Tech Insights
Oct. 2, 2013

The health care sector will invest $5.4 billion in cloud computing by 2017
CloudTimes
Cloud computing services are increasingly moving into the future in health care. However, the protection and security of private data are two of the main reasons why the healthcare sector is generally slow to adopt new technologies. Market researchers at MarketsandMarkets assume that the health care industry will invest $5.4 billion in cloud computing by 2017.More

Why the US government is moving to cloud computing
Wired
It's no secret that cloud computing is transforming businesses across industries and creating a paradigm shift by delivering hosted services through the Internet with unabated cost benefits and business innovation. But, while the private sector is building on cloud computing's myriad benefits, government organizations have also aggressively begun to capitalize on them.More

New technology improves production of organic semiconductors
Printed Electronics World
Due to their lightness, flexibility and the possibility to manufacture them in large area, research and development on organic semiconductors has intensified in recent years. Organic semiconductors can be used in various applications such as organic solar cells, flexible displays, organic photodetectors and various other types of sensors.More

Cybersecurity website reports cyberattacks at data brokers D&B, LexisNexis, Altegrity
The Christian Science Monitor
Three major U.S. data providers said they were victims of cyberattacks, after a cybersecurity news website linked the breaches to a group that sells stolen social security numbers and other sensitive information. An FBI spokeswoman said the bureau was investing the breaches but declined to elaborate.More

Big data: Does size really matter?
Wired
Big data is becoming one big complex. It is the business world's newest iteration of "keeping up with the Joneses." The fervor for the latest and most expensive collection systems, infrastructure and Ph.D.-wielding data scientists is rising with the signature speed — and blindness — of a race where means are quickly parting ways with ends.More

Infographic: A supercomputer in your pocket
IntoMobile
Over the past few decades, computers have leapt from a humble mess of tapes and punch cards to technological marvels of unfathomable power. Moore's Law holds that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years. This law, which has held true for more than half a century, has driven technological and social change at a stunning pace. With this set to continue, what will the coming years bring? Are we on the brink of a technological revolution?More

The IBM whiz kid's work on cancer
U.S. News & World Report
Watson the supercomputer was last seen on "Jeopardy" in 2011, crushing two very-human former champions and taking home the $1 million prize. Now IBM's whiz kid has moved beyond trivia to an even tougher question: Can a really smart computer become the ultimate physician's assistant and vastly improve the quality of health care?More

BlackBerry agreed to $157 million 'breakup fee' with Fairfax
Dallas Business Journal
BlackBerry, the struggling Canadian smartphone-maker, agreed to a $157 million "breakup fee" with Fairfax Financial Holdings, despite having no definitive deal in place on Fairfax's $4.7 billion buyout offer.More

World's thinnest keyboard unveiled by UK tech firm
The Guardian
The company behind the technology found in wireless Beats headphones and Nike Running gadget has unveiled the world's thinnest keyboard, with a flexible, wireless touchscreen just half a millimeter thick. U.K.-based CSR showcased a prototype of the product at the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin.More

3-D printing aims to deliver organs on demand
LiveScience
Dying patients could someday receive a 3-D printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. University labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3-D printing technology to build tiny chunks of organs.More

How to start a STEM program for 6-year-olds? Try Legos
SmartPlanet
America is anxious about science, technology, engineering and math education. The fear that students are falling behind has prompted U.S. educators to step up lesson plans that drive high-school kids to consider pursuing related degrees at the college and graduate school levels. Efforts to encourage STEM studies, however, live beyond school walls.More

Team building exercises that boost productivity
American Express OPEN Forum
Team building exercises aren't only for bringing a team together; they're essential for the success of your business. Try these five exercises to increase your staff's bond. More

BlackBerry agreed to $157 million 'breakup fee' with Fairfax
Dallas Business Journal
BlackBerry, the struggling Canadian smartphone-maker, agreed to a $157 million "breakup fee" with Fairfax Financial Holdings, despite having no definitive deal in place on Fairfax's $4.7 billion buyout offer.More

Siemens cuts 15,000 jobs
Reuters
Siemens is to shed 15,000 jobs over the next year, a third of them in Germany, as part of an $8.1 billion cost-cutting program, a spokesman said. The announcement comes two months after the ouster of CEO Peter Loescher who drew up the savings plan late last year.More

Fidelity celebrates 30 years in Texas with event
Dallas Business Journal
A blizzard brought Fidelity Investments to Texas 30 years ago, and Abby Johnson, president of Fidelity Financial Services, joined employees on a sunny day at the company's 337-acre campus in Westlake to pay tribute to three decades of success in North Texas.More