TAG believes that education plays a key role in the forward movement of personal careers, companies, and has a resulting effect on the State's economy. TAG is committed to supporting our members anywhere along their professional growth path. By providing Georgia 's technology workforce with opportunities for continuing IT and management education, we are able to more effectively position Georgia for economic growth and increase Georgia 's workforce appeal.
Sant’Antonino – Switzerland, Hiram - GA, USA, March 6, 2014. Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, is opening its all-new, 100,000 sq. ft. Regional Center of Excellence in Hiram, Georgia, on March 16, 2014, marking a new era in logistics automation and support. This state-of-the-art facility will manufacture dynamic storage, modules and subsystems that will drive operations in distribution facilities throughout the Americas. Initially, the facility will employ 40 people in the Hiram area with the total approaching 100 employees.
Interroll‘s new facility will serve customers, including Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Procter & Gamble, Amazon.com, Inc; UPS and Frito-Lay, with market-focused product lines and engineering support. With direct access to Atlanta’s international airport and Savannah seaports, the Interroll Hiram Regional Center of Excellence is positioned to quickly respond to customers and meet just-in-time inventory requirements.
“Interroll is extremely proud of its new manufacturing and showroom facility, which will make Interroll even faster and more flexible in serving customers throughout North and South America,” said Tim McGill, Executive Vice President Americas of Interroll. “The investment reinforces our commitment to this key strategic market and will enhance overall customer satisfaction for all of our key customer groups.”
Interroll started its activities in the U.S. market in Port Washington, NY, in 1968. In 1990 the company shifted its production facility for rollers, RollerDrives and drum motors to Wilmington, North Carolina. Interroll also serves the North American market with its subsidiaries in Canada and is active in the South American market with its subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil. In June 2013, Interroll acquired Portec Inc., a leading provider of belt curves in Cañon City, Colorado, enhancing Interroll’s global product range and opening up new application fields for its customers worldwide.
“Interroll’s commitment to bring its first U.S. manufacturing presence to metro Atlanta and Paulding County is a significant recognition of Atlanta’s worldwide logistics ranking and our superior supply chain infrastructure,” said Matthew Patterson, director of supply chain and advanced manufacturing at the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Interroll is present at MODEX 2014
Georgia logistics professionals should be sure to visit Interroll in booth 8117 at MODEX 2014 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, March 17-20. Interroll staff welcome the opportunity to talk about how our Regional Center of Excellence operations will meet business requirements with exceptional quality, efficiency and service.
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Interroll Group is a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics. The company offers a broad product range in the four product groups “rollers”, “drives”, “conveyors & sorters” and “pallet & carton flow” to around 23,000 customers around the world. Core industries are courier, parcel and postal services, airports, food processing industry as well as distribution centers. Customers are amongst others well-known global brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Coop, DHL, FedEx, Peugeot, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart or Yamaha. Interroll is engaged in global research projects for logistics efficiency and is actively supporting industry associations in developing standards. Headquartered in Sant’Antonino, Switzerland, Interroll operates a worldwide network of 31 companies with 1.600 employees. Interroll Group recorded sales of CHF 307.2 million in 2012. The company was founded 1959. Since 1997, Interroll Group is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and included in the SPI index.
Rately llc announces the availability of the Rately Shopper App now for both the iPhone and the iPad.
Rately Shopper helps shoppers discover new stores and manage their shopping. The app keeps track of a user’s shopping across ecommerce sites - both the individual products and the stores - creating a visual list of recently viewed items and retailers. Shoppers can then use the tagging feature to manage their shopping across stores. Shoppers can also search through all of their past products by text, price, or even color.
According to Rately CEO Tom Klein, “Shoppers love discovering new stores and products - but also need an easy way to keep track of their unique finds. Rately offers a seamless approach to both.”
Based on the products visited, the app generates additional product ideas, similar to the way Netflix recommends videos based on viewing habits.
Given the Rately Shopper App’s ability to help shoppers discover new stores and manage their shopping, shoppers consider it particularly helpful when shopping for special occasions, gift-giving, and large projects, such as wedding planning or home remodeling.
