Thursday, May 19,
2005 (No. 56)
& Publisher Milt
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Technology Council President Ray Capp seeks
tech community's most-needed resources and
services, via online NTC Survey.
Members and Non-Members are asked to respond to the Survey, as soon
as possible. Please complete the Survey, here.
Center for Advancement of
Research, Technology and Entrepreneurialism
opens as nonprofit
tech incubator along S. Nashville's Foster
Avenue, with impetus from Founder Tarun Surti.
Release May 17. NashvillePost.com, May 17. Nash. Bus. Journal, May 17. The
May 18. ARTE mention in Pathfinder story,
Tennessean, May 18. Notes on biotech
Pathfinder Therapeutics Inc.
Co-Founder and CTO Bob Galloway explains
how he, a VU Engineering professor by day,
has helped to widen the medical-devices
marketplace for Nashville intellectual
property — but, midstate entrepreneurs
need more specialized support, Tennessean,
Indy-based Brooksource, a
division of Technical
Youth, is opening IT
consulting shop in Nashville, staffed by designated Ofc. Mgr. Dan Hanrahan.
e-commerce operation sold to Norfolk-based Auto
Trader, Nash. Bus.
Journal, May 6.
Wi-Fi in middle-Tennessee is
lagging nation, but Franklin making
Scene, May 5.
Darrell Freeman of Zycron
Computer, a member of the NTC Board, is
named Nashville Area Chamber's
10. Nash. Bus. Journal, May 10. Tennessean, May 11. City Paper, p. 11, May 11, not on web.
Freeman's Zycron Computer won Minority Supplier of
the Year; CEO says there are no 'gimmes' for
minority contractors, who must provide high-quality service, City
Paper, May 11.
Magazines.com CEO Jay
Clarke told the May 5 NTC Tech Roundtable his firm
client in TN, given his firm spent $1.5
million with Google for key-word ads last year.
Firm has useful blog,
(June 2) "E-Learning" program at
NTC Tech Roundtable, 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.,
Panel includes Andrew Duthie, Duthie
Associates, Inc.; Bill Grana,
PureSafety; and Joe Christopher, Healthstream,
(June 7) Nashville Technology
Council "Tech After Hours" business
networking event returns, this
time at Adventure
Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. Time: 5
p.m.- 7 p.m. $15 Members, $25 non-members before
May 31, then $20/$30. Online registration
via technologycouncil.com or call (615) 743-3160.
(Aug. 24) 4th Annual InfoSec
Nashville NTC-ISSA Conference, Nashville
Convention Center, details
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Axis Accounting Founder Wilt finds
Nashville business climate
"Speed matters" to Dallas Wilt, founder
and CEO of 9-year-old Axis Accounting Systems, Inc.,
a value-added reseller of accounting software from
Microsoft, Best and Epicor. "It's almost
'shocking' how rapidly we can roll out
off-the-shelf solutions today, and have them
quickly improve the performance of back-office
operations," she explains. "The Web-based, .Net,
thin-client applications and other tools have made
ordinary things like automating inventory control
Wilt says the new technologies, plus her
mid-tier clients' traditional insistence that
contractors "get in, get it done and get out" have
enabled Axis to adapt well to the current
marketplace. "The days when clients were willing
to have six or seven consultants work long-term to
roll-out big packages -- and big cushy projects in
general – seem to be over, and that's fine with
us, because we’ve never really operated under that
People also matter to Wilt, who is sole
owner of Axis. That's why, with the birth of her
daughter drawing closer last year, she moved to
hire long-time client CIO Tammy Hawes to serve as Axis'
president, to enable Wilt to offload some of her
responsibilities, and to ensure that Axis' ten
full-timers got more support on sales and customer
relations. "Our folks work hard and they deserve
someone who can really focus on fully leveraging
their talents. Tammy quickly helped us take a
fresh look at our own CRM processes, implemented
Microsoft CRM in our office, then encouraged
everyone to make the most of all the available
information. We're finding that many
Nashville businesses, who may have been burned
earlier with failed CRM implementations, are
taking a fresh look at CRM," in keeping with
trends reported nationally.
