Subject: Chicago Computer Guide This Week
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 03:26:18 -0500
Chicago Computer Guide This Week
For September 31 - October 6, 2001

I.    This Week's Calendar of Events
II.   BusinessWeek's Live Returns to Chicago
III.  Tolerance
IV.   Chicago Computer Company News
V.    Chicago Computer Dealers

==============Special Event=====================

BusinessWeek presents:
Rethinking the Internet Live: Chicago
October 18-19, 2001
The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
BusinessWeek's Rethinking the Internet conference will 
examine the firms that are successfully using the Internet to 
change business processes; measuring their costs against 
returns, and managing their corporations through the downturn. 
Join BusinessWeek and your peers as we explore how 
forward-thinking enterprises can initiate new business practices, 
fund them, measure their returns, and assess their impact on 
productivity across the organization, despite an uncertain 
economic climate.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ross Bott, Venture Partner, Redpoint Ventures
Ann Cairns, Vice President, Global e-Solutions Head, 
Citibank e-Business
Barbara A. Claitman, e-Business Director, Commercial 
Aviation Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Sam Colella, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Tim Geiken, Vice President, Electronic Commerce, Corporate 
Marketing, United Parcel Service
Mark T. Hogan, President, e-GM; Group Vice President, 
General Motors Corporation
Shafiq Khan, Vice President, eCommerce, Marriott International, Inc.
Edward Muñoz, President and CEO, Ticona
Michael J. Rowen, President, e-Commerce, Capital One 
Financial Corporation

For program details or to register, visit our website at, 
e-mail at or 
call (212) 512-2184.


I. This Week's Chicago Computer Events**

Event: Computer Central Shows
Date: September 30, 2001
Place: College of DuPage, Physical Education Building, 
Corner of Park Boulevard and College Road, Glen Ellyn, IL
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Information: Check out
80% new merchandise, 20% reconditioned and pre-owned, 
1000's of products available. More products and product 
variety than can be found in any retail store!

Event: Illinois Venture Capital Conference 
Date:  October 2, 2001 
Place: Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan 
Time: 9AM - 5PM 
Cost: Before Sep. 25: $395 - individual/investor, 
$195 - each additional individual/firm; 
After Sep. 25: $495/$295 
Information: Call Ann Lyons at 312.654.8958 
The 2001 conference will mark the 5th year of introducing Mid-America’s
high growth companies to interested investors and venture capitalists.
Over two-thirds of presenters at our previous conferences have gone on
to receive funding, totaling over $275 million.

Event: Selling Technology in a Tough Economy and a More 
Competitive Marketplace
Date:  October 3rd, 2001
Place: 715 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 
Time: 8:00 to 9:30 am 
Who/Where to call for info: Lisa Bashaw at 847-439-8808 x36 
or e-mail at 

Event: Electronic Commerce World 2001 Conference**
and Exhibit, 
Date: October 9-12
Place: McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Information: Targeted for EDI professionals working in 
the eBusiness arena, ECWorld 2001 features 60 
educational sessions, six tracks, workshops, roundtables, 
and exhibit hall sessions. 
All sessions are led by speakers and panels comprised of 
acknowledged industry experts, among them Keynoters Jim
Ryan of and John Sculley of Sculley Brothers 
LLC. This year's program includes a strong on focus on 
advances and strategies in supply chain and procurement. 
View the complete educational line up online at or call Ian Roure at 
212.631.9732 today!

Event Name/Topic: Microsoft's Mobile Information 2001 Server
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Event Sponsor: Geneer
Event Type: Midwest Wireless Application Developers SIG
Time: 6 to 8:30 PM
Location: Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago
Price: Free with complimentary beverages and snacks
RSVP: Register at:
Contact email:
Contact Phone: 847-294-0300
Microsoft's Technology Specialist, Jim Kehoe, gives tips and 
tools on Microsoft's Mobile Information 2001 Server
The Mobile Information 2001 Server is the application server 
that extends the reach of Microsoft .NET Enterprise applications, 
enterprise data, and Intranet content into the realm of the mobile 
user. It brings the power of the corporate Intranet to the latest 
generation of mobile devices, allowing users to secure, real-time 
access to their e-mail, contacts, calendar, tasks, or any Intranet 
line-of-business application. Topics covered by Jim in this 
technical meeting include:

·  Definition of versions, Enterprise and Carrier.
·  Configuration information on client software.
·  Deployment best practices.

