PDI Announced as Program Honoree for ACG Atlanta’s 2021 Georgia Fast 40

Global petroleum and convenience store technology provider is recognized for exceptional
growth and consistent earnings year-over-year

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Atlanta-Based SOLTECH Opens News Office in Florida

Talent

SOLTECH, an Atlanta-based leader in custom software development, IT staffing, and technology consulting, today announced it will be opening a new office in Florida to accommodate its rapid client growth, and regional demand for staffing and software development solution services.

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Growth and innovation of Fintech in Georgia highlighted in 2021 TAG Fintech Ecosystem Report

Fintech

More than 200 fintech companies, 39,000+ employees
$400 million+ invested in Georgia’s fintech community in 2021

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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 & 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 & 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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WSO2 Hosts CIAM Roundtable Webinar to Discuss Modern Customer Identity and Access Management Trends, Challenges, and Solutions

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | International Business | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

WSO2, the leader in digital transformation technology, announced its plans to host a roundtable webinar on the current state of customer identity and access management (CIAM) applications, existing challenges, and innovative solutions to overcome them. The virtual roundtable will take place on June 17, 2021, at 10:30 AM IST / 01:00 PM SGT. It will feature a panel of distinguished multi-disciplinary experts and senior management from the telecommunications and banking sectors. The registration page can be accessed at https://wso2.com/webinar/ciam-trend-chat-apac.

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Colonial Pipeline Cyber-Attack: Understanding the Threat

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Devops | Fintech | Information Security | Mobility | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

By: Shawn Brown, COO, Snap Tech IT

With the recent fallout surrounding the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack felt across much of the country, I think it’s important that businesses embrace key takeaways on the techniques used in this attack and heighten our sense of awareness to detect when things are going wrong in our environment. Educating ourselves on the many shared techniques of these criminal groups, like DarkSide, will serve as an added layer of protection to our IT environments, and in many cases, our infrastructure as a whole.

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Qoppa PDF Processing API Now Available on Rapid API

Business Process Management | Cloud | Product Management | Young Professionals

Qoppa PDF Processing API is now available on Rapid API.

See how this makes it easier to connect to Qoppa’s hosted document services and start processing & converting PDF documents more efficiently!

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WSO2 Announces Free Linux Systems Administration and DevOps Engineering Training Program

Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Education/STEM | Fintech | Southeastern Software Association | Talent | Young Professionals

Aimed at closing the skills gap, the company commits to a program that builds foundational digital skills by providing access to high-quality computer science training resources.

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Global Atlanta-based Fintech PPRO announces new appointments to executive and leadership teams, preps for another year of hypergrowth

Sales Leadership

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.

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Arun Rai Appointed Inaugural Holder of Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair at Robinson College of Business

Education/STEM

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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Technical Project Engineer-Are Your Technical Skills Being Challenged in a Fulfilling Career?

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Young Professionals

Challenge. Growth Opportunities. Work hard, play hard culture. Not the current state of affairs? If you’re looking to expand your skills & take your IT career to the next level in an environment brimming with opportunity, collaboration & access to ongoing training & development, read on to see what people are saying about Snap Tech IT.

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Breaking It Down: CyberDefense Identify

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

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.

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What Is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Fintech | Information Security | Southeastern Software Association | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

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.

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Clearing Up Confusion About Cloud Computing

Business Process Management | Cloud | Data Governance | Education/STEM | Fintech | Information Security | Southeastern Software Association | Young Professionals

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.

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Finalists Named for the 2021 TAG Fintech South Innovation Challenge

Fintech

10 Companies Selected for Education and Mentoring Program, Concluding with Fintech South Pitch Off for $25,000 Prize

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TAG Fintech Society Names 2021 ADVANCE Award Finalists

Fintech

Twelve Companies Demonstrate Fintech Innovation with Connection to Georgia

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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 & 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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