Written by Miami Today on October 26, 2000
High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
The University of Miami NGJ Information Systems Institute has opened
a center for its off-campus computer training classes at 6303 Blue
Lagoon Drive. An open house is being held there at 5 p.m. today
(10/26). The new complex features four computer classrooms and labs,
plus several work stations and training rooms, promoters said, and
is at ngjisi.miami.edu.
FREE SEMINAR: eBusiness Technologies,
a provider of solutions and services for e-business applications,
will host "Content Management: The Power Behind e-Business,"
a free website content management seminar series for business managers
at 8 a.m. Dec. 13 in the Sheraton Biscayne Bay, 495 Brickell Ave.
Gavin Nicol, chief scientist for eBusiness Technologies, is among
scheduled speakers. Details: (401) 752-4574 or ebt.com.
TRAVEL PARTNER: Miami-based Volando.com,
a travel site in Spanish and Portuguese, has formed strategic alliances
with Bass Hotels, Carnival Cruise Lines, GoCruiseDirect.com and
City Tours, among others. The deals give Volando.com customers competitive
rates on services offered by the new partners, promoters say.
SITE LIST: Boca Raton-based Dunhill
International, a mailing and telemarketing company, launched a catalog
on at dunhills.com.
Miami-based Audubon of Florida, a science-based conservation advocacy
group, has launched a site in conjunction with the University of
South Florida’s Center for Community Design & Research to highlight
the society’s education and outreach programs. Details: (305) 371-6399.
NEW OFFICE: Spain-based DMR Consulting,
a provider of e-business consulting and solutions, opened an office
in Miami to serve as the company’s regional headquarters. The Miami
office will oversee operations in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, promoters
say. Details: dmr.com.
SKY & SPORTS:
Skybox.net, a Miami-based provider of e-commerce logistics solutions
for US e-merchants and Latin American and Caribbean consumers, formed
a strategic alliance with SportsYa.com, a sports portal in Spanish
and Portuguese. The partnership, executives said, will allow consumers
to order SportsYa products via Skybox’s distribution system.
Terremark Worldwide, a provider of telecommunications infrastructure
and services, announced that subsidiary Asia Connect launched 1
Connect — a unified messaging service. The service, based in
China, helps users get faxes and voice-mail from a PC anywhere in
the world, promoters said. Details: (305) 860-7829.