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II. BusinessWeek's Live Returns to Chicago

Not so long ago, giddy investors tracked their burgeoning 
wealth on CNBC. Commentators, analysts, and wunderkind
CEOs served up blow-by-blow coverage of the Internet economy, 
peppering their insights with pithy New Economy catch phrases: 
dot-com,, B2B, B2C, disruptive innovation. Today such buzz 
words are derided as acronyms for the latest trends: 
dot-bomb, e.fizz, back to banking, back to consulting, disrupted 
Click here,, 
to read more.

III. Tolerance
by Wayne M. Krakau

We interrupt this series on broadband communications with 
this special bulletin on diversity in the computer industry, in 
light of the recent terrorist attacks. Click on, for more.

IV. Chicago Computer Company News

Chicago Technology Community Launches Initiative To 
Support Disaster Relief Efforts

    Chicago, IL --  A group of Chicago’s technology leaders 
and civic organizations, offering its support to victims of 
last week’s terrorist attacks, have announced the launch 
of Chicago Technology Cares, a charitable initiative uniting 
Chicago’s technology community to raise funds for 
emergency relief efforts.  
    Chicago Technology Cares is being organized by First Tuesday, 
CCC Information Services Inc., The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial 
Center, The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, The Illinois 
Coalition, Ketchum/Corporate Technology Communications and 
Lante Corporation. It will accept donations from organizations and 
individuals with all proceeds going to the Chicago Remembers Fund,
established by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Bank One and the 
City of Chicago to provide disaster relief after last week’s tragedies.  
   "Chicago’s technology community has proven that when we come 
together we are capable of great things," said David Jacobson, 
Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and First Tuesday
organizer in Chicago.  "By establishing Chicago Technology 
Cares, we have an opportunity to significantly impact and 
support our nation’s recovery efforts".
     The Chicago Remembers Fund was established to help the 
relief effort in New York and Washington, D.C. The City of 
Chicago will work with New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and 
Pentagon officials to determine how best to distribute the money. 
    "Not unlike others, members of Chicago’s technology community 
are looking for ways to assist the victims of last week’s tragedy,"
said Paul Rand, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Ketchum/Corporate Technology Communications.  "Through 
Chicago Technology Cares, the technology community is unified 
in its resolve to lend its support." 
    "As one of Chicago's largest technology companies, we are happy 
to lend our support to Chicago Technology Cares and encourage 
other companies to do likewise," said Githesh Ramamurthy,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CCC Information Services Inc.  
     "On behalf of all of us at CCC, we believe this initiative 
provides an 
excellent opportunity to demonstrate the heartfelt care and concern
from Chicago's technology community."
       Individuals and companies interested in making contributions 
visit or send checks, payable to: 
Chicago Remembers Fund, c/o First Tuesday, 8000 Sears Tower, 
Chicago, IL 60606. 

Aladdin Security Advisory: New 'Vote' Virus Exploits Terrorism Fears 

    Chicago, IL/PRNewswire/ -- Aladdin Knowledge Systems has 
announced its eSafe content security solution provides automatic
protection against a new Win32.Vote virus designed to draw on the 
worldwide fear of terrorism.
    "The 'Vote' virus inflicts the same type of damage that we see with 
common viruses," said Ofer Elzam, senior security expert at Aladdin 
Knowledge Systems. "However, this virus is particularly noteworthy 
because its creators are using people's fear of terrorism to increase 
its chances of spreading quickly."
    The virus arrives as an email with an attached executable file. If
executed, it attempts to delete all files from the Windows folder and
overwrite all HTM and HTML files it finds. It also attempts to download 
a file from a specific Web site and then deletes the directories of 
anti-virus programs.
    The arriving email comes with a subject called "Peace Between 
and Islam!" The text of the email says "Hi! iS iT A waR Against AmeriCa 
Or IsLam! Let's Vote To Live in Peace!" After running, it will display 
propaganda message "AmeRiCa ...Few Days WiLL Show You What 
We Can Do !!! It's Our Turn >>> ZaCkEr is So Sorry For You." Clearly 
using the abbreviation of the World Trade Center to further lure 
the attachment is called "WTC.EXE."
    Aladdin's proactive eSafe security solution provides full 
against this new threat. eSafe Desktop and Enterprise provide proactive
protection against this threat even without an update by using the 
advanced Sandbox II and System Protection. Aladdin's Content Security 
Response Team (CSRT) currently ranks the Win32.Vote virus as a 
threat. However, due to the emotional nature of the email, Aladdin's 
considers this a potential outbreak and will monitor its infection rate 
update the threat level accordingly.
    For the latest virus and vandal updates, including more information 
regarding the Vote virus and Aladdin's eSafe content security solution, 
visit .


