September 30, 2003 (No. 13)
Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and
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deadline for Thursday (Oct. 2) NTC Tech Roundtable
with Donna Hoffman, Tom Novak, co-directors of the
Center for Internet
Retailing. Register online, here.
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enterprise data, bus. intelligence. Details, here.
(Oct. 3) Metro Schools' deadline for
proposals for content management and related
development and services for its district website,
including presence for all 129 schools, RFP 03-137
here. (Related Sept. 24 story, Schools
grappling with website, Tennessean, Davidson A.M. p.5,
Sept. 24, not on web.)
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(Oct. 6-7) Governor Bredesen, Sen.
Alexander, Rep. Wamp, Mayor Corker address Tennessee
Valley Fall Summit, where theme is "Where Technology
Meets the Marketplace." Agenda, here.
Nashville Capital Network (NCN)
announces efforts to match entrepreneurs and equity
investors; NCN names Sid Chambless executive
director. Integrated Biometric, Veran, W.A.R.N. LLC vye
for Venture Forum wins. Tennessean, Sept. 29, here. Sept. 26 NCN reports: NashvillePost.com,
Nashville Business Journal, here.
DataConcepts and Eyes-On Advertising in
joint venture for AdQue applications and continually
changing ad content at retail sites, Nash. Bus. Journal,
p. 1, Sept. 26, here.
SCB Computer Tech stock drops on news
of KY IS loss, Commercial Appeal, Sept. 27, here. SCB statement, click here and
Vanderbilt IT security director Julie
Neuman says wave of worms arrived with students,
comments on Malware, Sept. 26, VU article here.
Metro Government on Sept. 24 issued a
large RFP for Business Continuity Planning Software
and related services, due Oct. 31, RFP 03-139, here.
Metro's RFP for information-services
recruitment support is now due Oct. 10, after
further amendment. RFP 03-122 here.
Adventure Science Center's fortunes
soaring; CEO Schulz sees enhanced planetarium
technology and air and space wing, Tennessean, Sept.
Nashville's ClientLogic, an
international business-process outsourcer in the
contact center and fulfillment industry, signing
contract to provide order processing and customer
post-sale service supporting KBToys.com and eToys sites.
BW, Sept. 29, release here.
License produces audio
books, Nash. Bus. Journal, P. 9, Sept. 26, not on
Mid-TN engineers' escapes from Iraq
cost them their careers, Tennessean, Sept. 21, here.
Some states enlisting in MATRIX -
Multistate Antiterrorism Regional Information Exchange
System, to track individuals via commercial and
governmental databases. Tennessee not listed as Matrix
member; but, uses ATIX. AP via NY Times site, Sept. 23,
here. Related story, Washington Technology,
Sept. 1, here. Georgia
RISS ATIX page, here.
Audio One Nashville office creates
"1238 Project" combining technologies for studio and
home automation for unnamed owner, Nash. Bus. Journal,
p. 8, Sept. 26, not on web. Company page, here.
TN Education Lottery RFPs will be
issued soon, Tennessean, Sept. 24, here.
Comdata specialty consumer purchasing
cards allow instore redemption, City Paper, Sept.
Dell competes with Gateway and Apple
by adding TVs, MP3, AP via Tennessean, Sept. 26,
Bellevue Middle-Schoolers learn
computer presentation skills as instructor migrates
from Apples to PCs and to Office, Sept. 24, Davidson
A.M. p2, Tennessean, here.
Also of Interest:
Cisco, Verizon, USLEC are among the
sponsors of Nashville's NETWORK 2003 Business &
Technology Showcase, October
29-30, the only scheduled expo remaining in Nashville in
2003. Exhibitors approaching 200 and attendance
projected at 3,000. For details, see the NETWORK
exhibitor list, floorplan, costs, Technology
Insequence in Smyrna announced new software to allow
automotive suppliers to provide parts modules to
manufacturers in sequence, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 29,
Oak Ridge National Lab will use $3.9
million grant for 40 gigabit/second network/hub for
scientific data transmission, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept.
Oak Ridge National Lab's Cray X-1 supercomputer already
amazing with its speed, and it's still under
construction, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 29, here
Oracle Corp. strikes deal with Energy
officials in interest of greater security, lower
costs, Washington Post, Sept. 23, here.
Dell, Howard University team on
supply-chain management, Nash. Bus. Journal, 9/22,
here. City Paper, 9/24, p. 15, here.
Tennessean, 9/24, scroll down, here. Related
ed links: TSU, here. VU
Nashville State Community College
extends accelerated Fundamentals in Network Security
short courses (Cisco Networking Academy, PIX firewalls),
Sept. 23 release, here.
E-SESAC performing rights organization,
Nashville, bundling tech initiatives, site here.
