Archives for February 2013

Visiting The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is how analog systems (people) will thrive in a digital world.  People are amazing creatures.  Our analog brain is wired for all sorts of human things.  Often we can recognize loved ones with just a word or a single movement.  We can tell if people are being honest or deceptive by quickly analyzing complex facial and body movements.  We are constantly monitoring our environment and respond quickly to subtle changes.  We receive continuous input from our senses, organize vast amounts of sensory data and make continuous decisions based on millions of pieces of analog data. We are miraculous, wonderfully analog but have trouble in a digital world. The term The Internet of Things coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 has become a widely-used to describe things that can be  cataloged by computers.  Digital systems use discrete data in processing.  In computers, we … [Read more...]

LAN Systems Named to the Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses Class of 2013

LAN Systems was honored on January 26, when the UGA Alumni Association announced the rankings of the 2013 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses at a celebration in Atlanta. LAN Systems, helmed by 2006 UGA graduate Mary Hester, ranks as this year’s 84th fastest growing Bulldog business.  The firm specializes in IT Solutions and Services for growing businesses. “This is an incredible honor and a proud moment for all of us at LAN Systems,” said Mary Hester. “We are fortunate to have received many awards over the years, but the Bulldog 100 is our most coveted award to date.” The Atlanta CPA firm, Warren Averett + GH&I, has annually partnered with the UGA Alumni Association since the inception of the program four years ago to verify the information that was submitted by each nominated company.  Warren Averett + GH&I then ranked the companies based on compounded … [Read more...]