September 16, 2003 (No. 11)
Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and
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The week ahead in
(Sept. 16) Metro Information Technology
Services Department has issued RFP 03-122 for
professional recruitment services for information
technology and today responds to questions; RFP, here.
(Sept. 19) John
Bailey, director education technology,
U.S. Dept. of Education, speaks in Nashville on the
national ed-tech plan, during Education Leaders
Council (ELC) conference here. Related story:
Some Metro educators say Metro Schools benefited little
in first year from Education Leaders Council's
technology-supported "Following the Leaders" program,
citing inadequate use of Princeton Review's Homeroom and
Achievement Technologies' Skills Tutor
software products, City Paper, p. 7, Sept. 11, here. ELC
spokesperson Kimberley Tulp told NTC (9/12) software
products have now been integrated and a rough transition
year is over.
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Tennessee Information Resources
support recognized as
the most "effective, innovative and responsive service"
in support of government operations, according to
National Association of State Chief Information
Officers, Tennessean, Sept. 16, p. 6B. (Deputy
Commissioner-OIR Richard Rognehaugh will address
Nashville Technology Council Tech Round Table, Dec.
State of Tennessee website ranks 4th in
nation, as web competition among states increases,
Tennessean, p. 6B, Sept. 16, here.
TN Department of Children's Services
has published an RFP for (HIPAA-driven) Data Management
Services, deadline Oct. 10, 2003, here.
NETWORK 2003 Business & Technology
Showcase, Oct. 29-30, is signing-up Nashville
technology firms. In addition to
dozens of tech-oriented exhibitors previously announced,
add: Renaissance Application
Facility, BCG Systems, Business Information Group,
InfoWorks, Mindreactor, Volt Technical Services, AITP
Nashville, AVPC, Cingular Wireless, Comcast, Cricket
Communications, Dataman Business Systems, Digiscript,
Fox Consulting, ITC Deltacom, Johnston Technologies,
Women in Technology Tennessee, Partner2Partner
Communications, Project Management Institute, XO
Communications, -- the list goes on, with the tally
right at 150 and climbing. For more on exhibiting, click
Nonprofit ASCAP signs with
MediaGuide radio monitoring of music, Tennessean,
Sept. 12, here.
Many presentations from "Overall
Security 2003," Aug. 26, 2003, are available here.
If you attended, please submit your opinions on the
value of "Overall Security" via the participant survey
-- click here.
Southern Appalachian venture-capital
fund launched in East Tennessee, Knox. News
Sentinel, Sept. 15, here.
Advanced Cybersystems Inc.'s
technology, intellectual property and a patent are on
the block, with former Cybersensor agent Carlson as
agent, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 12, here.
Bryant Tow started Aug. 25 as
Service Line Director for the Security practice within
Unisys' southern region. Tow is president of the
middle Tennessee chapter of FBI InfraGard and a member
of the board of directors of this region's ISSA chapter.
Earlier, Tow was executive vice president and co-founder
of Olympus Security Group,
Decision Science Center mines
clients' data to predict performance, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Sept. 12, here.
Motion Picture Laboratories sees growth
in corporate DVD market, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept.
Franklin American's Crockett credits
technology with turnaround, Tennessean, Sept. 10,
Also of interest:
U.S. Office of Homeland Security names
cybersecurity chief, Washington Post, Sept. 16,
here. Sept. 15, here. The AP
via NY Times, Sept. 15, here.
Tennessean, p. 2E, Sept. 16.
Middle Tenn. employers say they'll hire
more in Oct/Dec quarter, Tennessean, Sept. 16, here.
Nashville Area Chamber and Nashville
Healthcare Council host British National Health Service
Health Care Delegation, Nashville Study Tour, Oct.
22-29, includes discussion of clinical information
topics, marketing, management of risk/privacy/security
responsibilities. Includes meeting with healthcare,
healthcare IT execs, overview of quality and
customer-satisfaction surveying. Previous story on June
2003 trade mission to UK, City Paper, Feb. 7, 2002,
here. For more information, write John Butler,
Nashville's Partnership 2010 leaders
say they produced 32 corporate relocations, 104
local expansions and net 2,284 new jobs, but personal
income growth off-pace, Tennessean, 1E, Sept. 11, here.
