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Half Geek…Half Musician

The Atiba Jam Band conducted its initial practice session at JamTech in Berry Hill on Friday.

Our motley crew belted out songs by Bob Dylan (who just won a Noble Prize) and Credence Clearwater Revival (who, shockingly, have not yet won a Noble Prize) and generally just had a lot of fun. Thanks to the folks at JamTech for their creativity, tips and patience. Be on the lookout for an Atiba Jam Band appearance near you!

To selfie or not to selfie? Question sparks spirited family debate

Check out Atiba founder JJ Rosen’s latest column for The Tennessean:

To selfie or not to selfie? Question sparks spirited family debate

“Leveraging a trend, the inventor of the selfie stick saw an opportunity in the convergence of smart-phones and social media to make millions of dollars with a relatively simple idea.   This concept of “trend-based businesses” depends on identifying a need around a social fad and then finding a way to heavily market it — fast.”

Rosen’s column appears twice a month. You can view an archive here.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.

From New York to Nashville: Atiba Web Designer Jessica Hill

By Jessica Hill – Atiba Senior Web Designer

As a gal who was born and raised in NY, public transportation has always just been a part of my life. I grew up just outside of Manhattan, and I can’t tell you the number of times my mother would tell my sister and I to just take the train if we wanted to get somewhere. I have learned to read just about any bus or subway schedule you can imagine. I know which subway lines are the slowest. I know what a pain it is when you get on a express train or bus by accident and it flies right past your stop. I know what it’s like to fall asleep on the subway heading to Queens, but waking up at the Coney Island stop.

I have also found that many people I know will at some point ask me why I always carry a tote bag with me. My answer is “because I take the bus”. I often carry an umbrella, extra socks, some snacks, bandaids, things like that because I have learned it’s better to be prepared. I also use the tote bags if I have to stop at the grocery store or run errands on the way home. If you have ever had to carry a bunch of heavy plastic bags for more than a block, you will understand why tote bags are so awesome.

Because I had such easy access to public transportation , I never really drove much. I went to college in Philly where I would usually ride my bike, walk, take the train and then take the express bus back to the Port Authority in NY when I would go home to visit. So, again, I just never needed to drive.

When I came to Nashville, I noticed that public transportation was not as widely embraced. And I understand that. It can be a pain. You really have to plan your schedule around it. You have to be willing to wait. Sometimes it is horribly hot outside, other times you are stuck in the rain or freezing cold. But you learn to adapt. It’s actually a skill that has served me well.

But there are a lot of benefits to taking public transportation, or even using apps like Lyft or Uber. The biggest benefit for me is that is helps me actually meet people. I am very lucky to have a career doing what I love, which is web and graphic design. However, this also means I am happy to sit with my headphones in and work. I can easily go days without talking to anyone other than my dog. Public transportation helps me actually interact with people. And I have met some really great folks. Plus, there is a lot of diversity on the bus and it’s great to meet people from other neighborhoods nearby that you may never usually visit.

The other thing I love is that it gives me time to just let my mind wander. It’s nice to sometimes stare out the window, or just take a break from all the other things that are in my head. Sometimes it’s fun just to sit and listen to the many conversations happening. Most of the time, there are some pretty amusing ones going on!

I highly suggest if you have never taken public transportation before that you give it a try. It’s always good to see things from a different perspective. Plus, you won’t have to worry about parking, and who wouldn’t like a break from that?

Technology touches all facets of life

Check out Atiba founder JJ Rosen’s latest column for The Tennessean:

Technology touches all facets of life

“Whether it’s publishing, healthcare, education, travel – you name it – technology changes almost every facet of business or personal life.  If even our oldest institutions are forced to change with the times, it goes to show that every institution must embrace innovation in order to survive and thrive.”

Rosen’s column appears twice a month. You can view an archive here.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.

Atiba partners with ServiceNow

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Atiba Holdings, LLC announced today that the company has entered into a new partnership with ServiceNow.

ServiceNow is a platform that is quickly growing to become the leading service management solution for enterprises to manage their entire business around.

With roots in IT, ServiceNow’s service management solutions address all the service domains of modern enterprises including human resources, facilities, and finance. IT started it for themselves, then went on to prove it is possible to apply service management to use cases outside of IT.  And by doing so, successfully deliver a modern service experience.

For more info on ServiceNow and Atiba’s expertise contact us today!

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.

