Last week, Nexxtep held our 4th Annual Partner Conference at the Rainwater Conference Center here in Valdosta. The afternoon started with a keynote address from State Senator Tim Golden (we’ll post videos and highlights soon!) followed by 3 breakout workshops. We ended the day with a round table discussion.
Here is a brief recap of our discussion:
- More and more businesses are embracing Cloud computing. From using Cloud-based software programs to storing data in the Cloud, you are finding these tools to be easier to use and access than their server-based counterparts. Still, you are still concerned about security issues involved with moving sensitive data off-premise.
- Communication is becoming more and more automated. You’re better equipped to measure business performance using key performance indicators and convey that message to decision makers and staff in real-time.
- Although it seems like a lot of government money is being spent on education in our region, you’re having a hard time recruiting quality employees to work for you. Our local higher ed institutions are building initiatives to make connections between their curriculum and the jobs available to new graduates. Hopefully these initiatives will help bridge the gap.
Thank you to everyone who came out for the Partner Conference. I think it was our best one yet and we look forward to making it even better next year!