WSO2 Introduces Choreo, a Next-Generation Integration Platform as a Service for Cloud Native Engineering Using the Choreo iPaaS, now in public beta, developers can engineer in low-code and code simultaneously; build, test and deploy in Kubernetes; manage APIs; share them in a marketplace; and observe performance—all within hours not weeks

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Media & Entertainment | Product Management | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Enterprises worldwide are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives, with many starting years earlier than originally planned. But, too often, these initiatives are hampered by the lack of deep technical expertise required to get projects off the ground and deliver digital products and solutions. WSO2 addresses this challenge with today’s introduction of Choreo, the new integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for cloud native engineering.

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8 Things You Should Be Doing to Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Southeastern Software Association | Young Professionals

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT

If you’re not concerned about the risk of ransomware, then I wonder what deserted island you’re on.

Ransomware is so prevalent that businesses should take all the necessary precautions available to them. To help you out, we’ve listed the top 8 ways you can protect your business network from ransomware attacks:

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How to Leverage Amazon Prime Day in the B to B World

CRM & CX | Marketing | Sales Leadership

Liger Partners provides marketing tips on how to leverage Amazon Prime Day as a business.

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Top Ways to Measure Managed Service Provider Transparency

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Southeastern Software Association | Young Professionals

By: Shawn Brown, COO, Snap Tech IT

The ability to make sound strategic business decisions is at the core of every business owner. For that to happen, business owners must secure the flexibility to thoughtfully plan and prioritize their next move. That’s tough to do when you when the expertise isn’t in your back pocket, coupled with the inability to see IT challenges on the horizon.

Partnering with a Managed Service Provider should offer a level of transparency that can be seen in the way strategic business decisions are made. While expertise is an integral component to consider when selecting an MSP, it’s not the only factor that should drive your decision. Dig deep to find the level of transparency with your MSP that will garner a trusting relationship while positioning your business for success.

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Swan Lake Beta Release of Ballerina Programming Language Lowers Barriers to Delivering Cloud-Native Applications

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Media & Entertainment | Product Management | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Santa Clara, CA – June 2, 2021 – Increasingly enterprises are turning to cloud-native applications that integrate APIs, events, data, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets throughout their organizations and across the ecosystems in which they participate. Ballerina is the open-source language for cloud-native programming and integration designed to support these organizations with a unique bidirectional mapping of sequence diagrams and code. The new Swan Lake Beta release, available today, radically simplifies how developers build and deploy cloud-native applications through an intuitive syntax for developing services and APIs, seamless JSON support, and built-in concurrency control.

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PDI Innovation Connects the Convenience and Petroleum Industry Ecosystem

Data Science & Analytics

The company reduces complexities by enabling automation and better customer experience

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The ABM Agency Continues 2021 Growth, Welcomes 3 New Hires

Marketing

The ABM Agency has experienced growth well into the second quarter of the year, hiring three new employees in May.

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Georgia State to Offer Online Master of Actuarial Science Program in Fall 2021

Starting fall 2021, the Department of Risk Management & Insurance at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business will offer its highly regarded Master of Actuarial Science (MAS) degree online, allowing working professionals from any location to study at the school ranked first in North America for actuarial science research.

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FLEETCOR® Completes AFEX Cross-Border Acquisition

FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT), a leading global business payments company, today completed the acquisition of Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), an international cross-border payments provider. By acquiring AFEX, FLEETCOR® builds upon its corporate payments line of business and strengthens its position as one of the largest global business payment companies in the world.

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Promotions of WSO2 Regional Vice Presidents Support Growing Global Adoption

International Business | Sales Leadership

Ricardo Diniz is WSO2 vice president and general manager of the UK, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal; Fernando Arditti is WSO2 vice president and general manager of Latin America.

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Aptos Announces Key Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

Business Process Management | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | International Business | Sales Leadership | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Talent

Aptos, a global retail technology provider headquartered in Atlanta, adds software industry veterans in executive positions across finance, human resources and Americas management to further the company’s momentous growth as an industry leader.

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Gov. Kemp Announces Amazon Fulfillment Center in Savannah

Savannah | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Amazon will expand its significant presence in Georgia with a new fulfillment center planned in Savannah, Georgia. The new facility will feature innovative Amazon robotics technology and create 1,000 full-time jobs.

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What Is Your Backup Plan? Managing Data Breach Recovery

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT

The Capital One data breach is another astounding example of how your data can be compromised. Pile that one on top of the Equifax disaster that affected so many, and it seems that nobody in the U.S. with a bank account or a credit card can avoid a data breach. Both individuals and businesses of all sizes are being impacted. At this point, the question to be asking isn’t what can you do to prevent it, it’s what can you when managing data breach recovery?

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5 Critical IT Practices Aerospace Manufacturing Subcontractors Should Follow

Cloud | Data Governance | Information Security | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT

During the past several years, we have seen a shift in the IT practices of aerospace manufacturing sub-contractors. As the federal government agencies tighten information security policies and procedures for primary aerospace manufacturers like Northrop Grumman and ATK, these companies are working harder than ever to ensure their downstream subcontractors have solid information security practices in place.

