Tech Insights
May. 27, 2015

The hyperconvergence craze: More than hype
InformationWeek
Without a doubt, hyperconvergence is hot. Startups and established vendors alike are jumping on the hyperconvergence bandwagon. According to Wikibon Senior Analyst Stuart Miniman, this emerging market tallied $6 billion in revenue last year as enterprises adopted hyperconverged infrastructure faster than expected.More

AT&T develops learning apps with Dallas' Momentous Institute
Dallas Business Journal
Momentous Institute has teamed up with AT&T to offer free mobile apps that help children develop their emotional health through animated games.More

How Google and Apple will smartify your home
Computerworld
The next big culture shift in consumer technology is clearly home automation. Over the next two or three years, a dizzying array of home appliances and devices will connect up with your phone and TV box to make everything "smart" — which, let's face it, is a euphemism for "more fun but also more expensive and complex."More

Dallas ranked as nation's most business-friendly city
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas is the most business-friendly city in the United States, according to annual ranking by MarketWatch.com. Dallas had a total score of 1,687, just ahead of second place San Francisco, which had a score of 1,665.More

Celebrating women entrepreneurs in Dallas
Tech.Co
The Dallas startup scene is booming and this month LAUNCHDFW, The DEC, Tech Wildcatters and Startup Grind have partnered to produce a day to celebrate female entrepreneurs. More

Grads looking for work? Master these top 10 mobile skills
Sci-Tech Today
With high school and college graduation time comes a new wave of job seekers. Check out these 10 mobile technologies and skills to master if you're looking for a new career in the IT field. More

This robot learns new tasks like a human
Gizmodo
One thing robots are notoriously bad at is learning by doing. You can pack plenty of information into a robotic brain, but ask a bot to teach itself a new motor task — even one as simple as stacking blocks or unscrewing a water bottle — and you're probably out of luck. More

Why cloud computing security is no longer an oxymoron
Forbes
Cloud and security have long been two words that didn't fit together in the tech world. In fact, for years, when mentioning "cloud security" to IT professionals, they'd snicker or laugh, reminding you that there was "no such thing as security issues in cloud computing."More

How to develop continuous employee improvement
Dallas Business Journal
The growth of your business will plateau if you and your employees stop growing. The knowledge you have today will only carry your business so far, so you must demand continuous improvement of your employees.More

An entire school district focused on STEM? Yup, that's what TI Foundation is backing
InsidePhilanthropy
We've written a lot about grants for STEM education at the K-12 level, many coming from corporate funders worried about the long-term supply of skilled workers for their industries. But we've never seen this before: a funder angling to gear a whole school district toward STEM. Is this taking the STEM funding craze too far? And what does it say about the influence of private philanthropy over public education?More

Safe, affordable technology opens the way to automated transport
Phys.org
Relying on top-notch, highly expensive vehicle parts to make automated transport a reality may provide sufficient guarantees for a large-scale deployment, but such an expensive setup might discourage investors. To resolve this conundrum, the KARYON project has developed a technology capable of adapting its behavior to the reliability of its sensors and connection with other vehicles. More

2015 IT trends: Oil and gas
Pinnacle Business Systems
Regardless of the industry, technology plays a critical role for a company. Nowadays, it's a challenge to even name a sector that hasn't changed drastically in at least one aspect thanks to innovations in enterprise IT. The most important thing to note about technology is that it usually gets a company, or even an industry, out of a jam. When markets get turbulent, a few organizations will implement new IT solutions, get a leg up on the competition and spark a resurgence in sectorwide success.More

10 startups that are disrupting healthcare IT
CIO
The growth of healthcare technology has spurred a new market for healthcare startups. Between 2012 and 2014, Fortune reports that venture funding grew 200 percent for healthcare startups ranging from wearables to apps to bionic prosthetics. With healthcare records moving online, and more people expecting mobile solutions, it seems only natural that startups are emerging to help users visit the doctor remotely, track their medicine regime or get a diagnosis from a doctor thousands of miles away.More