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Honorary Alumnus gives back to GC with new cloud app

For Anthony “Tony” Tan (HA’09) success, especially in the technology industry, is just another day in the office.

Tan founded and served as CEO of one of the earliest private-labeled broadband Internet and communications services companies and established the first Intellectual Capital Partnership Program in technology for higher education in the State of Georgia. Tan has served as an Advisory Board member to the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business and as a Trustee to the Georgia College & State University Foundation.

With Tan’s support, the Bunting College of Business has been able to offer scholarships to students pursuing a degree in information systems and provide professional development resources for its students including mock interviews, resume workshops, corporate site visits and career fair experiences.

“I sincerely appreciate Mr. Tan’s interest and passion for education as evident from the establishment of the Anthony J. Tan Scholarship to support computer science and information systems students along with support for career services for our students. His entrepreneurial spirit toward furthering educational opportunities for students, as reflected in his firm’s partnership with the Bunting College of Business, is quite inspiring,” said James Payne, Dean of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business. 

Today, Tan is leading StoAmigo, a company he founded that is going to set the standard in cloud storage innovation. Having already been featured in Forbes magazine for the Cloudlocker personal cloud storage device, the company’s new development is called Tack App. Simply put, Tack App will turn any computer or Android device into a cloud server. It will revolutionize how users enjoy the cloud. Previously using the cloud required that users upload files to remote servers. This was time-consuming, costly, and a potential security risk. By turning computers and Android devices into a cloud server the user essentially ends up hosting their own cloud on devices they already own, which eliminates the need to pay a third party provider for cloud storage. With Tack App there is no uploading required and files become instantly available to access, share and stream from anywhere. There is also the security benefit of keeping files on a device controlled by the user. Additionally being able to cloud-enable a device makes unifying user’s devices a breeze. Rather than needing to copy or sync files between devices a user will be able to access all the files on all their devices from one easy location. This is truly the first easy-to-use BYOD (bring your own device) cloud.

As a result of Tan’s relationship with Georgia College and the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, the Georgia College & State University Foundation is partnering with StoAmigo in the launch of their Tack App. Tack App is available for free, but those who register using the promotional code Bobcats4Biz will be eligible to receive a free activation of the 2-Factor Authentication protection feature.

Tan and his company StoAmigo will give back to Georgia College through a new Tack App. When activating, free of charge, the Tack App, use the promotional code Bobcats4Biz to begin sharing files, and StoAmigo will contribute funding to support student organizations in the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business.

To register for a free account, please click here.

View these informational videos to learn more on the easy accessibility and security of the Tack App.

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