Tuesday, June 21, 2005 (No. 58)
Editor & Publisher 
Milt Capps
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Bob Chaput
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Scheduled Events

Governor Bredesen addressing Math/Science Education crisis in our schools, with 1st Annual CEO Summit on Math & Science Education at Oak Ridge, Aug. 18.  Related NONT report on poor odds for homegrown engineers in TN, July 7, 2004, here.

Nanotech: Group with Oak Ridge/Battelle ties bids to set standards for emerging industry, Cnet News, June 21.

State of TN moves to revamp DHS information framework through massive Vision integration project, see Government (RFP) section, below.

Givens and Doss step aside for Stephenson and Agee, as Healthcare Management Systems begins new era, expands services, grows revenue from mature software, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 1, June 10, here. Tennessean, June 14.

Client Care Solutions launches with veterans Lucius Carroll Chairman, former Worldcom exec Diana Day as CEO and former Envoy CIO Stu Miller as COO, NashvillePost.com, June 20.

Nashville's CyberAngel and Boston's Skyhook team to announce Wi-Fi tracker to combat lost computers and secure data, release
June 20. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 20. Related story, City Paper, June 21.

McQuigg left HealthLeaders six months after its purchase by Decision Resources (MA), NashvillePost.com, June 9.

Consultrix (Jackson, MS; Birmingham; Memphis) to open Nashville office July 1, affording another IT consulting choice, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, June 17, not online.

Alorica reverse-logistics firm associated with such clients as eMachines, Gateway, U.S. Robotics, takes up space in Business Center I. Tennessean, June 13.

Linda Rebrovick joins Dell Healthcare, after a decade with BearingPoint. Former IBM exec is Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of Nashville Technology Council, p. 3, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 17. Tennessean, June 20.

A month after selling FeedDemon and TopStyle to NewsGator (Denver), Franklin-based blog celeb Nick Bradbury says he'll continue to work from Franklin, with trips to home office.

Metro Nashville libraries and Centennial Park getting wireless Internet, Tennessean, June 21. Intel's "Most Unwired Cities" report, released June 10; full list here. Nashville 27, Knoxville 52, Memphis 68.

VoIP Roundup:   ISDN-Net answers 911 call, satisfying FCC requirements for VoIP providers, The City Paper, June 17. ISDN-Net urges caution, cites Rep. Bart Gordon's legislation on VoIP and 911, release June 13. Nashville Metro Councilman Dread suggests Emergency Communications Center overtime-budget reduction, City Paper, June 17, here. Tennessean report on ECC mentions lack of precise information provided via some callers' cell or Internet phones, June 20. Hermitage Hotel getting inhouse IP voice infrastructure via Xspedius, which is buying ICG Comms. customers and assets, p. 2, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 17. Cnet Q&A on FCC rules on voip 911, June 15. Wi-Max pilot by AT&T in Atlanta signals acceleration of convergence, Atlanta Bus. Chron., June 17. VoIP overview mentions 911 caution from Rutherford County emergency administrator, Daily News Journ. (Murfreesboro), June 6.

Thursday, July 7, Nashville Technology Council Tech Roundtable, Supply Chain technologies and corporate strategies, with emphasis on management, with panelists Kent Freeman, President of Customer Service, Ingram Book Group; Stuart Smith, Senior Vice President - Supply Chain, Asurion; Bob Speith, Chief Information Officer, Ozburn-Hessey; Moderator Don Mabry, Chief Operating and Technology Officer, Cleartrack. 4 p.m. registration, networking; program 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. $15 Member, $25 nonmember. Location: Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, 3401 West End Ave. Suite 290 (37203). Register online via technologycouncil.com or phone (615) 743-3160.
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Chaput steers American Technology Group toward LiveVault

In January, Bob Chaput transferred the IT consulting customers of his young firm, American Technology Group (ATG), to Advanced Network Solutions (ANS), simultaneously announcing a new focus on establishing himself figuratively as "Mr. Backup" -- a market leader in disaster recovery, business continuity and data-protection services.