This means that even the smallest organizations serving the aerospace industry need to improve their cybersecurity as well as their auditing.

For many years, downstream aerospace manufacturing subcontractors could fly under the radar and be somewhat relaxed in their IT best practices and cybersecurity defense. This is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Organizations can no longer risk neglecting IT best practices and cyberdefense.

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Why a Robust MDR Solution is a Top Priority in 2021

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

According to Gartner, 50 percent of organizations will be using Managed Detection & Response services for threat monitoring, detection & response functions that offer threat containment capabilities. The security of your business data is paramount when it comes to the success of your operation. Ensure that your cybersecurity strategy includes an MDR solution that offers Advanced Endpoint Management as a single solution, enabling full visibility & understanding around security incidents.

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Non-Profit Organization 48in48 Announces Strategic Collaboration with Verizon Wireless: Volunteers Continue to Showcase Their Skills for Good

Corporate Development

48in48, a skills-based volunteer organization on a mission to mobilize marketing and technology volunteers to serve nonprofits worldwide, recently announced its collaboration with the Citizen Verizon program.

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Malware & Viruses: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Data

Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security

By: Karl Bickmore, CEO Snap Tech IT

The terms “Malware” and “Virus” are used interchangeably in the computer world. While most people understand that both will create havoc on your system, they don’t necessarily know the differences between them. One of the best ways to protect your business data from both predators is to learn what they are, how they operate, examples of each & how to prevent them from infiltrating your IT environment.

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What Compliance Means for Your Cloud-Enabled Business

Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

We live in a business world with an ever-increasing list of regulations. From PII to GDPR to CMMC, the alphabet soup of compliance acronyms grows every year. Some may say to the detriment of business, and others argue for its protection. Needless to say, as our reliance upon technology and data continues to skyrocket and cybersecurity threats are everywhere, all businesses face the challenge of compliance with government and industry regulations and standards

In parallel, cloud computing and the consumption of cloud-based resources is growing exponentially. But can organizations achieve and maintain compliance in a cloud-based environment? This month’s Abel Insight provides an overview of what compliance means for a cloud-enabled business and also debunks several common myths regarding compliance in the cloud.

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The ABM Agency Named Top US Account-Based Marketing Agency

Marketing

B2B digital marketing firm The ABM Agency, which specializes in account-based marketing and demand generation, was recently named the #2 rising agency US B2B marcomms agency in The B2B Marketing US Agencies Benchmarking Report 2021.

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NCR Partners with U.S. Small Business Administration to Help Restaurants Receive Revitalization Fund Grants

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading provider of end-to-end software and technology that runs restaurants, today announced it is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help NCR customers receive Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants.

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Gimme Key Pro Named 2021 Product of the Year

Product Management

New Design is Twice as Battery Efficient and 100x Stronger

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DefenseStorm Names Mike Shah as Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Development | Fintech | Information Security | Talent

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced the addition of Mike Shah as chief financial officer. In this role, Shah will lead the planning, implementation and management of all finance initiatives for DefenseStorm, as well as work closely with the executive team to lead the company’s strategic financial vision.

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Liger Partners Creative Agency Opens New Hybrid Workplace

Diversity & Inclusion | Marketing | Talent | Young Professionals

With the roll out of vaccines, many large corporations have announced plans for employees return to the office. While many remote workers are reluctant to go back into a corporate setting, for others the transition to all-screens, all the time was too much. That’s why Atlanta creative firm Liger Partners has opened a new hybrid workplace designed with the future of work in mind. The company combines flexible office hours and remote work with an open-environment and shared common space. Think funky fresh hotel lobby meets a comfortable student center with all of the amenities. There are no assigned desks, so everyone is free to sit where they feel the most inspiration.

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Snap Tech IT Achieves CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization (RPO) Approval

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Information Security | Infrastructure

In the CMMC ecosystems, RPOs provide advice, consulting, and recommendations to Federal Government subcontractors preparing for certification. RPOs are the implementers and consultants that help organizations prepare for certification but do not conduct certified assessments. Link to Blog: https://www.snaptechit.com/article/snap-tech-it-achieves-cmmc-ab-registered-provider-organization-rpo-approval/

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Chicago’s Roots Pizza Powers Sales Amid COVID-19 with NCR Mobile App

Roots Pizza knows offering excellent digital dining options is just as important as serving the perfect slice of pizza. The Chicago pizzeria, part of the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, worked with NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading provider of end-to-end software and technology that runs restaurants, to make mobile orders, payments, and loyalty simple.

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DefenseStorm Unveils CyberFraud Solution for Financial Institutions

Cloud | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech

DefenseStorm, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity and cybercompliance management provider to banks, credit unions and fintechs, today announced the addition of CyberFraud to its product offerings, providing an integrated solution for Information Security and BSA/AML Fraud departments in a single platform to prevent losses and protect account holders.

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