Projects big and small will earn Axis about
$2.4 million in 2005, Wilt says. The Axis VAR portfolio includes
Best Software (Platinum for Windows); Epicor
(financials, distribution, manufacturing and CRM);
and a full range of Microsoft Business Solutions,
including Great Plains and Microsoft CRM. Axis
professionals include CPAs, technology
professionals, distribution and manufacturing
veterans. The firm's 85 current clients range in
industry from healthcare and professional
services(Quorum, Healthstream, Passport, American
Healthways), to transportation(Central Parking,
First Fleet, Mapco), to government and non
profits(Metro Airport, United Way) and range in
size from Augusta National Golf Club to Deutsche
Bank. Wilt is modest about the firm's
manufacturing expertise, but believes they do a
good job for their 15 manufacturing and
distribution clients. Axis CTO Britt Lowry holds much of that
expertise, and boasts APICS certifications that
seem in relatively short supply in Nashville.
Careers? Axis has 'em, but Wilt notes that
typically pros with tightly relevant skills know
that Axis will always entertain their resume. "We
seldom go looking, but sort of wait for them to
call us when they're ready for a new opportunity,"
Wilt was born and reared in Nashville,
attended Harpeth Hall, then earned a B.S. in
Accounting at Washington & Lee University. She
spent more than seven years working in Atlanta,
where she was a staff consultant with Arthur
Andersen's Business Systems Consulting Group, and
then cofounder of Lighthouse Consulting Corp. (now
Lighthouse Group, also a MS VAR). She sold her
Lighthouse interest in 1996 and returned to
Nashville to establish Axis. Axis has twice been
named to the Music City Future 50. In 2002, Wilt
was nominated for Nashville Business Journal's
Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She is a golfer,
plays piano and is active in local arts and
to top United
Telephone Co. of Chapel Hill, Tenn., reportedly
will announce today in a Nolensville
subdivision United's new voice, video and
broadband Internet bundle, using gigabit passive
optical network (GPON) technology,
East TN alliance launches marketing
campaign for nanotechnologies, leveraging
Spallation Neutron Source, Knox. News Sentinel, May 17.
NashvillePost.com, May 16.
of iMagic reportedly sues former Private Business
colleague Anderson for loan repayment,
Point II Fund will invest in technology and
healthcare companies, NashvillePost.com,
Builds on success of Radnor Point I Fund, which
invested in technology stocks.
stock-purchase option from CEO Daily, May
16. Nash. Bus. Journ., May 16. Tennessean, May 17. City Paper, p. 7, May 17, not on web.
iPayment acquisition of First Data Corp portfolio
paying returns, but performance slumps, Nash. Bus. Journal,
is working with colleges and universities on
distance learning for customer-care
staff, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 10. Release here. Quoted in CNN story on
call centers in developing nations, excerpt May 9.
of Country Music Foundation in deal with
eBay, May 6.
and Stinger Medical are highlighted during GBS
Eagles entrepreneurs program at Emory
University, Tennessean, May 8. CTI Molecular sale to Seimens
culminates a major entrepreneurial case-study in
E.TN, Knox. News Sentinel, May 15. Profits and Promises: What happens to CTI
after Siemens purchase? Knox. News Sentinel,
Molecular sale to Siemens is completed,
Knox. News Sentinel, May 5.
South VC initiative for the South is launched by
Southern Growth Policies Board,
A report on the Future of the South is also
due out in June.
Patent system gone awry, Wash. Post,
NTC TECH INNOVATION CONFERENCE
NOTES (May 18, BellSouth Auditorium):
True, 'you had to be
there'...but: Yesterday's NTC
Technology Innovation Conference – spearheaded by
NTC Member and Northpoint Chairman Dave Chapman –
was a milestone, with superb speakers who touched
upon: IM; RFID; Web (EDI, SOA); knowledge
discovery and natural language processing; display
technology; just-in-time enterprise education and
learning; venture investment in the Southeast;
storage trends and media; Wide Area File Service
(WAFS); intelligent environments; standards and
protocols; speech recognition; VoIP drivers, media
servers; 3G adoption; intelligent environments;
machine-human interfaces; business processes;
autonomic information interchange; and the growing importance of
integrative functions, among many other topics.