At the center of Chaput's new strategy would be reselling LiveVault Online Backup and Recovery Service. ATG provides LiveVault's tapeless InSync Server Backup and Recovery. (Chaput column on data losses, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 10, p. 27. Also, LiveVault live web seminar is set for July 12, details here.)

Discussing ATG's repositioning, Chaput explained recently that after more than two years' aggressive marketing of services to small- and medium-sized businesses, he came to believe that the majority of such enterprises were locked in a "break/fix mentality." Few, it seemed, were prepared to budget for sustained professional services for infrastructure development, maintenance and security.

The result: An environment of perpetual crisis, with little "annuitized" recurring revenue, a business difficult to value and a lot of "ambulance-chasing." For a man who in the course of 15 years had worked his way up from programmer to vice president of GE Information Services (Rockville, Md.), it was no way to live. And, it certainly wasn't what Chaput had in mind a few years earlier when he said, No thanks, to yet another relocation offer from then-employer Johnson & Johnson's healthcare consulting division, for which he served client American Healthways, among others.

In December 2004, Chaput transferred to ANS an IT services businesses Chaput says was profitable and which had served 150 customers. He reduced ATG's staff from seven to two and began exclusively marketing LiveVault from ATG's Brentwood office.

Chaput had sought the LiveVault partnership after scrutinizing a half-dozen backup and recovery firms. He says he chose LiveVault, with a reported $25 million in annual revenues, because of performance data; management; and, LiveVault's partnership with
IBM Global Security Services. LiveVault is backed by venture capital firms and by Iron Mountain.

Finally, Chaput is in a business with potentially steady income and customers who can be set up with software installation and a reboot, and who buy services by the gigabyte. Five months into the newly aligned business, Chaput says he has 25 customers and is looking for momentum to grow ("the pipeline is very robust," he says). He's marketing to such associations as Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and Tennessee Hotel and Lodging Association, offering a royalty or discount program for association members. Chaput has simultaneously begun marketing in Miami, Fla., where he recently purchased a condo.

Continually refining his marketing and his "Mr. Backup" persona, Chaput recently retained a local advertising firm to study rebranding ATG, and he hasn't ruled-out changing the company's name.

Chaput holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in mathematics from Clark University and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, respectively. He holds a number of Microsoft certifications.


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VU School of Engineering Technology Marketing students provide counsel to four Nashville technology firms, VU release June 13.

Magazines.com - UT flap:   Partners' miscommunications trigger ire and confusion among UT Alumni, ending partnership. Handling of UT Alum list is at theheart of the flap, Tennessean, C1, June 12. Fanblog.com, June 12. Related story, Knox. News Sentinel, June 1. Magazine.com investors include Meredith Corp., Anderson Media and Times Inc. Tullahoma letter writer Lee worries that list should be retrieved from Magazines.com, Tennessean, June 14. Other news: Magazines.com has secured Creekside (Duke) office space, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 3.

Cool Springs Life Sciences Center will open Building One in July, and BioMimetic Pharmaceutical is set to move in after the Fourth; Williamson County Economic Development unit may follow as tenant in August. Cool Springs Life Sciences Center's website by Acuity Marketing is up-and-running.

Council Ventures participates in $7 million round for MarketWorks (sales automation and marketing services), MarketWire, June 15. NashvillePost.com, June 16.

Integrated Biometrics in WSJ roundup on increased use of fingerprinting, other biometrics in background checks. Report mentions IB's $80 million contract with 
Transportation Security Administration, WSJournal via Balt. Sun, June 13.

Avondale Partners announced Pat Snell appointed director of research; Snell joins from Baird & Co., where he's been covering e-Commerce, BW release
June 10. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 10. NashvillePost.com, June 10. Tennessean, June 15.

Delta Capital and So. Appalachian Fund invest in SemiSouth Labs semiconductor devices (SiC), BW release June 14.

