Georgia Again Recognized for Excellence in Attracting Jobs and Investment

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has received its 12th Shovel Award – its 11th consecutive such award – recognizing the state’s excellence in attracting investment and creating jobs.

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Black Lives Matter

A message from the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA).

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BlueFletch Validated As A Partner In Google-Led Android Enterprise Recommended Program For Enterprise Mobility Management

Cloud | Corporate Development | Mobility

BlueFletch, an Atlanta-based software company focused on helping enterprises secure, manage, and support their company-owned Android devices, today announced that its mobility management solution, Enterprise Installer, has been validated by Google for supporting all the standard Android Enterprise features for work profile, fully managed, and dedicated device management sets.

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Abacode and Apptega Partner to Deliver Holistic, Framework-Based Cybersecurity and Compliance Programs

Cloud | Fintech | Information Security | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing

Abacode, one of the fastest growing and Top-100 Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), will leverage the Apptega platform throughout its design-implement-manage-report process as they conduct framework-based compliance gap assessments and mature the cybersecurity programs of their clients.

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Sharecare acquires MindSciences, fortifies platform with best-in-class digital therapeutics for anxiety, tobacco and overeating

Corporate Development | Digital Health

Sharecare has acquired MindSciences, the leader in evidence-based behavior change apps. Founded by renowned neuroscientist and behavior change expert, Dr. Jud Brewer, MindSciences provides best-in-class digital therapeutics that help people reverse unhealthy habits involving food, tobacco, stress and anxiety – which contribute to the most costly and widespread health issues in the United States. This acquisition builds on Sharecare’s existing partnership with MindSciences, through which its tobacco cessation program was made available to the digital health company’s payer, provider, government and employer group customers.

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Alogent Expands its Digital Banking Footprint with Space Age Federal Credit Union

Fintech

Alogent announced today that Space Age Federal Credit Union selected its digital banking platform, NXT. By increasing member engagement through its intuitive interfaces and full-featured interactions that can start on one channel and continue in another, NXT delivers consistency and simplicity throughout the user journey on both native and web applications.

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MCPc and Apptega Partner to Deliver Managed Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance

Information Security

Apptega’s Comprehensive Platform Gives MCPc Edge in Managing the Cybersecurity Programs of Their MSSP Clients.

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PPRO Publishes its 2020 Payment Almanac – The Most Complete Source of Payments Insights in the Market

Fintech

Today, PPRO, the leading local payments platform-as-a-service, launches its 2020 Payment Almanac in partnership with Edgar, Dunn & Company. The product of thousands of hours of research, analysis, and insights from PPRO’s payments experts, the third edition of the almanac contains detailed information for more than 450 local payment methods and the latest e-commerce data from 60 countries around the world. In addition to updated figures, this edition reveals new data, including granular e-commerce growth rates and the top industries for cross-border shopping.

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TwoRivers ITAD Solutions Joins Terra’s “Done with IT” Mail-in Electronics Recycling Program

Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Mobility | Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

TwoRivers ITAD Solutions (TIS) has joined TERRA’s Done with IT program to provide a simple and safe electronics recycling mail-in option for businesses and individuals from their Certified R2 facility in Lithonia, GA.

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Robinson College of Business Introduces South’s Most Advanced Education Platform

Education/STEM | Fintech

Robinson Anywhere, a digital teaching facility that provides high-quality remote access to Robinson’s graduate programs, beginning in the fall.

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Sharecare and Augusta University forge public-private partnership to accelerate Georgia’s recovery from COVID-19

Digital Health

Georgia-based health organizations launch Well-Being Georgia to educate, boost testing, track real-time status of pandemic on behalf of all Georgians

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Sharecare and National Alliance partner to connect employers and communities to improve health and well-being across U.S.

Digital Health

Digital health company Sharecare and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions announced a partnership designed to help employers develop data-driven strategies to positively impact the well-being of their employees and families and the broader communities in which they live, work and play.

