Global Atlanta-based Fintech PPRO announces new appointments to executive and leadership teams, preps for another year of hypergrowth
Following rapid expansion spurred on by a global e-commerce boom, PPRO is announcing the appointment of newly created roles to its executive and leadership teams. Chief Commercial Officer, Claire Gates, and Senior Vice President of Banking and Payments Strategy, Tony Glasby, have joined PPRO just weeks after a second major investment announcement headlined by new investors JPMorgan Chase & Co. In addition to the newly created executive and leadership roles, PPRO will also be welcoming Jean Christian Mies to the executive team as the General Manager for Latin America.
Arun Rai Appointed Inaugural Holder of Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair at Robinson College of Business
Arun Rai, Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia and co-founder and director of the Center for Digital Innovation at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, is the inaugural holder of the Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia on April 13
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By: Shawn Brown, COO, Snap Tech IT
Understanding the role of the National Institute of Standards & Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework, NIST CSF, is an essential component of the proactive approach Snap Tech IT has taken to effectively manage cybersecurity for IT environments. This end-to-end approach to cybersecurity management is known as Snap Tech IT’s CyberDefense, a collection of solutions comprised of managed & co-managed security services that are built around the NIST CSF gold standard of proven processes. Snap Tech IT CyberDefense is the best weapon in your arsenal to fight back again cybercriminals & minimize total losses from attacks.
By: Shawn Brown, COO, Snap Tech IT
If your company is like most, improving cybersecurity is at the top of everyone’s agenda these days; however, it is an enormous task, and many people don’t know where to start. I suggest that we start with a proven framework. So, today we are going to look at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and how it can help your company improve its cybersecurity and better protect against cyber-attacks.
By: Karl Bickmore, CEO, Snap Tech IT
Cloud computing remains elusive for most organizations. The many approaches to strategy and numerous vendors have made it a confusing world. Most of you realize that you should be doing at least some of your business in the cloud. But do you often wonder if all your information technology (IT) activities should be cloud-based? Two cloud confusion incidents that recently occurred during the normal course of business inspired me to write about this.
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.
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.
New Consent Management in WSO2 Open Healthcare Solution Simplifies Compliance with US Mandates for Giving Patients Control Over Their Data
WSO2’s comprehensive, easy-to-deploy Consent Management speeds CMS and ONC compliance via FHIR APIs and puts the power of consent in the hands of healthcare consumers.
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.
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?
WSO2 API Manager 4.0 Adds Support for Streaming and Event-Driven Architectures; Unites API Management with API-Centric Integration
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New open-source WSO2 API Manager release enables EDA deployments with industry-first full AsyncAPI spec support, streaming APIs and integrations, and webhook APIs; includes all WSO2 Enterprise Integrator functionality; and adds Service Catalog and API Revisioning.
|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.
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.
Non-Profit Organization 48in48 Announces Strategic Collaboration with Verizon Wireless: Volunteers Continue to Showcase Their Skills for Good
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.
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.
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.
|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.|
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.
|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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Non-profit leader Goodie Nation™ today announces
CULTIVATE: Hack the Wealth Gap powered by AARP Innovation Labs, an initiative to identify and support the top BIPOC founders working on early-stage innovative solutions that are reducing wealth inequality in the U.S.
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.
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/
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.
|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.|
For most of us, few things cause greater fear than hearing that our financial information has been breached. Or, even worse, that criminals have gained access to our funds. Many financial services organizations must now demonstrate their IT security and compliance in order to do business with new customers – not to mention satisfy nervous vendors and insurance providers.
Siyana Info Solutions announces the launch of its advanced HRMS solution SiHrX. Designed for the modern workforce, SiHrX is being called as the ultimate disruptive innovation for human capital management.
There’s a saying among employees of California-based JINYA Ramen Bar: “No ramen, no life.” And at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the JINYA team quickly realized: “No contactless service, no business.” So, the restaurant turned to NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leading provider of software and technology that runs restaurants, to enable the digital transformation of its 37 North American locations.
PPRO announced new investments from JPMorgan Chase & Co and Eldridge, bringing the total round to $270 million. The latest US $90 million investment is an extension of the US $180 million round from Eurazeo Growth, Sprints Capital, and Wellington Management announced just weeks ago and mere months after the company raised $50 million from Springs Capital, Citi Ventures, and HPE Growth which solidified its position among the ranks of global fintech unicorns.