October 8, 2012
Four Alaska Airlines departures were delayed at Bob Hope Airport on Monday because of a system-wide software outage that snarled the carrier's flight schedules across the country for hours. The delays rolled on even after the system was back online by the afternoon. A departure slated for 11:15 a.m. to Seattle actually took off at 1:49 p.m. , according to the website flightstats.com. Later, a 2:18 p.m. flight to Portland didn't depart until 2:58 p.m. The biggest expected delay was a 6:55 p.m. departure to Seattle that was rescheduled to leave at 9:37 p.m., the website indicated Monday afternoon.
April 18, 2007
Burbank video service bags a new client Videotag, a Burbank-based, personal, digital video provider, has been commissioned by the Workway staffing firm. Workway, also based in Burbank, provides temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire employees to the financial, auto finance, computer maintenance and healthcare industries. Videotag will provide Workway's employees with video messaging services to be attached to their e-mails and resumes. Using Videotag's services, users create personalized video messages that can be attached to e-mails or embedded into other forms of electronic communications, such as online resumes and brochures, blogs or websites.
November 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank wasn't prepared for the technology revolution. Now city officials are paying the price. By allocating another $1.56 million to stabilize the city's complex business planning technology, the City Council continued its costly, troubled marriage with Oracle, the nation's No. 2 software company. Ever since Burbank installed Oracle Financial System software in September 1996 to manage payroll, budget and other functions, city employees have struggled with a myriad of technical glitches.
August 30, 2006
When Kanwar Anand and other Ketiv Technologies staff members were looking for a place to expand Burbank shot to the top of the list. "We felt Burbank offered two things," said Anand, vice president of Ketiv. "One was it's centrally located for what we want to accomplish and the areas we want to cover. But, secondly, it seems to have a good vibrant quality to it." Ketiv Technologies sells Autodesk software, which helps designers and engineers create computer models for everything from small consumer electronic devices to large-scale industrial machinery, said sales manager Tim Palmer, who is overseeing the Burbank expansion.
November 27, 2002
Ryan Carter The Police and Fire departments are looking to modernize their computer networks to gain more speed and accuracy after years of working with antiquated equipment. "The whole purpose is to direct enforcement and improve our work, which can translate to a reduction in crime or more efficient apprehension of criminals," Police Capt. Gordon Bowers said. Bowers hopes by next year the department will have new hardware and software installed.