Ray Pirtle, veteran of Avondale, J.C. Bradford and other ventures, joins board of ASP provider ICEWeb (Herndon, Va.), release June 9. ICEWeb says Pirtle will be key player in taking firm to NASDAQ.

Limelight Media buying assets of InTransit Media, which owns PATHVision digital signage technology in NY-NJ PATH corridor, Memphis Bus. Journal,
June 9. Fuller story, MBJ, June 17.

CIBER Inc. announced it reached a definitive agreement to acquire Knowledge Systems of Bangalore, India, release
June 20. CIBER named Company of the Year by VARBusiness magazine, release here.

Cisco may announce today new middleware initiatives through Applications-Oriented Network, Cnet news, June 21.

Call Center HQs: Caremark will create 600-person call center at Metro Center in Nashville, NashvillePost.com, June 13. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 13. Tennessean, June 14. WTVF 5, June 13. The City Paper, June 14.  AP via Knox. News Sentinel, June 14Elsewhere: ClientLogic is among 2005 CRM Excellence Award winners, TMC announcement, June 6. Former ClientLogic employee sues, alleging overtime without pay, NashvillePost.com, June 8.
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Nash. Area Chamber's Music City Future 50 nomination deadline is July 1. Submit candidates here.

Tech Rankings -- Nashville Business Journal offers its estimate of Nashville Web developers ranked by size, footnote on p. 20 says a number of prominent groups that were previously listed did not respond this year. Top 5 listed are Digital Dog, Compuware, iNetstrategy, Sheer Genius, NetCentral. Nash. Bus. Journal,
June 17, not on web.  Think YOUR FIRM belongs on NBJ lists? Raise your hand, write Carol Smith about the scheduled IT Employers list, Sept. 30. Software packages list, November 25. 

Nashville-based Louisiana-Pacific chooses Portland, Ore.'s Pop Art to revamp corporate website, OregonLive.com,
June 20 (Oregonian). Release May 12.

Vanderbilt names Chinniah to senior post that includes Information Systems and Technology responsibilities, release
June 13. 

Call Center School teams with Amae Software for customer care services, TMCNet, June 15.

Leonard Leech, design engineering manager for Nashville Electric Service, is chairman of United Telecom Council, 2005-06. Tennessean,
June 19.

South Street restaurant begins e-takeout service; Star Technology introduces Kudzu and Aloha solutions for eatery, p. 1, Nash. Bus. Journal,
June 17.

Ozburn Hessey Logistics adds Seattle and Riverside hubs, NashvillePost.com,
June 14.

Cowan Benefit Services adds HROffice software (Ascentis) to its lineup, Nash. Bus. Journal,
June 14.

Asurion Technology and Logistics Center in Rutherford County obtains ISO 9001:2000 cert via Lloyd's Register Group, release
June 14.

Zycron's Darrell Freeman joins Board of Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Tennessean, 5E,
June 12.

Career Imaging's Special Imaging's business reaps Videographer Awards
for streaming video production, City Paper, June 13, not on web.

John Doss of Healthcare Management Systems, joins Board of Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, Tennessean, 5E,
June 12. Healthcare Management Systems named John Brewer, Jamie Fletcher is implementation specialist, Steve Massey is eastern regional vp, having joined from Sourcecorp., Tennessean, June 12.

Angie Hinton is business analyst Passport Health Communications, having joined from WebMD Envoy. Tennessean, 5E,
June 12.

ADS Security has been named one of the nation's Top 25 protection firms, based on recurring monthly revenues and performance, Tennessean, 5E,
June 12.

Stored Value Systems (Comdata) and Coinstar align to offer new gift-card services, release June 9.
Tennessean, June 10. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 13.
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(Friday, 9 a.m. CT) Governor Bredesen discusses health care and other issues at National Press Club, Washington, DC.

(Aug. 31) Nashville Healthcare Council meeting with HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, detail TBA here.

