SERVICES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SERVICES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415796-79/cognizant-company-care-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415796-79/cognizant-company-care-health.html.csp">Cognizant buying TriZetto for $2.7 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:40:02.168-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Teanaeck, N.J. • Cognizant will buy the health care software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash. Privately held TriZetto Corp. is based in the Denver suburb of Englewood. The company and its 3,700 workers will join Cognizant’s existing health care information technology business, the company said Monday. The information technology consulting and outsourcing company is expecting the acquisition to significantly accelerate its market position. Health care currently makes up about 26 percent...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584157962014-09-15T09:40:02.168-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T09:40:02.168-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415796@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:40:02 MDT Gallery: The world remembers Sept. 11 attacks with memorials http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402476-68/attacks-services-amet-anniversary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58402476-68/attacks-services-amet-anniversary.html.csp">Gallery: The world remembers Sept. 11 attacks with memorials</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T11:20:42.85-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Memorial services around the world commemorated the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. Here is a collection of images from some of those services.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402476@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:20:42 MDT U.S. services firms expand at fastest pace on record http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373431-79/services-august-firms-fastest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373431-79/services-august-firms-fastest.html.csp">U.S. services firms expand at fastest pace on record</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:03:00.268-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. services firms expanded in August at the fastest pace on record. The Institute for Supply Management says its services index rose to 59.6 last month from 58.7 in July. The August figure is the highest recorded since the measure was introduced in January 2008. Fifteen of 17 industries reported growth last month. Only mining and arts, entertainment and recreation contracted in August. The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers. Its services survey covers businesses that empl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583734312014-09-04T09:03:00.268-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T09:03:00.268-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373431@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:03:00 MDT Feds are investigating Idaho’s Medicaid contractor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352821-79/health-optum-idaho-behavioral.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352821-79/health-optum-idaho-behavioral.html.csp">Feds are investigating Idaho’s Medicaid contractor</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio, health care providers say Optum Idaho sent them patient information that should have gone to other providers. “We have received multiple authorizations for clients that are not ours, [were never ours],” a provider, whose identity was redacted by the Id...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583528212014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T18:13:02.808-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352821@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:13:02 MDT Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313751-82/utah-mental-health-robin.html.csp">Letter: Utah must increase services to mentally ill</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:52:51.719-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In 2002, I got lucky and ran into Robin Williams at Lake Tahoe where he was performing that night. Most of our talk was about the Winter Olympics that were going on in Utah. I found him to be approachable, pleasant to talk to and he made me laugh. With Robin and many other people with depression or bipolar disease, it is not hard to understand why people with these conditions do commit suicide. Depression and bipolar are horrible diseases which can be treated just like high blood pressure, cance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:52:51 MDT County Council lines up behind unified 911 system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp">County Council lines up behind unified 911 system</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:43:13.428-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:13 MDT South Jordan considers hiring Mulligans P.R. consultant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314165-90/mulligans-council-public-residents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314165-90/mulligans-council-public-residents.html.csp">South Jordan considers hiring Mulligans P.R. consultant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T18:22:48.706-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The South Jordan City Council is considering a proposal to hire a consultant for public relations and public-opinion research to gauge residents’ taste for developing or preserving the 67-acre Mulligans Golf and Games complex. LaVarr Webb, a political consultant and lobbyist, was scheduled Tuesday night to present the council with a plan, including a market-research campaign from Y2 Analytics. Total estimated cost of the contract is $90,000. “That $90,000 figure is if you purchase all of the p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314165@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:22:48 MDT Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58288692-78/homeless-burbank-police-housing.html.csp">Salt Lake City unveils new strategy for Pioneer Park homeless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Harry Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:49:05.252-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has been rolling out a new strategy to deal with homelessness around Pioneer Park that officials say emphasizes the carrot over the stick. The centerpiece of that strategy is the police department’s new Metro Support Bureau Resource Center at 420 W. 200 South, directly in the heart of the city’s homeless population. Police officers at the resource center will be joined by service providers who can help the homeless with the wide array of problems that afflict them. “If we are be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:49:05 MDT Games, WeChat boost quarterly profits