The Center of Innovation for Information Technology is the key resource for helping Georgia’s technology community find collaborative research opportunities and partners to connect, compete and grow globally. From health IT and medical devices to cyber security and mobility, the Center is an open door to Georgia’s robust technology community that helps businesses seize new opportunities.
Georgia is the Health IT capitol of the nation with eight of the top 100 health IT firms generating $5 billion in revenue, and the 5th-largest IT employment cluster. Information technology represents a $113.1 billion economic impact on the state. Large industry players like McKesson Technologies, MedAssets and Greenway Health have solidified Georgia as the national leader. The leading resource for the industry, the Center supports the state’s existing industry and new companies through providing business and research connections to further their growth and development.
With the continued rise of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, Georgia has emerged as a leading technology hub for research, development and limitless applications. From remote health monitoring systems to mobile device integration, the Center connects business to the numerous resources the state has to offer.
Georgia is a leading center for network and cyber security. The industry cluster generates more than $4.7 billion in annual revenue, well-equipping Georgia to serve this fast-growing industry. Over 115 information security companies call Georgia home, including IBM, Dell, Verisign, and Airwatch. In 2012, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) opened the Georgia Cryptologic Center in Augusta. In addition, the U.S. Army announced that the Army’s new Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Headquarters will move to Georgia, creating close to 4,000 new jobs by 2019.