Local Leaders Asked to Leverage Broadband Technology

Greg Laudeman, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

A broadband network expansion is under way in Northwest Georgia. The next step is learning to leverage it.

“The power of it is what you do with it,” said Greg Laudeman of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute.

Laudeman spoke Tuesday to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s technology team — representatives of governments, business and industries in the 15-county area.

He is proposing a pilot program that would teach local users, including small and mid-sized organizations, how to harness digital technology to boost their competitiveness in the global marketplace.

The Georgia Technology Outreach Partnership would bring together key decision-makers in the region and technology companies such as IBM, Intel and Cisco to look at operating issues, problems and solutions, Laudeman said.

A major goal is to foster collaborations and strategic investments for the benefit of the region.

“A lot of major corporations have high-performance computing, but most middle companies don’t have that access because it’s too expensive,” Laudeman said. “But when you start adding up a lot of small computers, you can mobilize a lot of power.”

Read more about the project at RN-T.com

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