Thursday, July 28, 2005 (No. 60)
Publisher Milt Capps
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News of Nashville Technology debuted July 8,
Regulatory Authority's Deborah
rumored Bush FCC
candidate, Knox. News
28. Related AP story in Wash. Post, July
Gov. Phil Bredesen addresses the
Tennessee Summit on Math and Science
Education, Aug. 18,
details here. Related, re science, math, tech education
calamity brewing in TN, here.
reports hackers got
username and password files, alerts
users to make changes, NashvillePost.com, July
Al Gore says his Current
TV news and information cable and
satellite venture will be
nonpartisan, set for Aug. 1 launch,
with access to 20 million cable subcribers at outset. AP
via Tennessean, July
20. Skeptical Philly.com provides acid for Gore
20. Current TV
encourages online video reports from the hustings,
here. NY Times,
Marketing Services says Apollo Managment
intends to grow the marketing-services unit it
has agreed to purchase from Cendant, Tennessean,
July 27. The City Paper, July 27. Nash. Bus. Journal, July 26. NashvillePost.com, July 26.
SmartDM acquirer Acxiom's board rejected
ValueAct Capital offer, DMNews.com, July 25. Acxiom rejects takeover bid, Comm. Appeal,
July 21. Release, July 20. Acxiom announces layoff intended to reduce
costs, AP via Comm. Appeal, July 13. Related story, Motley Fool, July 22.
Business acquires KVI Capital of
July 21. Tennessean, July 22. City Paper, July 22.
attack: Employees of
Censis Technologies (Franklin), Protherics and
HCA affected, Tennessean, July 8. Tennessee bloggers light-up with condolences,
commentary, Knox. News Sentinel, July 8. We'renotafraid.com
launched to support Red Cross in wake of attacks.
Vanderbilt Prof. Elledge recounts experiences after
blast, posted July 24.
Nashville software engineer Trewell
moving his Christian gaming Virtue Games to
Nashville from Anselmo, Calif., to be at center
of the market segment, Tennessean, July 14.
Vote early, vote
often: Music City Team's
'Otis Review' film produced for Dorito Fresh-Film
online-screening contest vs. L.A. teens; Apple
Computer contributed editing software, Tennessean, July 27.
As Education Network of America's
Ganier's trial approaches, ties to Sundquist
friend Stamps continue to be scrutinized, AP via
Tennessean, July 14. Judge says Gov. Sundquist's actions was reason
for federal probe into letting of state contracts to
Education Networks of America and others, Tennessean,
July 9. ENA's Ganier moves to suppress certain
information in pending trial, Tennessean, July 9.
(Aug. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable
program, "The Second Voice Revolution: IP
Telephony," with Jerry Dunlap, ISDN-Net; Mat
Gaskins, AIM Healthcare; Jackie Shrago, ThinkLink
Learning; Rick Moran, Cisco; Moderator Tom Coffey, US
LEC. 4 p.m. registration, networking; program 4:30
p.m.-6 p.m. $15 Member, $25 nonmember. Location: AIM
Healthcare Services. Details
(Aug. 24) 4th Annual InfoSec
Nashville NTC-ISSA Conference, Keynote Amit
Yoran, former US Homeland Security Cybersecurity czar.
Nashville Convention Center, details
Availability Services is Platinum Sponsor. Gold
Sponsors: CipherTrust, Nortel, Trapeze Networks. Silver
Sponsors: Courion Corp.; Fortress Technologies; Tipping
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information, write here or
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Dell Inc. strengthens Healthcare
IT presence with Rebrovick appointment
A recent Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:
DELL) financial report suggested that the $51.1 billion
company's American Business segment drew particular
strength from the Small- to Medium-business market and
Education sector during the fiscal quarter
ending April 29, during which segment net
revenues rose about $900 Million over year-earlier, to
$6.6 billion. Dell performance in the Healthcare sector
was not mentioned.
