Tech Insights
Jan. 15, 2014

Your 2014 heat map for enterprise technology
InfoWorld
Slept through CES 2014? You didn't miss much. The real action is behind the scenes in enterprise technology, where old models are being smashed as ingenious new tech emergesMore

CES 2014: Cisco's Internet of Everything vision
InformationWeek
Cisco had an exhibit on the main floor of the International Consumer Electronics Show for the first time this year. That might seem odd, given that Cisco has spent the last few years jettisoning its consumer-oriented products, such as the Flip minicamcorder and Linksys networking gear.More

Internet of Things meets reality of Washington's pace
Bloomberg Businessweek
The futuristic world of self-driving cars, eyeglasses that email and trash cans that call for pickup is running into the old-fashioned pace of doing business in Washington, D.C.More

8 facts about Neiman Marcus, Target data breaches
InformationWeek
Neiman Marcus recently confirmed that it suffered a data breach that extended throughout at least part of December, and which resulted in the theft of an unknown amount of credit and debit card data.More

The scariest thing about cybersecurity is how unprepared we are
Motherboard
Once relegated to the opaque realm of IT geeks and reclusive white-hat hackers, the idea of cybersecurity became ubiquitous in 2013, permeating the way we think about national security, foreign policy and our own safety and privacy. In many respects, the trend was inevitable — the logical expansion of a dark cyberunderworld that has thrived on hidden sites and in secret government offices since the early days of the internet. More

Wearable computing equals new security risks
InformationWeek
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.More

STEM on speed — My day in the Synergistic Lab
Dallas Business Journal
Bill Hethcock writes: "The first thing I noticed when I sat in on teacher Nicholas Keith's class at George Washington Carver sixth-grade STEM Learning Center was the pace. It was much faster than I remember my sixth-grade classes being when I was a skinny, bucktoothed kid at Lamar Middle School in San Marcos. There was no hiding out in the back of class and hoping the teacher didn't call on you."More

Tech Wildcatters to launch event promoting collision of different industries
Dallas Business Journal
Tech Wildcatters is branching into the arts scene as it works to promote innovation across industries. The Dallas tech accelerator program in partnership with ThirstyCanvas.org will launch Edges and Intersections, an event promoting the collaboration of different industries, from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 11 at the Tech Church, 2700 Fairmount St., Dallas.More

8 facts about Neiman Marcus, Target data breaches
InformationWeek
Neiman Marcus recently confirmed that it suffered a data breach that extended throughout at least part of December, and which resulted in the theft of an unknown amount of credit and debit card data.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

CES 2014: 8 radical robots
InformationWeek
Not all robots aspire to take over the world and enslave the human race. Many, in fact, are quite content with more mundane activities: washing windows, vacuuming carpets, maybe even roaming warehouse floors as security guards that never need a break. That's the takeaway from CES 2014, where a variety of startups and established players invaded the show's Robotics TechZone to demonstrate an eclectic mix of robotics and intelligent systems products.More

Hot IT job skills in 2014: Mobile, Web development and big data
PCWorld
Expertise in Web development, mobile development and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year.More

What does big data look like? Visualization is key for humans
Wired
A simple Google image search on big data reveals numerous instances of three dimensional one's and zero's, a few explanatory infographics and even the interface from "The Matrix." So, what does big data look like, within human comprehension?More

8 qualities that make leaders memorable
Forbes
Leaders that strive to be significant seek to create the greatest impact and influence. These are the types of leaders that we value the most; inspired by their courage and resiliency, we seek to emulate them. They are the most respected. Leaders that are self-aware have the backs of others and can be trusted — they are the ones we instinctively gravitate towards. These are the leaders that are rare to find and will not soon be forgotten by their colleagues and the organizations they serve. More