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Fewer IT jobs were lost last year

A study released recently by the American Electronics Association (AeA) showed that in 2004 the U.S. high-tech industry lost 25,000 jobs, dropping to 5.6 million. This decline in 2004 represents a considerable slowdown in technology jobs lost, compared to the 333,000 jobs lost in 2003 and the 612,000 jobs lost in 2002.

Cyberstates 2005 found that all but four states lost high-tech jobs in 2003, the most recent year for which state data are available. California and Texas lost the greatest number of tech jobs, shedding some 67,800 and 32,900 jobs, respectively.

Virginia displaced Massachusetts in 2003, becoming the fifth largest state by technology employment. And, while Colorado remained the nation’s leading cyberstate by concentration of high-tech workers, Virginia also moved up by this metric to second place.

Gold’s Gym hires DP Solutions

Gold’s Gym hired Columbia, Md.-based technology integrator and consultant DP Solutions to host the network infrastructure for all its 38 gym locations across the United States. Gold’s Gym has a total of 200 users within its facilities throughout the nation.

DP Solutions will provide a solution to host the Gold’s Gym facilities IT environment, including relocating the Gold’s Gym-owned ADP system.

DP also said it has teamed with Foresight Corp., using Foresight’s transaction processing automation applications in combination with DP’s business consulting and IT services for use in healthcare environments.

Goda Software updates lifecycle tool

Arlington, Va.-based Goda Software Inc., released the latest version of its requirements tracking, analysis and lifecycle tool, Analyst Pro 5.0. This latest version builds on the successes of its predecessors and adds a host of powerful features to enhance the product in exciting new ways. It boasts the combined power of a word processor and a spreadsheet for requirements tracking, analysis and management.

Analyst Pro 5.0 features a traceability matrix that illustrates the relationships among requirements, systems and software components. With this information at their fingertips, project managers, software architects and developers can clearly see how changing requirements affect software and systems development processes.

Cornet adds frame capture feature

Springfield, Va.-based Video Convergence, the video surveillance products and integration services division of Cornet Technology Inc., said frame capture is now available for its iVDO Streamer 2/4 Encoders. Now, the iVDO Streamer 2/4 Encoders can create onsite snapshots from a video stream and send the images directly to any Web site that is authorized to access the traffic management system.

With the added capability built into the encoders, the iVDO Streamer 2/4 Encoders create D1 resolution JPEG snapshots of video streams.

PeerConnect, Hyperspace to team

Rochester, N.Y.-based PeerConnect Inc. and Easton, Md.-based Hyperspace Communications Inc. will collaborate to bring Hyperspace patented technologies and products to selected commercial markets in North America, focusing on healthcare, education, and financial services.

These technologies incorporate an Electronic Postmark from the U.S. Postal Service or other postal authorities into a digital receipt to authenticate any type of electronic transaction, bringing the full protection of postal law to e-mail, peer-to-peer, and Web-based data transfers.

Hyperspace develops technology and products focused on trusted information sharing and electronic transaction authentication.

Telkonet teams with Science Applications

Germantown, Md.-based Telkonet Inc. entered into a co-marketing agreement with Science Applications International Corporation to jointly pursue business opportunities for the deployment of Telkonet powerline communications, the company’s suite of secure, high-speed powerline networking products, with the Air Force, Department of Defense, and federal agencies.

Telkonet makes secure powerline networking solutions using existing electrical wiring.

Telkonet will install its powerline networking solution set at SAIC’s Public Safety Integration Center in McLean, Va.

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