Given that the powers-that-be
in Round Rock, Texas, have recently named Nashvillian
Linda Rebrovick to lead Dell Healthcare sales
as vice president, Dell's healthcare
operations may soon earn more prominence
in the company's financial reports. Meanwhile, her
impact will surely also be felt during her current
term as Chairman of the Nashville Technology Council (NTC) and as a Vice Chairman of
the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rebrovick stresses that Dell
is already well established in the healthcare
arena, a point underscored by the June 2005 Healthcare
Informatics ranking of Top 100 technology enterprises
(with Dell at No. 11). Dell President and CEO Kevin Rollins also made clear in
his June 21 column in The Wall
Street Journal that Dell believes that "Information
technology can and must serve as the primary catalyst
for dramatic change" in improving quality and lowering
costs associated with delivery of healthcare services.
Rollins holds leadership positions in a number of key
trade groups that will help provide the IT catalyst,
including the Computer Systems Policy
Rebrovick explains that Dell
Healthcare marketing will be driven by a desire to
enable providers to drive down costs using technologies,
creating what she describes as the "intelligent point of
care" in the clinical setting. She and Dell
colleagues are developing fresh approaches toward
introducing the Dell model into the healthcare sector,
with emphasis on standards, workflow management,
Rebrovick previously served as
executive vice president and chief marketing officer for
BearingPoint, Inc., where in ten years she created and
led a healthcare consulting practice and then managed
the company's global brand launch and management, as it
spun-away from KPMG Consulting. While with KPMG
Consulting, Rebrovick quadrupled southeast consulting
business; led a KPMG e-learning partnership with
DigitalThink; was elected to the firm's board of
directors, while serving major KPMG
clients. Her responsibilities spanned
provider, payer and life sciences industries, developing
customer management, supply chain, care delivery and
finance solutions. (Her emphasis on marketing
accountability and her meticulous approach to brand
management are reflected in a 2003 commentary for ITSMA; and
in her June 2004 presentation before the International
Association of Business Communicators.)
Rebrovick had previously
spent nearly sixteen years with IBM in sales,
marketing, consulting and management positions,
ultimately leading IBMs Tennessee consulting practice,
earning many accolades along the way, including IBM
Business Unit Executive of the Year.
Interviewed last week, Nashville-based Rebrovick
said she believes her large Dell Healthcare
Sales and consulting team is prepared to leverage the
renowned "Dell Effect" and the company's existing
healthcare presence to enable healthcare providers,
individual physicians and patients to afford and
acquire the technologies they need to address
such things as electronic medical and health records
(EMR, EHR). Rebrovick declined to reveal Healthcare
staffing and revenue numbers, but available information
makes clear the unit's resources rival those
of other local healthcare IT technology and
Rebrovick is active in many
community, professional and civic roles. She
currently serves on the boards of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners and HealthStream; and, served on Gov.
