October 7, 2003 (No. 14)
Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and
The NTC News Summary is supported by
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The week ahead in Nashville
(Today) Governor Phil Bredesen
participates in Tennessee Valley Fall
Summit, 1 p.m. CT, Chattanooga,
discussing "Where Technology Meets the Marketplace."
Another panel focuses on leveraging Tennessee's federal
assets for economic
(Oct. 9) Songwriters Guild of America
workship,Internet as a tool for songwriters, 5:30
p.m., details, here.
Note: The next news
summary is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct.
Verizon national call center at
Murfreesboro gets FCC visit in anticipation of number
portability, Tennessean, Oct. 7, 1E, here. Related: Author Andy Kessler dissects
Verizon wireless strategy in context of Verizon debt,
labor relations, competitiveness, Wall Street Journal,
Oct. 7, B2, (subscription), here.
Washington Post reports firms uniting to create wireless
'411' directory service, Oct. 7, here.
Direct Integration Specialists General
Manager Mike Asbury told NTC (10/6) that Direct I.S. is
working with an M&A consultant to acquire one or two
tech companies in mid-Tennessee within the next nine
months. Direct I.S. just acquired Eastern Micro Computer
Stores, Inc. DBA Eastern Computer in Knoxville. Release,
here. Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 6, here.
of America has begun
IMS2 software for enterprise-wide inmate management and
e-healthcare management. The pilot starts in
Arizona. CCA expects the initiative to increase
security, productivity, etc., while reducing excessive
redundancies in current inmate-management and healthcare
information systems and procedures. CCA believes the
move strengthens its technologic advantage among
private-sector providers; and, should, through
documentation, reduce CCA risks of litigation -- and
improve billing and collections. John Pfeiffer, CIO and
Vice President of Technology, is the executive sponsor
of the IMS2 project. Craig Palmer, IT Program Management
Director, is the project director. Harold Shannon is the
IMS2 Site Coordinator. John Tighe is VP-Health Care.
Mary Garner is the CCA lead for the Health Services
functions. Liz Bealor is the CCA lead for the Security
functions. CCA announced Oct. 6 that CFO Irving Lingo
will address Deutsche Bank investor-relations conference
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. CT, scroll down for details here. Related: CCA seen poised to resume
growth, Tennessean, Oct. 6, here.
Louisiana Pacific Corp. moves to
Nashville, but IT Manufacturing Manager Al Kiser tells
NTC that L-P's tech execs have no plans as yet to leave
Portland. Senior IT exec is VP-Quality Jeff Duncan.
Louisian-Pacific leverages Engineered Wood Products
Wood-E software page for architects, engineer, design
professionals. Louisiana-Pacific release, Sept. 30,
site search underway, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 3,
City Paper, Oct. 1, here. The
Tennessean's coverage, Oct. 1: Cool Springs site pushed,
Nashville snags a biggie, here. All-out
push by Nashville, here.
website's inadvertent data disclosure attracts attention
of U.S. Office of Homeland Security,
NashvillePost.com, Sept. 30, here.
SoundExchange would provide cable,
satellite and I-net play revenue for performance
artists, Tennessean, Oct. 3, here.
Vanderbilt leases INFLOW capacity
downtown, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 6, here. Release, Oct. 6, here.
Brentwood's EBM Solutions bought by
HealthGate Data Corp., local cutbacks anticipated,
Tennessean, 3E, Oct. 3, here. Nash. Bus. Journal online, Oct. 3, here. City
Paper, p. 13, Oct. 6, here.
Healthgate release, Oct. 3, here.
PowerControls 2.0's recovery of e-mail archives,
other assets are subject of Jim Reinert appearance on
"Let's Talk Computers" radio show, Oct. 11-12, with
Nashville station listings, here.
Corp. appoints Tom
Christopoul head of finance division that includes
Marketing at Franklin. Tennessean, p. 3E, Oct. 2.,
scroll down here.
Director Carrie Reale told NTC (10/6) that VP Pat
Patterson will lead Solveras' new nonprofit
business-development initiative, including advancing
Electronic Giving Solutions, the unit that supports
nonprofits' fundraising, donations, recurring billing,
wireless applications, inbound call centers, hardware
and software applications.
Nashville-based ClientLogic -
subsidiary of Canada's Onex Corp. - taps Garner as president and CEO, The
City Paper, Oct. 2, p. 18, here.
Tennessean, 3E, Oct. 3, scroll down here.
ClientLogic to hire 400 for WVA call center, Tennessean,
Oct. 6, here.
Also of Interest:
Boston-based Element Productions
reaches into Franklin, TN, for Lead Designer Clark Hook
to support Swiss-based Advanced Lumitech Inc., d/b/a
Brightec film innovation branding. BusinessWire
10/6. Hook was partner in TH Design, now operates as
Global Non Generic, here.
Franklin-based Censis technology helps hospitals track
instruments, Nash. Bus. Journal, P. 3, Oct. 3, here.
Verizon Wireless' commitment to women
garners YW Academy for Women of Achievement's corporate
award of excellence, City Paper, p. 18, Oct. 3, not
on web. YW link, here.
Little Rock's low-rate dial-up ISP
enters Tennessee market with launch in Memphis,
Commercial Appeal, Oct. 2, here.
Comdata's Store Value Systems adds
Hobby Town, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 6, here.
Equinox IS signs Texas telcom co-op ETEX, BW Oct. 3.
Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 6, here.
