Technology Councils of North America Urges Paycheck Protection for Technology Associations

Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), representing tech associations in 35 states which serve over 20,000 technology firms and hundreds of thousands of employees, today sent a letter to Congress and the Trump Administration urging that trade and membership associations can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act.

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Sharecare launches free platform to enable providers in U.S. with telehealth

Digital Health

Sharecare has launched Sharecare Telehealth, a comprehensive HIPAA-compliant solution that instantly enables providers, practices and health systems of all sizes to care for their patients remotely. In an effort to help healthcare providers – such as physicians, advanced degree nurses, mental health providers and pharmacists – better support their patients’ well-being during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the digital health company also is making Sharecare Telehealth available for free through September 1, 2020 to healthcare providers in the U.S. that sign up by June 1.

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State of Georgia and CVS Team Up for Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has joined forces with CVS Health to increase access to rapid COVID-19 testing. Starting today, CVS will be operating drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing, offered by Abbott Laboratories, at a site on Georgia Tech’s campus. At full capacity, the site will be able to conduct up to 1,000 tests per day.

People will need to be pre-screened online and register for a test in advance at

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Sharecare updates award-winning symptom checker to help people assess individual risk, obtain actionable guidance for COVID-19

Digital Health

Download Sharecare to access AskMD as first line of digital defense if experiencing symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus

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Knowledge is Power! A Breakdown of the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (‘‘CARES Act’’) was signed by President Trump on Friday, March 27th. The legislation is intended to help unemployed workers and small businesses during COVID-19.  In the next 30-days or less, various agencies will be drafting detailed implementation guidelines for some of these bill provisions.  I am providing a summary of individual and small business potential sources of relief.

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Mercer Presents Global Talent Trends 2020 — March 25

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | International Business | Workforce Development

Mercer’s 2020 Global Talent Trends Study identifies the trends of how employers can navigate in an environment that is driving rapid change in the way we work.

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Appian Offers Free Application to Manage COVID-19 Response

Business Process Management | Sales Leadership | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced that it has created a free COVID-19 Response Management application for enterprises and government agencies. True to Appian’s commitment for speed, the application can be fully configured and adopted within two hours.

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Cisco, Convoy, Flexport and GreyOrange Among the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Award Winners

Blockchain | Cloud | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Marketing | Product Management | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Cisco, Convoy, Flexport and GreyOrange were among the honorees at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards, held March 10 at the Georgia World Congress Center during Modex 2020.

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BlueFletch Integrates Enterprise Launcher Single Sign-On Solution With Ivanti Velocity, Terminal Emulation, Industrial Browser, And Device Management Software

Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

BlueFletch, an Atlanta-based software company focused on helping enterprises secure, manage, and support company-owned devices, is excited to announce its out-of-the-box integration of the BlueFletch Launcher with Ivanti’s Velocity/Terminal Emulation clients. The single sign-on (SSO) integration will reduce password problems in retail and warehouse environments.

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Local Firm Uses Technology to Move Trade Shows Online as Coronavirus Cancels Hundreds of Shows Nationwide

Cloud | Marketing

Convey Services, a SaaS technology company headquartered in Roswell, today unveiled Cloud Conventions 2020, the largest virtual trade show in the telecommunications and cloud industry. The event will go live from May 11-14, 2020, hosting speakers, roundtable discussions, content and education. Cloud Conventions includes the elements of a trade show with live speakers, event-only promotions, live chat, discussion forums and on-demand content so vendors can connect one-on-one with sales partners across the country, without the risk and expense of travel.

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DevOps and SDLC on Microsoft AZURE Course

Devops | Education/STEM

Boards, Artifact, Repos, Pipelines, Test Plans, Tool Integration, DevOps Projects, DevTest Labs, Application Insights and DevOps Organization.

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Simple DevOps Project – CI/CD with Git, Jenkins, Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes

Devops | Education/STEM

Join a detailed step-by-step demonstration with Ben Cryer, a DevOps professional with over 9+ year of experience and a deep understanding in this domain.

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Learning Path: DevOps with Docker

Devops | Education/STEM | Information Security

DevOps might feel like it’s still an emerging trend, but Docker is definitely here to stay. This rapid Learning Path will show you how to get up to speed with real-world containerization so that you can build and ship like an engineering professional.

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Preparing Your Business for Coronavirus – A Guide

Business Process Management | CRM & CX | Digital Health | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Sales Leadership | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Young Professionals

When businesses face major disruptions, those who are prepared will see maximum gains. Our guide helps companies assess their risk, identify the steps to take, and provides a template for moving forward.

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Analytics Think Tank Roundtable: How will AI impact the future workforce?

Data Science & Analytics

Join the best minds in Atlanta on Monday, March 30th (6-9PM) @ Emory University to discuss how the emergence of AI will shape the workplace of the future! Free event Presented by ATLytics: Nonprofit leveraging Atlanta area analytics talent and resources to benefit community betterment causes.

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PPRO announces partnership with UnionPay, gives EU merchants access to millions of Chinese shoppers


Leading local payments platform PPRO is pleased to announce it has become a direct acquirer for UnionPay International, the world’s largest card scheme in terms of card issuance.

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Envistacom Opens Research & Development Center in Frederick, MD

Cloud | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Workforce Development

The new location will facilitate the company’s hiring of 30-50 engineers over the next 18-24 months.

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Sharecare Acquires Visualize Health to Drive Better Patient Outcomes

Cloud | Digital Health | Mobility

Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced its acquisition of Visualize Health, a company that supports value-based healthcare and enables payers and providers to close gaps in patient care.

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Rare Enigma Exhibit Coming to Roswell


The Computer Museum of America (CMoA) located in Roswell, Georgia is planning to unveil a fully restored, operational Enigma machine. The World War II-era cipher computer was made famous in the 2014 film The Imitation Game about revolutionary code breaking work by Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).

CMoA will host a special opening event on Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to mark the first public viewing of this Enigma machine in Georgia. Ticketed guests will have the rare opportunity to slip on a white glove and use the machine before it goes on exhibit at CMoA. British Consul General, Andrew Staunton will speak as well as Dr. Kristie Macrakis of Georgia Tech who specializes in the history of espionage and technology.

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Technical College System Announces Online Academy to Expand Cloud Computing Workforce

Cloud | Education/STEM

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has announced an innovative program designed to prepare more Georgians with the modern technology skills necessary for careers utilizing cloud technologies.

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DevOps Innovators Andrew Fuqua and Mike Clement to Appear at Lean+Agile Atlanta Unconference, Friday February 28, 2020


The two software innovators originated the free-spirited event, where attendees set the agenda and engage directly, as an alternative to conventional conferences with rigid agendas and one-way dialogues.

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