at Tencent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292727-79/online-tencent-games-mobile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292727-79/online-tencent-games-mobile.html.csp">Games, WeChat boost quarterly profits at Tencent</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:42:01.99-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BEIJING • China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd., which operates online games and the popular WeChat messaging service, said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 59 percent due to strong growth in its mobile business. The company based in the southern city of Shenzhen earned $949 million in the three months ended June 30, or 10.2 cents per share. Revenue rose 37 percent to $3.2 billion. Tencent and other Chinese Internet services are spending heavily to expand mobile services as the country’s Web surfers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582927272014-08-13T11:42:01.99-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T11:42:01.99-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292727@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:42:01 MDT Editorial: Salt Lake should accept Uber and Lyft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275777-82/drivers-lake-salt-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275777-82/drivers-lake-salt-companies.html.csp">Editorial: Salt Lake should accept Uber and Lyft</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:04:17.273-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The law works for no one unless it makes it clear what is and is not permitted. That’s why laws can be very slow to change. Do it in pencil, with lots of cross-outs and erasures, and nobody knows just what it is they are supposed to do. Or not do. Of course, that’s a philosophy that grew up over generations of societies that also didn’t change very much, or at least not very fast. These days, those who would make our laws are going to have to work harder to get up to speed, and to stay there. C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275777@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:04:17 MDT Two puppies reportedly decapitated in Midvale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276965-78/puppies-animal-reberg-services.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276965-78/puppies-animal-reberg-services.html.csp">Two puppies reportedly decapitated in Midvale</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T21:47:54.983-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators are looking into a report of two decapitated puppies found in a Midvale pond. Someone at an apartment complex near 1100 E. Fort Union Blvd. called Salt Lake County Animal Services on Friday to report that decapitated puppies turned up in a pond at the complex, said Mike Reberg , animal services director. The officers arrived, but the puppies had already been disposed of, Reberg said. The first puppy allegedly was found Monday, and the second on Wednesday. There are no surveillance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276965@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:47:54 MDT Residents of Draper community push tax-repeal ballot effort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58277223-90/district-mcclory-provide-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58277223-90/district-mcclory-provide-rate.html.csp">Residents of Draper community push tax-repeal ballot effort</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN HARRIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:00:27.937-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A group of residents in southeastern Draper’s Traverse Ridge neighborhood are trying to get on the ballot to fight what they believe are inflated property taxes. Friday, they finished handing in petitions to Salt Lake and Utah county clerks to launch a referendum repealing the budget and tax levy set for the Traverse Ridge Special Service District. Some 369 signatures were turned in, well in excess of what was needed to get the repeal on the Nov. 4 ballot, said Christine McClory, one of the org...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58277223@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:27 MDT U.S. services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263054-79/services-firms-fastest-hiring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58263054-79/services-firms-fastest-hiring.html.csp">U.S. services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T09:57:02.508-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. services firms grew at the fastest rate in more than eight years in July, the latest sign of an economy picking up speed in the second half of the year. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its service-sector index jumped to 58.7, up from 56 in June. Any figure above 50 indicates expansion. June’s reading is the highest since December 2005. The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers. The services survey covers businesses that employ 90 percent of the workf...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630542014-08-05T09:57:02.508-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T09:57:02.508-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263054@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:57:02 MDT Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246014-79/internet-app-facebook-zambia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246014-79/internet-app-facebook-zambia.html.csp">Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:19:02.095-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Facebook’s Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia’s Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free. Users of the app won’t incur the data charges that can be prohibitive for many people in developing nations. Facebook has already been working with mobile operators around the world to offer it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460142014-07-31T09:19:02.095-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:19:02.095-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246014@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:19:02 MDT Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197784-79/nokia-microsoft-windows-phones.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197784-79/nokia-microsoft-windows-phones.html.csp">Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn’t become a runaway hit as Nokia’s low-cost answer to serving emerging markets. Nokia X phones were devised to be a gateway to the company’s pricier Lumia phones. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google’s Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft’s own Windows Phone ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581977842014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197784@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:01 MDT