Thursday, July 28, 2005 (No. 60)
Editor & Publisher 
Milt Capps
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Linda E. Rebrovick 
Healthcare Sales
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Scheduled Events

TN Regulatory Authority's Deborah Tate rumored Bush FCC candidate, Knox. News Sentinel, July 28. Related AP story in Wash. Post, July 27.

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.

Vanderbilt reports hackers got username and password files, alerts users to make changes,, July

Former VP 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 provides acid for Gore launch, July 20Current TV encourages online video reports from the hustings, here. NY Times, July 23.

Franklin's Progeny 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., July 26.

SmartDM acquirer Acxiom's board rejected ValueAct Capital offer,, 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.

ashville's Private Business acquires KVI Capital of Jacksonville, release July 21. Tennessean, July 22. City Paper, July 22.

London 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' 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 here.

(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. Gold Sponsors: CipherTrust, Nortel, Trapeze Networks. Silver Sponsors: Courion Corp.; Fortress Technologies; Tipping Point; Vontu. For remaining sponsorship or exhibit information, write here or call (615) 743-3160.
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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 Project.
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, just-in-time capability.
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 consulting organizations.
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 Tennessee Governance.
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 17.
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Dialogic Communications seeks IPO or publicly traded buyer to grow business,, July 7.

Local financial advisors launch, which seeks to apply moral filter to equities investing, uses Nexa Technologies (Penson Financial) software, with proceeds in part to PromiseKeepers, Tennessean,
July 24. Franklin-based Bolt's had previous online ventures, Tennessean, July 24.

ISDN-Net expanded 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 21.

(Sept. 14) Nashville Capital Network program, "Managing the Fast-Growing Business,"
5:30 p.m., Averbuch Audit., Owen GSM, Vanderbilt. Details TBA.

iPayment special committee prompts Daily to withdraw rejected bid for company, announces it may explore sale or recapitalization, Nash. Bus. Journal,
July 25. Tennessean, July 23. City Paper, July 26. Release July 26.

Strategic Financial Solutions attracted $63 million in VC for asset-allocation software development acceleration, Memphis Bus. Journal,
July 27.

Nashville's Snappy Auctions going international with eBay drop-off franchises, Tennessean,
July 27.

Bondware launches website consulting service, Nash. Bus. Journal,
July 8. Release, here.

Nashville/B'ham:  Nashville's LBMC Technologies opens Birmingham office, p. 4, Nash. Bus. Journal,
July 22. Release here. Meanwhile, 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. Journal, July 15.

Franklin-based's McCabe thinks growth slope is encouraging, with book volume reaching critical mass; he eyes future premium services for revenues, City Paper,
July 27.

FedEx Institute of Technology reports status of incubator technology ventures related to nano-, sensors and more, Memphis Bus. Journal,
July 22.

MousePad computer-learning center closes after one-year run, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 4,
July 8.

Interest in technology for security, privacy and health-care may spur new round of tech investment, while balance of the sector enters mature-industry cycle, NY Times,
July 10.

Congress looking at ways to strengthen Small Business Development Centers, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, July 22, not on web. Story posted on sister site

Biotech 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,, July 12.

Investors may see "clean technologies" taking the lustre from biotech and software, CNet News,
July 20.

Tennessee registers increased patent activity, Commercial Appeal,
July 10.

GlobeSecNine VC firm is raising $250M to acquire another round of homeland-security firms, Washington Bus. Journal,
July 22.
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Lacking a local IT client, Cumberland Consulting Group leverages relationships born before former Ernst & Young execs moved from Chicago to Nashville, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3, July 22.

Mahoney 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., 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 17

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,, 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 vehicles.
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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.

Clarksville's Gateway Health Systems adopts MTI storage technology, release July 26.

The 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.

HEALTH IT:   E. TN's CareSpark is pushing ahead with regional health information organization (RHIO) mandate, Tri-Cities Bus. Journal, July 7Vanderbilt 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, analyst report, July 26. Healthbridge in Cincinnati isn't a RHIO, but it may be proof of concept, HealthLeaders, July 2005. EMR, 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.

U.S. Senate 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.

(more) 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 11.

3DR Inc. of Louisville expects to become "national company," once big deals are signed for 3-D views of medical scans, Louisville Bus. First, July 15.
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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see previous issues, here

State RFP 440.00-451
would migrate new GIS system to Oracle Spatial Enterprise database from Intergraph technology, due Aug. 27.

TN Human Services (huge pdf)
RFP 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,
July 20.

Governor Bredesen blogs,, July 22.

Information Technology costs represent important part of Metro Nashville budget for FY06, Tennessean, July 23

$2 billion in Tennessee Sales and Use Taxes filed online in first two years,
release July 7.

Former Corrections Corp. Chairman Doc Crants' Houston-based firm, Satellite Tracking of People (STOP), protests handling of Florida RFP, claiming language altered to thwart competition,,
July 25.

VOIP and telephony: Congress moves toward September VoIP hearings, CNet News,
July 21. FCC establishes E911 Task Force, CNET, July 25. E-911 group in Knoxville may seek legislative relief for dealing with 911 tariff, Knox. News Sentinel, July 16.

Nashville Airport installs upgraded digital computer network, Tennessean,
July 22.

Tullahoma - General Physics Corp. (sub of GP Strategies Corp.) received 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. Release July 14.