Learn more about both the Rately Shopper App at rately.com. The Rately Shopper App is an example of the mobile innovation capabilities of Digital Scientists, llc - makers of the Contextual(SM) solution for context-based mobile applications.
Company launches inaugural series of contact center industry articles available for download
ATLANTA—March 5, 2014— Intradiem, the leading provider of intraday management solutions, launches Intradiem Insights — a collection of industry articles that examine the top and emerging call center trends and what they mean for contact center executives. Intradiem Insights will be presented periodically throughout the year.
“The contact center’s impact on customer experience is an important consideration for customer service leaders,” said Matt McConnell, president and CEO at Intradiem. “Intradiem Insights is intended to present our customers and others in the industry with information that will help contact centers make well-informed decisions that will shape the success of their agents and organizations.”
The inaugural Intradiem Insights features the following articles from key contact center industry publications and experts.
• According to an article featured in Customer Think, “Forrester’s Top Trends For Customer Service In 2014,” Forrester Research Inc. analyst and author Kate Leggett outlines 12 key trends that companies should follow during this ‘age of the customer.’
• An article published on destinationCRM.com, “The Six Golden Rules of Customer Experience,” by Bruce Temkin covers the cornerstones for delivering great customer experiences and stresses the importance that the principals presented are not overly complicated.
• ICMI featured the article, “Do your service channels have multiple personalities?” which covers the rising trend for multiple support channels within contact centers and how this impacts the management of customer service.
To view a social media version of this news release, visit here.
Intradiem is the leader in intraday management solutions for multi-channel contact centers. Intradiem’s customers achieve an invincible customer experience with a real-time workforce by automating manual processes such as intraday task management, intraday staffing, reskilling, channel balancing, and real-time alerts. This ensures front-line workforces are poised to react to whatever the market throws their way. More than 450,000 contact center, field service, retail, bank branch, and back office employees around the world use Intradiem’s solution every day. For more information, call 888-566-9457 or visit www.intradiem.com.
New release of POS system for iPad®, now with rich loyalty program, makes it easy for small merchants including restaurants and retailers to reward customers
DULUTH, Ga., March 5, 2014 – Small businesses can now easily create, run and manage reward programs with the release of NCR Silver iPad® point of sale (POS), with subscriptions starting at only $59 per month. NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced the new loyalty component of its powerful mobile POS for small businesses.
Loyalty complements the existing automated email and social marketing functionality in NCR Silver making it even easier for cafés, shops, restaurants, boutiques, food trucks, and any small business to reward customers for repeat purchases. Loyalty fits seamlessly into the checkout process, automatically tracking rewards with each sale so customers see exactly what they have earned and eliminating the need for paper punch cards. Rewards and customer information reside on the NCR Silver POS system and merchants retain all the data rather than share it through a third-party loyalty application.
“Satisfying your best customers is critical to the success of every small business,” says Justin Hotard, general manager, NCR Silver. “We added loyalty to go along with email marketing, customer history, and reporting to make NCR Silver the perfect fit to grow any small business.”
Technology has changed how small businesses build loyal customer bases with digital alternatives to the old paper punch cards. Recently, MarketingProfs published ‘Surprising Facts about Customer Loyalty Marketing,’ reporting that if you structure your loyalty program effectively, you will see a lift in visits and revenue from your enrolled customers. The report also notes that over their lifetime, loyal customers spend 10 times more than new customers.
NCR Silver with loyalty now does more to help time-starved small business owners like Patrick Harkins.
“I send a personal note after every sale and people really respond to that,” said Harkins, owner of Jackson, MS-based, Fondren Guitars. “When they come back, I look at their order histories to see their preferences and recommend just the right guitar or accessory. Now, my customers know they can trust me and they come back, because at my store they have a better customer experience – which is the foundation of building loyal customers.”
Getting started with NCR Silver is easy. Simply visit the website, or call 1-877-630-9711. NCR provides live, 7-day support and access to Silver SidewalkTM, a customer community portal with information and opportunities to connect with other members. NCR Silver runs in the cloud, uses consumer-friendly technology, and works on Apple® devices running the latest iOS.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
AUGUSTA, GA – March 4, 2014 – EDTS, a regional IT services company specializing in managed IT services, network security, and advanced infrastructure for Southeastern businesses, has been ranked 121st among the world’s leading managed IT service providers, a rise of 27 positions in a single year, in the seventh annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition rankings of leading MSPs (www.mspmentor.net/top501). EDTS is the only firm with dual Georgia-South Carolina operations so honored.