EDS Futurist Jeff Wacker's compelling and
wide-ranging presentation vividly reframed key
issues, and revealed that he thinks it likely
that modeling and simulation technologies and
processes are among the most likely candidates for
the tech sector's "Next Big Thing." Woven through
it all was a sense that Wacker indeed sees
"process" as the next "data," as information
volume grows at high velocity and as organizations struggle to embrace continual
As he did in yesterday's
Tennessean article (see Upfront, above), VU School
of Engineering Prof. and Pathfinder Therapeutics
Co-Founder Bob Galloway told the Innovation
audience that middle-Tennessee businesses should
organize aggressively to support startups in the
medical-devices field, partly because in Nashville
physicians and engineers have learned to work with
one another; because Nashville healthcare
executives know how to sell to hospital
administrators (the primary buyers of medical
devices), and other factors. "We could spin-off
five [devices] companies tomorrow," said Galloway
-- if there were adequate infrastructure supporting such ventures in
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President Braswell named CEO,
Nash. Bus. Journal, May 17.
Tennessean, May 18.
Partners LLC equity
analysts win Wall Street Journal
plaudits, May 16. NashvillePost.com, May 16. Nash. Bus. Journal, May
16. City Paper, May 17,
not on web. Memphis' Morgan Keegan ranked 16th in
rankings, Commercial Appeal, May 17.
Novacopy gets small win in domain
war with MBM Corp., Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 13, not on web. Glanx at predictive modeler SeniorMetrix is
profiled, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 13, May 13.
Hapner of Beacon Technologies among
four finalists for NBJ's Entrepreneur of the
Year award during Best of Business event
May 24, p. 21, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 13, not on
web. Best in Business event registration
ISDN-Net's Jerry Dunlap named
to Board of Endavo Media and
Communications, a provider of integrated
multicast services, Tennessean, May 8.
Duthie Associates advancing
e-Learning in Nashville, played key role in
support of public-television
persuasive efforts nationwide, City Paper,
Inc. (Franklin, med. transcription tech) adds
Degati as chief medical officer and
Seloff as SVP corp. development,
Tennessean, 1E, here.
Dell Inc. cheers five years'
success in Davidson County; CEO says Dell uses
Nashville as pattern for
elsewhere, Tennessean, 1E, May 18.
Caremark may use Metro Center space
for call center, Tennessean,
McKee Foods (Little Debby,
Collegedale) opts for Meru Networks' wireless
voice/data solution, release
Former Deloitte exec:
Healthcare Management Systems names Schimmel
director of programming, Tennessean,
Paramore Redd online marketing
allies with Bohan Ideas, Nash. Bus.
Journal, May 6.
Smartvue announces advanced wireless
system based on
2-Com Development is completing
Brentwood quarters for software group,
Communications Components marketing
fulfillment operations, etc. The City
Paper, May 10.
Martin Burns has been named as
Managing Sales Director for Nashville's GLW
Incorporated, manufacturer of
the popular Harrison mixing console line,
Sewanee: Univ. of
the South launches new website with Sitemason,
release May 11.
Bob Chaput of American Technology
Group appointed to expert faculty of insurance
group's Virtual University, Tennessean,
BellSouth agents now selling
digital services door-to-door, Nash. Bus.
Journal, May 4.
Snappy Acutions franchisor Gordon
featured in Investor's Business Daily
coverage of franchising trends, May
Update on Ingram Books fulfillment
and delivery services for publishers,
City Paper, May 11.
Comdata, Jet Fleet Intl.
release May 9.
Nashville architect knows firsthand
about Dell Inc.'s fast-track approach to plant
construction in NC, City Paper, May 9. Dell investment at Winston Salem begins
to attract logistics suppliers, others, Business
Journal of Triad Area, May 8. Dell Inc. operations highlighted during
Industry Week's Best Plants showcase
here this week, p. 6, Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 13, not on web.
PureSafety nets Best Online awards
by Compliance magazine, Tennessean, May
8, scroll down
Franklin-based Passage systems
integrator introduces RFID for Greer
Dynamics technology, RFID Journal, May
Tennessean leads Madison Avenue
marketing of collaboration technology,
Mailnet names franchising guru Seid
to its board, Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 11. Tennessean, May 15.
Adtech launches new HD and
compression product during Infocom in
June, release May
Converged Solutions Group's Vocera
line extension combines features of VoIP,
wireless, speech recognition.
April 27 release. Nash. Bus.
Journal, May 13, not on web.
Willie Lewis named chief manager of
Iris Networks, City Paper, May 18.
