High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses
the latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
EXPANDING INNERHOST: Miami-based Innerhost, which
executives describe as a provider of managed hosting and application services,
plans to expand its Doral-based data center. The multi-year project, to be done
in three phases by 2002, could create as many as 600 new jobs, publicists say.
The 25,000-square-foot data center handles about 8,000 servers, say Innerhost
representatives, and an additional 26,000 square feet has been identified that
could bring service to 26,000 more servers. Strategic partners for the project
include Unisys, selected as the prime contractor and systems integrator; Cisco,
a provider of switching and routing equipment; Microsoft and Intel.
CYBEAR HERE: Boca Raton-based Cybear Group, a part
of the Andrx Corp., is expanding. Andrx and Tarrytown, NY-based Mediconsult.com
have agreed upon a stock-for-stock merger where Mediconsult will become a part
of Cybear Group. Together, representatives say the firms will become the largest
online physician service.
ADD DIANON: Also, Dianon Systems Inc. which
provides a full line of anatomic and molecular pathology testing services
recently became a Cybear client. Cybear bills itself as an Internet and applications-service
provider for the health care industry. It uses a secure private network to provide
Internet access, e-mail and productivity applications on a transaction or subscription
basis to physicians, physician organizations, pharmacies and hospitals. Details:
GROVE RETURN: The Coconut Grove-based forensic consulting
firm Lewis B. Freeman & Partners announced the return of principal Kolman Kenigsberg,
who has been on special assignment with a United Nations-based, business-to-business
Internet exchange. Back in the Grove, Mr. Kenigsberg's responsibilities will include
operation reviews, consulting and litigation support for e-commerce turnarounds.
REAL EMERGENCY: The Florida Association of Realtors
announced it has created an emergency housing network that will let real estate
professionals assist people who've lost their homes by directing them to emergencyhousing.net.
The Florida Department of Community Affairs Division of Emergency Management worked
jointly with the Florida Association of Realtors to organize the site, which the
state will promote as an emergency response service.