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The Technology Council has been diligently working to represent the needs and goals of the state’s innovation oriented community, but we have not always done a great job of communicating that to our friends, members and partners. Between these weekly messages, targeted mailings and eventually a range of downloadable “pod casts” and videos,  I want to make sure that you are in the loop about [...]

Minimizing Intellectual Property Risk is Key for the Technology Start-Up

By Elizabeth A. Alquist and Pamela A. Johnson There is a certain excitement attached to launching a new business particularly for those with a technology start-up. Finding capital investors, renting office space and creating marketing materials are all a part of the process. However, as with any new venture, there are risks to be aware of such as those involving intellectual property rights which include [...]

2005 Member News Highlights

November 2005 Connection Concepts’ DataPortal™ special IBM webcast introduces Instant “data” Messaging without uneeded extra development. October 2005 Connecticut Technology Fast 50 Awards  CERC Releases Benchmark Study Connecticut’s Economy Faces Serious Growth Challenges, Report: Key growth indicators show state losing ground CT Technology Council to Recognize Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs Statewide; Seeks Candidates for Second Women of Innovation Program The WorkPlace, Inc. has won a $557,000 grant to [...]

Top 10 Marketing Processes for the 21st Century

By Gartner Analysts, Claudio Marcus and Kimberly Collins The marketing function must evolve to support advanced, customer-centric marketing processes. There are 10 processes that will deliver the greatest value to customers and the enterprise. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Although traditional value-added marketing processes will continue to play a role in the evolution of the marketing function, marketers need to focus their attention on new [...]

Layered Defense Approach to Network Security

Smart Internet Searching Saves Time and Money Bob Gaughan, Nortel Networks Corporation Today’s enterprises and governments are enjoying the many benefits of greater communications with fewer boundaries between them and their business partners, customers and remote employees. While there are many benefits, they can be outweighed by the various risks of doing business on public networks or open intranets. Organizations must still make the right [...]

CIO’s at the Crossroads

By Gartner Vice President, Tim Ogden According to Ellen Kitzis and Marianne Broadbent, VPs at Gartner, CIO’s today stand at a crossroads. The role of CIO is changing due to two perspectives on IT. On the one hand there is the lingering disaffection with IT from the Internet bust and the technology capital spending overhang. On the other hand, business executives are desperate for innovation, [...]

PR Strategies for Small Tech Companies

AnnMarie Kemp, Vice President, Director of Public Relations for Cronin and Company, Inc. Used alone or in combination with other marketing disciplines, public relations is an effective communications tool. It’s ideally suited to build awareness and credibility for a company or product and, often, it’s the best place to start for small companies either entering the marketplace or looking to grow their business. PR can [...]


By Richard Lennon “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra If you bought or leased your telephone system 5 to 10 years ago, eventually you will need to replace it. You may be realizing that you have outgrown your system and it does not support your branch offices and telecommuters. Replacement parts may become harder to find and [...]

Smart Internet Searching Saves Time and Money

By Denise Ryan, MLS According to International Data Corporation analyst Susan Feldman in The High Cost of Not Finding Information, (KM World, March 2004), the time spent looking for and not finding information can potentially cost an organization up to $6 million a year. According to the study, this figure does not include “lost opportunity costs,” estimated at a loss of $15 million per year [...]