December 2, 2003 (No.
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Roundtable is Thursday, Dec. 4, with Richard
Rognehaugh, Tennessee's deputy commissioner and
chief information officer. Registration
deadline today. Details, here.
NTC Pres. David Condra
has invited software executives who attended the
Nov. 21 formative meeting of NTC
Roundtable (SDR), to offer-up for
duty on the group's planned steering committee.
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NTC Program: "Media coverage of
Nashville Technology," Thurs., Dec. 11, 10
a.m., Panel discussion with Geert DeLombaerde,
Editor, Nashville Business Journal; Deborah
Fisher, Business Editor, The Tennessean; David
Fox, Editor, NashvillePost.com & Business
Tennessee; Jeremy Heidt, Business Editor, The City
Paper. NTC Members, invited guests. NTC Members
register by writing here. Panel and Q&A, 10 a.m.-11
a.m., Board room, Nashville Area Chamber of
Commerce, 211 Commerce St., 1st floor.
Bill Skees is new
at TN Education Lottery, reporting to CFO/CTO
Andy Davis. Tn Lottery IT jobs call for prior
gaming experience, here.
DELL INC. picks Image
Inc. to recycle Eastern U.S.
computers in Nashville. Report notes Genco
Distribution Systems plays the same role in La
Vergne for H-P and Micro Metallics, Tennessean,
Dec. 1, 1E, here. Dell shipments account for many
China Airlines links to Nashville, Tennessean, 1E,
Nov. 30, here.
Dell reaffirms commitment to India outsourcing,
InternetNews, Nov. 25, here.
wins Baldrige Award, Baldridge NIST release
Nov. 25, here. Caterpillar release, Nov. 25,
Nash. Bus. Journal. Cat. Release, Nov. 25, here.
State Economic &
Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber
elevating technology jobs in the state's
economic-development strategy. Kisber says
human capital is Tennessee's greatest weakness;
Technology 2020 President Tom Rogers points to
need for funding initiatives of any type, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Nov. 28, p. 15, here.
Tennessee: State Sen.
Mae Beavers presides Monday, Dec. 8, during
presentation of results of an unprecedented
security assessment for City of Hendersonville,
with lessons for America's small cities. Ward
Agricultural Center, Schoolhouse, 10 a.m.,
Lebanon. In addition to Sen. Beavers, the program
includes remarks by Hendersonville Mayor Jim
Fuqua; and, presentation of security findings,
assessment technique and on progress-to-date by
Chairman/CEO Dave Chapman, whose firm conducted
the assessment. Advance signup requested via
Office of Sen. Beavers, via firstname.lastname@example.org
reportedly alone in Auto-industry niche for
sequential delivery from suppliers,
Tennessean, 1E, Nov. 29, here. Cited in Nov. 5 NTC news summary:
Insequence announces SPD Pro Version
6, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 31, not
Relegent Inc. and
EBM/Healthgate among hospital web-content
providers. Relegent now in
deal with Discovery Communications to sell
"Discovery Hospital" nationally, Nash. Bus.
employees in Nashville may receive compensation
for time spent preparing for work as result of
U.S. Labor Department lawsuit settlement,
Tennessean, 3E, Nov. 26, here.
President Paul Reed discusses realities of Radio
Freq Identification systems, privacy concerns
and related matters, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 28,
security flaw discovered by Investment Scorecard's
network administrator, Nashville Post.com,
Nov. 26, (sub) here.
Tennessee's Light up a
Life! fundraising through
workstations, computer visual aids, and other
devices for needy. Project details, here. Tech Accesss in middle Tennessee,
Other centers, here.
Tennessee's Assistive Technology Centers, brochure.
INNOVATION / ENTERPRISE:
magazine's "25 Emerging Companies" (Dec. 03)
includes Asurion, Cold Feet Creative, Durrell
Sports Audio Management, Edison Automation, Home
Healthcare Laboratory of America, Investment
Scorecard, Optimum Solutions, PalmGear, Qualifacts
and Verus Financial Management. Article not on
web. Cover and contents (sub), here.
Forum will be held in 2004, says Tech2020's
Tom Rogers, with or without same sponsors,
Tennessean, Nov. 27, 1E, here.
77 caters to
250+ web-developer clients with DigiSHOP 3.0
e-commerce upgrade, and will follow in 2004
with suite components for content management, file
sharing, member manager and job postings, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Nov. 28, p. 4.
Solutions Inc. to be bought by Moore Wallace,
Release, Nov. 26.
Rivals.com college sports spot reportedly
profitable, Tennessean, Nov. 28, 1E, here.
Veterans discuss the
lifecycle of the technology enterprise,
Memphis Bus. Jrnl., Nov. 17.
says November 2003 had 15 IPOs, largest monthly
figure since June 2001. Renaissance site says
lower pricing, lower number of IPO filings
year-to-year, here. Renaissance industries' shares of
IPOs, past twelve months, here.
criticizes delay in ChoicePoint
reporting data on TennCare enrolment; McKinsey
study on TennCare viability due later this month,
City Paper, Dec. 1, p. 1, here.