What happens when you’re not the next Bill Gates

Check out Atiba founder JJ Rosen’s latest column for The Tennessean:

What happens when you’re not the next Bill Gates

“There are many out there whose entrepreneurial endeavors land them smack in the middle of the middle class. Despite dreams of becoming the next Bill Gates or Mick Jagger, most of us are neither the ultimate success story nor the ultimate failure. Semi-success.”

Rosen’s column appears twice a month. You can view an archive here.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.

Learning by Doing – A Day in the Life of an Atiba Intern

       Working in information technology is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Each day is a new day; no day is ever the same. New tasks, opportunities, and challenges arise as others fade away.

I did not know what to expect on my first day at Atiba. I have been surrounded by computers and technology my entire life, yet the practice of truly understanding technology, its ins and outs, and its greater capabilities seamed so foreign to me. I would like to consider myself having slightly better computer know-how than the average twenty year old but compared to the professionals at Atiba, I know very little. That is begging to change.

In my few weeks at Atiba, I have been exposed to multiple areas of IT. Each day I have learned something I did not know the day before. And that continual growth of knowledge is priceless. The very first task I did at Atiba was quality assurance (QA) for the upcoming launch of a client’s rebranded website. Conceptually, I had learned about QA in school, but Atiba empowered me to learn by doing. Since the first task, Atiba has allowed me to contribute to their social media library, help manage their CRM systems, observe how technical support specialists operate, and visit customers on site. I am thankful for Atiba letting me freelance across the company to better understand IT. Interning at Atiba has been an incredible experience and the people working there have been even better. To the Atiba team that has taken time out of their busy days to help an intern learn a little more than the days before, thank you.

American voting system faces security risks

Check out Atiba founder JJ Rosen’s latest column for The Tennessean:

American voting system faces security risks

“Technology has a valuable role to play in our elections.  As voting machines have shifted from paper-based to computer-based and even internet-based, there are opportunities to make the voting process more accessible, efficient and reliable.”

Rosen’s column appears twice a month. You can view an archive here.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.

Atiba Job Openings: Product Owner

We’re looking for a product owner!

Atiba, one of the Southeast’s leading technology and digital marketing firms, is looking for a Product Owner to help us plan, execute and deliver high quality products for our growing roster of clients throughout the country.

Are you a passionate, dedicated and organized team player who excels at managing projects and communicating with internal and external stakeholders? Then keep reading…

Job Description

Responsible for planning, executing and evaluating projects according to predetermined timelines and budgets. Manages project teams and reports project status to client. Works closely with product owner(s) to understand the product vision and roadmap, to define the features and functionality within the roadmap, and ensures that the product being delivered meets the needs of the client.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Defines project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements.
  • Monitors project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Clearly communicates expectations to team members and project owner.
  • Mediates directives and communications between project owner and team members.
  • Effectively manages project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved by project owner.
  • Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Authors business cases; identifies opportunities for future enhancements and modifications.
  • Authors UAT scenarios, reviews test plans with team to ensure product will meet all acceptance criteria and may perform testing as necessary for team to meet iteration goals.
  • Provides references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation; providing help desk support; training users.
  • Deliverables include, but not limited to the following: Business Requirements/Project Plan, UAT scripts, UAT test data requirements, Reference guides, project status reports, regular communications with client, check-ins with team and PM director, etc.

Job Requirements

  • Experience – At least 2-3 years related experience
  • Working knowledge of Agile Methodology is a plus
  • Familiarity with JIRA is a plus
  • Working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Qualifications/Skills
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to solve complex problems
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, problem solving skills and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes in project direction and priorities
  • Ability to rapidly change gears and work efficiently with several different projects, team members, clients, etc.

Click here to apply for this position.

 

Pokemon Go ushers in new era of augmented reality

Check out Atiba founder JJ Rosen’s latest column for The Tennessean:

Pokemon Go ushers in new era of augmented reality

“Imagine a Nashville tourist pointing their phone/camera at the Ryman Auditorium and Dolly Parton suddenly pops up on the screen to take them on a tour. Or imagine trying on ‘virtual’ shoes by simply pointing your smartphone camera at your feet before you make an online purchase.  A new generation of AR is on its way.”

Rosen’s column appears twice a month. You can view an archive here.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Atiba serves as a one-stop shop for strategic web design, web development, CIO consulting services and business intelligence, custom software development, mobile app development, IT support, network services and security. Atiba’s service divisions include Atiba Network, Atiba Software and Wheelhouse Marketing.