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12/23/2002 - Terabyte Tidbits

Translation Technologies Inc. AddsSolidWorks
Translation Technologies Inc. (TTI), a developer of patent-pending software that delivers parametric, feature-based and fully modifiable computer-aided design (CAD) translations, announced the availability of SolidWorks data conversion capabilities for its service-based customers. Users of TTI’s service-based translations are now able to exchange data between SolidWorks Corporation’s SolidWorks, PTC’s Pro/ENGINEER, Dassault Systemes’ CATIA, and EDS’ Unigraphics and I-deas. SolidWorks will be added to TTI’s licensed software translation matrix during the first quarter of 2003.

Facilitating with Style
Dee Endelman, a highly regarded expert in communication and how it relates to productivity and cooperation, will present the January program at the luncheon meeting of Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS). Dee will provide an overview presentation on Communication Styles during the lunch meeting from 12:00 - 1:30. She will also present the interactive workshop, "Facilitating With Style” from 1:45 - 5:00.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 9 at noon at the WestCoast River Inn, 700 North Division Street in Spokane. The cost is $15 for MAS members and $25 for non-members for the luncheon only. The cost for the workshop only is $25 for members and $45 for non-members. The cost for the entire program (12:00 - 5:00) is $35 for members and $60 for non-members. Reservation deadline is January 6. For membership information or to make a reservation, contact MAS Vice President David Dowers at (509) 536-3853 or see the MAS website at

Robust Computing by Clustering
John Maus, Senior Technical Consultant for Maus Software Technical Consulting will speak on "Robust Computing by Clustering" at the next Inland Northwest Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) meeting. The meeting will be January 14, 2003 at SIRTI Boardroom No. 432, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The meeting begins at 4:30 with networking; the talk begins at 5:00.

According to Maus, "Companies today are demanding high availability computing architectures approaching 99.999% up-time which translates to less than 5 minutes of unscheduled downtime in a year. These architectures generally involve some type of server clustering where any single point of failure (SPOF) has been eliminated. Application failover to a surviving node must be automatically initiated. A cost-benefit-risk analysis must be done, as cost increases dramatically when moving from traditional availability to high availability to fault tolerant. But even a fault tolerant configuration is not disaster tolerant. To survive data center destruction, data replication must be accomplished to a geographically remote Disaster Recovery Data Center. These topics will be discussed in general and then specific solutions, as offered by Hewlett-Packard, will be described."

Entrepreneur Boot Camps --- Showtime and Fundamentals --- Coming Soon
Entrepreneur Boot Camp #4 Showtime --- will be held Saturday, January 18, 2003. The fourth Boot Camp is devoted to learning and practicing what a good investor “presentation” must contain and convey in 15 minutes.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp #1 - The Fundamentals --- will be held Saturday, February 8th. The Fundamentals is aimed at entrepreneurs who have a solid idea or product, and are just getting started. Experts will be on hand to offer expert advice and valuable information toward developing your idea into a feasible business.

Both of these all-day Boot Camps will be held in the 4th floor boardroom at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Boulevard in Spokane. They are free and space is limited, so reserve your space as soon as possible. For more information about Boot Camps and how to apply, visit, or call Jim Culver at (509) 242-TECH.

Loan Briefing for Small Business
Are you buying a business, or looking for a loan to start or expand a small business? Attend a "Business Loan Briefing" sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This free loan briefing will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, January 9 and 23, 2003 from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm at the Business Information Center (BIC), 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 240 of the Spokane Regional Business Center. Registration not required.

An SBA Loan Officer will present the Business Loan Briefing. The session lasts approximately one hour. Small business loan programs are designed to support your quest for financing, based on the amount of money you need, the purpose of the loan and your personal circumstances. Learn what lenders look for in a credit application, what resources and financing programs are available, and where to go next. This is your best source of information on what is required of you as you pursue funding for your business.

Billie Moreland
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