Internet Decisisions


Internet Decisions is an Atlanta-based research services and strategic planning firm. We assist companies and organizations with a variety of services including competitive intelligence, vendor analysis and other types of market research. Our services enable action by providing managers with the insight necessary to make the right decisions.

Keith Herndon, Ph.D.

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Dr. Keith Herndon specializes in research and strategic planning engagements in several industry sectors including media and technology. His work supports a variety of initiatives in business development, product development, operational improvement, competitive intelligence, industry benchmarking and e-business strategy. Dr. Herndon has extensive experience in media and technology management. He was a founding executive of Cox Enterprises' Internet division, serving as Vice President of Operations and Vice President for Planning and Product Development. He led technical due diligence efforts as part of Cox's corporate venture funding, and managed an investment in Enkia Corp. where he served on the board of directors. He also developed strategic partnerships with companies such as Yahoo! and Amazon. He also was Director of Operations at Cox Radio Interactive, a pioneer in deploying streaming media technologies, served as President of a technology incubator and was Vice President and General Manager of an e-commerce fulfillment company. Dr. Herndon began his career at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a reporter before becoming an editor. He was appointed Administrative Editor in 1990 and served six years in charge of the news operation's business affairs, which included publishing technology. Dr. Herndon is currently serving as a visiting professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia where he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, he taught on the adjunct faculty at Kennesaw State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Media and Information from the Internet Studies Department at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. He completed the Davenport Fellowship in business and economics reporting at the University of Missouri and earned his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Herndon's latest book, The Decline of the Daily Newspaper: How an American Institution Lost the Online Revolution, was released in July by Peter Lang Publishing. He had previously published two books about raising venture capital, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Marie Matthews, Vice President of Technology

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Marie has over 16 years experience in technical design and project management for the Internet. She has a consistent track record for finding solutions that scale to the size of the business need. Most recently, Marie served as Director of Technology at Cox Radio Interactive, where she architected an infrastructure on a budget that allowed Cox Radio to become the first profitable Internet venture at Cox. As Director of Community Publishing at Cox Interactive Media, she was responsible for smooth implementation of third party technologies. Prior to working at Cox, Marie was the first Webmaster at Emory University. Marie holds an undergraduate degree from Smith College.