Franklin-based Medical Banking Project advocates banks' assuming hospitals' accounts-receivable operations, City Paper, June 15.

'Working dinner' key to partnership: Senators Frist and Clinton team up to push for secure electronic medical records, Tennessean, June 17. AP via Washington Post, June 16. Tennessean Opinion: EMR deserves strong support, Tennessean, June 21. HIMSS supports incentives for providers' adoption of IT, release June 15. HIT vendors are scrambling to meet deadlines for proposals for NHIT, HealthcareIT News, June 20. HHS Secretary Leavitt calls for partnership, with government as convenor on interoperability, AHA News, June 13.

The New Drug (Marketing) War?  U.S. Pharmaceutical industry promotes Tennessee discount drugs sales
through Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Tennessee, Johnson City Press, June 13. California version, here. Illinois version, here. Related: Online pharmacies include many controlled by U.S. citizens, companies, Washington Post, June 14.

Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers (IHES) expands its network for connecting health-services suppliers with CEOs and chief operating officers of health care systems. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 9. IHES offshoot Council of Supply Chain Executives adds Cook Group and Philips Med. Systems to its roster, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 17. IHES Founder Waldrop mentioned in story on Telecommuting, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 17, June 17.

UT Chattanooga doctoral candidate's software for neurological music therapy, Times Free Press,
June 21.

Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' $25 million investment at Memphis may proceed, Commercial Appeal, June 17.

Passport Health Communications gains North Highland principal Katy Johnston as HR chief, Tennessean, June 17.

During the Digital Government Summit June 1, John Halton, Network & Telecom Director, Erlanger Health Systems (Chattanooga) reviewed Erlanger's experience with VoIP implementation. Related story, ITManagement, May 17.

EMR:  Despite advantages seen in electronic medical records, 'perverse incentives' and lack of tech standards in healthcare sector are factors in physicians' and hospitals' adoption of EMR, Tennessean, June 12.

Jack Starmer, M.D., has joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics. Previously, Starmer was senior application designer for ProVation Inc. in Minneapolis. Tennessean, June 19.

Health on the Net Foundation, here. URAC, here.
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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see previous issues, here

Metro Budget process shows Metro Information Services will allocate user fees to Metro departments
City Paper, June 21.

TRA will no longer oversee BellSouth bundled services, emergence of VoIP lends urgency, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3,
June 10.

Taxing online sales: UT Economist Fox cites $18 billion in taxes foregone by governments, NY Times,
June 20. California rules that Borders Books owes taxes on online sales, Wash. Post, June 15.

NEW  TN Human Services RFP 345-01.201 for Web-based On-line Vision Integration Program (VIP), due Aug. 31. Pre-proposal conference, June 28. By some estimates, this VIP program could entail more than $65 million in work during three years.

NEW TN Secretary of State replacement case-tracking system revised RFP 305.01-003, due July 19.

Gaylord Entertainment continues in communications with IRS regarding aging matter of an IRS lien against Gailord interactive unit, according to Gaylord spokesman Gregg Rossiter, yesterday. Original story, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 27, not on web.

Nashvillians may soon pay traffic tickets and "attend" traffic school online, City Paper, June 20.

Tennessee Valley Corridor Regional Technology Summit is next month in D.C., Chattanoogan.com,
June 16.

Rep. Harold Ford calls for overhauling U.S. intelligence community, release June 10; also reprinted in Tennessee
Tribune, June 16.

President Bush names former Sundquist Economic and Community Development chief Baxter interim head of TVA, Tennessean,
June 17.  TVA Board will select permanent chief, Knox. News Sentinel, June 1.

State to use GPS devices to track sex offenders, beginning this fall, Tennessean,
June 16.

TVA, ECD partner for TennesseeProspector.com, release
May 26.

TVA employs Configuresoft patch management, release
June 14.

FCC move means 2006 could be the Year of Digital TV, as deadlines shortened for conversion of set manufacturing, Washington Post,
June 10.

