Tech Insights
Mar. 4, 2015

Advocacy team pushes tech priorities in Austin, including patent reform
On Feb. 12, nine members of the MTBC's Advocacy team met in Austin, to discuss the MTBC's Legislative Agenda with members of the North Texas delegation. The full team met with Sen. Van Taylor to discuss the details of his proposed patent reform legislation. Taylor's proposed legislation would enable companies who receive bad faith patent infringement demand letters, to send those letters to the Texas Attorney General. More

10 examples of IoT and big data working well together
The Internet of Things and big data are strategic partners, especially in the enterprise. Here are 10 examples of IoT and big data operating symbiotically to get work done. More

The best of Mobile World Congress 2015
Mobile World Congress, the big annual tech show that goes down in Barcelona every year, is now coming to a close. There were a few really big hits this year — a new flagship Samsung phone and Valve's VR headest — plus a few, lower-profile but still awesome announcements. Here's the best of MWC 2015.More

Mavenir to be bought by Canadian communications company for $560M
Dallas Business Journal
Richardson-based Mavenir Systems has agreed to be bought by Canadian communications company Mitel in a deal worth about $560 million, the companies announced at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.More

Why you can't program intelligent robots, but you can train them
If it feels like we're in the midst of robot renaissance right now, perhaps it’s because we are. There is a new crop of robots under development that we'll soon be able to buy and install in our factories or interact with in our homes. And while they might look like robots past on the outside, their brains are actually much different.More

Teens go beyond STEM education to promote science and tech careers
U.S. News & World Report
The STEM Club at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, puts on a conference to help kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math fields. Project I co-founders Claire Wild, 15, and Shay Kiker, 17, say that the conference prioritizes early exposure because they want to give students the opportunity to explore what's out there before they make coursework decisions. More

When drones aren't enough, Amazon envisions trucks with 3-D printers
The Wall Street Journal
When 30-minute drone delivery isn't fast enough, will send in its 3-D printing trucks. That's the ambitious vision laid out in several patent applications from the e-commerce giant. Amazon wrote that it hopes to create a system for printing three-dimensional goods on-demand, even from inside delivery trucks, to get them to customers faster.More

Research: 30 percent of organizations collecting big data
Thirty percent of organizations are collecting big data, with telecommunications and engineering among the top industries collecting data, according to the latest Tech Pro Research research report.More

Mobile security by the numbers
As ubiquity of mobility paired with the availability of cloud continues to drive major technological disruptions within just about every type of enterprise transacting business today, CIOs and CISOs are increasingly put on notice to incorporate mobile into their security plans or risk irrelevance. Over the past several months, numerous surveys and studies have done a good job offering up some statistical proof points about the scope of the mobile security dilemma. We've broken down some of the most salient stats for our readers.More

DFW accounts for nearly half of Q4 tech job openings in Texas
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas-Fort Worth added more than 21,000 technology job opportunities, almost half the total for the state, during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a recent report.More

Using business intelligence to change student lives
What happens when you blend BI with the Three Rs? In the case of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, you get a steady improvement in student results and national recognition that something good is going on.More

FCC ruling on net neutrality: What's next?
Government Technology
By a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission passed new rules on net neutrality. The rules establish the Internet as a utility, but court battles loom before the FCC actions can take effect. Here's what happened, a summary of the news coverage, what it all means, reaction from different sources and what is likely to happen next.More