July 22, 2003
Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and
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
(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,
IT certifications no longer guarantee income,
some workers 'settling for less', The Tennessean, 7/21,
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,
Metro Police deal with Internet fraud
daily, AOL-linked scam latest example, The City Paper, 7/22,
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,
Council Ventures adds mobile/wireless
tech provider AppForge to portfolio, Tennessean, 7/15, click.
AppForge release, 7/14, here. Other Council
"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,
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.
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:
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 &
(July 30-Aug 1) "Best Practices in Project
Management," PMI, Jay Ress of Technology Management
Associates, $1,195, some discounts available. 269-9094 or
(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,
(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
(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,
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
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
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,
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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