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Maybe Atlanta should market itself as the wired capital of the South.

Forbes recently ranked Atlanta No. 2 on its list of the “most wired cities.”

Now, metro Atlanta’s small businesses were ranked as the most tech savvy in a new survey of small businesses in 10 U.S. markets, AJC staffer David Markiewicz reports.

Atlanta’s WiQ or “Wireless Quotient” rated highest because of local small business’ use of wireless technology including smart phones and cell phones, and because of the importance they place on wireless services, Markiewicz writes.

Small businesses here are more likely than those in other markets to use smart phones, Wi-Fi hotspots and laptop data cards, according to the report.

The online survey was conducted by AT&T — which hopes the findings will fuel sales of more wireless service — of 2,023 small business owners or their information technology employees.

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TnGelding

March 17th, 2010
9:22 am

Great! Number one in something good. Who would have thunk it? That should help the recovery when the word gets around. If we’ll stop trying to find the best deal and start buying American from our local merchants it would also help. We’ve taken the art of the deal to absurdity.

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