellingpower.com/content/video/?mid=908/transforming-sales-with-predictive-analytics 

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  

The Rise of the Virtual Aisles: The Future is Now for the Online Grocery Channel

Industry: Other
Focus: Innovation/R&D
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Statewide

Online grocery sales in particular are booming, especially in population-dense cities. Millennials and teens use online to shop and make purchase decisions at a higher rate than any other consumer group. Learn more about the trends in this article from Mackensy Lunsford: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/the-rise-of-the-virtual-aisles-the-future-is-now-for-the-online-grocery-channel

As Atlanta’s Startup Scene Goes, So Goes Atlanta

Industry: Other
Focus: Startups
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Buckhead

Atlanta’s own, David Cummings pens an interesting blog piece about Atlanta’s startup  community in Huffington Post. Check it out here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-cummings/as-atlantas-startup-scene_b_7188820.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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Why Diversity Matters in STEM

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

Diversity in STEM matters significantly and on so many levels. African-American men face unique challenges.  Georgia Tech’s Gary May, dean of the College of Engineering, explains that when capable students’ talents go undeveloped, this represents a loss for both the individual and society. Read more: http://amplifier.gatech.edu/articles/2015/05/why-diversity-matters-stem