Thursday, June 9,
2005 (No. 57)
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Healthways pays $2 million intially to acquire
Health IQ, NashvillePost.com,
Tennessean, June 9.
Capital proposals deadline extended to June 21 by
leading to Oct. 6-7 competition.
Business Systems names
Tim Tyler next President, Nash.
Bus. Journal, June 3;
NashvillePost.com, June 3;
June 4. Tyler
to pres Dalcon, The City Paper, June 6, p. 7, not
Gore brings down the house during Webby Awards
with five words about Webby balloting,
"Please don't recount this vote," NY Times,
Store in Green Hills Mall boots-up:
retailing strategy contrasts with Dell's,
Tennessean, June 7.
3D sound technology developed in Green
Hills, City Paper, June 1.
(Aug. 24) 4th Annual InfoSec
Nashville NTC-ISSA Conference, Keynote
Amit Yoran, former US Homeland Security
Cybersecurity czar. Nashville Convention Center,
Sungard Availability Services is Platinum
Sponsor. Exhibitors currently include Ideacom
and RSA Security.
For Gold, Silver and other Sponsorship, Exhibitor
and marketing information, write here or
call (615) 743-3160. (Sponsorships sell-out each
speculator is generating and securing new domain
names, City Paper, May 25.
Next star in Blog Pantheon?
John Jay Hooker finds the Internet, City
Paper, May 17.
Never get rich? Making bucks
from blogs, City Paper, May 18.
Vanderbilt University School
of Engineering discusses loss of computer
grads, The City Paper,
is interim director of the Governor's Office of
Homeland Security. Gov. Phil Bredesen
departure, May 6.
Related NONT coverage, May 19, scroll down
Bredesen Press Secretary Lydia Lenker said
yesterday (June 8) that the search for Humble's
replacement is "progressing at a good pace." She
noted Humble's last official day of duty was May
31. Shipkowski will represent OHS during local
InfaGard meeting, June 16. See Scheduled Events, below.
Biometrics Technology elevates Carroll to CEO, hires
Haley as President, p. 7, Nash. Bus.
Comdata in Brentwood forever?
President Krowe explains bank application
that would supplant AmSouth connection; plus, new
products, international, employee well-being, and
corporate energy flowing through Nashville and
Louisville; he assures investigation of parent
Ceridian entails no fraud and little Comdata
involvement. Tennessean Q&A,
Board committee hires Lazard and Akin Gump as
advisors for review of CEO's buyout
offer, Tennessean, June 9, scroll down here. Nash.
Bus. Journ., June 9 here.
Management could not address Daily offer to buy
the firm during Monday's annual meeting of
shareholders, due to SEC rules on full disclosure,
Tennessean, June 7. iPayment purchase offer
from CEO Daily draws lawsuits alleging
self-dealing, authored by law firms that also
sought to intervene in Renal Care sale to
Fresenius, City Paper, p. 7, May 24. Analysts say iPayment
lawsuits may represent positioning for future
battles, Tennessean, May 25.
Volunteers — Two initiatives need
your help: “Youth About Business” hosts “Nashville
Business Camp” at Vanderbilt, in cooperation with
Owen GSM, June 6-10 or 13-17. And, Metro Schools'
Stratford IT Academy needs companies to host
Job Shadowing one day in July. For more info,
please visit here, right
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Freeman projects strong
revenue growth for Zycron, names Bufano first COO
Chairman, President and CEO
Darrell Freeman, 40, says his Zycron
Inc. IT staffing and
consulting firm will pass the $14 million revenue
mark in 2005, on its way to $40 million in
revenues by 2011 -- by which time Zycron's
workforce is expected to grow from its current 160
FTE strength to about 400, spread
throughout the organization.
The 14-year-old firm -- which has
yet to offshore any of its work -- intends to
achieve its numbers by delivering on a wide array of
staffing, assessment, security, application
development and related services.
