Tech Insights
Apr. 2, 2014

Tech Titans nominations now open
MTBC
The MTBC is accepting nominations for the 2014 Tech Titans awards. Tech Titans recognize the most elite in North Texas technology — individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The Tech Titans showcase the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good. Nominate yourself, a colleague, your company or even a client. Nominations are due by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19.More

Board member profile: Wilf Norrlinger, AT&T
MTBC
Wilf Norrlinger is the Head of the AT&T Customer Business Team for Nokia Siemens Networks. Norrlinger joined Nokia Siemens Networks in August 2010 from Neustar, where he worked as vice president of strategic accounts, responsible for business development and architecture for North American Tier 1 mobility carriers. More

Prepping the cloud for the Internet of Things
GigaOM
As billions more devices get connected to the Internet, there will be a huge infrastructure transformation on the backend. Cloud computing will play a major role in how the world takes advantage of that device-driven data explosion.More

Tech companies to work together on Internet of Things
The Washington Post
Several technology competitors are setting aside rivalries to collaborate on the Internet of Things, the companies recently announced. Intel, Cisco, AT&T, General Electric and IBM are forming the Industrial Internet Consortium, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Internet of Things.More

Mobile made frenemies out of everyone and the Internet of Things will make it worse
GigaOM
As more things get connected, more data is available for businesses to use as a competitive weapon. But much of that data is more useful when pooled with other sources, forcing rivals to become friends.More

A bandage that senses tremors, delivers drugs and keeps a record
MIT Technology Review
Offering a preview of what future wearable medical devices may look like, researchers in Korea have built a skin patch that's thinner than a sheet of paper and can detect subtle tremors, release drugs stored inside nanoparticles on-demand and record all of this activity for review later.More

Feds to improve threat information sharing
InformationWeek
The government has established an online collaboration called Project Interoperability to help develop tools and technologies for sharing threat information among organizations inside and outside of government.More

How your business can qualify for the research tax credit
Dallas Business Journal
Small businesses may be missing out on tax credits for research and development they conduct. My colleague, Sean Haggard, is a certified public accountant who specializes in research and development tax credits and has more than 30 years of experience analyzing R&D to help companies qualify. He shared the following information about the ways that companies of all sizes can qualify for the credit.More

Early STEM education will lead to more women in IT
CIO.com
If the tech sector is to increase the number of women in its workforce, schools must develop robust, mandatory computer science programs in the K-12 education stage, according to a prominent advocate for women in tech.More

The era of Facebook is an anomaly
The Verge
Danah Boyd's SXSW keynote is sold out. When it's over, a dozen fans rush the stage. These fans aren't young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from Boyd. More

Food technology: Texas Instruments' DLP technology is helping consumers determine what's in food
The Dallas Morning News
Call it food technology. Texas Instruments Inc. and a Canadian startup company have teamed up to help consumers determine what's in food. More

The next hot IT job: Service broker
InformationWeek
If you look at the most popular roles in enterprise IT today compared to a decade ago, you'll notice that key IT roles have changed dramatically. Today's hot IT jobs — including security engineers, server virtualization administrators and mobile developers — were nonexistent or played a far less significant role in the past. We can expect the same to happen in the future.More

How to recruit top talent for dull IT projects
InformationWeek
Finding top tech talent can be tough, and it's even trickier when the job is less than sexy. Here are seven tips on how to play up your company's advantages to attract the best candidates.More

Early STEM education will lead to more women in IT
CIO.com
If the tech sector is to increase the number of women in its workforce, schools must develop robust, mandatory computer science programs in the K-12 education stage, according to a prominent advocate for women in tech.More

6 steps for getting noticed in any setting
Fox Business
You know those people who command a room as soon as they walk in? There's just something about them. It's not their clothes, their haircut or their fashionably late arrival. It's more about the way they carry themselves; something of their essence demands to be noticed.More