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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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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Vizzia Technologies Partners with Phunware for Enhanced Digital Front Door on Mobile

Corporate Development | Digital Health | Mobility

Vizzia Technologies partners with Phunware, an enterprise cloud platform of mobile solutions for patients and medical staff, used by some of largest healthcare facilities in the United States.

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New Research Reveals Enterprise “Digital Divide” Has Increased as a Result of the Pandemic

Mobility

Survey led by Stratix and VDC Research shows how IT innovators are best prepared for industry disruption through mobile first strategies

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Karthik Mani Joins Aptos as Chief Product Officer

Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Mobility | Supply Chain & Manufacturing

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

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Health | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Media & Entertainment | Mobility | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Talent | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

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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TwoRivers ITAD Solutions and Digicon Forensics Form Strategic Partnership

Business Process Management | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Mobility | Product Management

TwoRivers ITAD Solutions (TIS) has partnered with Digicon Forensics to provide both digital reconstruction and forensic investigations, as well as secure data destruction and responsible recycling for businesses and individuals.

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Gimme Releases Gimme Key Pro Wireless DEX Adapter

Business Process Management | Data Science & Analytics | Mobility | Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Gimme, whose technology helps food service and grocery store delivery operators automate merchandising, today announced the official release of Gimme Key Pro, the company’s new wireless data exchange (DEX) adapter engineered for the direct store delivery (DSD) market that delivers short-shelf-life products to grocery and convenience stores.

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InSight Digital Summit 2020 Presented by Convergint Technologies

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | Corporate Development | CRM & CX | Data Governance | Data Science & Analytics | Devops | Digital Health | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | International Business | Marketing | Media & Entertainment | Mobility | Product Management | Sales Leadership | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Talent | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

November 17th-19th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST Daily

InSight Digital Summit, hosted by Convergint Technologies, is an exclusive virtual trade show event. This fully immersive digital summit will allow for a traditional trade show experience live from the comfort of your own home or office.

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NXTCOMM CTO Speaking at SSPI Southeast Chapter on Sept. 23

Infrastructure | Mobility | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

Carl Novello, who leads antenna development for Atlanta-based NXT Communications Corp., will discuss advances in electronically phased antenna designs crucial for true broadband connectivity in this free virtual meeting.

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Rev.io Announces Significant Growth Equity Investment from Primus Capital

Cloud | Corporate Development | Fintech | Mobility

Recapitalization will support Rev.io’s ambitious growth goals for its market-leading billing and customer management platform serving communications and technology providers.

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UYOA Virtual Cyber Security Student/Student Apprentice Job Fair

Blockchain | Cloud | Corporate Development | Data Science & Analytics | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Media & Entertainment | Mobility | Southeastern Software Association | Talent | Young Professionals

Join United Youth Of America (UYOA), at 10am – 2pm EST, Friday, September 18, 2020, for the live Virtual Student/Apprentice JobFair. Book your time slots to meet and interview and hire the students of UYOA face-to-face. Meet the Cyber Security students and interview them live. Find students who may be your future employee or student apprentice. If you are a Cobb County Georgia Company or Enterprise, we have the funding available now. Your company will receive a six-month payroll reimbursement for staffing our students for an apprenticeship or hiring our graduates. Register for your time, pick which (one hour) time slot would you prefer to interview the UYOA students on Friday, September 18, 2020.

https://bit.ly/uyoavirtualjobfair

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Stratix Corporation Works with School Districts to Provide Devices and Technology Support for the 2020-2021 School Year

Mobility | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech

With schools across the country starting the 2020-2021 year remotely, many districts are still working to provide devices, connectivity and support to students and teachers for successful distance learning. Stratix Corporation, a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) in the U.S., is working with schools and districts throughout the country to provide Chromebook and tablet packages, that are ready to go “out-of-the-box”, backed with advance replacement repair services and a student help desk to create a successful and sustainable 1:1 technology program.

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Coalition of Startup Advocates Voice Strong Support for IGNITE American Innovation Act

Blockchain | Business Process Management | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Fintech | Information Security | Infrastructure | Marketing | Media & Entertainment | Mobility | Product Management | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Southeastern Software Association | Supply Chain & Manufacturing | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

A coalition of advocates for the startup ecosystem today expressed their strong support for the IGNITE American Innovation Act, introduced by Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN). The coalition organizations include: The National Venture Capital Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, TechNet, AdvaMed, Center for American Entrepreneurship, Medical Device Manufacturers Association, Angel Capital Association, and Technology Councils of North America.

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Now Accepting Applications for Pitch for Purpose Startup Competition

Blockchain | Cloud | CRM & CX | Data Science & Analytics | Digital Health | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Fintech | Media & Entertainment | Mobility | Smart Communities & Sustainablility | Transportation Tech | Young Professionals

PITCH FOR PURPOSE is a startup competition celebrating social entrepreneurs and their ideas that will change the world. Finalists will get the opportunity to pitch their venture for a chance to win $15,000.

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

Mobility | Supply Chain & 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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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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