Wednesday, March 30, 2005
2005 SOFTWARE INDUSTRY AWARDS ~ A Night to Celebrate Success!
2005 SOFTWARE INDUSTRY AWARDS ~ A Night to Celebrate Success!
March 31, 2005, Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

Join us at our annual gala event, celebrating the success of the
best and brightest in our industry. The most successful software
companies. The most innovative developers. The hardest-charging
CEO's. Register now and join us as we recognize those who have
made outstanding contributions to the Southern California
technology community.

Highlights include the 2005 Software Council Lifetime Achievement
Award presented to Lee Roberts, CEO of FileNet Corporation.
Special keynote presentation by William Weyand, CEO of MSC.Software.
For a list of award finalist and more detailed information, see

Interview with Lee Roberts, CEO and Chairman, FileNet
My interview today is with Lee Roberts, CEO and Chairman of Costa Mesa-based FileNet. FileNet is one of the great high tech successes in the area, and unique as it has remained a large and independent software firm. Lee is being awarded the Software Council of Southern California's Lifetime Achievement Award tomorrow at the group's annual Software Industry Awards ( is a sponsor), so I thought it would be interesting to hear from Lee about the company and its success. (More info...)

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Fastclick Eyes IPO
Santa Barbara-based Fastclick is slated to debut its IPO April 1st, as the firm looks to capitalize on the profitability and upsurge in interest in Internet-advertising related companies like Yahoo and Google. Fastclick, a provider of provider of online, keyword-based advertising, serves advertisers, publishers, and agencies with a way to manage advertising campaigns and online media. The company competes against ValueClick, AOL, Google's Adwords program and Yahoo's Overture property, and like t (More info...)

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Tech CEOS Eager To Hire, According to Survey
A new study released yesterday shows that technology CEOs are eager to hire and expand their companies, with 95 percent planning to grow their workforce. According to the Deloitte 2005 CEO Survey, three quarters of CEOs are extremely or very confident about their companies' future growth. The study bolsters the belief that the technology industry has shaken its economic malaise, and is back into growth mode. The survey reports that economic concerns are only an issue for 2 perecent of the CEOs t (More info...)

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Qualcomm Targets MEMS
San Diego-based Qualcomm said this morning that it is forming a new business focuses on applyings MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) to the mobile phone business. The new QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies business is a wholly owned subsidiary of the CDMA technology leader, and will focus on increasing the capability of consumer-targeted mobile products using MEMS technology, specifically in the area of liquid-crystal displays. The new company leverages Qualcomm's acquisition of Iridigm, and will b (More info...)

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Xdrive Pushes Digital Photo Features
Santa Monica-based Xdrive has launched yet another feature for sharing data through both Internet-connected PCs and cell phones. The company said this week that it is launching a new digital photo vault service targeted at enabling customers to store high resolution photos. The launch of the service follows promotion of its products as a music storage service, and last week's focus on providing PC-document storage and access via cell phone. The new service includes the ability to view slideshows (More info...)

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Quest Adds Active Directory Product
Irvine-based Quest Software said this morning that it has added a new product for Microsoft's Active Directory software. The company's new Quest Change Manager monitors and corrects changes in Microsoft Active Directory. The software tracks changes and corrects unwanted changes by logging all Active Directory changes, prevents changes to vital entries, and modifies configuration settings according to policy. Active Directory is used by companies to provide global log-in credentials across applic (More info...)

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