The exclusive ranking is based on data from MSPmentor’s 2013 global online survey, conducted October-December 2013, and recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered and customer devices managed.
“MSPmentor congratulates EDTS on this significant honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts EDTS in rare company.”
MSPs on this year’s Global 501 list lifted their combined annual recurring revenues to $2.6 billion, the seventh straight year of strong growth. Together, those MSPs manage more than 6 million PCs, servers, smartphones and tablets.
EDTS has also recently named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for four consecutive years, was the seventh fastest-growing small company in South Carolina on the statewide Roaring Twenties 2013 list, and was also named as one of South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies 2013.
“We are very proud to be advancing even further into the upper tier of this prestigious list of global managed service providers,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS. “It is a tribute to the commitment to excellence of our employees and the confidence and support of our client base that affords us this honor, and we look forward to sharing insights and best practices from this group with every client that we serve.”
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Founded in 1999, EDTS has over 50 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Columbia and Greenville, SC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed IT services for business. The firm helps customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology. EDTS was recently named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the fourth consecutive year, and honored as one of the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina on the 2013 Roaring Twenties list. Visit them at www.edtsolutions.com.
Radiance Solar announced completion of a 100 kW solar photovoltaic system at Providence Hill Farm in Jasper, Georgia. The solar installation will supply nearly 100% of the poultry operation’s electricity needs.
The roof-mounted system is installed on two of eight poultry houses, and will generate more than 130,000 kWh of power annually. The 333 solar modules are made by Suniva, an Atlanta, Georgia based company. Amicalola EMC interconnected the system on February 18th, 2014, and it is the largest solar power system in the utility’s service area.
“The financial benefits of installing solar are undeniable and the notion that we will be able to supply almost all of our power brings a significant advantage to our business for the long term” according to Dan English, Providence Hill Farm owner.
The adoption of solar among agricultural businesses is quickly growing as the cost of solar continues to drop. In addition, agricultural operations are eligible for USDA grants that support investments in renewable energy (Rural Energy of America Program, or REAP). For the poultry industry, the prospect of achieving greater certainty over energy expense is also a very attractive benefit. Providence Hill Farm received a 25% USDA grant for the project, as well as a 30% Federal Tax Credit.
“The potential of solar for the agricultural market is huge,” said Sam Hilley, Account Manager at Radiance Solar. “With lower costs and incentives, we are now able to offer our clients a two to five year payback and significant long-term savings over the 30 year life of the system.”
Also partnering on this project is the Bank of North Georgia, a long-standing supporter of the poultry industry and newcomer to the solar market.
Lewis Cline, SVP at Bank of North Georgia added “It was with great pleasure that Bank of North Georgia could team up with Daniel English and Radiance Solar to complete the project. There are so many benefits that can be realized by the end user in the poultry industry, including savings on their high utility bills that increases cash flow for the grower.”
Faculty members from the Poultry Science Departments at Auburn University and The University of Georgia will be visiting the farm on February 28th. They will be monitoring the system closely for the purpose of educating poultry famers throughout the southeast on the benefits of integrating solar power into poultry farm operations.
About Radiance Solar: Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Radiance Solar is a leading solar contractor, specializing in the design, installation and maintenance of solar energy systems. Their mission is to bring low-cost, reliable solar energy within reach of every electricity user through a relentless commitment to innovative design, aggressive procurement and efficient construction techniques. www.radiancesolar.com
About Providence Hill Farm: Providence Hill Farm is an eight house poultry growing operation based in Jasper, Georgia. The farm is owned by Daniel English, and grows and sells flocks for Pilgrim’s Pride.
About Bank of North Georgia: Bank of North Georgia is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank is chartered in the state of Georgia and operates under multiple trade names across the Southeast.