Phil Bredesen's Special Committee on University of
She serves on the Board of
Advisors of the Auburn University College of Business,
from which she graduated with Honors and a Marketing
degree in 1977. She was also named an Outstanding Alumni
Businesswoman as part of a Southeastern Conference (SEC)
awards program in which Auburn University
participated. While a student on the Auburn
campus, Rebrovick's drive and intellect led professors
to urge her to pursue a career as a sales executive
(Washington Post, April 2004). While
enrolled, her many extracurricular activities
included student corporate liaison and a year as
Miss Auburn. After
graduation, Rebrovick was cited as one of
Auburn's Top 400 Women Graduates of the past
century. She has held numerous leadership
positions in such community groups as Tennessee
Leadership; Davidson County Business and Professional
Women's Club, which selected her "Woman of the Year";
Leadership Nashville; and, United Way of Middle
Tennessee, which accorded her the Dr. Thomas Frist 2004
Volunteer of the Year Award, in recognition of her many
senior campaign-leadership contributions. Rebrovick
resides in Nashville with husband Art, who is
founder of Nashville Management Group, also an
NTC member-firm. Newscoverage of Rebrovick
appointment: Tennessean, June 20; Nashville Business Journal, June
Communications seeks IPO or publicly traded buyer to
grow business, NashvillePost.com,
financial advisors launch PKValuesTrade.com, which seeks
to apply moral filter to equities investing,
uses Nexa Technologies (Penson Financial) software, with
proceeds in part to PromiseKeepers, Tennessean,
24. Franklin-based Bolt's had previous online
ventures, Tennessean, July
lineup of VonX IP communications services, with
addition of VonX ConX, which provides a standard
telephony interface to traditional telephone systems,
while enabling dynamic bandwidth usage afforded through
VoIP. Release, July
Network program, "Managing
the Fast-Growing Business," 5:30
p.m., Averbuch Audit., Owen GSM, Vanderbilt. Details
special committee prompts Daily to withdraw
rejected bid for company, announces it may
explore sale or recapitalization, Nash. Bus. Journal,
25. Tennessean, July
23. City Paper, July
26. Release July
Financial Solutions attracted $63 million in VC for
asset-allocation software development
acceleration, Memphis Bus. Journal, July
Snappy Auctions going international with eBay drop-off
franchises, Tennessean, July
launches website consulting service, Nash. Bus.
8. Release, here.
Technologies opens Birmingham office, p. 4,
Nash. Bus. Journal, July
a Nashville office within 5 years is a
goal for Savela Solutions, as the B'ham firm aims to
increase revenues from IT staffing services, Birm. Bus.
FrugalReader.com's McCabe thinks growth slope is
encouraging, with book volume reaching critical
mass; he eyes future premium services for revenues, City
Institute of Technology reports status of incubator
technology ventures related to nano-, sensors
and more, Memphis Bus. Journal, July
computer-learning center closes after one-year
run, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 4, July
technology for security, privacy and health-care may
spur new round of tech investment, while
balance of the sector enters mature-industry cycle, NY
looking at ways to strengthen Small Business Development
Centers, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, July 22, not
on web. Story posted on sister site here.
firms with VC ownership may have more access to Small
Business funding, Wash. Post, July 28.
Former Power by Hand, now Motricity, nets
$30 million in venture capital,
may see "clean technologies" taking the lustre from
biotech and software, CNet News,
registers increased patent activity, Commercial
VC firm is raising $250M to acquire another round of
homeland-security firms, Washington Bus.
local IT client, Cumberland Consulting Group
relationships born before former Ernst &
moved from Chicago to Nashville, Nash. Bus. Journal, p.
3, July 22.
becomes president Asurion Insurance Services,
Tennessean, July 22.
Nashville-based Digital Reasoning
Systems announced appointment of
Joseph Anderson, Maj. Gen., USMC (Ret.) to its board of
directors, DRS release July 20. NashvillePost.com, July 20; Nash. Bus. Journal, July 20; Tennessean, July 24, scroll here. Earlier news of U.S. Army
intelligence-technology contract win, here.
Rotary of Green Hills names technology
executives to vice president and programs
chair, respectively: Chris McKinney, VU vp for
technology transfer and enterprise development; and, Bob
Duthie, Duthie Associates Inc. Tennessean, 5E, July 17.
Franklin-based Carnes Group earns
Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Competency,
Tennessean, July 24, scroll here. Release July
Buffkin Associates, which has a
technology-recruitment practice, has been
admitted into the Association of Executive Search
Consultancies, Tennessean, July 24, scroll here.
American Technology Group (ATG) moves up
to Gold from Silver LiveVault partner, release
July 11. New ATG website, here. Chaput Spotlight profile here.
Tennessee was chosen for launch of
BankofAmerica's Sitekey security system for online
transactions, Boston.com, July 13.
Creditek's Nashville presence could be
affected by GECIS acquisition of parent,
release July 14.
