Tech Insights
Apr. 16, 2014

The 39 most important people in cloud computing
Business Insider
Read about influential people in cloud computing, including MTBC Tech Titan Lance Crosby. Cloud computing is changing the world. It's the invisible part of your smartphone and tablet, the part that holds your apps and files, and lets you work from anywhere. IBM estimates that 85 percent of new software today is being built for the cloud and that one-quarter of the world's apps will be available on the cloud by 2016.More

MTBC member: Masergy makes security play by buying Global DataGuard
Dallas Business Journal
With its acquisition of Global DataGuard, Plano-based managed network and cloud services provider Masergy Communications has materially upgraded its security service capabilities, the company's top executives say.More

Board member profile: Scott Mair
As senior vice president of network planning and engineering, Scott Mair has a wide array of responsibilities which include the design of solutions throughout our entire network infrastructure. Mair is responsible for the network planning and engineering functions for AT&T's wireless and wireline network. He manages the multibillion dollar network capital plan and is charged with integrating acquired network assets into the company. More

New and renewing members — March
Thank you to the MTBC members who either joined or renewed their memberships in March. Our members are the lifeline of our organization and serve to make us stronger and more successful. We hope you will join us in welcoming these new members, doing business with them and referring others members to the MTBC.More

Mini Mobile robot makes printing portable
A portable robotic printer that works by traveling across the surface of a piece of paper is well on its way to reaching its $400,000 Kickstarter target. Designed by Israel's Zuta Labs, the device is intended to provide users with a means of printing on the go.More

What do tiny spacecraft and Texas Instruments have in common?
The Dallas Morning News
Zac Manchester, 27, who is studying aerospace engineering at Cornell University, has developed tiny, inexpensive spacecraft called Sprites that are about the size of a cracker. A small satellite called KickSat will launch into space and deploy 104 Sprites into low-altitude orbit.More

How to detect criminal gangs using mobile phone data
MIT Technology Review
The study of social networks is providing dramatic insights into the nature of our society and how we are connected to one another. So, it's no surprise that law enforcement agencies want to get in on the act.More

Zebra pays $3.5 billion for Motorola tracking technology
Zebra Technologies Corp. is buying a unit of Motorola Solutions Inc. for $3.45 billion, borrowing most of the amount for a bet on mobile-computing services for businesses that need to track employees and products. More

Mini Mobile robot makes printing portable
A portable robotic printer that works by traveling across the surface of a piece of paper is well on its way to reaching its $400,000 Kickstarter target. Designed by Israel's Zuta Labs, the device is intended to provide users with a means of printing on the go.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.More

Tech accelerator, incubator, coworking space to launch in Richardson
Dallas Business Journal
A new technology accelerator, incubator and coworking space soon will be available in Richardson. Tech entrepreneur Jason Liu will host the grand opening for his new program, DFW Excellerator, April 18 and 19. More

Irving's Girls of Tech have science in their sights
The Dallas Morning News
Men dug San Xavier mine in another century. They blew the rock apart with chemicals and scraped out copper for wires and machines. In the 1950s, they turned the tunnels into labs to teach the science of the earth to other men. Last summer, four girls walked into the mine, by then part of the University of Arizona. They were about to start their senior years at Singley Academy — an Irving ISD high school in which students are chosen by lottery. Most of them had never been on a plane before, and even visiting a university was a rarity in their families.More

Big data: The secret to revenue creation
Although we now have more valuable data about buyers than ever before, only 12 percent of organizations are putting that information into play. Big data has become a major buzzword, but many marketing specialists and salespeople still don't know what to do with the vast amount of information we have access to.More

Energy storage project deemed success, could pave way for more batteries on Texas grid
Dallas Business Journal
Rows of advanced lead acid batteries in far West Texas have provided 10,000 megawatt hours to the state's electric grid in the past 15 months. The 36 MW batteries can respond to grid conditions within seconds, harnessing power from the nearby 150 MW wind farm and dispersing it throughout the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.More

7 surefire ways to add customers
Adding new customers in your current market is often the single most impactful action firms can take to increase revenue. That's because every new customer brings exponential growth potential in the form of follow-on sales, cross-selling/up-selling opportunities and referrals to new prospects.More

Cybersecurity researchers roll out a new Heartbleed solution
The University of Texas at Dallas
As companies scrambled in recent days to address the latest cybersecurity bug known as Heartbleed, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas had a solution that fixes the vulnerability and also detects and entraps hackers who might be using it to steal sensitive data.More

Technology IPOs face skittishness as market momentum slips
Goodbye, momentum. Technology companies had a relatively easy time marketing initial public offerings while stock markets were steadily rising: The Nasdaq 100 Index rose 33 percent to a 14-year high in the year through early March. For Sabre Corp., Weibo Corp., Leju Holdings Ltd. and Paycom Software Inc. — pitching to raise $1.63 billion — the timing is less ideal. More