Published July 17, 2001
Volume 9, Number 7

Business Bits

  • Nellcor has announced availability of its new Intouch Remote Oximetry Notification System. With the system, small radio transmitters are placed on top of each bedside pulse oximeter (which measures pulse rate and oxygenation of blood) to transmit alarm data to pagers worn by clinical staff in the unit. When the pulse oximeter alarms at a patient's bedside, the clinician is alerted within seconds via the pager, which displays the bed number, alarm message, the patient's pulse rate, and other data. 
  • Commerce One and German software giant SAP have announced that SAP has agreed to invest up to an additional $225 million in Commerce One. Following the investment, SAP will own approximately 20 percent of Commerce One outstanding common stock, including the Commerce One shares already owned by SAP.

    "Our goal from the first day of our alliance with SAP has been to deliver solutions to enable collaborative commerce, helping companies do business with partners and customers anywhere, anytime across an open e-commerce platform," said Mark Hoffman, chairman and CEO of Commerce One. "SAP's additional investment in Commerce One is further testament to both the strength of our alliance and the strength of Commerce One's e-commerce capabilities."
  • PeopleSoft announced a major milestone in its On Campus program, exceeding $10 million in software and training grants given to colleges and universities. On Campus enhances business and information technology education by integrating PeopleSoft's eBusiness applications into the curriculum of colleges and universities. 
  • ProBusiness was the sponsor of graduating senior Rachel Shaddy of Dublin High School who received a 2001 Tri-Valley Community Service Award for her outstanding volunteer service to the community. The award was presented by The Volunteer Center of Alameda County at a recent banquet. 
  • Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation announced the award of $32,000 in 38 mini and impact grants to fund educational projects in the Pleasanton Unified School District.   The grant programs are made possible through the efforts of a number of businesses and individuals. Hacienda companies ProBusiness, Alameda County Superior Court, Visioneer, and Commerce One contributed to the project through their participation in the annual CEO Dinner in 2000 that raised $60,000.


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