"No, we're not going
public," says Zycron's sole investor and founder.
Instead, Freeman explains that his plan is to grow Zycron methodically
by meeting clients' needs and by acquiring smaller
firms. He says Zycron's
growth will assure attractive career paths for
valued employees; and, will enable Freeman and his
family to "give back"
to the community. Freeman notes that Zycron's
successful 1998 acquisition of another
firm's IT staffing
division in Chattanooga, now home to 40 Zycron
employees, has built his confidence in
component of his five-year strategy. The
Chattanooga acquisition followed Zycron's
decision in 1996 to
abandon selling computer hardware, in order to
focus on IT staffing.
In anticipation of Zycron's
accelerating growth, Freeman recently appointed Mark Bufano to serve as
Zycron's first chief
operating officer. Bufano has more than 20 years
IT experience, with DMR Consulting, Keane Inc., MemorexTelex, Storage
Technology, GE and RCA. Bufano joined Zycron in
January as a Tampa-based area director concerned with
supporting the Florida operations of key Zycron
clients HCA and Federal Express.
at ease confronting business challenges, and he
values the freedom he now enjoys to accept
challenges far afield
from IT: Freeman and his wife, Gloria, have
created a nonprofit foundation to make
grants to serve needy
families and individuals. Simultaneously, Freeman
is an organizer, director and investor in a new banking
organization, Reliant Bank, which will soon
open its first offices on Carothers Blvd. at Cool Springs
(Williamson Cty.), under the leadership of former
AmSouth Bank Nashville President DeVan Ard Jr.
and reared in Chattanooga's Jackson Street
community, explains he has been a frequent
volunteer in Nashville
community initiatives since 1991. More
recently, his new charitable foundation and
a spate of other civic
and philanthropic activities reflect his belieft
that "I have not done any of this on my own." He also expresses a
sentiment common in Nashville business: An impulse
to repay Nashville for supporting his efforts, and to
support his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State
University, for affording him opportunities to earn undergraduate
and master's degrees in computer technology and
industrial studies, studies for which he says he was
only minimally prepared while a student at
Technical High School.
Freeman is a member of the Board of
Nashville Technology Council. On July 1, Freeman
will begin his term as vice chairman of the Nashville Area
Chamber of Commerce, and a year later he is slated
to begin serving as Chairman of the Chamber. Freeman's
voluntarism also extends to Boy Scouts, the Center
for Non-Profit Management, Stone Crest Medical
Center (Smyrna), Nashville Downtown Rotary and Psi
Phi Fraternity. He also previously served a term on the
Small Business & Labor Advisory Council of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
acknowledges that his volunteer work has required
him to rein-in his passion at times, and to be
more accepting of the
inherently different pace of nonprofits'
decision-making and risk assessment, remembering that only at Zycron is
he the sole investor and chief stakeholder. He is
equally forthright about his commitment to focusing on
such issues as diversity and minority-vendor relationships
in all his endeavors.
He notes that, given his newness to nonprofit
enterprises, he regularly seeks counsel from
experienced in nonprofits, particularly with
respect to how to advance issues, most
their two sons and two daughters reside in Smyrna,
where Freeman says family time is highly
prized. Already an avid
golfer and pilot, three years ago Freeman accepted
a friend's challenge to run the Country Music Marathon. He has now
run six marathons, finishing his most recent and
probably his last in 4 hrs., 47
Blogger and Publisher Rex Hammock of
May 22 and May 23.
NashvillePost.com, May 23.
McDonald's Chain adds Wi-Fi to the menu with
support from ISDN-Net,
Tennessean, May 22.
Center for Advancement of Research,
Technology and Entrepreneurship has now
signed, but not disclosed
identities of two of an eventual 35 to 50
tenant companies that are scheduled to occupy
space within the facility at
1111 Foster Avenue (37210). ARTE Center
Exec. Dir. Ken Renner said 4K square feet of
tenant space will be available
by July 15, another 10K square feet by Aug.
