July 22, 2003

Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and Events

The week ahead in Nashville:

(July 22) Comments due on IT RFP for Governor's correspondence-tracking support (estimates of volume include routine 1,800 constitutent messages per month, among many variables). That and other state RFPs here and RFP archives, here.

(July 25) Contest deadline: EHC.com 2003 Healthy Awards for best healthcare websites, details here.

(July 29) Apple Computer's first iSummit Conference (Lighthouse ed technology), St. Paul's Christian Academy, Green Hills, July 29-31, The Tennessean, 7/18. By invitation. Not on web.

(July 29) Women in Technology of Tennessee, 4:30 p.m., Belmont University, Pam Belcher of Right Management Consultants, 876-6699, cgrissom@inres-nash.com

News summary:

IT certifications no longer guarantee income, some workers 'settling for less', The Tennessean, 7/21, 1E, click. Certification survey, here. Also: Growing high-tech in Nashville, Tennessean, 4/5/03, click.

Some of Nashville's most innovative, potentially commercial ideas will be shared nationally through an online forum launched via efforts of Vanderbilt, Monster Labs, Hammock Publishing, VU Conduit, others. Nashville Business Journal, 7/18-24/03, p. 10, not on NBJ web. Forum URL not yet released. Faculty Innovation Profile Project info: (615) 322-6830.

Analysts: Small business to lead tech buying, AP via Memphis Commercial Appeal, 7/22, click.

Many of Nashville's Future 50 firms are technology and tech-oriented firms, 7/20, The Tennessean, click.

Metro Police deal with Internet fraud daily, AOL-linked scam latest example, The City Paper, 7/22, click.

Saturn Corp. President Annette Clayton says Saturn heavily influenced by 'leveraging GM platforms.' The Tennessean, 7/20, 2E, click.

Automated Home Technologies grows smart homes from Williamson County base, Nashville Business Journal, 7/18-24/03, click.

Council Ventures adds mobile/wireless tech provider AppForge to portfolio, Tennessean, 7/15, click.
AppForge release, 7/14, here. Other Council Ventures, click.

"Dell Inc." name supplants "Dell Computer", AP via The Tennessean, 7/19, E-1, not on web. Dell statement, 7/18, here. More on Metro-Dell headcount payments issue, The Tennessean, 7/12, click.

Computer 'Fly-through' of Nashville, databases to be available by October in NDP's Downtown Development Center, The City Paper, 7/18, click. NDP release (4/03), click.

Also of interest:

Brentwood-based Private Business Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIZ) President Giddens resigns, Tennessean, 7/18, click. Firm sells InsurManager(TM) assets to InsurManager LLC, Nashville Business Journal, 7/2, click. Issues stock options, Nashville Business Journal, 6/4/03, here. Joins Intuit Developer Network, Tennessean, 7/19, 3E, (not on web). PBI announcement, here. More on Intuit Developer Network, here.

PayMaxx's Farsheed Ferdowsi announces streamlined XpressPayroll version of PowerPayroll, The City Paper, p. 14, 7/17, click: PayMaxx link, here.

Music trade association NAMM launches websites for community support of music education in K-12 schools, Tennessean, 6B, 7/16, not on web. Pages: SupportMusic, here. MusicEdge, here.

Former Weberize exec Tim Richardson creates Richardson, Delavante & Quadland, click.

NTC 'Legal Corner' - Attorneys with Nashville Technology Council sponsor firms will enable NTC to establish "Legal Corner" on NTC website, by contributing briefing papers on key issues. Coordinator of the volunteer effort is Chris Sloan of Boult, Conners, Cummings & Berry. Currently, contributions are anticipated from Sloan; Jason Epstein of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz; Adin Lara of Miller & Martin; Randy Michels of Stites & Harbison; and, Page Davidson of Bass, Berry & Sims.


(July 30-Aug 1) "Best Practices in Project Management," PMI, Jay Ress of Technology Management Associates, $1,195, some discounts available. 269-9094 or pmiregister@tmgmt.net

(Aug. 6) Mid-TN InfraGard chapter seminar on information-sharing security, bomb security, click.

(Aug. 7) NTC Tech Round Table, University Club at Vanderbilt, Oracle and AdviseX presentation on the technology and benefits of Oracle Collaboration Suite. Reception, dinner, presentation. Event details, click.

(Aug. 14) Intellectual Property Basics for Business Professionals, sponsored by Boult, Cummings, Conners & BerryPLC and Williamson Works, with attorneys Chris Sloan, Thor Urness. 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $20, breakfast provided. Frankin Marriott Cool springs. To register online, click.

(Aug. 15 Deadline) Tennessee Technology Development Corp.'s deadline for venture-cap proposals for review for 7th Annual TN Venture Forum, Nov. 17-18, Chattanooga. More info, click.

(Aug. 15-17) Chattanooga Software Symposium, JAVA, Chatt. Convention Center, click.

(Aug. 26) NTC/ISSA Overall Security Conference 2003, Nashville Convention Center, click here.

(Sept. 2-3) Governor Bredesen's Economic Development Conference, Nashville Convention Center, Conference ID: 277UTS, details click.

(Sept. 4) NTC Technology Round Table, 5 p.m., University Club at Vanderbilt.

(Sept. 16-17 ) E. Tenn. "Technology Expo" by Technology 2020, Knoxville Convention Center, details.

(Oct. 29-30) NTC co-sponsors Nashville's NETWORK Showcase of Business & Technology 2003, Nashville Convention Center, event details, click here.

(Nov. 10-12) NTC co-sponsors Healthcare Delivery Solutions Congress, Opryland Hotel, click.


Metro Schools Information Technology guide and standards, click here.

Healthcare spending on IT technology to increase, Healthleaders, 7/03, click. Top IT Priorities of the Most Wired Hospitals, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine, here.

Kodak purchases dental-imaging company, underscores future of health imaging, New York Times, here.

Consumers search for health advice, WSJ, 7/17, D-3 (subscription). Pew Charitable Trust site and release. Related Solucient LLC report (7/15), click.

Managing micropayments via Internet, The New York Times, 7/22, click here.

Economist says IT will still dramatically transform industries, alter business functions and processes, CIO Mag, July 15, click here.

U.S. dominance of IT forecast, with an eye on China. RAND release, click. Study, click. and AP.

Leaked IBM conversation underscores debate on shifting jobs offshore, New York Times, 7/22, click here.

Computer Associates CEO Kumar on optimization of IT, on-demand computing, security opportunities, InformationWeek, July 14, click here. CA addresses on-demand management, InformationWeek, here.

Nielsen/NetRatings releases fastest-growing top-wired cities, based on web surfing, 7/21, click here.

Benchmarks for creating online communities and extranets, Pew Trust, click here.

Tracking People, places and things: Intel technology enables home healthcare providers to track patients with cognitive problems, with solutions including tracking and feedback systems, New York Times, Money & Bus., p. 2, 7/20, not on web. Intel site, here. Apple cofounder's WozNet helps track people, property, pets, New York Times, 7/21, here. Applied Digital Solutions' Human ID chip implanted, The Associated Press, via Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/18, here. Verichip, here.

You have Courriel ! French want to ban "e-mail" from their language, CNN, 7/18, here, prompting the Wall Street Journal to editorialize this morning, "...All of this strikes an English speaker as tres stupide." The editorial implies French has fallen in world influence due in part to its lack of openness to new words.

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