Former eBay CTO Corrado joins
Asurion to lead IT, investment initiatives and
product management, City
Paper, May 18.
Barbara Webb joins Comframe
Nashville office as business-development
manager, City Paper, May 18.
back to top Gov. Bredesen stresses role of
healthcare IT before HIMSS conference, release May 5.
Gov. Phil Bredesen's Blog unveiled
May 9, here.
WebMD among healthcare players
getting strong consumer-responsiveness ranking in
Pew study, with most firms having not yet
figured-out how to use the Net, Investor's Daily,
May 18. The Pew report, May 17. Related release, here.
Baptist, St. Thomas upgrade to
wireless barcoding, Nash. Bus. Journ., May 4.
Passport Health wraps up
acquisition of HealthWorks Alliance, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 3.
Metro Hospital CEO Spitzer sees
looming catastrophe as she seeks $49M budget
increase, Tennessean, May 5.
Brailer tells Nashville executives
he's amazed by traction already achieved by
healthcare information initiatives, HealthLeaders, May 10. Brailer speech
highlights at HiMSS, NashvillePost.com, May 5.
NetRX's ContracxtRx helps automate
pharmacies, May 9 release.
Blues are Bustin' Out - Roundup:
BCBS' Gregg addresses E.TN. execs on healthcare
benefits and looming catastrophe for healthcare delivery system,
which can be averted partly by improved sharing of
information, Knox. News Sentinel, May 11. Tennessean, May 8. Bluecross Blueshield in
biz intell text-mining news, BI News, May 9. BCBS TN Cerner deal in
Shared Health EMR venture, May 13, Kansas City Bus. Journal. More on
Shared Health HIT, amednews.com, May 23/30. BCBS
(Chattanooga) main and Medicare webpages win web
awards from Health Information Resource Center,
Tennessean, 5E, May 15, scroll down here.
Laboratory model of human immune
system unveiled at St. Jude's in Memphis,
Shared Health EMR pilot program
could be applied more broadly in TennCare
to reduce fraud, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle editorial, May 9.
Health Services Research Web Sites,
including HIT, U.S. Natl. Library of
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Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
Tennessee Digital Government Summit
is June 1, here. Schedule and speakers here. Venue: Hilton
Suites Downtown Nashville.
NTC Member Survey -
Please participate right
expected to rule today on "911" access,
obligations for Internet phone providers,
Wash. Post., May
18. Related, Reuters via CNET, May 18.
VoIP 911 background, CNET, May 19.
State of TN chose Cingular as only
providers of high-speed wireless data
services, Memphis Bus. Journal,
May 17. Government
Technology, May 18.
Gov. Bredesen announces Maj. Gen.
Jerry Humble steps down as head of TN Homeland
Security, release, May 6. TN Homeland Security funding from Feds is
only slowly making its way into service,
10. Leaders assess Tennessee Homeland
Security, threats and advances, Commercial Appeal,
TN Senate okays Bredesen jobs and
broadband bill, Knox. News
12. Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 11. The Chattanoogan.com, May 11. TN Econ. Dev. Commis. Matt Kisber says
broadband for TN ranks only behind
in importance to state's economic future, Jackson
Sun, May 15.
Comptroller's audit underscores uncertainty
regarding effectiveness of efforts of TN
Economic and Community Development agency, Tennessean,
1E, May 7.
Bredesen may kill unaudited grants
programs, AP via Tennessean, May 5. Commercial Appeal, May 7.
Gov. Bredesen's blog
introduced, May 9.
Wamp to lead Energy &
Technology subcommittee, Times Free
Press, May 13. Wamp statement on fuel cells,
Chattanoogan.com, May 12.
Computer-assisted remote hunting
now outlawed in TN and many other states,
Tennessean, May 12.
NEW - State
of TN Dept. of Finance & Administration Portal
30 proposal deadline, with aim
of Nov. 29, 2005, fully operational portal for all
TN e-government transactions, with contract
application development, consulting, etc., and
with provisions for rebates linked to certain
Board of Parole's closely watched RFP 324.02-407 for GPS Electronic
Monitoring Program scheduled to
provide proposal evaluation results, Monday
Entrepreneurship is defining
characteristic of health-care community in
Nashville, Tennessean, May
State of TN General and
Environmental Health Computer Services,
343.39-020, due June 10.