MailNet hires Mancini for sales,
Nash. Bus. Journal, July 11.
Manheim's Remarketing Solutions (Atlanta,
Nashville, et.) promotes former online sales lead
Magill to gen. mgr., Tennessean, 5E, July 24,
scroll to end here. Firm uses online technology heavily to achieve
dominance in reselling
Tennessee Oncology upgrades 30 offices
for EMR, with Allscripts technology, Nash.
Bus. Journal, July 26.
MedicalGPS, an Aveta Health (Phycor)
spinoff, is making headway with software for physicians'
practices, p. 1, Nash. Bus.
Journal, July 22.
Health Systems adopts MTI storage
technology, release July 26.
Owen GSM at Vanderbilt announced it is launching, in
cooperation with VU Med Cntr and others, an MBA
with health care focus. The City Paper, July 25. Release here.
IT: E. TN's CareSpark is pushing
ahead with regional health information organization
(RHIO) mandate, Tri-Cities Bus. Journal, July 7. Vanderbilt study cited in update on economic
value of Regional Health Information Organizations
(RHIO): A 600-bed hospital participating in a RHIO could
save up to $5.6 million a year, CIO.com analyst report,
July 26. Healthbridge in Cincinnati isn't a RHIO, but it
may be proof of concept, HealthLeaders, July 2005.
EHR initiatives will spur more healthcare IT
partnerships, Healthcare Informatics, July 2005.
WebMD Health IPO value increased from $50M to
$100M, DJ/AP via SJ Mercury
News, July 15. Item in Tennessean, 2E, July 16, not on web.
WebMD and WellPoint announce agreement for personalized
online consumer health venture, release July 15.
supports healthcare IT legislation in July 20
vote, Reuters, July 20.
Directory of Federal HIT initiatives (ONCHIT), here.
Medicare will give docs free software for
electronic records, NY Times, July 21.
Covenant Health (Knoxville) ranks again
on both Most Wired and Most Wireless lists from
Hospitals & Health Networks magazines, Knox. News
Sentinel, July 18.
Knoxville's Atmospheric Glow Technologies
received one of R&D Magazine’s 2005 R&D 100
Awards for its PlasmaGen APR-510-S device that
releases DNA from microorganisms. Release July
18. AGT announces US Air Force
flight-control contract, release June 27.
With McKesson in the saddle, Memphis'
Baptist Memorial will push paperless clinical
documentation, Memphis Bus. Journal, July 8.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN and TennCare Bureau
consummate contract for EMR via Shared Health
subsidiary and Community Connection service, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 37, July 8, not on web. Previous coverage of
Shared Health, here. IntelligentHealth, July
3DR Inc. of Louisville expects to become
"national company," once big deals are signed for 3-D
views of medical scans, Louisville Bus. First,
Link to key in-state government
here. Also, see previous issues,
440.00-451 would migrate new GIS system to Oracle
Spatial Enterprise database from Intergraph
technology, due Aug. 27.
TN Human Services (huge pdf)
345-01.201 for Web-based On-line Vision Integration
Program (VIP), due Aug. 31.
TN Dept. of Mental
Health awarded $2.9 Million human-services and pharmacy
software contract to Creative Socio-Medics
(Netsmart Technologies), Nash. Bus. Journal,
Bredesen blogs, GovTech.com, July
Technology costs represent important part of Metro
Nashville budget for FY06, Tennessean,
$2 billion in Tennessee
Sales and Use Taxes filed online in first two
years, release July
Corp. Chairman Doc Crants' Houston-based firm, Satellite
Tracking of People (STOP), protests handling of
Florida RFP, claiming language altered to thwart
competition, NashvillePost.com, July
VOIP and telephony: Congress moves
toward September VoIP hearings, CNet News,
21. FCC establishes E911 Task Force, CNET,
25. E-911 group in Knoxville may seek legislative
relief for dealing with 911 tariff, Knox. News Sentinel,
installs upgraded digital computer network,
Corp. (sub of GP Strategies
its 14th consecutive 100 percent award fee from the U.S.