TBI, City of Chattanooga have different crime-rise stats, possibly due to software error, Times Free Press,
June 11.
Computer modeling is key tool in today's gerrymandering of electoral districts, Times Free Press,
June 11.
MULTI-AGENCY REGULATORY SYSTEM (MARS) RFP Number: 317.03-122, due June 28. Contract to revamp obsolescent Regulatory Boards System.

N State Library and Archives for Digital Audiobooks and E Books, RFP 305.04-004, due July 1.

State of TN Dept. of Finance & Administration Portal Services RFP 317.03-121, June 30 proposal deadline, with aim of Nov. 29, 2005, fully operational portal.
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TVA audit included IT services, found need for improvements in 'operating system security, background clearances for contract employees handling sensitive information and internal controls in the payroll system related to process and internal control documentation'. Knox. News Sentinel, June 21. TVA OIG Audit process here.

City of Oak Ridge running short of manufacturing land, may ask DOE for underused parcels, Knox. News Sentinel, June 21.

GM's Ion production reported leaving Spring Hill in '07, Tennessean, June 21. Nissan's high-tech suppliers may be attracted to Smyrna area, due to Nissan commitment to hybrid production there, Tennessean, June 17. Related story, The City Paper, June 20.  Nissan hybrid vehicle hopes to stand out in crowd, Tennessean, June 18.  Editorial applauds Nissan hybrid move, Daily News Journ. (Murf.), June 21. Tennessee industry-recruitment officials skip Automotive News conference, Tennessean, June 16.

Deadline for entries for 2005 TechStar Awards via Northeast TN Technology Council is Aug. 26, with awards event Oct. 21.

Buffkin Associates executive search announced they recruited Dwayne Tanner as Chief Sales Officer for NuMarkets, LLC (Etowah).

Preserving Oak Ridge Manhattan Project heritage requires public-private cooperation, Knox. News Sentinel, June 18. DOE Oak Ridge transfers land to community group for reindustrialization, in exchange for demolition cost avoidance, Knox. News Sentinel, June 17.

EPB Chattanooga announces Ingraham will lead strategic review of technologies' impact on utilities and telecommunications, Chattanoogan.com, June 15.

Knoxville's Online Development Inc. offers xCoupler via ILS Technology, release June 20. (There's a skip option on the annoying xCoupler registration form.)

City of Portland, Tenn., wants to establish a .gov domain and provide officials city e-mail, to help put town on the map, Gallatin News Examiner, June 13.

Franklin Blogger handicaps local political races at franklinkoolaid.com, Tennessean, June 11.

Boeing-Oak Ridge wins Boeing work for Dreamliner flight-deck console, Knox. News Sentinel, June 11. Further analysis, KNS, June 14.

Memphis Light, Gas & Water, with $32 million contributed, is advised to change position in Networx and Memphis Broadband ventures, Commercial Appeal, June 17.

rofile of Custom Data Solutions, Memphis, Commercial Appeal, June 20.

Jackson (TN) Energy Authority's VP IT Johnston discusses fiber-to-home, wireless, security, Jackson Sun, June 19. Johnston also comments on spread of wireless in Jackson establishments, Jackson Sun, June 19.

Jabil Circuit Inc. announces expansion of its manufacturing and assembly operation in Memphis, citing strong logistics infrastructure, Memphis Bus. Journal, June 20.

NE TN Tourism group launches new website, TriCities.com, June 17.

Memphis Zoo goes wireless, thanks to extended-range mobile access provided by Cetacea, Commercial Appeal, June 17. "Most Unwired Cities" listing released by Intel, Commercial Appeal, June 17.

Free Wireless Internet considered for Downtown Kingsport, Kingport Times-News, June 10.

Kentucky implenting GCI-AIMS Advantage 3 for procurement system, Louisville Bus. Journal, June 13.

Gail Rutkowski of AIMS Logistics is the 2005 National Small Shipments Traffic Conference Member of the Year, Commercial Appeal, June 13.