CompliancePoint, an information security consulting and compliance services provider, announces the launch of its Continuous Compliance & Assurance Program which helps organizations achieve compliance with standards such as HIPAA/HITECH and PCI, as well as maintain their compliance levels throughout the year. Using a company’s internal resources or CompliancePoint’s Security Consulting Services in combination with CompliancePoint’s SaaS-based Compliance Automation Portal establishes a comprehensive program which validates compliance-related activities and evidence in real-time so that companies always know their compliance status.
The Continuous Compliance & Assurance Program addresses key organizational issues including the need to identify and define compliance control objectives and methodologies that are pertinent to the organization. It also enables companies to assign ownership of specific compliance control activities to create accountability. Another key component is the ability to schedule, monitor and receive alerts on a company’s compliance activities and status.
“We know from experience that organizations of all sizes in the healthcare industry struggle to stay compliant with regulatory and industry requirements,” states Jerry Wyble, Vice President and General Manager of CompliancePoint’s Information Security group. “Organizations must continuously maintain their compliance status and not just once a year for an audit.”
CompliancePoint will demonstrate the Continuous Compliance & Assurance Program and the Compliance Automation Portal in booth 4282 at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) show in Orlando from February 23 through 27. Show attendees get direct access to CompliancePoint’s information security specialists who will provide valuable insights based on their actual experience and their in-depth knowledge of specific industry requirements such as HIPAA regulations.
More than 60 Other Organizations Partner with Festival
To Offer Interactive Programs and Expo Exhibits March 22-29
Leading Metro Atlanta organizations across a large spectrum of industries are stepping up to help support The Atlanta Science Festival, an eight-day series of science-and technology-related events taking place citywide.
The Atlanta Science Festival has been a collaboration of scientific, educational, corporate, civic, cultural and community organizations led by founding partners Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Other Atlanta-based sponsors include:
• Mercer University & Mercer Health Sciences Center
• The National Science Foundation/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
Silver Sponsors • AT&T Mobility
• Cancer Treatment Centers of America
• Delta Air Lines, Inc.
• Georgia State University
• Atlanta Science Tavern
• The Coca-Cola Company
• Emory Science & Society Program
• Georgia FIRST Robotics
• Georgia Power
• Kennesaw State University
• Lockheed Martin
• NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization
• Arbor Pharmaceuticals
• Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
• Georgia Bio
• Woodruff Arts Center
• Captain Planet Foundation
• Carabiner Communications
• Emory Alumni Association
• Georgia Natural Gas
• Women in Technology
• Public Broadcasting Atlanta
“The Atlanta Science Festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase Atlanta’s strengths in science to the entire community,” said David Hartnett, vice president for bioscience and health IT industry development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Metro Atlanta is home to thousands of companies involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – from software and IT to medical devices and vaccine development – and home to some of the top research universities in the world. We are thrilled to have so many companies and universities on board to participate in the festival with sponsorship, volunteers and exhibits.”
The Atlanta Science Festival is a citywide collaboration March 22-29 showcasing science and technology. More than 60 other educational institutions, museums, corporations, and cultural and community centers are planning an extensive line-up of exciting programs and hands-on exhibitions―most of them free―designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists. The Festival is an eight-day celebration that culminates with a family-friendly, all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park.
A complete list of sponsors, partners and collaborators can be found at AtlantaScienceFestival.org. For the latest information on the Atlanta Science Festival activities, please follow the event on Facebook at AtlantaScienceFestival and on Twitter at @ATLSciFest.
About the Atlanta Science Festival The first event of its kind in the Metro area, The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology that culminates with an all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. Scientists, experts and educators from local schools, colleges, universities, museums, and corporations will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances at venues across the city. Our mission is to celebrate the inherent integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in our lives today, share the impact they have on our community, and inspire us all to wonder about our future. The Festival, which runs March 22-29, is produced by a collaboration of science, cultural, and educational institutions, led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. To learn more, visit AtlantaScienceFestival.org or call (770) 322-4992.
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TAG-Ed Announces Second Annual Georgia STEM Day on May 9, 2014
ATLANTA (February 25, 2014) – TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, is collaborating with the Georgia Department of Education and over 40 Georgia education institutions, associations, and STEM-based companies to support the second annual Georgia STEM Day on May 9th 2014.
