Comcast RISE to Award $1 Million in Grants to Small Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color in Atlanta

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Comcast announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small Atlanta area businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others. The application process will open to qualifying businesses June 1-14, and prospective owners must have their businesses located in the City of Atlanta or in Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton, Cobb or DeKalb counties.

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Webinar: Demystifying Revenue Recognition for Tech Companies and Their Investors

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Join Cherry Bekaert CPAs and Advisors on April 12th as we demystify revenue recognition for technology companies – including from the investor’s perspective. Though it’s been in effect for a few years, ASC 606 still carries some ambiguity. Cherry Bekaert’s advisors are here to help break down the reporting differences as well as provide recommendations related to the changes.

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Financial CyberDefense Webinar: Striking a Balance Between Compliance & CyberSecurity

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We are entering a new realm of cyber-attacks, placing financial organizations directly in the crosshairs. In 2021, a number of major financial organizations were hit with devastating attacks, including Automatic Funds Transfer Services, Flagstar Bank, CNA Financial & more. Larger companies with more resources are being affected by cyber-attacks than ever before. Where does that leave smaller financial businesses in protecting sensitive data without stout resources or infrastructure in place? And, how does a smaller financial firm strike a balance between achieving financial compliance with regulators & properly structuring cybersecurity for their organization that protects critical data simultaneously? Cybercriminals understand that expertise & resources pose a difficult challenge for smaller financial organizations & are willing to target them as low-hanging fruit. Less work on their end.

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Aptos Advances European Growth Strategy with Appointment of Thilo Freund as General Manager EMEA

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Aptos recently appoints Thilo Freund as General Manager EMEA, allowing advances in the European Growth Strategy. With in-depth experience in technology, Freund represents the most recent top-tier software executive hired by Aptos. This progression in the Aptos executive team strengthens their presence in EMEA and all other regions as well.

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Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study

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Enterprises Can Achieve a 332% ROI Over Three Years When Using WSO2 Identity Server for CIAM According to New Independent Total Economic Impact Study
The independent study highlights how WSO2 Identity Server helps organizations to significantly lower costs, modernize and consolidate their customer identity and access management, save developer time, and accelerate market offerings.

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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

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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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How to Leverage Amazon Prime Day in the B to B World

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Liger Partners provides marketing tips on how to leverage Amazon Prime Day as a business.

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Swan Lake Beta Release of Ballerina Programming Language Lowers Barriers to Delivering Cloud-Native Applications

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

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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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Aptos Announces Key Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

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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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Karthik Mani Joins Aptos as Chief Product Officer

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Buckhead-based retail powerhouse Aptos today announced the appointment of Karthik Mani as Chief Product Officer, bolstering its executive team following the appointment of new CEO Pete Sinisgalli in November 2020.

In his new post, Mani brings more than 25 years of experience in delivering enterprise software and services including SaaS solutions to the world’s leading brands.

The announcement comes only a few weeks following Aptos’ announcement that it will acquire Iceland-based LS Retail, a world-leading developer and provider of all-in-one software solutions for sectors including retail, hospitality, food service, pharmacy and more. The news marks the second acquisition in a row for Aptos, after Aptos acquired retail pricing leader Revionics in September 2020, and after it kicked off 2020 its acquisition by Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division in January 2020.

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GSU’s Award-Winning Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund Opens Applications

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Georgia State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) just launched applications for its 2nd annual Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF). This business accelerator program recently received the Award for Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. The MSESF is designed to support underrepresented student, recent alumni and Georgia State community entrepreneurs with seed funding and mentorship to start and grow new ventures. The program is supported by donations from Georgia Power and Georgia State alumnus, Ahmet Bozer (‘83), a retired Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola.

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