15. ARTE's May 17 release, here.
Web Solutions (BWS) teams with CentreSource for
web-design services, release here. BWS
offers E-commerce consulting
Book Group and Bowker connect with Book in Hand
and Syndetic Solutions for biblio
database access, release May 25.
Stewart named head of Operations for Ingram
Publisher Services, Tennessean, June 3.
Griffin Technology's Rocket FM Transmitter uses
available FM to transmit sound,
manufactures video, audio, serial, USB,
FireWire and ADB adapters for the Mac.
Nashville Baird analyst Snell
examines RedPrairie's prospects for
consolidating suppy-chain ventures in the model of
the Fiserv model of success, Milwaukee Journal
28. Thomas Nelson goes
with RedPrairie for supply chain
upgrade, release May 26.
Nash. Bus. Journal, May 27.
Morgan Keegan/Nashville analyst Ruttenbur says
biometrics has taken longer to develop
and deploy, post 9/11.
Video surveillance is most-deployed. Athens (Ga.)
Banner Herald, May 28. Sy.Med launches HR software
division p. 27, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Meritus Ventures Fund in E. TN complements So.
Appalachian Fund and will seek technology
and other investments that strengthen rural
economy, if they fill their $10 million funding
round within a year, Knox. News Sentinel, June 8.
Nashvillian Tom Neff helps launches Documentary Channel next
December, Times Free Press, June 1. City Paper, May 23.
U.S. House restores microloan
program, p. 13, May 27, Nash. Bus. Journal.
back to top Nash. Area Chamber's Music City
Future 50 nomination deadline is July 1.
Submit candidates here.
Networks of America receives Nashville Area
Chamber's HR Excellence Award,
Tennessean, May 22, 5E.
Hapner of Beacon
Bus. Journal Entrepreneur of the
Bus. Journal supp., May 27. HMS
finalist in 101-500 category, supp.
Supplemenet covers other tech firms, allies,
Nashville's PeopleSoft-linked Oasis
Software is acquired by Charlotte-based
TITAN Technology Partners; widely
known Oasis Bus. Dev. Director Jeanine Martin says
she has resigned, rather than relocate. If she
does leave Nashville, it'll
more likely be to hometown Bay Area. Acquisition
release, June 1.
Nash. Bus. Journal, June 1.
Doster named chief technology officer at Shop At
Home; Bill Christopher
becomes SVP for customer experience, overseeing
call-center operations, Tennessean,
Grossman has been named interim executive director
for the U. Memphis FedEx
Commercial Appeal, May 22.
and BT in UK agree to further 5-year
May 23. Nash. Bus. Journal, May 23.
Karl Groux joined
ComFrame Software Corp. (Birmingham,
Nashville, Huntsville) as CFO. Groux
founded Huntsville's Mesa
Solutions, and earlier served as an Intergraph
Snappy Auctions eBay drop-off centers work to
avert consumer fraud, BusinessWire,
Furniture is one of the Dell/NFIB small-business
innovation winners, release June 6.
Information Systems has licensed its Protector
10.0 fraud protection software to Cox
Communications Arizona, a unit
of Cox Communications. Nash. Bus. Journal,
Equinox gains Cavalier Tel. (Va.) as apps client,
Nash. Bus. Journal, June 7.
PayMaxx has signed a joint-marketing
deal with TaxBreak LLC that will
add that company's tax credit recovery
services to its payroll processing
offerings. Nash. Bus. Journal, May 19. Nashville Convention and Visitors
Bureau integrates Travel Spike leisure travel
engines in website and call center
operations, release June 9.
services company Cybera Inc. has been named to
Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Hot 100"
list of fastest-growing new businesses.
Entrepreneurs magazine names Avondale Partners and
Cybera as among fastest-growing new companies,
City Paper, p. 11, May 26, not on
Dog ranging farther afield,
May 27 Nash.
