September 30, 2003 (No. 13)

Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and Events
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The week ahead in Nashville:

Today! is Registration deadline for Thursday (Oct. 2) NTC Tech Roundtable with Donna Hoffman, Tom Novak, co-directors of the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing. Register online, here.

Tonight!WiTT - BMI AVP Camellia Petty, 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.)

(Oct. 3) Your NTC Reader Survey closes. Your opinion counts! If you haven't commented on changes you'd like to see in this news summary, please do so now, via the brief survey, here.

(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.

News Summary:

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:, here. Nashville Business Journal, here.

Private Business stock remains on Nasdaq, Tennessean, 3E, Sept. 30, release 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 select News.

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. 28, here.

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 and eToys sites. BW, Sept. 29, release here.

Creative License produces audio books, Nash. Bus. Journal, P. 9, Sept. 26, not on web.

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. 26, here.

Dell competes with Gateway and Apple by adding TVs, MP3, AP via Tennessean, Sept. 26, here.

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 seminars, here.

Small Business Survival Committee ranks Tennessee in top 10 for friendliness toward entrepreneurs, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 29, here.

Insequence in Smyrna announced new software to allow automotive suppliers to provide parts modules to manufacturers in sequence, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 29, here.

Oak Ridge National Lab will use $3.9 million grant for 40 gigabit/second network/hub for scientific data transmission, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 30,here. 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 here.

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, here. MS joins Reuters Group in IM partnership, NY Times, Sept. 30, here. 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. 26, here.

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
Metro, here.
Purchasing Divison, invitations to bid.
OIR Current RFPs. OIR RFP Archive.
State proposals, bids page.
University of Tennessee:
University of Tennessee purchasing, here. UT contracts list, here.
TN Board of Regents IT Contracts, here.

Scheduled Events:

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.

Also check business calendars of The Tennessean; The City Paper (see Business); and Nashville Business Journal (see Community/Calendar).

(Oct. 1-4) Biomedical Engineering Society in Nashville re bioinformatics, bioengineering, details.

(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 link, here.

(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 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 here.

(Oct. 13-17) IT Management Development Institute - PMI - details, here.

(Oct. 14) InfraGard: data forensics, by Mark Sletto, special agent, U.S. Secret Service, here.

(Oct. 14-15) "Mid-market Healthcare M&A conference," Loews, Oct. 14-15. Visit, here .

(Oct. 16) Premiere Conference for Businesswomen, "A View from the Future," Belmont Univ. Center for Entrepreneurship, here. Includes emphasis on transformative power of technologies.

(Oct. 16, 17) Sm. Busin. Innovation SBIR opportunities, meetings Memphis, Chattanooga, here.

(Oct. 22) State of TN, Infor. Systems Conference, Nashville Public Library conf. center, here.

(Oct. 28) WiTT "CIO Panel" program, details here.

(Oct. 28) PMI Nashville meeting with Herb Gabora on "No-Bull Project Management," details here.

(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.

(Nov. 10-11) Innovation Strategy: Identifying Barriers to Business, Owen GSM, Vanderbilt, here.

(Nov. 10-12) Healthcare Delivery Solutions Congress, co-sponsored by NTC, for details, click. Speakers announced, here.

(Nov. 12-15) American Society of Civil Engineers, national conference and expo, Nashville, here.

(Nov. 13) HIPAA Impact on IT, Ed Miller, CTO of Digichart, AITP Nashville, register, here.

(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, here.

(Dec. 3-5) Tennessee Education Technology Conference, details here. Related, 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 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. Updates, here.

For information about Nashville Technology Council programs, services and sponsorships:
Milt Capps or Phone: (615) 743-3168
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