DeSoto County School District IT chief is excited about Parent Connect student-information system, Commercial Appeal, June 13.

Sequachee utility brings web-based meter reading to Tennessee Parks, GovTech.net, June 13.
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Some computer-science grads see programming as passe, move to consulting, CNN,
June 20.

UT CS Professor Berry's search engine helps extract patterns from employee e-mail, Knox. News Sentinel, June 13.

Tennessee State University aims to prepare students of
Homeland Security careers. At Austin Peay, Homeland Security concentration is introduced to Criminal Justice studies here.
TSU's Science Engineering Mathematics & Aeronautics Academy (NASA-linked) begins next week, here.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive,

Vanderbilt Exploration site, here. Institute for Software Embedded Systems (ISIS) research projects, here.

U. of Memphis' Mishra wins Research Corp. grant for nanoscience and nanotechnologies, Memphis Bus. Journal, June 20.

UT Knoxville: High-Performance Computing challenge draws Cray and AMD claims, release June 16.

Rye named president of Clarkesville-based Workforce Essentials, which has tech-training component, Nash. Bus. Journal,
June 15. Tennessean, 5E, June 19. 

Sponsor of bill naming UT Chattanooga Engineering facility for Crutchfield, a figure in Tennessee Waltz allegations, backs-off his proposal, Times Free Press,
June 20.

VU Phys./Astron. Prof. part of team that released vivid new images of nebula and stars aborning, VU release
June 13.

Stand for Children web presence is key tool in mobilizing Tennesseans to support public education,

East Lake Academy at Chattanooga wins educational-technology lab from PLATO, Chattanoogan.com, June 9.


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Recent Jobs Postings to NTC Careers page, here.

Tennessee banks are fighting phishing through variety of security, public-service and other actions, but post-merger banks may be particularly vulnerable, Tennessean, June 19. Security: Voluntary disclosure of passwords is big threat, and phishing and 'social-engineering' tactics are on the rise, Wash. Post, June 12.

EDS may sell A. T. Kearney consulting unit, as shares drop, competitors pull away, Bloomberg via NY Times,
June 21.

Online surveying:  Dan Prince, president, Prince Market Research, told NONT June 13, "For the first time ever, online surveying is projected to supplant telephone surveying as the most widely used form of primary marketing research.  This year, almost 40 percent of all information gathered by researchers will be via Internet surveys. This is based on a March 2005 study of over 300 research providers... The big question in researchers' minds now:  will people "burn out" on taking these? Will consumers and business respondents become as resistant to online surveys as they have to more traditional forms of surveying, such as telephone and mail surveys? Time will tell." Dan Prince Q&A appeared in June 10 Nash. Bus. Journal.

The emerging i_Matrix: Grafedia provides multimedia blogging projected onto the ecosystem,
here. Webby goes to antigraffiti archeologist, NY Times, June 21. Design:  Best of the Web: Webby Awards 2005.

Virtual Worlds:  Google tinkerer-hackers make data come alive with more robust navigation for law-enforcement, shopping, other purposes, AP via CNN,
June 9.  Nashville's Smart Data Strategies has the needed data for many states, here, in its eMapsPlus software and service.  Related: Google, other providers offering 3D views of earth, Wash. Post, June 15.

Intelligence and Search:  Limits of commercial search engines and the emergence of CIA, NSA-driven development of Acquaint for advanced question answering for intelligence, James Fallows' column, NY Times, June 12.

Implications of price differentiation online, tailored to visitor; transcript from online chat with U. Pa. Prof. Joseph Turow, Washington Post,
June 20

MUSIC:  Dual-disc format faces uncertain future, as labels seek to add value to CDs, Tennessean, June 18Big Ideas VeggieTales launches JustMeMusic online music-marketing affiliate program for website owners, PRN release June 13Update on U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny of file-sharing, NY Times, June 20.

New Nashville Blog: Nashville101. Related story, Yes! Weekly (Greensboro, NC),
June 13.