Centers around IS support of permitting, inspections, etc.
State director dedicates Wide Area
Radio System, Knox. News Sentinel,
TBI background checks provide
criminal histories for small business;
Kroll exec says TBI is one tool they
use, also; Tennessean, April
Trial for Al Ganier of Education
Networks of America further delayed after rare
recusals by all 7 federal
judges in midstate, Tennessean, 3B,
3M security materials awards
detection technology to Maryville, Hixon, Dunlap
Metro Police budget request
includes IT improvements, City Paper,
Metro Emergency Communications
cites caller-ID problems associated with rising
cell-phone usage, seeks tech
solution, City Paper, May 11.
Metro Airport uses virtual-reality
technology for driver training, City
Paper, May 13.
Chattanooga Mayor Littlefield says he
might follow Bredesen lead and start a
blog, Times Free Press, p. 9,
E-voting: Letter writer insists on
paper documentation of e-votes in Davidson
County, Tennessean, May 3.
State seeks CapTel telecom service
provider for disabled, RFP
response due June 1. Previously reported RFPs are
listed at bottom of this section.
State seeks database-services
vendor to support New Hire Reporting and
TCSES Employer data, RFP 345.13.753, May 23 due date.
Fed funding for school technology
dropping, Knox. News Sentinel, May
to top Tech2020 wins incubator
award, Knox. News Sentinel,
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City Council cuts off line of credit to MLGW's
Networx telecom operation, could mean
private investors have control, Commercial Appeal,
County Clerk says he'll continue to use software
from firm co-owned by his son, Knox. News
Sentinel, May 19.
perennial highway snarl may be alleviated by
SmartWay system that lets drivers monitor
congestion via Web, Knox. News Sentinel,
editorial, May 16.
software helps Chattanooga law
enforcement, Times Free Press,
Herring has named Mimeo.com to its top 100 Private
Technology Companies of North America
list, Memphis Bus. Journal, May 16.
center for designing, prototyping, testing new
products in a single day is moving out of
'garage' to Fairview Technology Center in E. TN.,
Knox. News Sentinel, May 9.
"threepeats" on Forbes best-places-for-business
ranking, at 17th spot and only Tennessee
city in Top 25 this round, Knox. News Sentinel,
forums for mothers keep midstate groups
connected, Tennessean, 1A,
(Smyrna) supplies Faurecia in Mexico with
hardware, software for supply chain
operations, Tennessean, May 6.
offers business-to-business barter in E.
TN, Knox. News Sentinel, May 9.
Wireless (Louisville) online completes acquisition
of iSkywire, release May 9.
U.S. Wireless and Lightyear announce major agent
agreement, May 6.
gets new city website,
produced by Purple Monkey, release.
is by Aristotle of
targeted advertising in middle
Tennessean, May 11.
Technology emerges from looking
into rear-view mirrors: AutoZone's
founder's private-equity firm in Memphis supports
LaneScan LLC, The Trucker,
May 9. ALLDATA linked to AutoZone software,
Memphis Bus. Journal,
Knoxville's Modern Tech
Mechanical acquires 3rd Degree
Engineering, software and solutions firm,
CADCafe.com, May 12.
Productions announces new broadband
channels, Knox. News Sentinel, May 16.
Geocaching grows in
popularity, Times Free Press, May 15.
(Peak 10) establishing second data center in
Louisville, May 13,
Louisville Bus Journal.
will offer American Technology
hypersonic Long-Range Acoustical Device
and demo during Aug. 17 AV expo in Knoxville,
Firm also offers A-V system and software for
funeral-home tributes to the deceased, May 11.
back to top Austin Peay St. Univ.: Former NATO
officer Col. Greg Kaufman begins leading APSU
global security institute July 25, Tennessean, Leaf Chronicle, May 12.
Vanderbilt Univ. School of
Engineering faculty participate in Air Force study
of impact of radiation on continually shrinking electronic devices
and new microelectronic materials – both in space
and on the ground. VUSE release, May 16.
Univ. of Memphis Engineering
college wins $1.2 million grant for development of
advanced sensors with military applications; the work is linked
to VU Engineering, also. Memphis Bus. Journal, May 16.
Security breach of computer system
announced at MTSU, Tennessean, May 14. Warning post here.
