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October 2011: Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Awards "State of the Industry Report" Research Project to Internet Decisions

Atlanta, GA (October 31, 2011) - Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has awarded the research contract for its 2012 "State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report" to Internet Decisions, LLC.

Internet Decisions will combine primary and secondary research to create a comprehensive collection of statistics about technology in Georgia. This year's report will focus on providing insights about the state's technology labor force, said Keith Herndon, Ph.D., President of Internet Decisions. The report will be published as an interactive website in March with the overall findings presented at the Georgia Technology Summit.

"Internet Decisions led our research effort for last year's report and we are delighted to have Dr. Herndon and his team working with us again. He has a proven record of conducting and managing research projects as well as deep subject matter expertise in the technology sector," said Tino J. Mantella, President of TAG.

In conducting the primary research Internet Decisions will again work with its partner CSM Research of Marietta, which will manage the research platform and assist with data collection. The primary research surveys will target key technology decision makers throughout the state to determine their outlook for employment growth in the technology sector. The survey will ask about such topics as required critical skills, educational attainment and future hiring trends.

Mr. Mantella said the purpose of the annual State of the Industry Report is to support growth initiatives in technology sectors throughout the state. "For these initiatives to be successful, Georgia must have an adequate supply of highly trained workers," he said. "This year's research focus is critical to not only understanding what the strengths are, but also to identify areas where improvements are needed. This data will provide insights for industry and government leaders to have productive conversations regarding the future of the state's technology labor force."

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 14,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG's community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

Internet Decisions, LLC

Internet Decisions is a research services and strategic planning firm. It assists companies and organizations of all sizes with a variety of services including competitive intelligence, vendor analysis and various types of market research. Created in 2005, the Atlanta-based firm specializes in several vertical markets including technology, media and entertainment and healthcare. Internet Decisions enjoys a research partnership with Marietta-based CSM Research. The firm also produces industry white papers and training material and conducts strategic training at the executive level. (www.internetdecisions.com)