In the guest chair: 

David Brinkman & Dana Barrett

David Brinkman & Dana Barrett

This morning on The Dana Barrett Show, Dana had the pleasure of hosting two very successful Atlanta Businessmen, along with the extremely talented, Robin Ryan. David Brinkman,President and CEO of AssureSign was on to discuss how his business can make your transactions easier. AssureSign simplifies the world’s most powerful action — the signature. Available as an on-premise, customizable solution for the enterprise, and as an on-demand SaaS solution for small business, AssureSign enables any business to create and execute a secure and seamless signature experience.

David Earhart & Dana Barrett

David Earhart & Dana Barrett

David Earhart, CEO of Courion stopped by to talk about the importance of protecting company access. With deep experience and more than 600 customers managing more than 10 million identities, Courion is the market leader in Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), from provisioning to governance to Identity and Access Intelligence (IAI).

Author Robin Ryan, phoned in to give the inside scoop about job interviews. Robin also dished on her  book, “60 Seconds & You’re Hired.” America’s top job search expert Robin Ryan draws on her 20 years as a career counselor, 30 years of direct hiring, and extensive contact with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to teach you proven strategies to help you take charge of the interview process and get the job you want.

In the national & Tech Tuesday headlines:

  • Harley-Davidson’s stock price is down about a third from a year ago, and the company’s share of the market for large motorcycles in the U.S. slipped to 52% in the third quarter from 56% two years before.  Not good news for the iconic brand who is looking for ways to appeal to more women and millennials while not alienating their core of macho baby boomer white men (also referred  in the Wall Street Journal as “grizzled men reliving their youth”).
  • AT&T is bringing back unlimited wireless data plans, after more than five years of moving customers away from those plans into plans that charge for data use.  The new plans are only available to customers who subscribe to its DirecTV, or U-verse TV services.  They say it’s not a response to T-Mobile or Sprint’s offerings, but it does look to me like they are responding to the competition.
  • The White House launched a SnapChat account yesterday – sorry kids… time to go find the next cool thing.  ?
  • Twitter punished a controversial right wing journalist by taking away his verified status last week – sparking a debate over freedom of speech.  So the question is – should Twitter let you say anything you want, even if it is harassment?

In the local headlines:

  • A federal judge has ruled that Atlanta based Delta Air Lines Inc. can continue flying out of Dallas Love Field while the airline dukes it out with Southwest Airlines Co. over rights to the gates.  Delta’s lease of gates ended in September and Southwest says they are trespassing… but they get to stay… for now.
  • Amazon continues their plan to be everything to everyone as they take on Atlanta based UPS.  The online retailer is getting into the package delivery business in Europe for starters where they are expected to buy the remaining 75% of French package delivery company they already own 25% of, sometime this quarter.  This puts them in direct competition with UPS, FedEx and DHL in the European market.  Back in December, The Wall Street Journal reported the relationship between Atlanta-based UPS and has come under stress. If Amazon builds its own delivery network, they could emerge as a rival to UPS which would mean UPS could lose that shipping business which is estimated to be worth  over $1 billion.  (Maybe UPS should buy a lottery ticket).
  • MARTA wants to keep it’s riders safe – and have proof that their doing so the right way.  To that end, 200 MARTA officers will get body cameras by the end of 2016.

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