Brentwood-based Verus Financial
Management signs Payment Data Sys, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Oct. 6, here. Tennessean, Oct. 7, p. 3E, scroll down
NotifyMD partners with Orlando Regional
Healthcare to promote WebMessenger, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 20, Oct. 3, here (notes).
contracts for software services with physician
groups, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 3, p. 20, not on
Surgical Alliance Corp. CTO Edward
Bivins confirms (BW, 10/2) selection of Eclipsys
Corporation's SunriseXA(TM) healthcare information
solution in its orthopedic surgical hospitals. Nash.
Bus. Journal, Oct. 6, here.
Yesterday's court ruling against FCC
may force Cable companies to share broadband with other
ISPs, New York Times, Oct. 7, here.
Iraq contracts for wireless-phone
networks go to middle Eastern companies using GSM
standard; Motorola and MCI could benefit, Washington
Post, Oct. 7, here.Reuters story via The City Paper, Oct. 7,
p. 12, says GSM standard choice is rebuff to CDMA
advocated by U.S., not on
Metro Office of Emergency Management
anticipates wireless access to OEM database for
critical-facilities contacts, capacity, floorplans,
etc., Tennessean, Oct. 2, here. RFP will soon be developed by OEM and
Metro IS for procurement of hardware and
TN Office of Homeland
Security says pace and volume of
pass-through funding for metro governments are good;
Metro Nashville among those waiting infrastructure and
security grants, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 9, Oct. 3, not
Oct. 8 is deadline for Metro
03-137 for web content
management solutions and support.
Oct. 10 is deadline for Metro
(Schools) RFP (non-numbered) for training
project-manager services to support student
information system work (SIS is supported by Chancery).
Oct. 10 is Metro deadline for RFP
for professional recruitment service for IT
staffing (RFP 03-122).
Oct. 31 is deadline for Metro
03-139 for Business continuity and
Note: All fifteen (15) companies
advancing to Tennessee Venture Forum funding competition
are listed following the calendar in this edition of the
NTC co-sponsored IT Management Skills
educational event, Nov. 5-7, registration materials
now on web, here.
NTC President David Condra will convene
the Nashville Technology Council Forum, Thursday,
Oct. 30, as part of the NETWORK Showcase of Business
& Technology, Oct.
29-30, Convention Center. Other NETWORK Technology track
sessions include CIO Challenges; Customer Service
Technologies; Guarding Your Information Assets
(Security); WiFi-Cellular Update. NETWORK event also
features ed tracks for Sales/Marketing and Management.
Exhibitor sign-up, here. FAQ for
attendees, here. More
than 175 exhibitors, including about 40 tech companies,
are signed-up, already.
Vanderbilt Faculty Innovations website
Spam fighters' solutions could hamper
e-mail dependent organizations, NY Times, Oct. 6,
Rapidly enriched Michael and Susan
Foundation focuses highly targeted
giving on child development, with emphasis on
outcomes, Wall Street
Journal, Oct. 2, B10
Monitoring Metro and State Requests for
Proposals and Bids
Metro Nashville/Davidson County
State of Tennessee:
University of Tennessee:
University of Tennessee purchasing, here. UT
contracts list, here.
TN Board of Regents IT Contracts, here.
(Oct. 8) Martha Rogers, expert and
author, addresses CRM hype vs reality for CABLE
Nashville, her bio here. A
Rogers spokesperson says Rogers mentions concern about
overreliance on CRM technology. Related interview with
Rogers, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 12, Oct. 3, not on
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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) ISSA-InfraGard "Hands-On
Cyber-Security Workshop," with speakers from
Gartner, U.S. Secret Service, Deloitte, Packet Leap
Networks. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Belmont University. For
details and registration, 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) Women in Technology in
Tennessee (WITT) program, details here. Business Continuity Planning:
Corporate Pain or Corporate Gain? Panel: Gary Seay,
CIO, Community Health Systems; Rick Henry, CTO/COO,
Paymaxx; Belinda Watkins, IT VP and CISO, Federal
Express; Mary Beth Wilson, Principal, Business
Resilience and Continuity Services Consulting Practice.
(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 email@example.com
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.
AirSage, Inc. (Marietta, GA) aggregates
data via wireless providers to deliver real-time traffic
data for roadways.
(Knoxville) enables customers to create, manage, deploy
production manuals by providing staff to document
production processes using Smart Docs software.
(Memphis) logistics software development and services
MedEvolve, Inc. (Little Rock) develops and
sells information systems systems that link physicians'
offices with leading on-line clinical systems.
(Jefferson City, TN) develops, manufactures and
sells optical switches, terminations, couplers,
splitters and taps, attenuators, other modules,
subsystems and products.
Nextek, Inc. (Madison, AL) offers
precision electronic and optoelectronic assembly,
engineering and analytical services.
NuMarkets LLC (Etowah) franchise centers
offer E-Bay seller support, shipping, packing and
related business services.
(Knoxville) provides integrated micro solutions for the
preparation of complex biological samples for customers
in the pharmaceutical research and development industry.
Related story, Qgenics ( website under
construction at qgenics.com ) wins grant, Knox. News
Sentinel, Oct. 6, scroll down here.
Signix, Inc. (Chattanooga) offers hosted,
digital identity verification, electronic signature,
document routing and digital storage company.
(Chattanooga) designs, sells patented shelving, display
Tricycle, Inc. (Chattanooga) provides
surface simulation and design technologies to the
(Nashville) offers Dynamic Track3TM, a platform
technology providing dynamic tissue-referencing
capabilities used with Image Guided Intervention
W.A.R.N., LLC (Gallatin) is a Wide Area
Rapid Notification provider, offering web-based voice,
fax, and text broadcasting for emergency and security
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