Systems rides demand
for IT services, Nash. Bus. Journal, (Healthcare
100), p. 20A, Sept. 12, here. NBJ supplement includes
Sy.Med Development, Medifax-EDI, digiChart,
HealthStream, CHD Meridian, Clinix Medical IS, Inphact,
BCX (Omnicell), Vanderbilt Tech Transfer, others. Not on
David Mason named vice president BCX
technology division, Omnicell, Nash. Bus. Jrnl.,
Achievers, Sept. 12, not on web. Earlier Aug. 18 NBJ
story on BCX, here.
MSS Inc.'s optical sorting technologies
bought by California's CP Manufacturing Inc., City
Paper, p. 14, Sept. 10, here.
Equinox Information Systems says
NewSouth Communications has bought more Protector
anti-fraud software. EIS release, here.
Nashville Electric Service renews
system contract with
Automated Energy Inc. (Okla. City), Tennessean, Sept.
10. AEI release, Sept. 9, here.
gets Nasdaq reprieve
on market listing, Tennessean, Sept. 10, here. Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 8, Sept. 12. City
Paper, p. 20, Sept. 16.
Ballmer: Microsoft humbled by security
woes, Washington Post, Sept. 15, here. Microsoft and Motorola announce new
wireless pact, Sept. 15, here.
Slower, dumber "Zigbee" Wireless
standard will complement Bluetooth, 802.11 systems,
AP via Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 8, here.
Nashville State Community College's
Workforce Training Center launches Fundamentals of Network
Security Cisco® Networking
Academy Program and CompTIA certification courses, here.
UT-Knoxville thwarts students music
file-sharing, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 9, here.
Refined web search tools, The New York
Times, Cybertimes navigator, here.
Requests for Proposal (Monitoring)
-- Additional State procurement, contract and
bidding links currently include (e.g.) IT support of
educational assessments; purchase of PDAs;
call-management information system; electronic
probation, parole monitoring, etc.
See Nashville Technology Council
Members' recent press releases, here.
States' information-technology leaders
must be creative in financing technologies, Govt
Computer News, Sept. 10, here.
Database gaps leave local, state,
federal government officials ineffective against
identity fraud, Sept. 9, Government Computer
National Governors' Association
Homeland Security and Information Technology
Wireless providers offer conduct code
to avert state regulation, Tennessean, 2E, Sept. 10.
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Assn. here.
Digital TV standard approved; could
accelerate consumer movement to DTV, WaPost, Sept.
House of Representatives attempts to
thwart identity theft, USA Today, Sept. 11, here.
More news of vulnerability of E-voting
systems, USA Today, Sept. 10, here.
Satellite TV services see opportunity
in higher cable-TV rates, Tennessean, Sept. 3, here.
ORNL's Y12 facility: Columnist can't
determine cost of Y12 modernization, Knox. News
Sentinel, Sept. 10, here. Security: Oak Ridge intrusion-detection
system costly, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 3, here.
Nashville Area Technology Media
Contacts -- (Part Two)
The Daily News Journal (Morris
Primary: Editor, Sam Stockard -
Alternate: Copy Ed./Reporter Lisa
Roose-Church - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leaf Chronicle
Franklin (Morris Multimedia)
The Review Appeal
(Sept. 16) PMI "What's required to
become a Certified Project Mgr.," Holiday Inn,
(Sept. 16-17) Winning with Technology,
8th Annual Tech'y Conf/Expo, Knox., Tech 2020, click
story, Sept. 15, here. Expo
big success, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 16, here.
(Sept. 18) Music City Future 50
Awards, Opryland, register here. 50
List, Tennessean (7/20), here.
