Ky. company sues local gift card venture over licensing deal

Sister company of Brentwood's Comdata seeking to terminate agreement and accelerate outstanding balances
May 28, 2009 2:40 PM

Robotic software firm gathering capital

Universal Robotics, which is marketing 'software with an IQ' for the warehouse sector, has raised $1.3 million from a dozen investors. Developed at NASA and Vanderbilt, the software has the capacity to learn processes as it handles tasks. HT: Venture Nashville's latest NEWSBITS
May 28, 2009 9:50 AM

Looking to organize all that vendor paperwork?

Milt Capps reports on the local start-up who'll help you get a grip on the myriad contracts you have to track. Former Goldleaf Financial Solutions counsel Michael Berman has been raising angel capital for Network Contract Solutions LLC.
May 28, 2009 7:15 AM

BlueCross taps Atlanta agency for online work

The state's largest health insurer has contracted with WPP unit Studiocom for its digital and online advertising programs.
May 28, 2009 7:03 AM

Iasis teams with clinical tech venture

The local hospital operator will use Pennsylvania-based Precyse Solutions' clinical documentation software and training services for the next two years.
May 28, 2009 12:07 AM

Tech reseller adds local sales exec

From a release:
Epic Technologies LLC Hires Cheri Viar as Director of Business Development Cheri joins Epic Technology on May 26th as Director of Business Development for Middle Tennessee. Cheri's strong listening and communication skills allow her to quickly and effectively help customers find affordable, productive communication solutions. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from MTSU.
Viar spent five years at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers before joining the family business, whose local operations are run from West End.
May 27, 2009 10:36 PM

Nissan, rental company team on electric cars

The auto maker will supply its electric vehicles to Europcar's network in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
May 27, 2009 8:28 AM

Once more into the breach

More and more, employees are making off with sensitive data from their employers:
Brill said Kroll already is seeing a higher rate of incidents involving employees taking sensitive company data — either before or after they’ve been let go — that they intend to use to better themselves with another employer or start a competing business. Brian Lapidus, a colleague of Brill and the Nashville, Tennessee-based COO of Kroll’s fraud solutions division, said there were about 1,000 more data security inquiries to Kroll in December than just last July. "We’re seeing more [data] breaches and we’re seeing more activity from those people who have been victims of a breach," Lapidus said. A study that Ponemon Institute LLC released last month found that more than 88 percent of all data breaches involved insider negligence, while the remaining 12 percent were the result of a malicious act. The study also found that the cost of data breaches to companies rose in 2008 to an average $202 per record compromised, up 2.5 percent from 2007 and 11 percent from 2006.
May 26, 2009 7:33 AM

Former HCA exec to advise Georgia company

Charles Evans, who ran HCA's Eastern Group until late 2006, will help Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare deliver its staffing, consulting and IT services to hospitals around the country.
May 22, 2009 11:42 AM

HCA exec to chair HHS committee

Jonathan Perlin, chief medical officer at the nation's largest hospital chain, will oversee the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Health IT Standards Committee, which will make recommendations to national health IT coordinator David Blumenthal on standards for a future electronic health record. Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was under secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
May 22, 2009 1:15 AM