Air Force, Arnold
Engineering Development Center. GP
provides engineering, inspection and
configuration-management. GP is a global performance
solutions provider of training and e-Learning solutions,
management consulting and engineering services.
Homeland Security funding upgrades
emergency communications in Greene
County, Tricities.com, July 27.
Are U.S. Tech companies collaborating
with China's web censorship and policing
efforts? Wash. Post, July
Metro Police say posting
'Johns' photos on
website will reduce
prostitution and its consequences, Tennessean, July
uses pavement-management software to sustain lives of
roadways, Times Free Press, July
contra Supreme Court ruling ISP cable access,
Knox County E-911
dispatch-services responsibilities are
decentralized, counter to earlier
communications model, Knox. News Sentinel,
Metro Council e-mails in budget deliberations may
have gone against Tennessee open meetings law,
E-mails are virtually overwhelming Congressional
Nanotechnology: U.S. Senate bill approved
for Appropriations would provide $500K for Tech2020
initiative, Chattanoogan, July 22.
increasing middle-Tennessee infrastructure
investment, release July 27.
increases customer count, Memphis Bus. Journal,
workforce is that region's crucial liability,
Comm. Appeal, July 8. Low skills in workforce may
keep Southern cities out of running for auto plants,
Knox. News Sentinel, July 12. Memphis must face work-force
realities and move forward, Memphis Bus. Journal, July 15.
Perot Systems buys Knoxville-based Prsm
Corp. engineering operation for government
services unit, Knox. News Sentinel, July 20. Related, July 19.
Memphis-based The University Network,
which downloads info via Internet to campuses,
was bought by Oregon firm, Memphis Bus. Journal, July 26.
Ridge NL holds first open house in eight years on Aug.
27, Knox. News Sentinel, July 11.
Northeast TN Tech Council TechStar Awards
nominations due by
(Awards event Oct. 21).
Tricycle Inc. wins Chattanooga Technology
Council Technology Innovation Award,
Chattanoogan.com, July 20.
County procurement official rightly directed to
terminate software agreement with son,
editorial, Knox. News Sentinel, July 11.
CommTest Instruments (New Zealand)
enters U.S. machine vibration-analysis and sensor
market by opening a Knoxville
office, Scoop, July 27.
Chattanooga Public Works doing more
business online, Chattanoogan.com, July 21.
DOEnergy data reveal Oak Ridge National
Lab and Y-12 weapons plant contribute $3.7
billion to Tennessee's gross state product (GSP). ORNL
is vying for a federal biotechnology research center,
also. Knox. News Sentinel, July 8.
BellSouth slashes high-speed net
prices, Bloomberg via Tennessean, July 20.
First Presbyterian in Chattanooga
podcasts sermons, Times Free Press, July 19.
Consolidated Products opens RFID-testing
lab in Knoxville, Knox. News Sentinel, July 19.
Memphis' Asentinel extends
telecom-expense management system to financial
industry, BusinessWire release, July 13.
Internet Cafe services differentiate
Memphis' Independent Bank, Comm. Appeal, July 20.
Full-time Internet sales effort made
Memphis' City Auto No. 3 used-car dealer in
nation, with international customers,
Comm. Appeal, July 18.
Aquracy LLC leverages new investors, tech
revamp to capitalize on Check 21 mandates for
financial institutions, Birm. Bus. Journal, July 8.
Memphis-based Buckman Labs wins America's
Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises award
through Teleos' The KNOW Knowledge Network. Memphis Bus.
Journal, July 15.
Guidance Group is Memphis entry in IT consulting, web
optimization, etc., Comm. Appeal, July 18.
Science students help Chattanooga
Airport upgrade website,
teaming with Alegre Designs, Times Free Press, p.
E2, July 16.
