Tech Insights
Aug. 12, 2015

Dr. David Daniel selected to Tech Titans Hall of Fame
Dr. David Daniel has been selected as the 2015 inductee to the Tech Titans Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes a technology visionary from the DFW Metroplex for outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing and accelerating the performance of the technology industry and/or adoption of technology in North Texas. These accomplishments must span more than one decade and reach far beyond the individual's company or organization. More

Revealing the 5 fastest growing midsize tech firms in DFW
Dallas Business Journal
The Metroplex Technology Business Council unveiled North Texas' five fastest growing midsize companies at its Fast Tech event. It also honored a company for its continued fast-pace of growth with the first-ever momentum award. The reveal named the five firms, all which have revenues between $2 million and $200 million, in no particular order. The top company will be awarded the Fast Tech award at the Tech Titans Gala on Aug. 21.More

Why every business must transition to EMV technology
Dallas Business Journal
Beginning on Oct. 1, accepting credit card payments will be a risky prospect for any small business that doesn't make the investment to upgrade its payment technology.More

Cloud backup tools: 7 factors to weigh
Data backup and recovery technology is critical for cloud services. Here's how to make the right choice.More

'Funtenna' uses sound waves, radio to hack internet of things
A new hacking technique that uses sound and radio waves can siphon data from devices even without Internet access. Showcased at the Black Hat security summit in Las Vegas, the "Funtenna" hack has the potential to unravel the Internet of Things. More

Network change management best practices
No one wants to be that person who caused the network to crash while implementing a change. Here are some steps to help ensure successful network changes.More

Mini makers: Best 12 maker kits for kids
EE Times
Summer vacation is almost over. If you're like most parents, you want to keep your kids engaged and still learning during the summer while preparing them for the next school year. If you're a maker at heart, or if your child has the innovative spirit, read on. This top 12 list highlights the best engineering, electronics, robotics and energy kits money can buy so your kid can grow up to be the next Tesla. More

7 lessons from the Internet of Things frontier
About 90 percent of the companies looking to launch an Internet of Things initiative want their system delivered via cloud software and infrastructure, the creator of one IoT platform is finding.More

6 tips for hiring the best remote workers
Today's smart entrepreneurs are tapping into an enormous source of labor potential — the remote worker. The problem of obtaining top talent has always been a tough one. Persuading an exceptional worker to uproot from a distant locale and join your startup is time-consuming and expensive. Startups simply don't have the luxury of time or extra expenses.More

9 big data pain points
Do enough Hadoop and NoSQL deployments, and the same problems crop up again and again. It's time for the industry to nail them sooner rather than later. More

Windows 10 vs. Windows 7: What enterprise IT needs to know
Windows 7 organizations are starting to look at Windows 10. What are the major points of comparison? Read on to see what the changes could mean for your company.More

The world's richest women in tech 2015
On the new Forbes list of the world's 100 Richest In Tech, there are a mere seven women. These women include entrepreneurs who built innovative companies, heirs who took over tech fortunes and an executive who has run two of Silicon Valley's most successful companies. Four of the female tech billionaires are based in the U.S., while the others hail from Switzerland, China and Hong Kong. The path to their riches lay in both software and hardware, and in everything from sound technology to online gambling.More

Big data analytical advances from academia, business are enhancing exploration of universe
American Statistical Association via Phys,org
Statisticians have combined state-of-the-art analytical techniques from the academic and business worlds to tackle the big data challenges confronting astrophysicists and astronomers as they explore the mysteries of our universe, Lars K.S. Daldorff and Siavoush Mohammadi today told an audience at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle.More