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3rd Tenant to Move in to Peachtree Corners Technology Incubator

PCTI has landed its 3rd tenant, Novarata. Novarata builds apps for mobile workforces such as sales people, store associates, technicians and engineers at companies all over the world, and it is constantly growing every day. They create B2B and internal workforce applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android. They put key business processes on mobile devices and integrate them with cloud systems like Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Amazon Web Services. Novarata’s apps use a mix of native iOS applications and proprietary frameworks for data collection, image capture, e-commerce, and security. They can deploy apps through the App Store, Apple Enterprise, and Google Play or implement MDM in solutions like AirWatch and SureMDM.

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Calling All Gwinnett Startups

Twenty years ago, Technology Park in Peachtree Corners was a hub for technology companies in Atlanta. Today, however, the buildings seem tired, with many sporting sale and lease signs in their windows. Occupancy rates are at an all-time low.

I am hoping for a resurgence of growth and investment in the area – led by the growth in Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing

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Nerds of a Feather Flock Together

Confession time… Although I was an athlete in high school, I wasn’t actually in the “jock clique.” On the contrary, I was loosely affiliated with the “nerds,” as several of them were on my swim team. Perhaps empowered by the 1984 film “Revenge of the Nerds,” this group of friends and other nerds across the country started becoming successful, and their revenge continues to this day.

I predict that a new group of nerds will rule over the next ten years. While engineers have enjoyed high wages over the past couple of decades, experts are predicting that software development will generate double-digit employment growth rates, with average salaries near $100,000. At Relus Technologies, we plan to hire 40 such people over the next two years, all with six-figure incomes.

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