Computer Troubleshooters franchise opens
in Knoxville, under Matthew Pearce, Knox. News
Sentinel, July 15.
Memphis earthquake research center
continues its mission amid recent tremors,
Comm. Appeal, July 15.
Chattanooga, Applied Hydro Acoustics will develop sonar
for Navy, Times Free Press, July 13.
Knoxville-based QualPro pushes process
improvement and multivariable testing for
enterprise, Knox. News Sentinel, July 13. Related tips for business
Future Electronics' state-of-the-art
distribution center at Memphis relies on Witron
technologies, release July 11.
Chattanooga may win next-generation
auto-manufacturing plant, NashvillePost.com, July 12.
Local companies recycling
e-waste, Knox. News Sentinel, July 12. E-waste helps first
responders get equipped, Knox. News Sentinel, July 12.
Jonesboro-based SynTel's Automail
mass-mailing software is moving from banking
sector to other industries, Memphis Bus.
enrolment at Tennessee colleges and universities drops
during past decade, could hurt industry
recruitment, Times Free Press, July
MERLOT e-learning, e-teaching conference
ends in Nashville, today, details.
IT jobs still plentiful? U.
Maryland, experiencing sharp drop in CS majors, rallies
corporations to explain continuing demand for
CS professionals, Washington Bus. Journal, July
of Macalester College advocates emphasis on
computational sciences in preparation for
careers in biology, social sciences, other
Nashville Academy of Science and
of organizers reportedly questioned by Metro
Board of Public Education Chairwoman Pam Garrett,
Tennessean, July 27, scroll down here. Academy's enrolment thus far is less than
one-fourth capacity, as recruitment efforts continue,
Tennessean, 4B, July 26, not on web. Board calls special
meeting on new charter schools, City Paper, July 27.
Western KY Univ.
unit's projects suggests more work in the
offing, April 2005
report. Earlier 04 report.
TSU Prof. Evans is part of 21-member team that
discovered new planet outside our solar system,
Tennessean, July 15. Related release, July 1.
Latest on supply-chain education at U.
Tennessee, interview with guru Mentzer,
TSU Space Camp gets kids hooked on
science, Tennessean, July 11.
Federal grant will recruit Workforce
Essentials and Provet to retrain personnel departing
U.S. Army via Ft. Campbell for
information-services and other careers, Tennessean, July
10. Scroll down here.
International Assocs. donates to foundation for
'sweeping upgrades' for Oak Ridge HS, Knox.
News Sentinel, July
Integrated education technology
spreads in Hamilton County schools, Times Free
Technology Academy launched at Spring Hill High
School; orientation includes visit to ENA,
Tennessean, July 27.
Minority participation in Engineering
enhanced by first-year students' testing their egg-drop
innovations, Vanderbilt Engineering release, July 11.
Metro Nashville Schools buses will have
GPS tracking; Nextel donated some equipment,
services for first year, City Paper, July 27.
Education Networks of America (ENA)
issues BLE Group white paper detailing cost
savings of schools using Managed ISP, release
Academic standards for career-technical
schooling are rising, Tennessean, July 22.
Region's skilled technical workers for
manufacturing are in severe short supply, Nash.
Bus. Journal, July 22.
Robotic Philip K. Dick work wins U.
Memphis doc candidate a first-place honor during
national AI conference, Comm. Appeal, July 22.
High-performance X-ray mirrors from Oak
Ridge NL enable scientists to see nanoparticles
better, release July 20.
Memphis introduces biomedical engineering
degree, Memphis Bus. Journal, July 19.
Laptops de rigeur for students at
Lausanne Collegiate School and Memphis Academy of
Science and Engineering, Comm. Appeal, July
to top Recent Jobs
Postings to NTC Careers page,
Data convergence and explosion of wireless environment,
threats to civil liberties, transcript of
comments by author John Webster, on harnessing power of
data convergence, Washington Post, July
Chips: RFID tracking cattle in Tennessee,
14. U.S. Ag Secretary kicks-off Farm Bill tour in
Nashville, includes emphasis on better technolog prep
for farmers, Country World News, July
informercial podcasts, Entrepreneur.com, July 2005.
