Gov. Kemp Announces Amazon Fulfillment Center in Savannah

Savannah | Supply Chain & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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


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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Technology Association of Georgia Announces Full Agenda for the Georgia Technology Summit

Virtual Conference Highlights Leaders and Innovation Across the Peach State

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Liger Partners Creative Agency Opens New Hybrid Workplace

Diversity, Equity & 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:

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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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Technology Association of Georgia Unveils TAG Tech Award Finalists

Award winners will be announced at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit, April 28-29, 2021.

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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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7 Ways to Ensure Security Compliance of Your Financial Organization

Business Process Management | Cloud | Devops | Fintech | Information Security

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.

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Siyana Info Solutions Announce the Launch of their HRMS Product SiHrX

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Talent | Young Professionals

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.

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Technology Association of Georgia Unveils Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

Winners to be featured at the 2021 Georgia Technology Summit – Georgia’s Largest Technology Industry Showcase.

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JINYA Ramen Bar Elevates Customer Experience Using Innovative NCR Aloha Technology


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.

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PPRO announces strategic investment from JPMorgan Chase & Co., bringing total round to $270 million


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.

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Applications Open for TAG’s Fintech South Innovation Challenge


Winner of the Fintech Startup Competition Receives $25,000 Cash Award

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Fintech Veteran Ron Oertell Joins Purchasing Power as Chief Financial Officer


Ron Oertell, JD, CFA has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Purchasing Power®, a voluntary benefit fintech company that offers the leading employee purchase program through the convenience of payroll deductions.

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ATDC at Georgia Tech is Hiring a Startup Catalyst (5G Mobility Technology)

Business Process Management | Corporate Development | Infrastructure | Marketing | Mobility | Smart Communities & Sustainablility

Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this role provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth. Specifically, this position will specialize in startup incubation in the fields of mobility, connectivity, smart communities, and IoT devices and systems. The incumbent will oversee ATDC 5G Mobility programmatic activities which will include (overall): recruiting mobility, connectivity, and IoT technology startups; marketing the ATDC Connectivity Program; directing/coordinating all efforts involved with relevant program partners/stakeholders/constituents.

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Advanced Technology Development Center Seeks FinTech Applicants for Spring 2021 ATDC Venture Showcase


Twelve Georgia-based FinTech companies will be selected to virtually pitch to venture capitalists and investors.

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