Pod People:  Frist Center podcasts inaugurated, hereSouthern Baptist leader Richard Land will podcast from Convention, BP News,
June 16.

Venture Capitalists rediscover the Consumer Internet, NY Times,
June 10.

DSL and broadband generally are gaining more ground over dial-up access in U.S., NY Times, June 21.

Smaller, entrepreneurial technology firms have new advocacy organization in Washington: the Association for Competitive Technology, here.

Improving the popularity of your website's links,

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Moore's Law, (Intel),

Digitizing family photos puts legacy of images at risk of computer crashes, obsolescence, Tennessean,
June 18.

Mass collaboration on the Internet is shaking-up business, BusinessWeek Online,
June 13.

Investing: Examining the value of Google stock, NY Times, June 11. Google said to be preparing online payment rival to PayPal, NY Times, June 20.

IBM's resistance to further investment may've contributed to Jobs' decision to go with Intel,
NY Times, June 11.

(Aug. 24) 4th Annual InfoSec Nashville NTC-ISSA Conference, Keynote Amit Yoran, former US Homeland Security Cybersecurity czar. Nashville Convention Center,
details here. 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 year.)

Tech Community 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 away.
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For frequent updates, check the NTC home page and the NTC "Tech Links" and Calendar and Member Press Release pages. Visit Tennessee's technology councils' sites:
CALENDAR ( * indicates new or revised item) 

(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 vcrymble@netntech.org or call 423.279.9000. 

(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 Hotel Holiday Inn (West End). Visit

(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 22)
Memphis Technology Council program with Mark LeGuerrier, VP-technology, Validian Corp., on leveraging
the Internet to comply with SOX, HIPAA. Details here.

* (June 22) The East Tennessee Technology Council will hold its monthly meeting, featuring the UT Research Foundation, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  John Hopkins, director of the UT Research Foundation, the University of Tennessee's organization for commercializing its research, will speak. For information, call (865) 220-2020.
* (June 23) NTC cosponsors Strategic Business Network event, hereTechnology and Telecom Professionals Networking, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Global Cafe.

(June 23) Chatta. Tech. Council, 7:30 a.m., E-commerce: Dan Baker of Chattanooga Websites on Search Engine Optimization. (423) 209-6813 or  pakins@chatc.org

* (June 24) InfraGard Mid-TN General Meeting, TN DHS Interim Director Rick Shipkowski, FBI-InfraGard Advisory Council launch. Details.

(June 28) Women in Technology TN, June 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Doug Blumhardt, Director of IT, The Gideons International, at Gideons International, 50 Century Blvd. $15/$25, rsvp

* (July 7) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on Supply Chain/Logistics. Details

(July 12-15) Tenn. Valley Corridor 2005
National Summit, Washington, D.C. 

* (July 15) ISSA Mid TN chapter program, 11:30 a.m., Network Anomaly Detection,
details here.

(July 27) NTC Tech After Hours.
Details here.

(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 LEC. 

(Aug. 13-15) 14th IEEE International
Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Marriott at Vanderbilt. 

* (Aug. 18) TN Business Roundtable: CEO Summit on Math & Science Education, Oak Ridge.

(Aug. 24) – NTC-ISSA InfoSec Nashville 2005 information-security conference will be Wednesday August 24, with CSI 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, speaker Ken Thoreson, President, Acumen Management Group on creating sustainable revenues through partnerships. Details here.

* (Sept. 26-29) Fountainhead College of Technology's Center for Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Training (IACT) is proud to host the National Security Agency's (NSA) INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) and INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM) training and certification courses.
Details here, phone (865) 688-9422 or write here.

(Sept. 29) Music City Future 50 Awards Dinner.

(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, program to be announced. 

(Nov. 3) NTC Tech Roundtable, presentation by Debbie Gordon, CEO, Snappy Auctions. 

(Dec. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on Meaningful Metrics in IT, details TBA.

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