VU Engineering Faculty and Staff
garner annual awards, release May 16.
UT Chattanooga engineering facility
named after Crutchfield in preemptive legislative
move, Times Free Press, May 17.
More Metro students earn free
computers through Dell TechKnow program,
Tennessean, May 5.
Alcoa-based Multimedia Solutions
gets contract for electronic whiteboards for UT
and TN Board of Regents, May 11.
UT Chattanooga SimCenter begins
work with fuel cells, Times Free Press,
Distance Learning Systems is
recruiting franchisees for Nashville and/or
Memphis, recruitment ad May 14.
Oak Ridge NL software-defined radio
technology enables Carolinas firm in
commercializing navigational technology, Ashville
Citizen-Times.com, May 6.
Oak Ridge licensee Front Edge
Technologies is making gains in power sources in
the nano-world, Science Daily (UPI), May 9.
College mentors learned
online-speak from their k-12 wards in UT lit
discussion, Knox. News Sentinel, May 10.
UT Chattanooga engineering
competition, Times Free Press, May 10.
H.G. Hill Middle School seeks
technology funding through Panther Prowl fitness
fundraising challenge, Tennessean Davidson A.M. p. 6, May 11, not
on web. In high-tech world, college education is
essential to full employment, Daily News Journal
editorial, May 15.
Columnist reflects on
Gates' criticism of obsolete American
schools, Knox. News Sentinel, May 12.
Technology Council announces four, one-day
Management Skills seminars with
instructor Jay Ress, focusing on Proactive
Communications Skills & Methods; Assertive
Management; Project Leadership; and, Conflict
Management. May/June/July/Sept. Details here.
Forget this: Boulder
leads, but Nashville supposedly ranks 86th among
cities in American Cities Business
Journal brainpower index, overview here, spreadsheet here.
Remember this: st3 survivors built
interactive media firm that's gaining
renown, Times Free Press, p. 19, May 14.
Tennessean Editor E. J. Mitchell
said May 10 during a meeting of the local chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) that, even
though he's still revamping the newspaper, itself,
he's getting pressure from higher-ups to strengthen
Tennessean.com, the paper's online presence. Look
for more news updates, more interactive features.
Coverage may heavy-up on core Health, Religion,
Music beats. Earlier NONT item on Tennessean.com
news-audience audit. Meanwhile, the mid-TN SPJ
site has gone with blog format website, RSS, other upgrades.
VU Vice Chancellor Schoenfeld says
city will be better when more
Nashvillians embrace both intellectual
and creative legacies, May 16, Letters, The Tennessean.
Schoenfeld was responding to letter writer Michael
Deal, who opined 'it'll take more than
"Music City" branding' to develop high-technology
businesses in Nashville, Tennessean, May 11, scroll down here. Meanwhile, the
Chamber's recent industry- recruitment
numbers indicate local economic push may
have traction, scroll down here.
Blog Nashville conference at
Belmont spotlights relationship between
traditional mass news media and
bloggers, Tennessean, 1E, May 7. Bloggers conference
emphasizes tools of journalism, CNN, May 9.
(May 25) Is one
Universe really enough? Physicist Tegmark
lectures on the possibility of parallel
universes, 8 p.m., Scaritt
Bennett auditorium, following VU conference on
cosmology and astrophysics. Release.
Michael Dell invests $100 million
in Red Hat, Triangle Business Journal, May 6.
Software careers are among very
hottest for new graduates, Times Free
Press, May 6.
Banks' mergers and acquisitions
prompt review of legacy voice and data systems,
including consideration of
VoIP, Column, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 6, p.
Tips on going wireless from
columnist Neff, City Paper, May 9.
Grokker shows web search results in
visual maps, rather than in a list, NY
Times, May 9.
Vonage reportedly testing Wi-Fi
routers to simplify consumer access to
hotspots, while Nextel/Sprint
rolls-out new service, CNET, May 13.
Lucas plans to re-release all Star
Wars sagas in 3-D, beginning in 2007,
HollyWood Reporter via MovieWeb,
March 18. Star Wars spawned
EditDroid and galaxy of technologies, AP via
Tennessean, May 13. Vader conducts
weekly review with project lead, while
programmers look-on, here.
Pew study on bloggers,
Washington Post, May 16.