Tough Duty: Melissa
Harris of NV-based Telecom
announced she's addressing telecom industry groups
assembling in Trinidad, St. Kitts and
British Virgin Isles.
first digital billboard on West End, installed by
Chattanooga's Innovative Media, Nashville
RFID wristband-money deal for Sounds
concessions, p. 7,
Nash. Bus. Journal, May 20,
allies with Baton Rouge's Emerge Systems to boost
alert offerings, Tennessean, May 20, not
Release May 19.
Connections of America (San Diego) secures
mid-Tennessee franchisee to compete on
eBay, postal and communications
services, release May 25.
of America will introduce Passmark authentication
in TN in June, then rollout nationally,
Finextra, May 26.
Services Inc. reports that Chris Yancey is IT
director and Christopher Young is now
Tennessean, May 29, 5E, scroll here.
of Nashville parent Synovus adopts ViewPointe's
Pointe2Pointe check-imaging system,
3E, June 1.
Cricket uses Touch Technologies
terminals for self-payment in Nashville
area, p. 11, City Paper, June 1, not on
Sevierville-based Group Travel
Planet is providing the engine behind Web travel
site Orbitz's new group booking
service for hotel reservations, Knox. News
Sentinel, May 30.
announces Firesign 3 digital sign software
improvements, release June 3.
adds 50,000 sq. ft. in Grassmere Office
Park, NashvillePost.com, June 7.
Coverage of original 2003 Grassmere location,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 14/03.
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Mid-state Nursing home operators
complain Consumer Reports online database
is not up-to-date, impugning their
reputations, Tennessean, June 8.
Healthcare appoints Moake VP-operations,
June 1, City Paper.
Health Solutions will sell to FTI
Consulting, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 24. FTI completes Cambio acquisition,
release May 31.Cambio sale, Tennessean, May 25.
City Paper, May 25.
LetterLogic adds healthcare billing
clients, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Earlier story, 10/03.
Hoyt named CEO of Evolved, previously vp
for sales, marketing and product strategy for
CareMedic Systems, St. Pete. Nash. Bus. Journal, Achievers p. 16,
June 3, not on web.
Health Care Council draws entrepreneurs
to discuss equity investing trends, Tennessean,
Economic Club hears that
Electronic Medical Records could slash
healthcare costs 40 percent, from
London, Commercial Appeal, May 27.
safety net could be knitted by telemedicine, if
state allocates some infrastructure,
Nash. Bus. Journal, June 3, page. 7, not on web.
Blue Cross, Cerner team on
proposed electronic medical record phase one for
Tennessee, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 1,
Gordon indicates HealthSouth may sell its "digital
hospital" in Birmingham; company's
recovery seems to continue,
Tennessean, May 29.
Benefits' Good Life Wellness enters market with
such players as Gordian Health Sols.,
Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 4,
May 20, not on web.
Hospital received the 2005 Insight Award for
Operational Performance Improvement from
Solucient and Modern Healthcare. Solucient
provides strategic intelligence, benchmarks. Saint
Thomas Hospital also received 2005 Gold Star Award
for data quality and excellence in operational
improvement among Solucient's ACTION O-I
May 29, 5E, scroll here.
hospitals new physician-nurse communications
Knox. News Sentinel, June 6.
Management Systems Inc. announced appointments:
Rodney Pendarvis and Jeff Howard to
technical systems engineers,
among a number of other customer support and
training staff, Tennessean, June 5,
says computerized drug administration can fail to
deter adverse medical events, NY Times,
May 31. HIMSS
and adverse drug effects, May 23.
Informatics Online, May 05.
announces digital medical interoperability
alliance and plans for four RFPs to
improve public-private interoperability,
release June 6.
Related, NashvillePost.com, June 6.
Docs: TN HiMSS Pres. and Isys Health CEO Vogel
discusses economics and benefits of EMR,
Commercial Appeal, June 4.