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Money makes the cyber-crime world go round – Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report

Cloud | Data Governance | Devops | Digital Health | Information Security

“As remote working surges in the face of the global pandemic, end-to-end security from the cloud to employee laptop becomes paramount,” said Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business. “In addition to protecting their systems from attack, we urge all businesses to continue employee education as phishing schemes become increasingly sophisticated and malicious.”

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Artis Partners with Leader in High-Assurance Digital Identity Verification

Fintech

The company has partnered with Socure, a leader in Day Zero digital identity verification, to validate the identities of consumer loan applicants in real-time.

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Google Launches “Be Kind To Your Mind”

Digital Health

To coincide with Mental Health Month, Google is launching “Be Kind To Your Mind” in collaboration with the CDC to share practical tips and resources to help individuals take care of their well-being.

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Georgia Deploys 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 School Districts

Education/STEM

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a donation from AT&T to the Georgia Department of Education, Foundation for Public Education. The donation will be used to deploy 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 school districts, filling the internet connectivity gap for thousands of students in rural areas, tripling the number of Wi-Fi buses in the state.

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Sharecare’s Flatten the Curve survey completed by 115,000 Americans in April, finds respondents in Hawaii experiencing most financial worry while those in Mississippi and Alabama report least

Digital Health

Comparative well-being analysis reveals 230% increase in anxiety across U.S. due to COVID-19

Survey also reveals more than 50% of Americans exhibiting healthier behaviors during pandemic

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Cory Hewett Named to Bloom Our Youth Board of Directors

Sales Leadership | Young Professionals

Cory Hewett, Co-founder and CEO of Gimme has been named to the Board of Directors for Bloom Our Youth, (d.b.a. Bloom) a social service nonprofit serving foster care children and families throughout Georgia.

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TAG Launches Blockchain Society to Engage Fast-Growing Sector

Blockchain

TAG Blockchain Society to Launch Events, Engagement Opportunities Aimed at Advancing Blockchain Technology in Georgia

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Sharecare and Atlanta Police Foundation collaborate to protect and serve the health and well-being of Atlanta Police Department personnel

Digital Health

The Atlanta Police Foundation (APF) and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced a collaboration to provide Atlanta Police Department personnel with direct, on-demand access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians for real-time COVID-19 screening and testing referrals. Available for free to all Atlanta Police Department sworn officers, Sharecare Virtual Care is an easy-to-use, secure telehealth solution that empowers people to safely and conveniently address their urgent healthcare needs related to COVID-19.

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OrasiLabs Advances Virtual Application Training for Instructors, Students

Cloud | Devops

Orasi Software, a leading DevOps technology and consulting firm, announced OrasiLabs, the train anyone, anywhere, anytime cloud-based hands-on learning lab solution—an engaging new training environment for software application instructors and students at independent software vendors and companies.

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Aventis Systems Announces Work from Home Bundle

Business Process Management | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Information Security | Infrastructure

New Offering Is in Response to Urgent Need for Quick and Affordable Remote Office Solutions

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Atlanta Startup, Trella Health, Releases COVID-19 Heatmap for Vulnerable Counties

Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health

In an effort to support the healthcare community and its fight against COVID-19, Atlanta startup and TAG ‘Top 40 Innovative Company’ recipient, Trella Health, has released a COVID-19 heatmap.

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Artis Launches White-Label Lending Solution for Financial Institutions to Drive More Business to SMBs

Fintech

Today Artis Technologies introduced Artis Connect, a cloud-based, white-label lending solution for banks and credit unions to reach more consumers with accessible financing through their own local small- and medium-sized business clients.

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Sharecare partners with IPsoft and NTT DATA to power free COVID-19 screening solution with conversational AI

Digital Health

Pisgah Health Foundation becomes Sharecare’s first Blue Zones Project partner to integrate and deploy interactive screener to help people get clinically validated guidance on COVID-19

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