Microsft OneCare virus-protection
service is first tested on those closest to the
kool-aid, AP via Washington Post, May 14.
Consumers frustrated with service
from providers of complex technologies,
newspapers, other services, Tennessean, 6E, May 17, not on web. Detroit
News version, May 17. National Quality
Research Center American Consumer Satisfaction
Index page, U. of Mich., here. Related
resource, Optimize (TechWeb),
Technology/Consumer disconnect, here. Related, ForeSee Results,
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(May 19) InfraGard Middle TN
meeting, Advisory Council Update, Remote
Video Technologies by ADT Security,
Homeland Security by Mark Coffee DHS, FBI
Update by Adriaan Valk firstname.lastname@example.org
(May 23-25) National
High Performance Computing Conference,
Pellissippi State High Performance Computing
Regional Center in conjunction with the National
Center of Excellence for HPC Technology and the
National Science Foundation. Details here.
(May 24) Mayor Bill Purcell, Mayor
of Nashville, State of Metro Address.
Nashville Convention Center. 7 a.m. registration.
(May 25) Financing the Deal:
Strategic Issues for Health Care
Companies, with Jim Elrod - Vestar
Capital Partners; Jim Forbes - Merrill Lynch;
Allen Moseley - Noro-Moseley Partners, and others.
Moderator: Tom Wylly - Brentwood Capital Advisors,
(May 25) E.TN. Tech Council program on WIMAX for
Government and Municipalities, with Kelly
Guthner with CH2M HILL and a representative from
Redline Communications. RSVP by noon on Monday,
May 23 to RSVP@tech2020.org
or call 865-220-2020. Details here.
(May 26) Williamson County business-issues panel,
Career Center 225 Noah Drive, Franklin,
with Brentwood Chamber Pres. Don Vizi; Nash. Bus.
Journal Ed. Geert DeLombaerde; MTSU Bus.-Economic
Cntr. Assoc. Dir. Murat
Arik; Jeanine Martin, Oasis Software. Info: Matt
LeBlanc, (615) 790-4244 or write here.
(May 26) Chattanooga Tech. Council,
program: A Hard, Cynical Look at
E-Commerce, The Business and Technologies,
with Mike Harrison of GeekLabs.
Convention Center. RSVP at (423) 209-6813 or
(June 1) Tennessee Digital Government Summit
is June 1, here.
Schedule and speakers here.
Venue: Hilton Suites Downtown Nashville.
(June 2) NTC Tech Roundtable,
program on E-learning with NTC Tech
Roundtable program on eLearning, with panelists
Andrew Duthie, President, Duthie Associates, Inc.;
Joe Christopher, Dir of Development, Healthstream;
and, Bill Grana, CEO, PureSafety. Details
7) Nashville Technology Council "Tech After
Hours," business networking event, with
technology exhibitors, at
Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd.,
Nashville (37203). Time: 5 p.m. -7 p.m.
non-members before May 31, then $20/$30. Online
registration via technologycouncil.com or call
*(June 8) TN Valley Corridor
New Industrialism conference,
Oak Ridge, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., for infor write
(June 9) AITP Nashville Chapter
Meeting, Topic TBA. Details here.
(June 16) Information Technology
Initiatives in Health Care, with Scott
Wallace - National Alliance for Health Information
Technology and Commission on Systemic
Interoperability; Dr. Mark Frisse - Vanderbilt
Center for Better Health; Dr. Dan Masys - VUMC
Biomedical Informatics; and Dr. Bill Stead -
VUMC Center for Informatics. Luncheon with John
Hammergren, chairman & CEO of McKesson
Corp. Details here.
(June 19) InfraGard
Mid-TN General Meeting, TN DHS Maj. Gen.
Humble, Advisory Council launch. Details.
(July 7) NTC Tech Roundtable,
program on Supply Chain/Logistics, with
panelists Stuart Smith, Asurion Senior Vice
President Technology and Logistics; Bob Spieth,
CIO with Ozburn-Hessey. Details here.
12-15) Tenn. Valley Corridor 2005
(Aug. 4) NTC Tech
14th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human
Interactive Communication, Marriott at Vanderbilt.
(Aug. 24) – NTC-ISSA InfoSec
Nashville 2005 information-security
conference will be Wednesday August 24, with
information-security training Aug. 22, 23, 25, 26.
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