Tech Insights
Jan. 22, 2014

Invasion of the Internet of Things
TechRepublic
According to Patrick Gray, the "invasion of things" is already underway. Make sure your organization is prepared to use the new technology to its advantage instead of struggling to catch up.More

Could your fridge send you spam? Security researchers report Internet of Things botnet
The Independent
A recent report claimed that a 100,000-strong botnet included "at least one refrigerator," but do we need to worry about getting scammed by our kitchen appliances?More

Obama outlines 5 surveillance reforms
InformationWeek
The National Security Agency's controversial bulk collection of phone records will end, but businesses may be asked to retain data in case the government needs it.More

After Target breach, big data needs a reset
The Dallas Morning News
We've come a long way since RadioShack wanted a phone number with your batteries and Seinfeld made it a punch line. Today, most grocers track your favorite toilet paper and ice cream with little resistance. Retailers know your choices in movies, clothing and books, sometimes better than you. Is that a problem?More

Why encouraging employees to be entrepreneurs can create an incredible place to work
Fast Company
Once upon a time, companies frowned on employees having second jobs. The fear was that it would distract people from their main gig. But this is changing for a few reasons. First, moonlighting has changed: Running an Etsy store selling jewelry or a blog reviewing books, can fit flexibly into almost anyone's life.More

Dallas-area CIO named best in US
D Healthcare Daily
Texas Health Resources chief information officer Edward Marx has been named as the recipient of the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award, given annually to healthcare IT execs who have made significant contributions to their organizations and demonstrated innovative leadership through the effective use of technology.More

Invasion of the Internet of Things
TechRepublic
According to Patrick Gray, the "invasion of things" is already underway. Make sure your organization is prepared to use the new technology to its advantage instead of struggling to catch up.More

Teaching STEM through flight simulation
U.S. News & World Report
Kids no longer have to wait for playtime to pretend to be a pilot: They can do it in class. And learn science, engineering, technology and math while they are at it. More

CES 2014: 8 technologies to watch
InformationWeek
Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers — it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?More

Analyst: Cloud computing isn't a threat to IT jobs
SiliconAngle
Tony Asaro, a longtime industry analyst and the founding CEO of INI Group, appeared on theCUBE at the recently concluded Virtual Technology Users Group Winter Warmer summit to discuss the changing dynamics of enterprise IT with Wikibon's Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman.More

Virtualization vs. cloud computing: What's the difference?
BusinessNewsDaily
Is virtualization right for your business? How about cloud computing? Don't know the difference? That's OK — most non-IT folks don't either. The word "cloud" is often thrown around as an umbrella term, while "virtualization" is often confused with cloud computing. Although the two technologies are similar, they are not interchangeable, and the difference is significant enough to affect your business decisions. More

How STEM education inspires kids, educators to act locally, think globally
Forbes
As technology continues to evolve and impact society in countless ways, educators have been tasked with preparing the next generation to navigate an ever-changing world. However, teachers are finding it difficult to lay a foundation of science and math skills using just the federal common core standards.More

Building tomorrow's STEM workforce
redOrbit
On Jan. 13, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education marked the successful completion of a pilot program designed to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. More