(Sept. 19) Radio Frequency ID and
Supply-chain management, presentation by Dr. Stavro
Prodromou, CEO, Alien Technology (Morgan
Hill, CA), at Center for Emerging Technology, FedEx
Institute, U. Memphis, Memphis. More on
speaker, here. Event details, write here.
Related Commercial Appeal story, Sept. 4, here.
(Sept. 19) Mid-Tn ISSA: INFLOW COO Joe
Daly, Data Center Secty Best Practices, here.
(Sept. 29) Six Sigma Leadership
Workshop, Owen GSM at Vanderbilt, details here.
(Sept. 30) WiTT: BMI AVP Camellia
Petty, enterprise data mgmt, bus. intelligence.
(Oct. 1-4) Biomed. Eng. Soc. in
Nashville re bioinformatics, bioengineering, details.
(Oct. 2) Tennessee Biotech Assn.,
Fall Membership meeting, Nashville, details, here.
(Oct. 2) NTC Tech Round Table -
Donna Hoffman and Tom Novak, Co-Directors, Sloan Center
for Internet Retailing, Vanderbilt, discuss "Managing
the Customer Chain: From Theory to Practice."
Hoffman, Novak will discuss Center priorities, research
findings. Round Table link, here.
(Oct. 5-7) TN Valley Corridor Summit,
"Putting Science, Technology to Work,"
Chattanooga, click here.
(Oct. 13-17) IT Management Development
Institute - PMI - details,
(Oct. 14) InfraGard: data forensics, by
Mark Sletto, special agent, U.S. Secret Service,
(Oct. 14-15) "Mid-market Healthcare
M&A conference," Loews, Oct. 14-15. Visit, here
(Oct. 16) AITP -Sheraton Music City -
Solving Small Business's IT Problems. Details,
(Oct. 16, 17) Sm. Busin. Innovation
SBIR opportunities, meetings Memphis, Chattanooga,
(Oct. 22) State of TN, Infor. Systems
Conference, Nashville Public Library conf. center,
(Oct. 28) WiTT "CIO Panel" program,
(Oct. 29-30) NTC / Chamber - Annual
"NETWORK Showcase of Business & Technology":
Networking, educational tracks -- more than 100
exhibitors already signed, click.
(Oct. 29) Bob Chaput, American
Technology Group on "Starting your own IT business."
AITP Nashville, register, here.
(Oct. 30) Nashville Technology Council
Forum, President David Condra, for details,
registration, write here.
(Nov. 5-7) Nashville Technology
Council, "Management Skills for IT Professionals,"
Jay Ress of TMA Seminars, TN Economic Development
Center, 8:30a-4:30p., click.
(Nov. 6) NTC Technology Round Table,
"Sarbanes-Oxley: Risk Assessment and IT
responsibility," Steve Tisdell, Principal, Nashville
Management Group, register, here.
Innovation Strategy: Identifying Barriers to
Business, Owen GSM, Vanderbilt, here.
(Nov. 10-12) Healthcare Delivery
Solutions Congress, co-sponsored by NTC, for
Speakers announced, here.
(Nov. 13) HIPAA Impact on IT, Ed
Miller, CTO of Digichart, AITP Nashville, register,
(Nov. 17-19) TN Venture Forum, by TN
Tech. Development Corp., Chattanooga, details, here.
(Nov. 19-20) ITEC, Memphis. TN OIR
Deputy Commissioner Richard Rognehaugh and City of
Memphis CIO Darryl Anderson are the keynote speakers,
(Nov. 25) WiTT: Jim Gray, CIO, Jennifer
Cheek, Mgr.-ISD Shared Svcs, O'Charleys.
(Dec. 3-5) Tennessee Education
Technology Conference, details here.
(Dec. 4) NTC Technology Round Table,
Richard Rognehaugh, Deputy Commissioner - Office of
Information Resources, State of Tennessee, reception
and dinner. Related resources, here.
(Dec. 11) AITP Nashville chapter meeting,
Dr. Sonny Reynolds (humor). Register, here.
(Dec. 18) InfraGard mid-TN, chapter
meeting, presentation topic to be announced.
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