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Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
participate right away, link
here. Survey ends June 13, 2005, 5
full-frame streaming video contract with ENA
scrutinized, NewsChannel5, May 5/12.
Kentucky-based U.S. District Judge
Forester will preside during Al Ganier
trial for obstruction of justice, AP via Tennessean, June 2.
TN Higher Ed. Commis.
working on new policy governing public-private
partnerships, p. 16, BusinessTN, June 2005.
TN state budget vulnerable
to further revenue losses due to
e-commerce, Times Free Press, May 25.
Nashville Scene article
scrutinizes relationships among Sen. Doug Jackson,
Renaissance Center, Foundation and State
of TN, May 26.
Government: Sandy Cole, asst.
director-operations, Metro Government Info.
Technology Services, said she
believes IP convergence, generally,
is "the next big thing" for the enterprise, and
VoIP is the leading edge of that
convergence. At another juncture,
she said she believes GPS technology and other
tools will eventually enable VoIP
to surmount various 911-related
problems. Cole spoke during the TN Digital Government Summit,
McKinney: Technology enables
Metro budget preparation, Government
Technology, June 05. Metro IT services and
Justice Information Systems 2005-06 budget
hearings, streaming replays.
TennCare: WSMV (NBC 4)
investigative report, citing a recent State audit,
says TennCare computer error sent $8
million check to hospital that was
due less than $100, WSMV (NBC-4), June 7. Reporter Amons provided
info explaining the 2003
data-entry error was within work covered by
State's EDS contract, and additional automated
screening has since been integrated.
No other check errors were reported during the
corruption: Background on E-cycle bill,
Commercial Appeal, May 28. FBI E-Cycle sought
warehouse in Hamilton
County, Times Free Press, June 1. Shelby County tightens
RFP process following FBI Tenn. Waltz sting,
Commercial Appeal, June 2. AP/Tennessean, June 3. Corporate Facade of
E-Cycle Management Inc., Tennessean, May 27. Justice news
release May 26.
FedEx detectives work
alongside FBI to smoke-out terrorists; company
affords law enforcers access to some
FedEx databases, Wall St. Journal via
Knox. News Sentinel, May 31.
SYSTEM (MARS) RFP Number: 317.03-122,
due June 28. Contract to revamp obsolescent
Regulatory Boards System.
TN State Library and Archives
for Digital Audiobooks and E Books, RFP 305.04-004, due July 1.
Dept. of Health General and
Environmental Health computer services,
RFP 343.39-020 due June 10.
State Economic &
Community Development partners with TVA on
GIS-powered site locator for new and
expanding businesses, scroll down, June 6, Knox. News Sentinel.
subcontracts to MediaCross
in support of the State of TN Dept. of
Tennessee" program, which provides
an expedited process for professionals in
mid-career to become licensed to teach
in K-12. Work includes web
component. Related MediaCross story, St. Louis
Business Journal, April 15.
Sen. Person and Rep. Briley
honored for legislative efforts by TN Cable
Telecom. Assn., Tennessean, May 22, 5E.
Geology division will increase data-mapping in
state, thanks to U.S. grants, Nash. Bus.
Journal, May 23.
State OIR effort to develop
software for drivers-license renewals may
obviate need for Knox County system,
Knox. News Sentinel, May 25.
ITAA Survey of Federal
Information Officers, 2/05. ITAA announces will
fight FCC on ISP taxes, release May 25, 2005.
General Assembly Roundup:
Streamlined tax among NFIB legislative
issues in Assembly, Nash. Bus. Journal,
p. 3, May
States push data aggregators
on security after Choicepoint debacle,
Wash. Post, June 1.
FBI continued sinking money
into SAIC work on Virtual Case File,
despite warning signs of impending project
failure, Wash. Post, June 6.
State of TN Dept. of Finance & Administration
Portal Services RFP
30 proposal deadline, with aim
of Nov. 29, 2005, fully operational portal.
