High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses
the latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
VIRTUAL REAL: Cushman & Wakefield has launched what
it calls "the first web-based, fully integrated, customized commercial real
estate portfolio and facilities management solution" under the moniker big-e
real estate. The system was developed by Business Integration Group, and, said
Cushman Senior Manager Peter R. Harrison, represents "a totally seamless
Internet-based solution to real estate management."
MORE REAL: Meanwhile, an entity called the International
Development Research Council has launched e-CRE, billing it as "a universal
web-based platform for the corporate real estate world." According to Vice
President Prentice Knight, real estate is "behind other industries. We need
to embrace the Internet." At a recent meeting of the IDRC Florida World Congress
in Orlando, he cited a market need for what he called "universality and validation"
appropriate standards, guidelines and oversight for business-to-business,
or B2B, e-commerce in corporate real estate.
Freelance.com held a launch party this month in the Miami Design District. CEO
Alexandre Attal calls his site "an innovative online professional services
network that connects pre-screened freelancers with Fortune 1000 and market-leading
Internet companies." He says three key trends are changing the workplace
outsourcing, the demand for intellectual capital and the rise of freelancing.
The key issue, he says, is not so much a shortage of talent as accessing that
talent hence the need for his service, which matches buyers and sellers
for a fixed fee.
FLYING PACT: American Airlines and Miami's Viajo.com
have announced a pact where American gives Viajo users "access to a special
American Airlines section to make reservations and purchase airline tickets, as
well as research itineraries and connecting flights," says Peter Vittori,
regional sales director for American.
SHOPPING POST: A North Miami Beach-based dot-com called
My Shopping Center without the spaces, of course named Diane Venitelli
executive vice president of marketing. The firm, Ms. Venitelli says, "has
come out of the chute very fast. In only a matter of months, the company has established
a dominant national presence." The company is self-described as a "broadband
data and networking service for shopping centers and merchants," offering
site designs with B2B capabilities, among other things.
DOT-COM LINES: Fiera Inc. announced it has launched
fiera.com in Spain in a partnership with Grupo Correo the dot-com's first
entry into the European market.... AT&T Latin America this month announced the
launch of domestic and international long-distance communication services in Argentina....
Miami's Gastroenterology Care Center, which employs 12 physicians at 7500 SW 87th
Ave., announced the launch of gicarecenter.com to handle questions, renew prescriptions
and set appointments.... Dot-coms GoCruiseDirect and Volando which peddles
travel services in Spanish and Portuguese announced a partnership giving
Volando something called a CruisePro network so users can book cruises offered
by eight cruise companies.