Economic/Community Development gameplan published
by Commis. Matt Kisber, here. Kisber says formulation of the
plan followed "the most intense and comprehensive
planning exercise ever undertaken by the
Department in its 31-year history," and led to his
management team's defining "performance measures
for our individual and collective work, another
first for this department." The game plan includes emphases on
creating robust databases and using targeted
communications to reach top 1,000 high-growth
businesses and existing Tennessee
businesses; aligning incentives to attract
high-growth employers; "new protocols" to guide
relationships with development, research and other
allies; and, more access to venture capital and
encouragement of incubators, among other
State of Tennessee
yesterday (12/1) issued an RFP
37.03-111 to identify
potential sources of PowerBuilder Development and
Support Services, with notice of intent to
propose due next week (12/10) and proposals due
Jan. 5, 2004.
Management Services program RFP
331.25-001 due tomorrow
(12/3) for TN Dept. of Education.
State OIR RFP for IT
Research and Advisory Services is due Friday
(12/5), RFP 317-03.109.
receives vendors' quotes this week --
Responses to Nov. 18 RFP for PBX and other
phones due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5th, here. Responses to Nov. 26 Invitation to
Bid (ITB) for Cellular Phones and Related
Services are due tomorrow, Dec. 3, here.
Responses to Nov. 26 ITB for Voice and Data
Infrastructure (including TCP/IP option), also due
Dec. 3, here.
Responses to Nov. 26 RFP for Voice and Data
Network Services, due Dec. 3, here.
Also note: Lottery RFP for G/L support
should be out "soon," according to one source
TN F&A seeks Data
Entry Services in RFP
317.03-110, due Dec. 10.
Incumbent is Knoxville
State restricts offshore outsourcing in this
TN F&A Premise
Wiring, Equipment Installation, Configuration
Services RFP 529/000-06-03
TN Gen. Svcs.
Invitation to Bid on Thin-Client Systems SWC 3051,
03-153 (Amend.) for
Mainframe Hardware Support and Technical
Support, due Dec.
03-139 netted proposals
from AT&T, Computer Security Consultants
Inc., Strohl Systems, Sungard Recovery Service, by
the Oct. 31 deadline.
IRS set to resolve
disputes online, New York Times, Dec. 1, here.
Government rules boost
data-storage industry as companies must retain
more data, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 27,
leader criticizes Congress for reducing funding
for Manufacturing Extension Partnership,
Birmingham Bus. Journal, Nov. 18, here.
PayMaxx gets a slice
of the Domino's pie, signs franchisee
association, release Dec. 2, here.
Comdata's Stored Value
Systems wins Panera business, Nov. 25, Nash.
Bus. Journal, here. Comdata release, Nov. 25, here.
Stites & Harbison PLCC Nashville office as
member of IP & Technology group, focusing
on patent and trademark litigation. Innovation
newsletter (p. 4, 10/03).
Bill Buzby named Web
developer at Mailnet Services, Tennessean,
Nov. 30, p. 5E, scroll down here. Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 28, p.
13, not on web.
Callum Davidson named
senior consultant at Oakwood Systems
Group, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Nov. 28, p. 13, not on
WEST / EAST TENN.
Senator Bill Frist
among supporters of funding for Memphis Regional
Medical Center, New York Times, Nov. 27, here.
Verizon call center at
Murfreesboro braces for wireless local number
portability, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 28, p.
access now reduces costs for FedEx and UPS, AP
via Commercial Appeal, Nov. 29, here.
Schurman Fine Papers'
mid-TN distribution facility will benefit from the
firm's adoption of Red Prairie's supply-chain
technology, release, Dec. 2, here.
technology-worker training gets $500K federal
grant, announced by Rep. Wamp, Chattanooga
Times Free Press, Nov. 29, C1, (sub and search)
provides news globally by e-mail; relocated
headquarters from Poland to Tennessee,
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Nov. 29, C1 (sub and
ORNL gets new lease on
life, (column), Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 1,
Eaststate Bi-Los get
new biometric fingerprint system for
check-cashers, Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 1,
Intel violates patents, Birmingham Bus.
Journal, Dec. 1, here.
Aristotle pushing cheap Internet services
in Memphis campaign, Commercial Appeal, Nov. 26.
CTI Molecular released
new PET/CT scanner, yesterday, Knox. News
Sentinel, Dec. 2, here.
Chattanooga Online pioneer, sells out to start
Geeklabs, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Dec.
2, C1, (sub and search), here.
Levi Strauss Virtual
Women's Center, Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 1,
DATA CENTER MARKUP
LANGUAGE (Update): Data-Center Markup Language
Organization expands to 44 members, DCML release,
Nov. 25, here.
Background, See "Resources" section of Nov. 25th
News Summary, here.
Informatics 100 listing (6/03), here.