State of TN General and
Environmental Health Computer Services,
343.39-020, due tomorrow.
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technology-community Survey, right
ends June 13.
East Tennessee Nano Initiative launched,
SmallTimes, May 20.
Finalists for July 26 Kruesi Award
for Innnovation include Accurate Automation Corp.,
Innovative Software Design, Signix and Tricycle Inc.
Times Free Press, May 26.
Chattanooga's Accurate Automation
Corp.'s Pap and New Economy Institute's
Carter receive AeA
Southeast Spirit of
Endeavor Awards, Times
Free Press, C1, June 9.
Pride and a sales-tax boost promise
an even stronger high school in Oak
Ridge, Knox. News Sentinel, June 3.
Ringger Interactive is absorbed by
Archer Malmo in Memphis, Memphis Bus.
Journal, June 7.
Convergys further reducing
call-center staffing in Chattanooga,
Times Free Press, June 7.
Chattanooga Enterprise park
certified by TVA as auto manufacturing
megasite, release April 19. Clarksville
site developers still hopeful for TVA
certification, Tennessean, May 20.
Visteon plant to be rolled into
Ford venture for possible resale, as Ford trims
supplier operations in down market,
Tennessean, May 25 and May 26. Nash. Bus. Journal, May 25. City Paper, May 26.
GM's Smyrna plant loses
productivity lead to GM Ontario, AP via
Tennessean, June 3. GM to cut 25,000 jobs,
GM statement June 7. Experts say
GM cut too little, too late, Tennessean,
software-development and training expert says
Microsoft must explain Visual Studio
better, SearchWin2000, June 6.
Memphis Airport adopts AssureTec
transportation worker ID technology, release June
Scripps, which has strong media
presence in Knoxville, snaps-up Shopzilla.com, AP
via Tennessean, June 7.
Networks Selects Lightningcast's Broadband Video
Advertising Management Technology. Hale named
Scripps information technology group head and
corporate technology operations, Knox. News
Sentinel, May 23. Scripps release here.
Oak Ridge's TradeWind
uses CG-100 SDIO technology by C-guys to increase
the number of Palm devices its RFID cards
will work with, release June 8.
Esurance launches online consumer
insurance sales into Tennessee market, release May
Chattanooga's Cross Country Capital
considering investment in Playmotion reactive
media, Times Free Press, May 21.
Memphis' Limelight Media agrees to
acquire Norske Informasjonsterminaler (NIT)
interactive media and VoIP firm of
Norway. PRN Release May
Memphis' Cornerstone Systems
announces fourth office, in California,
Memphis Bus. Journal, May 25.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee's "Secret
City," is starting to celebrate its atomic past,
as 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki bomb drops
approaches, Chicago Sun Times, May 22.
Columnist reviews technology
initiatives in East Tennessee, including
nanotech and Chamber-ORNL Technology Mining
and Matching initative that commercializes
technology, May 23.
Knoxville sees industrial momentum
building, moves to free-up industrial land that's
in short supply, Knox. News Sentinel, May 29. Pushing So. Knoxville
waterfront development plan, KNS, May 27.
AIM Logistics is growing by leaps
and bounds in supply-chain boom,
Commercial Appeal, May 30.
United Telecom adding fiber to
home, Tennessean, June 2.
Roedefer Moss Technologies advances
as IT services firm by building
relationships, Knox. News Sentinel, June 1.
MLGW Memphis Networx venture still
seeking Memphis council funding,
Commercial Appeal, June 6. Memphis learns
lessons from Networx investment, editorial,
Commercial Appeal, May 22.
Chattanooga Mayor Littlefield says
next round of city's visioning may require using
new technologies to gather public input, BusinessTN, p. 14, June 2005.
Columnist Saylor advocates for RSS
Readers, Knox. News Sentinel, June 3.
Brother Jerome Wegener, an
information-systems pioneer at Christian Brothers
University at Memphis, died this week.