Nashville's Passalong Networks supplies
core technology for Crowfly (821
Entertainment Gp.) to sell
individual singles from Mark
Shangri-la world tour, pollstar.com,
15. Nash. Bus. Journal, July
13. Release, July
13. More Nashville singer-songwriters
offering music online, WTVF, July
26; e.g., ArtistRevolution.com is
slated to open.
HR-XML group convenes in Nashville Oct.
3-4 to discuss impact of tech standards on
Human Resources functions, here.
Passages: You might save
Bob Duthie's life by reading his
blog, so he won't have to tell his story so
often, about 173 days aboardship during a
21-month period, in which he traversed 5,614 miles, was
stranded by a frozen engine and took more than
4,000 photos. Duthie Associates Pres. Andrew Duthie
is probably glad Bob's safely ashore.
Napster SuperPeer moves to Dell
blade servers, as Dell edges-out IBM, and
Napster strengthens downloading alliance with Vanderbilt
and other universities, InternetNetNews.com, July
EBay 2Qtr. report
says PayPal registered users grew from 50 million to 79
million, NY times, July
volume and best-route advice are Traffic.com's
bread and butter, NY Times, July
19. Related story,
Wash. Post, July
Music downloads up dramatically,
according to federation report, CNet News,
Cisco helping EDS pioneer new approach to
IT outsourcing, release July
SECURITY: When finally
identified, the new DHS Cybersecurity Czar will
be elevated several rungs and have telecom portfolio as
well as IT, Wash. Post, July
launches Fox Interactive, NY Times,
16. NewsCorp buys Intermix' MySpace.com, NY Times,
19. ClearChannel launches online radio push, NY
ITIL IT Service
Management framework is attracting increasing corporate
adopters, transforming IT departments into
service businesses, Louisville Bus. First,
Virtual Earth views
are being pushed by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo,
NY Times, July
IBM and Centerpoint
announce broadband-via-power-lines venture, NY
intellectual property resources,
Related Saylor column, Knox. News Sentinel, July
CALENDAR ( * indicates
new or revised item)
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. 16) Project Management
Institute, Nashville chapter, 11:30 a.m., with a PMP
Panel discussion, local PMP certified
professionals will discuss the benefits of
certification, their preparation techniques and tips for
taking the exam, including update on
changes in PMP exam. $20 members, $25 non-mem.
* (Aug. 17)
features keynote speech by Dr. Lee Martin,
Director, TN Technopreneurial Leadership
Summit on Math
& Science Education, Oak
CSI Training: How to be a more effective IS
professional. Nashville Convention Center. In Coop. with
(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
(Aug. 25-26) CSI Training: Defense
Against Social Engineering. Nashville Convention
Center. In Coop with ISSA. Details
NTC Tech Roundtable, speaker Ken Thoreson,
President, Acumen Management Group on creating
sustainable revenues through partnerships.
National Health IT
(Sept. 8) AITP Nashville, with speaker
David Cochran, IT manager, Vanderbilt
Children's Hospital. For information, write
(Sept. 14) Nashville Capital Network
program, "Managing the Fast-Growing Business," 5:30
p.m., Averbuch Audit., Owen GSM, Vanderbilt.
Fountainhead College of Technology's Center for
Information Assurance & Cybersecurity
Training (IACT) hosts National Security
Agency's (NSA) INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) and
INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM) training and
certification courses. Details
(865) 688-9422 or write
Music City Future 50 Awards
(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
(Nov. 3) NTC
Tech Roundtable, presentation by Debbie Gordon, CEO,
(Dec. 1) NTC
Tech Roundtable, program on Meaningful Metrics in IT,