Galileo International Provides Financial Support to Travel Suppliers 

    ROSEMONT, Ill/PRNewswire/ -- Due to last week's horrific terrorist 
attacks affecting people around the world, the airlines, and other
companies in the travel industry, Galileo International, a leading
provider of electronic global distribution services (GDS) for the 
industry, supported by its prospective owner, Cendant Corporation, is 
reaching out to provide financial support to the airlines and all other 
travel supplier customers.  To assist during this unprecedented period 
of turmoil in the travel industry, Galileo is extending substantial 
fee credits to its supplier customers.  This, in addition to previously 
announce assistance to travel agency and corporate customers, totals 
several million dollars of direct support to the industry.
    "This is a difficult time for all of us in the travel industry.  To
rebound from this tragedy will require unity and endurance," said James 
E. Barlett, chairman, president and CEO of Galileo.  "During this 
period of 
adversity, we believe it is absolutely essential to support our 
customers as 
we work together to rebuild this dynamic industry."
    Airlines are struggling with reduced schedules and traffic; hotels 
experiencing drastically reduced occupancy rates; and all other travel
suppliers are grappling with similar hardships.  Galileo recognizes it 
be some time before travel suppliers resume normal operations.
    "While Galileo and its travel suppliers are all experiencing the 
ramifications of this tragedy, we felt as partners in this industry 
that it is 
especially important to provide an extra level of support to our 
customers," said Cheryl Ballenger, Galileo's executive vice president 
and chief financial officer.
    Earlier, Galileo extended relief to U.S.-based travel agency and 
customers, who have also been greatly impacted by this tragedy, by not 
holding them financially responsible for shortfall fees caused by any 
in bookings during the month of September.


Expand Beyond Corp. Raises $11.2 Million In First Round Of 
Institutional Financing

   Chicago, IL -- Expand Beyond Corporation, formerly known as 
PocketDBA Systems, featured in a recent issue of Chicago 
Computer Guide announced today the closing of an $11.2 million 
funding round led by Menlo Ventures with additional participation 
from the company’s angel investor group. Expand Beyond develops 
products that enable enterprises to wirelessly manage their entire 
Information Technology infrastructure, from servers to databases.
Expand Beyond’s wireless software products target the server 
administration and database software markets, that according to 
Dataquest, generated more than $60 billion in sales last year.
The company’s products are sold to enterprise customers on a 
subscription basis, creating a recurring revenue stream. The 
company’s direct sales force along with more than a dozen resellers 
are generating sales worldwide from top organizations such as the 
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Cinergy Corp, and 
In addition, joint development agreements are in place with some of 
the nation’s leading software companies, among them, Computer 
    "Our vision is to help companies become more efficient by reducing 
their operational costs and maximizing their systems’ uptime through 
the use of our wireless technology," said Ari Kaplan, founder and CEO 
of Expand Beyond Corporation. "Our products have been quickly 
embraced by the marketplace because they represent millions of 
dollars in potential savings, in addition to the intangible value of 
greater customer loyalty and satisfaction that’s gained from database 
reliability," he added. 
    Expand Beyond’s flagship product, PocketDBA, is used by Oracle 
database administrators (DBAs) to remotely monitor, manage and 
troubleshoot databases in real time using wireless handheld devices. 
The turnkey software product installs in minutes, and allows an 
organization to control multiple databases around the world with a 
single wireless console, while maintaining high levels of security. 
The company’s PocketSA software product complements PocketDBA 
by enabling IT professionals to wirelessly manage their Unix servers, 
Windows servers, routers, and firewalls, through a secure shell. 
   The inflow of new capital from Menlo Ventures will be used to 
increase sales, expand customer service and fund additional 
marketing of the company’s current product line. The funding will 
also be used to develop new products that utilize Expand Beyond’s 
wireless technology platform. 


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