Homeland Security funding upgrades emergency communications in Greene County,, July 27.

Are U.S. Tech companies collaborating with China's web censorship and policing efforts? Wash. Post,
July 20.

Metro Police say posting 'Johns'
photos on website will reduce prostitution and its consequences, Tennessean, July 16.
Chattanooga uses pavement-management software to sustain lives of roadways, Times Free Press, July 17.

Tennessean editorial contra Supreme Court ruling ISP cable access, Tennessean,
July 14.

Knox County E-911 dispatch-services responsibilities are decentralized, counter to earlier communications model, Knox. News Sentinel,
July 8.

Metro Council e-mails in budget deliberations may have gone against Tennessee open meetings law, Tennessean,
July 9.

Interest-group E-mails are virtually overwhelming Congressional staffs,
Wash. Post, July 11.
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Nanotechnology: U.S. Senate bill approved for Appropriations would provide $500K for Tech2020 initiative, Chattanoogan, July 22.

Cingular increasing middle-Tennessee infrastructure investment, release July 27.

US LEC increases customer count, Memphis Bus. Journal, July 8.

Memphis 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.

Oak 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 Aug. 26 (Awards event Oct. 21).

Tricycle Inc. wins Chattanooga Technology Council Technology Innovation Award,, July 20.

Knox 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,, 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.

Data Guidance Group is Memphis entry in IT consulting, web optimization, etc., Comm. Appeal, July 18.

UT Chattanooga Computer 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.

In 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 improvement, here.

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,, 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. Journal, July 8.
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Adult enrolment at Tennessee colleges and universities drops during past decade, could hurt industry recruitment, Times Free Press, July 24.

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 22.

Professor Bressoud of Macalester College advocates emphasis on computational sciences in preparation for careers in biology, social sciences, other fields,
July 2005.

Nashville Academy of Science and Engineering:  'Integrity' 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. Info Technology unit's projects suggests more work in the offing, April 2005 report. Earlier 04 report.

(more) TSU Prof. Evans is part of 21-member team that discovered new planet outside our solar system, Tennessean, July 15. Related release, July 1.

atest 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.

Information International Assocs. donates to foundation for 'sweeping upgrades' for Oak Ridge HS, Knox. News Sentinel,
July 15.

Integrated education technology spreads in Hamilton County schools, Times Free Press,
July 12.

Information 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 June 27.

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.

U. 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 20.
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Recent Jobs Postings to NTC Careers page, here.

Dialogue:  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 20.

Cow Chips:  RFID tracking cattle in Tennessee, Tennessean, July 14. U.S. Ag Secretary kicks-off Farm Bill tour in Nashville, includes emphasis on better technolog prep for farmers, Country World News, July 21.

MUSIC:  Nashville's
PodCast Alley enables informercial podcasts,, July 2005. Nashville's Passalong Networks supplies core technology for Crowfly (821 Entertainment Gp.) to sell individual singles from Mark Knopfler's Shangri-la world tour,, July 15. Nash. Bus. Journal, July 13. Release, July 13. More Nashville singer-songwriters offering music online, WTVF, July 26; e.g., is slated to open.

HR-XML group convenes in Nashville Oct. 3-4 to discuss impact of tech standards on Human Resources functions,

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,,
July 6.

EBay 2Qtr. report says PayPal registered users grew from 50 million to 79 million, NY times,
July 22.

Sensors: Traffic volume and best-route advice are's bread and butter, NY Times,
July 19. Related story, Wash. Post, July 28.

Music downloads up dramatically, according to federation report, CNet News,
July 21.

Cisco helping EDS pioneer new approach to IT outsourcing,
release July 18.

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 13.

MSM:  NewsCorp launches Fox Interactive, NY Times,
July 16. NewsCorp buys Intermix', NY Times, July 19. ClearChannel launches online radio push, NY Times, July 18.

ITIL IT Service Management framework is attracting increasing corporate adopters, transforming IT departments into service businesses, Louisville Bus. First,
July 15.

Virtual Earth views are being pushed by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, NY Times,
July 14.

IBM and Centerpoint announce broadband-via-power-lines venture, NY Times,
July 11. offers intellectual property resources,
here.  Related Saylor column, Knox. News Sentinel, July 8.
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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) 
(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. Register online here

(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.
Info here.

* (Aug. 17)
Multimedia Showcase Knoxville features keynote speech by Dr. Lee Martin, Director, TN Technopreneurial Leadership Center, at UT.

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

(Aug. 22-23) CSI Training: How to be a more effective IS professional. Nashville Convention Center. In Coop. with ISSA.  Details here. 

(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.  

(Aug. 25-26) CSI Training: Defense Against Social Engineering. Nashville Convention Center. In Coop with ISSA. 
Details here.

(Sept. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable, speaker Ken Thoreson, President, Acumen Management Group on creating sustainable revenues through partnerships. Details here.

(Sept. 7-9)  National
Health IT Summit and National HIPAA Summit, Washington D.C.

(Sept. 8) AITP Nashville, with speaker David Cochran, IT manager, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. For information,
write here.

(Sept. 14) Nashville Capital Network program, "Managing the Fast-Growing Business," 5:30 p.m., Averbuch Audit., Owen GSM, Vanderbilt.
Details TBA.

(Sept. 26-29) 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 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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