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UHY Advisors’ David Barton Frames Security, Legal Issues in Era of Cloud Computing ATL Tech Summit

UHY Advisors’ David Barton Frames Security, Legal Issues in Era of Cloud Computing ATL Tech Summit

UHY Advisors’ David Barton, with Amanda Witt of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, will deliver the keynote address, “Framing Legal and Security Issues in An Era of Cloud Computing,” at the July 22 Atlanta Technology Summit.  Designed for both business and technical leaders, the event provides guidance on best practice strategies to protect sensitive data. Leading CIOs, security experts and professional advisors will take on the challenges of data security in a world of cloud computing at the gathering, beginning at 8:30 a.m. the Atlanta Marriott Norcross Hotel (475 Technology Parkway, Norcross, 30092).

Cloud computing is gaining momentum as a cost-effective alternative to traditional IT infrastructure, with the market for cloud services forecast to grow to over $241 billion this year. However, a recent study by Accenture shows that IT departments are still reluctant to move to the cloud, due to privacy, lock-in, and security issues.

Back-to-school drive benefitting Metro Atlanta children in need

Back-to-school drive benefitting Metro Atlanta children in need

ATLANTA -- For over 80 years, Variety of Georgia’s mission has been to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect.

Now through Tuesday, August 2, Variety of Georgia and Atlanta-area Simon malls will team up to collect back-to-school supplies for disadvantaged youth in the Metro-Atlanta area, giving young students the ability to enter a new school year full of hope.

School supply donations are welcomed at the following Atlanta malls: Gwinnett Place, Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall, Phipps Plaza and Town Center at Cobb.

 

•Gwinnett Place 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096

•Mall of Georgia 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519

•Town Center at Cobb 400 Barrett Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30144

•Northlake Mall 4800 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

•Phipps Plaza 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

•Lenox Sq

DealChicken to Hatch in Atlanta

DealChicken to Hatch in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive will be working with Atlanta's top businesses to bring you local deals. We've been a part of this community for over 50 years, and we'll be connecting our clients to you in new and exciting ways.

DealChicken is not just about the one-time deal. The company focuses on providing a pathway, through the use of fun daily deals and other locally-focused marketing services, for merchants to develop long-term customer relationships in the Atlanta area.

You can sign up now to receive future DealChicken Atlanta daily deals by visiting DealChicken.com. Local merchants interested in partnering with DealChicken on daily deals should also visit the web site.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett --  The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) used its first-ever “lunch and learn” session to bring local businesses together with the public safety personnel serving their area.

Representatives from Gwinnett Place Mall, Mall Corners, Santa Fe Mall, Pleasant Hill Plaza and Marketplace shopping center joined with Major Christa Spradley, commander of Gwinnett Police’s central precinct, other police officers and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Executive Director Connie Wiggins.

Joe Allen, Gwinnett Place CID executive director, said discussions ranged from crime prevention to methods of curbing graffiti. He said the session was overall positive, and more functions like this one are planned for the future.

“Our property and businesses owners are committed to keeping their investments and patrons safe, and the CID wants to support their efforts to do so,” Allen said.

Gwinnett unemployment lower than Georgia rate in May

Gwinnett unemployment lower than Georgia rate in May

ATLANTA -- The unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta rose to 9.7 percent in May 2011, according to Georgia labor commissioner Mark Butler.

This is up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in April.

Butler said the rate rose for two reasons. More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force, but only about 15,000 of them found jobs. Also, Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs; an increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs.

The lowest area unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in Metro Athens, while the highest was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area, at 12 percent.

Gwinnett County's unemployment rate was 8.8 percent.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9 percent in April.