STEM Day is a statewide opportunity for schools, students, teachers, and companies to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), in order to help students make the critical connection between the classroom and their future careers. Last year, over 300,000 students across 50 school districts participated in the inaugural celebration of STEM Day.
“With the success of the first STEM Day, our objective for this year is to continue to raise awareness about STEM education and the opportunities for students in exciting STEM related careers,” said Michael Robertson, executive director of TAG-Ed. “Moving forward, we hope that STEM Day will be celebrated on an annual basis by each student in every school across Georgia.”
Teachers, students and companies will be able to find STEM Day activities, ideas, and information on TAG-Ed’s website: http://bit.ly/GASTEMDay
“With the demand for qualified workers in STEM fields increasing every day, it is critically important that we provide our students with the skills they need to be successful in science, technology, math and engineering,” said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. “It is my hope that by highlighting STEM Day in Georgia, more students will find a passion for this area of study and choose a STEM pathway.”
Additionally, participants of STEM Day have the opportunity to be recognized for the Technology Association of Georgia’s STEM Education Awards, held on September 26 in Savannah, Ga.
The STEM Education Awards were created to recognize and honor schools, extracurricular programs, and corporations for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education in Georgia.
To learn more or to register your class or organization for Georgia STEM Day, please visit TAG-Ed’s website: http://bit.ly/GASTEMDay. To follow the conversation on Twitter, follow TAG-Ed and track #GASTEMDay.
TAG-Ed’s Sponsors include:
• Opus Software
The 2014 STEM Day Partners Include:
• After-School All Stars
• Atlanta Science Festival
• Bulloch County Public Schools
• Clayton State University
• Dewer College at Valdosta
• Direct 2 Discovery at Georgia Tech
• Discover Your World
• Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education
• Georgia Charter School Association
• Georgia Department of Education
• Georgia College
• Georgia Gwinnett College
• Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
• Georgia Perimeter College
• Georgia Southern College of Education
• Georgia State University College of Business
• Georgia State University College of Education
• Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network
• Georgia State University College of Education
• Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
• Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC)
• Greenhouse Foundation
• Gwinnett County Public Schools
• Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education (i²STEMe)
• Junior Achievement
• Project Lead the Way
• Radio Disney
• Sandy Springs Education Force
• University of Georgia College of Engineering
About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia. Through partnerships with statewide STEM programs, TAG-Ed fosters student interest in STEM in order to increase appreciation for the opportunities available through technology careers. TAG-Ed hosts an internship program for high school students, two web-based team challenges for students interested in Health IT and web design, and the Vine Event, an annual fundraiser benefiting STEM education. For additional information, visit TAG Education Collaborative or contact Michael Robertson at (404) 920 – 2038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paymetric Inc. announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named XiTransfer a Silver Winner of the 2014 Global Excellence Awards in the New Products Category. The security industry celebrated its 10th Annual 2014 Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco by honoring excellence in every facet of the industry including products, people behind the successes and best companies.
More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2014 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 24, 2014 in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers. To apply to be a judge for the next global excellence awards program, register at www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/judges/ now.
XiTransfer is a highly sophisticated secure file transfer service designed to efficiently handle files containing all types of sensitive data to both internal and external parties. Leveraging FlexTokens, Paymetric’s format-preserving tokenization solution, XiTransfer secures all sensitive clear-text data in Paymetric’s cloud-based data vault.
Asif Ramji, president & CEO of Paymetric, said, “Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of XiTransfer further validates our mission to provide the most innovative security management technology in the marketplace. It’s now more imperative than ever to reduce organizational risk of exposure to a data breach and fraudulent activity that can negatively impact a company’s brand.”
About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.
Paymetric, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated and secure electronic payment acceptance solutions that enable companies to streamline the order-to-cash process, reduce the scope and financial burden of achieving PCI compliance and improve return on electronic payment acceptance. Paymetric’s solutions support virtually every type of electronic payment in any enterprise system where payment is accepted. Paymetric is a recognized industry leader and is a three-time award-winning SAP partner. The company has also been awarded for its innovation and growth by Red Herring, Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Technology Association of Georgia. Visit www.paymetric.com for additional information.