Industry Pioneers to be featured at 2013 Georgia Technology Summit
Event to focus on “Innovation Connections: Celebrating a Decade and Beyond”
ATLANTA (March 3rd, 2014) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced today its speaker line-up of industry pioneers for the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS), which will be held on March 26th at the Cobb Galleria.
This year’s event will focus on “Innovation Connections: Celebrating a Decade and Beyond” and will feature scheduled keynoters:
GTS will also feature a special session with Carl Eschenbach, President and COO, VMware, with the John Marshal, President/CEO of Atlanta-based AirWatch . Last month VMWare acquired AirWatch in a $1.54 billion deal.
In addition to the speakers, 40 new companies will be named to TAG’s Top 40/Top 10 Innovative Companies and the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted at the Summit.
“For ten years, we have been uniting Georgia’s technology community in a day of celebration and learning,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. “This year’s Summit promises to be the best one yet as it will celebrate a decade of innovative connections in Georgia and beyond.”
The 2013 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,000 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community.
For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagonline.org/events/georgia-technology-summit/.
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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.
TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.
To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.
Technology Association of Georgia
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TAG Names Finalists for 2014 Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies Competition
On behalf of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), I am pleased to announce the 20 finalists for the 2014 Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies competition: AirWatch, CallRail, Get One Rewards, Healthpons, inBloom, IUS Technologies, Numerex, M2SYS, Map Large, NCR, Patientco, Parkmobile, Partpic, Payscape, RazorInsights, Rigor, Sensiotec, SoftWear Automation, Springbot and The Weather Company. Each of the Top 10 winners, which will be selected from these finalists, will have the opportunity to make a three-minute presentation to the audience at the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 26, 2014 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
5 Reasons VoIP is the New Black
By M Froescher | Feb 24, 2014
In the business arena, affordable and reliable Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone systems have shown themselves to be a trend with staying power. 30 percent of all small-to-medium businesses in the US have converted to a VOIP system, with many more expected to follow. VOIP just makes more business sense and so it is becoming as ubiquitous as black slacks.
Here are five excellent reasons that VOIP is the new black:
1. Cost Effective
If you’re like most managers, you are constantly looking to see what you can eliminate, reduce or streamline. VoIP’s removes the need for dedicated phone lines by piggy-backing the phone system over the internet bandwidth. Which delivers substantial cost savings, both up-front and recurring. With flexible software packages and simplified hardware, phone communications shift from costly capital expense to a lower-level operating expense.