Comm. Appeal, June
back to top Metro Schools establishing call
center and customer service unit, City
Paper, June 7.
ePals online learning is
supported by legislation proposed by Sen.
Alexander and colleagues, release June 6.
Mark Reeves of Oak Ridge NL has
been appointed coordinator of Southeast's regional
federal labs via consortium for
technology transfer, Knox. News Sentinel,
Univ. renovation of downtown Avon Williams
Campus includes stock-trading
simulation center, nurse-training technology, as well as
infrastructure and aesthetic improvements,
Tennessean, June 3.
Talent for Nashville: Nossi College
of Art (Goodlettsville) will open communication
graphics technology courses to students
of Pellisippi State Technical Community College, with
goal of meeting Nashville's growing demand
for artists, according to the Oak Ridger
story, May 20.
TN Dept. of Education partners with
Pearson Educational Measurement (Iowa) to
test online educational assessments, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 31. Release here.
TN Virtual High School begins
soon, Tennessean, June 1. Wilson County offers
high-school seniors the option of online courses
for credit, Tennessean, June 6. Hamilton County will offer
NO classroom summer school, but Virtual High School only, Times
Free Press, May 29.
BusinessTN reviews some of
Tennessee's online distance-learning
initiatives, p. 57, BusinessTN, June
UT Engineering professor discusses
mathematical models for 3D imaging, 2D
enhancements, ShorthornOnline, June 7.
Memphians selected to attend
National Youth Leadership Forum on Technology at San Diego,
Commercial Appeal, May 28 and June 9. Sample curriculum for
Tech Forum here.
Memphis students competitive in
National Science Fair, in which a
stunning 20 percent of finalists hold patents,
Commercial Appeal, June 9.
Interactive BodyQuest at Adventure
Science Center, City Paper, May 20.
High-performance computing event
convened at Knoxville, Knox. News
Sentinel, May 25.
Nashville's largest tech training
firms listed, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 27, not
to top Can't beat 'em, join 'em:
FanFair CMA Music
Postings to NTC Careers page, here.
napster, SHNS via Tennessean, May 30.
Holland's tech blog attracting techies
attention, with debates as PHP vs
ASP, etc., here.
FCC mandates interconnected IP
communications providers to provide 911
connectivity within 120 days, release May 19. ITAA announces opposition to FCC ruling on
911, May 19, 2005. 911 call centers having trouble
pinpointing location of some wireless callers, Times Free Press,
Nashville (27), Knoxville (52) and
Memphis (68) improve in Intel's Wi-Fi
rankings of "Most Unwired Cities,"
Knox. News Sentinel, June 7.
Corrections Corp. operations chief
Brad Wood notes that with systems running to the
max, storage infrastructure
management, standardization among
applications are essential to the enterprise, eWeek.com, June 7.
Belmont IP Prof comments on
Grokster and Supreme Court, MIT
Technology Review, June 3.
Mark Johnson, VU CISO, discusses
identity theft threats and precautions,
Vanderbilt Register, May 31.
Nashville in middle of pack of
brain power; area lacks comparable "degree
clusters," Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3, May
20. Previous report, here.
Business valuation is about much
more than numbers, O'Shields column,
Nash. Bus. Journal, May 20.
Protecting Intellectual Property in
international trade: Waddey & Patterson attorney
comments, Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 20, not on web.
Nashville convention: Most
advertisers will increase online advertising
budgets this year, says Yellow Pages
report, PRN, June 7.
Newspapers grapple with defining
the online-print value equation, and
whether to charge for online news, Washington
Post, May 26.
Nashville Recording Summit was
Tuesday, conducted by Nashville Recording
Academy Producers Engineers Wing,
MixOnline, June 6.
Decline of inhouse training,
increased outsourcing leaves more workers stuck in
menial jobs, Wall Str. Journal, A1,
Firms selling basic business
software at just above shareware prices,
E. Bay Bus. Times, June 6.
Server-division leader Rudder, 38,
may steer Microsoft after Gates and
Ballmer, NY Times, May 25.