Use of IT on college
campuses: Campus Computing Project 2003
report, link. Report touches on IT
infrastructure, ERP implementation, student
practice-management software, Column by Terry
Saltsman of Crosslin, Vaden & Assocs.,
Nashville Medical News, p. 21, Nov. 03, scroll
buying tops, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 27, here.
Nashville Post, Nov. 27, here.
CIO Magazine survey
now sees smaller tech-spending gains in
2004, Investors Business
Daily, Dec. 1, here.
Robert Half Assocs
forecast IT hiring in states, Austin Bus.
Journal, Nov. 24, here. Also CFO hiring, here.
Tech hiring, here.
Applications Development hottest specialty, here.
IT skills most in demand, here.
fundamental challenges still facing the Tech
industry, Wall St. Journal, Nov. 17, (sub)
India aims to calm
U.S. outsourcing fears, launches lobbying efforts
to counter complaints about loss of U.S.
High-tech jobs, Wall St. Journal, Nov. 13, (sub)
Internet/e-commerce, telecom, cable are large, but
not worst, according to National Assn of
Consumer Agency Administrators, AP via Tennessean,
Nov. 27, 4E, here, not on web. Clarion-Ledger,
Nov. 26, here.
Sociologist finds data
and networking capabilities of Online communities
like Friendster change social rules,
boundaries, relationships and experiences, New
York Times, Nov. 27, here.
Twilight of the PC
Era? Newsweek, Nov. 24, 2003 issue, here. Online Forum with Bill Gates,
transcript, Nov. 24, here.
software-development will target specific
industries, in shift from four-year-old middleware
strategy, Information Week, Dec. 1, here.
Small CRM providers
can survive as big players move downmarket by
seizing niches, Information Week, Dec. 1,
Monitoring Metro and
State Requests for Proposals and Bids
Tennessee Lottery, here.
Lottery procurement policies, here.
University of Tennessee
UT contracts list, here.
TN Board of Regents IT
City of Memphis, here.
Shelby County, here.
City of Chattanooga,
Events: Asterisk ( * ) denotes new or
(Dec. 2) WiTT Holiday Mixer, benefiting Monroe
Harding Children's Home, Cool Springs
Marriott, 4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m. $10 and donations of
cash or gifts/toys accepted for the cause.
Register by 3 p.m. Nov. 28 via email@example.com
or (615) 876-6699.
* (Dec. 2) Harrah
Entertainment CIO John Boushy speaks today at 2
p.m. CST, FedEx Institute of Technology,
Commercial Appeal, Nov. 28. Details, here.
* (Dec. 3) East TN
Technology Council seminar, "Utilizing Customer
Data to Develop Strategies that can Increase Sales
and Foster Business Development," Marcelle
Morgan of MarketVision and Fred Hess of
NetLearning. 8 a.m.-Noon, Register (865) 220-2020
(Dec. 3) Directors and
Officers Liability Risks, panel on retaining,
protecting the best public or private board
members, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &
Berkowitz, PC, with Nashville Post
(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
for details or call (615) 242-2486.
(Dec. 4) NTC
Technology Round Table, "State of Tennessee IT:
Strategic Planning, Project Management, &
Cyber Security," Richard Rognehaugh, Deputy
Commissioner - Office of Information
Resources, State of Tennessee, reception and
dinner. Details, here.
(Dec. 9) Nashville
Technology Council "Holiday Business Mixer,"
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Two Doors Down, Demonbreun
Street, cash bar. Map, here.
(Dec. 11) AITP
Nashville chapter meeting, Dr. Sonny Reynolds
(humor). Register, here.
* (Dec. 17) Tom Rogers, President & CEO
of Technology 2020: "Technology Year in
Review," 11:30 a.m., $10 members, $20
non-members, $5 students. For speedier check-in,
pre-pay online and have a printed name badge
waiting for you at the door. RSVP@tech2020.org
or (865) 220-2020 Travel directions.
* (Dec. 18) Project
Management Institute, "Holiday Mixer," 11:30
a.m.- 1:00 pm. Holiday Inn Select, details here.
(Dec. 18) Michael
Moberly, founder, Knowledge Protection Strategies
(Memphis), "Collaboration for Comprehensive
Enterprise Security, Intellectual Property
Protection and Risk Management"; InfraGard
Mid-TN Chapter meeting. Meet and greet begins 1:30
p.m. Massey School of Business, Belmont
University. Details and directions, here.
(Jan. 8) AITP
Nashville, Sheraton Music City, Legal Aspects of
Web Development, Bill Welch - ITT; details and
(Jan. 8) Nashville
Technology Council Tech Roundtable, University
Club, Vanderbilt, speaker to be announced. Social,
5 p.m.; Dinner, 6 p.m.; Introduction and Program,
6:45 p.m. Details to be announced, here.
* (Jan. 27) Tech After
Hours networking event returns, Jan. 27th!
Cohosted by NTC/WilliamsonWorks, Cool Springs
Marriott, from 4:30 p.m. Events details, here.
Exhibit info, write here.
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