New boss for cancer testing firm with local lab

Doug VanOort has been named chairman and interim CEO of cancer genetics testing company NeoGenomics. The company runs a 5,400-square-foot lab – one of its three facilities – in Grassmere.
Mar 16, 2009 12:59 PM

Cybera in video partnership

The Nashville-based marketer of networking technology has teamed with Colorado-based Envysion, which sells video surveillance equipment.
Mar 12, 2009 7:33 AM

Dell laying off workers around the world

Will Nashville workers be among the sacked? WKRN gets the definite maybe:
We’ve been streamlining our business for more than a year and said as recently as two weeks ago that we’d continue to do so. We’ll confirm that Dell is reducing its global workforce as part of its ongoing initiative to remain competitive. Workforce reduction is difficult, but this is a deliberate part of Dell’s ongoing focus on competitiveness. We recognize the reduction is significant for affected and other employees, and are working to minimize consequences. Affected employees will be offered competitive severance packages, including career counseling and outplacement services.
UPDATE: Nashville workers among those getting the chop.
Mar 11, 2009 2:04 PM
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Ma Bell to bulk up

AT&T plans to add 3,000 jobs this year as it continues to plow billions into its wireless and broadband businesses. Remember, though, that the company still plans to lay off 12,000 people at other divisions.
"Demand for broadband continues to grow as new applications emerge and customers embrace them," said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and chief executive said in the release. "We expect demand will only escalate when the larger economy rebounds."
The telecom giant last month said it will add 50 cell sites in Tennessee in '09.
Mar 10, 2009 11:30 PM

AmSurg inks coding, EHR software deal

The Nashville-based surgery center operator (Ticker: AMSG) has signed an agreement with a division of publishing and technology giant Wolters Kluwer to use its software for surgery coding and electronic health records.
Mar 10, 2009 10:55 AM

Cybera adds sales director

Jimna Barnett, a tech sales veteran with experience at AT&T and Intel, has been named director of sales operations at networking firm Cybera. She will lead the company's Business Care organization, which was formed last summer.
Mar 10, 2009 8:35 AM

Ex-hospital CEO to advise HealthTeacher

Jon Vice, who led Milwaukee's children's hospital for a quarter of a century, will help Nashville-based HealthTeacher reach out to other organizations as it continues to develop its health education curriculum.
Mar 9, 2009 1:45 PM

BancTec to serve as sponsor at Medical Banking Institute

From a release:
BancTec, a global provider of advanced, high volume document and payment processing services and solutions, will once again partner with other industry leaders in an effort to improve health costs, quality and access by serving as the Educational Grantor Sponsor at the 7th Annual Medical Banking Institute, to be held March 11-13 in Nashville, TN.
Mar 9, 2009 12:36 PM

Local rockers set UK digital record

The Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" has become the most-downloaded song ever in Britain. The tally stands at 547,000 and counting.
Mar 8, 2009 1:42 PM

More on the Nissan electric car front

From a press release:
The Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced that Nissan and Pima Association of Governments (PAG), which represents the Tucson region, are forming a partnership to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network. ECOtality Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., clean electric transportation and storage technologies company, also will participate in the partnership by working to facilitate the process of helping make the Tucson Metro Area EV-ready.
More coverage here.
Mar 6, 2009 1:13 PM