Oak Ridge search engine cited among
most valuable, column, Commercial Appeal,
On-hold call marketing is
last-tapped business resource, May 27, Nash. Bus. Journal.
Creating policies to deal with
Employee IP, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 24,
NV's largest telephone systems and
equipment dealers, p.26, Nash. Bus.
Journal, May 27, not on web.
Google project to digitize the
books of the world's libraries raises "fair use"
questions, BusinessWeek online, May
Finally, at Applied Minds, digital
technology is getting ahead of Star Trek,
NY Times, May 30.
How the Internet colonizes other
forms of communication, NY Times, May 29.
Comcast CEO sees profits in phone
service (June 1 to shareholders), AP via
KNS, June 2.
SBA's free online courses for
small-business management, here.
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(June 9) AITP Nashville
Chapter Meeting, "Delivering Greater Business Integration
with Service-Oriented-Achitecture," with comment
on demand on middleware, with speaker Hector
Hernandez of IBM's West Palm Beach, where he is a
SOA Web Services (WebSphere) Evangelist. Holiday
Inn Select, (615) 367-8083 for info.
* (June 15) Chattanooga Technology
Council program on National Safe Skies
Alliance, 11:30 a.m., with Jeff Cornett,
VP/COO, discussing Chattanooga airport's
implementation of technology-based situational
awareness system to improve operations and
emergency response. Safe Skies is allied with TN
Valley Homeland Security Technology Coalition.
RSVP (423) 209-6813 or email@example.com.
(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 16)
InfraGard Mid-TN General Meeting, TN DHS
Interim Director Rick Shipkowski, FBI-InfraGard
Advisory Council launch. Details.
* (June 21) ETSU Innovation Lab,
Johnson City, is the subject and venue
for a 4:30-6 p.m. meeting of NE TN Technology
Council. For reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call
* (June 21) "The
Future of Work; Project Management
Nirvana" will be presented by Camellia
Petty,AVP for Application Systems at BMI. Focus is
on the future of work and the ever-changing role
of the project manager. 11:30 a.m., Select
Holiday Inn (West End). Visit pminashville.com.
(June 22) Leadership Health Care, Moving Health
Care Services to Market, A discussion on
acceptance and payment of new health care
technologies and services, VU Stadium Club, 7:30
a.m. net/regis; 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
breakfast/program. Details here.
(June 23) Technology and Telecom Professionals
Networking, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Global Cafe, Details here.
* (June 23) Chatta. Tech. Council,
7:30 a.m., E-commerce: Dan Baker of Chattanooga
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28) Women in Technology TN, June 28, 4:30-6:30
p.m., Doug Blumhardt, Director of IT, The Gideons
at Gideons International, 50 Century Blvd.
$15/$25, rsvp here.
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.
(July 12-15) Tenn. Valley
Corridor 2005 National
Summit, Washington, D.C.
(July 27) NTC Tech After Hours.
(Aug. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable on
"Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP),"
with Jerry Dunlap, ISDN-Net; Mat Gaskins, AIM
Healthcare; Jackie Shrago, ThinkLink Learning;
Rick Moran, Cisco; moderator Tom Coffey, US
(Aug. 13-15) 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.
Keynote is former US Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Czar Amit Yoran. For further
information, visit here.
(Sept. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable. Program to be
* (Sept. 29) Music City Future 50
(Oct. 6) Nanotechnology conference, Co-sponsored
by NTC and Vanderbilt, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Caterpillar
Financial Auditorium. Details to be announced.
* (Oct. 6) NTC Tech Roundtable,
subject: Partnership Selling. Details to be
* (Nov. 3) NTC Tech Roundtable,
presentation by Debbie Gordon, CEO, Snappy
(Dec. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on
Meaningful Metrics in IT, details