MICROSOFT: MS launches Media Center PCs to command the living room. Ballmer
forces companywide 'rethinking' at Microsoft, Washington
Post, Sept. 30, here. Report
on MS Security Response Center, NY Times, Sept. 29,
joins Reuters Group in IM partnership, NY Times, Sept.
Microsoft ends DSL deal with BellSouth, Tennessean,
Sept. 26, here.
Microsoft holds its Nashville MS Office System Launch
event, Oct. 29, link here.
Microsoft cybersecurity critic reportedly forced out,
Washington Post, Sept. 26, here. U.S.
Security report will put blame on Microsoft, Washington
Post, Sept. 24, here. New
York Times, Sept. 24, here.
Tennessee could lose big on Internet
taxation issue, City Paper, Sept. 29, here. Related (Opinion), Tennessee may lose
Internet tax option, but telecom companies may gain,
Tennessean, Sept. 29, here. From
one angle, Tennessee could lose big on congressional
Internet tax policy, Tennessean, Sept. 25, here.
Pressing the case for online sales taxes, Washington
Post, Sept. 29, here.
Veterans of previous venture-cap wave
share experience in maintaining control of your
business, picking investors with experience in your
sector, preserving cash, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 30,
p. B4, (subscription), here.
"Management Skills for IT
Professionals" with Jay Ress is back for a repeat
performance, Nov. 5-7, and registration is again
limited to 15 persons; details here.
TechRepublic, Sept. 25: CIO STRATEGY
SESSION: THE TOP 5 TRENDS FOR 2004 -- As CIOs
prepare 2004 IT budgets, what trends are at the top of
their agenda? In this interactive Webcast, ZDNet's
Editor in Chief Dan Farber talks with five influential
technology analysts as they dissect key areas such as
storage utilization, supply chain management, security,
mobility, and outsourcing. The registration is optional,
click here and click on downloads button.
Tech and the Economy struggling to
their feet. Will jobs and spending follow?
Federal Reserve Governor Donald Cohen
comments (Sept. 24) on rise of importance of
business-process rationalization, while capital spending
on technologies per worker abates, here.
Meanwhile: Mid-TN manufacturing sector shows possible
recovery, Tennessee, Sept. 26, here. BUT,
Mid-Tennesseans' confidence in economic recovery sags,
Tennessean, Sept. 26, here. Numbers
of Americans sinking into poverty increases for 2nd
year, USA Today, Sept. 26, here, and
related Census release, here.
Consumer purchasing of online content
rose sharply in 1HCY03, Ad Age, Sept. 29, here.
Feds delay HIPAA standard for filing of
electronic claims, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, Sept.
Customer Care: Machines replace people.
A Forrester researcher says companies may soon be
required by law to inform callers how to reach a human
being, USA Today, Sept. 26, here.
Monitoring Metro and State Requests for
Proposals and Bids
University of Tennessee:
University of Tennessee purchasing, here. UT
contracts list, here.
TN Board of Regents IT Contracts, here.
For more information, check the NTC home page
and the NTC "Tech Links"
page, featuring a growing list of Tech Associations,
Educational institutions and related links, found here.
(Oct. 1-4) Biomedical Engineering
Society in Nashville re bioinformatics,
(Oct. 2) Tennessee Biotech Assn.,
Fall Membership meeting, Nashville, details, here.
(Oct. 2) NTC Tech
Roundtable - 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. Roundtable
(Oct. 6-7) TN Valley Corridor Summit,
"Where Technology meets the Marketplace,"
Chattanooga, click here.
(Oct. 8-9) - "Security and Audit of
TCP/IP Networks," Middle Tennessee ISACA Chapter
Fall Training, details, registration, here.
(Oct. 9) Internet as a Tool for
Songwriters, Songwriters Guild, email email@example.com
or visit here.
(Oct. 9) AITP - Sheraton Music City -
IT Virus Protection, Jeff Foresman, Security
Consultant, SARCOM, Inc. Details here.
(Oct. 9) NE Tenn. Technology
Council luncheon briefing by software entrepreneur
and consultant Dr. John Temple: "A Global Perspective
On Where Technology Is Going and How Northeast Tennessee
Can Benefit" MeadowView Cntr., Kingsport. Write
here or visit
(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, 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. 28) PMI Nashville meeting with
Herb Gabora on "No-Bull Project Management,"
(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. 12-15) American Society of Civil
Engineers, national conference and expo,
(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,
(Dec. 3-5) Tennessee Education
Technology Conference, details here.
(Dec. 4) Seminar on Liability issues
for engineers, Tennessee Engineering Center,
Adventure Sci. Center, Don Friedman of Crow Friedman
Group, presented by TN Society of Professional
Engineers, et al, write firstname.lastname@example.org
for details or call (615) 242-2486
(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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