Tech Insights
Sep. 9, 2015

The Internet of Things comes to the NFL
CIO
Every NFL player and stadium will be equipped with RFID sensors and receivers, respectively, this football season, allowing the league to track fine-grained location data for every play. More

Corporate CTO winner, Mamie Jones of Intuit
Dallas Business Journal
Her team is responsible for Intuit Tax Online, an online product geared toward small-business owners.More

How 4WEB Medical grew more than 2,000 percent in 2 years
Dallas Business Journal
4WEB Medical has seen its revenue skyrocket within the past couple of years and only expects to continue to grow as it introduces more of its innovative medical implants to the market.More

RagingWire, NTT Communications land 1M SF data center campus in Garland
Dallas Business Journal
Sacramento-based RagingWire Data Centers and NTT Communications have bought a large parcel of land in Garland near the Telecom Corridor to build a 1 million-square-foot, 80-megawatt data center campus.More

The need for network code reviews
InformationWeek
While it's true that network engineers and operators aren't necessarily going to become app developers, it's also true that most network professionals have been developing and using scripting for longer than DevOps or SDN has been a "thing" to be adopted.More

Verizon will start testing 5G technology next year
The Verge
There's going to be a race to 5G, and Verizon is about to get moving. Verizon said this morning that it plans to begin testing 5G wireless technology next year, with "some level of commercial deployment" planned for 2017, according to CNET. Verizon isn't saying exactly when it sees a multitude of its subscribers connected to a 5G network, but it suggests that will happen within the next five years. Verizon intends to continue building out its LTE network in the meantime.More

Technology that uses machine learning to quickly generate predictive models from massive datasets
Fujitsu via Phys.org
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of a machine-learning technology that can generate highly accurate predictive models from datasets of more than 50 million records in a matter of hours. More

Study of CEOs reveals alarming cybersecurity trends
Inc.com
A study of CEOs recently released by KPMG revealed some alarming trends about cybersecurity preparedness among businesses worldwide. Here is what you need to know. More

6 observations from a new survey on the state of big data analytics
Forbes
A new survey of 316 executives from large global companies, conducted by Forbes Insights and sponsored by Teradata in partnership with McKinsey, provides a fresh look at the state of big data analytics implementations. Here are the highlights.More

Samsung wants to track your sleep and smartly wash your clothes
CNET
Samsung is making its latest push in the effort to connect all devices to the Internet, unveiling a connected sleep-tracking device, a washing machine and other products.More

Not everyone with a STEM degree chooses a STEM job
U.S. News & World Report
Katie Edin, a commodities trading analyst at Goldman Sachs, grew up trying to understand the mechanics of how things work and tinkering with broken objects to set them right again. Once Edin started high school, she excelled in math and physics, enjoying the creative aspect of quantitative fields.More

10 robots that collaborate with humans
EE Times
Industrial robots have traditionally been special-purpose machines that move quickly and may handle heavy loads, intended to speed production line throughput in high-volume manufacturing. But many manufacturing operations need flexibility more than speed to adapt to smaller and changing production requirements. Enter collaborative robots.More

Looking beyond millennials: 5 ideas to prepare workplaces for Generation Z
CEO.com
Ready or not, Generation Z will soon be hitting the workforce. While great focus has been given to the millennial generation over the past decade, the oldest millennials are approaching 35 and its time for organizations to also begin thinking about Generation Z — those born in the mid '90s to early '00s. Generation Z currently makes up a quarter of the U.S. population with more than 20 million about to enter the workforce, all fueled by their own motivations, ideas and needs.More