Nashville TECHNOLOGY news and
The week ahead in Nashville:
Homeland Security - Friday, July 18,
Bryant Tow, NTC member and president of local InfraGard
Chapter, will discuss data forensics at TN Economic
Development Center, details here.
Tow has been influencing national strategy to protect IT
systems, other infrastructure. Tow told a July 10th NTC
gathering that, while progress has been made since 9/11, he
fears IT security policy and international standards for
computer security remain disturbingly unsettled. NTC, ISSA
co-sponsor "Overall Security" conference, Nashville Convention
Center, Aug. 26. For details, click here.
IT RFP - Metro Government RFP for support
of Metro Schools' point of sale and central-office operations
in Food Services. Questions due July 21; proposals due Aug.
14, 2003. For RFP03-101, click here.
Nashville Technology Council Member survey
closes Friday (7/18). To make sure your company's
priorities are reflected - if you have not participated -
please click here.
(Aug. 15 Deadline) Tennessee Technology
Development Corp. is calling for venture-cap proposals for
possible review during its 7th Annual TN Venture Forum, Nov.
17-18, Chattanooga. Proposals deadline, Aug. 15. More
information, phone Kelley Durham, (615) 253-1797.
(Sept. 2-3) Governor Bredesen's
Conference on Economic Development, Nashville Convention
More info, click here. Note: Use
conference ID number: 277UTS
Despite economy, U.S. hospitals continue
investing in information technology, Hospitals and Health
Networks magazine, survey results, click here. Also, see
Wall Street Journal, D-4, 7/15, and longer version online with
WSJ password, click.
Quanta teams with Nashville Career
Advancement Center to recruit workers for server manufacturing
and distribution from LaVergne site, Nash. Bus. Journal, 7/17,
p. 3, not on website. Quanta Nashville, here.
Humantech ergonomics' Jeffrey Smagacz
will staff firm's Nashville outpost, Nashville Business
Journal, 7/17, p. 7, not on website. Related link here.
Business Information Group Inc. of
Knoxville steps-up Nashville presence, Nashville Business
Journal, 7/17, p. 9, not on website. Related info, click.
Dell computer recycling contractor Image
Microsystems Inc. looking for Nashville site, Nashville
Business Journal, 7/17, p. 3, not on web. Related info, click
More on Dell's recycling efforts, here.
Mad Dancer web design profiled, The
Tennessean, 7/13, click here.
Nashville area loses 'agile' Flextronics
because Memphis site more 'build to order'- oriented, The
Tennessean, 7/9, click here.
Year ago, Flextronics Chairman/CEO said Nashville business
'growing nicely', click here. Microsoft's
Flextronics case study (9/02), here.
Dell Computer's monthly headcount payment
held by Metro Government, The City Paper, 7/11, p. 1, click.
Brentwood-based Inphact Inc. merges with
Quebec's Electromed to form Evolved Digital Systems Inc., The
Tennessean, 7/11, 3E, click.
Data-storage and software player EMC,
which has staff in Franklin, Tenn., announced July 8th its
acquisition of LEGATO. All's quiet pending a
shareholder vote. For more, these 1 - 2 - 3 links.
Healthcare Management Systems, Inc.,
recently announced that Oliver North, Lt. Col., USMC (Ret.),
will address a CEO/CFO/CIO forum during the Aug. 13-15 HMS
information-systems users conference in Nashville. North, long
ago moved beyond Iran-Contra into roles as best-seller author,
Fox News reporter, Fox "War Stories" host and host of "Common
Sense Radio." North is said to hold 3 patents, was chairman of
Guardian Technologies International, Inc. HMS conference
Comdata reportedly hit by credit-card
swindler, 7/11, The City Paper, p. 15, here.
The Tennessean, here.
Opinion on capital: Forrest Shoaf, a
guest on "Teddy Bart's Round Table," (WAMB 1160), said there
today (7/15) he sees "a lot of pent-up money looking for a
place to be deployed... We are finding people with capital are
more willing to get their checkbooks out." Avondale Partners,
LLC's website lists Shoaf as the firm's managing
Nashville to be one of Kampground of America's
early WiFi hotspots, Tennessean, 7/14, click.
Intel, others committed to WiFi, 7/14, New York
More on the Stratford High School
information-technology initiative, The City Paper, 7/8, p. 1,
Commentary, 7/10, The City Paper, here.
Local Realtor Courtney praises
Nashville's Internet leadership, The City Paper, p. 21, 7/11,
Grid computing standards, web programs
revolutionizing solving human problems, NY Times, 7/15, click.
Oops. Dodds' letter to editor says too
many Nashville executives are tech illiterate, need "trainings
available by streaming media," The City Paper, 7/14, p. 3,
More on high-tech jobs moving offshore,
Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/14, click.
Also, see 7/14 Wall Street Journal, A2. Related, Outsourcing
(Aug. 26) 2nd Annual NTC / ISSA 'Overall
Security Conference', Nashville Convention Center, click.
(Oct. 29-30) NTC / Chamber - NETWORK Showcase of
Business and Technology: More than 100 exhibitors already
signed, click for details.
(Nov. 10-12) Healthcare Delivery Solutions
Congress, Nov. 10-12, 2003, co-sponsored by NTC, click.
(Dec. 3-5) Tennessee Education Technology
Conference, details here.
- Nashville Technology Council database, click.
- State of Tennessee High-Tech Company database
now taking submissions, click here.
- Nashville Business Journal IT database, free
registration, click here.
Buffett buffet? Did you bid last week for
that lunch with Warren Buffett? The winner agreed to pay
$250,100 to take up to 10 friends to lunch with the Sage of
Omaha. Said Buffett before bidding closed, "They don't have to
have a hamburger and a Cherry Coke with me. But, it would show
a little class." No word on whether Buffett will throw in one
of his fave DQ Dilly Bar's. The Motley Fool reports Buffett
has said, "The Dairy Queen Dilly Bar is more certain in 10
years than any software."
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