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Q&A on tech jobs: ‘An ideal location to draw from high-tech talent’ The mobile device management company AirWatch was founded in 2003. The Sandy Springs-based company now claims more than 3,000 customers in retail, financial services, healthcare, government, distribution, education, hospitality, manufacturing, telecommunications and transportation. AirWatch Chairman Alan Dabbiere joined the company in 2006. Before that, Dabbiere founded Manhattan Associates, a supply-chain executive software company that went public in 1998. Ernst & Young named him the Southeast Industry Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999. On Jan. 25, AirWatch announced that over the next six months, it planned to add about 800 jobs, most of them at its Sandy Springs headquarters. Reporter Newspapers posed some questions to Dabbiere about AirWatch and its growth and high-tech businesses in the Perimeter area.

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