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Nominations open for Tech Titans Awards Gala
MTBC
The MTBC is accepting nominations for the 2015 Tech Titans Awards Gala. Tech Titans recognize the most elite in North Texas technology — individuals currently transforming the high-tech industry and giving companies that competitive edge, as well as companies leading the way. The Tech Titans showcase the innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good. Nominate yourself, a colleague, your company or even a client. Nominations are due by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 18.
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MTBC Annual Reports available
MTBC
The MTBC Annual Reports have been delivered to primary reps at member companies. If you missed yours, more are available at the MTBC offices or in an electronic version online. We invite you to see what the technology association was able to accomplish in North Texas and beyond in 2014.
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The H-1B visa race continues: Which regions received the most?
Brookings Institution
Major league baseball's opening day is still a few days away, but this week marks another opening day for America's businesses: H-1B visa cap season. Every April 1, employers submit applications to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for temporary employment visas for foreigners in specialty occupations.
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Predicting the future of cloud service providers
Forbes
Forty-seven percent of marketing departments will have 60 percent or more of their applications on a cloud platform in two years. When asked which Value-Added Reseller is most likely to win their enterprises' business for a significant hosting project, the majority said IBM followed by Microsoft, Amazon and Dell.
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Smart Barbie puts child's play in the cloud
InformationWeek
Today's fashion doll is not your grandmother's Barbie. Nowadays, she comes equipped with WiFi, voice recognition and access to data stored in the cloud.
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Hybrid supercapacitor trumps thin-film lithium battery
EE Times
Researchers at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have combined two nanomaterials to create a hybrid supercapacitor that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors by storing large amounts of energy, recharges quickly and can withstand more than 10,000 recharge cycles.
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Spiderlike robots could build giant space structures
Space.com
Humanity could soon be building huge structures in space one piece at a time, the way spiders spin their webs here on Earth. A company called Tethers Unlimited is developing an in-space manufacturing system called SpiderFab, which would use arachnidlike robots to put together large objects in orbit or beyond.
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Member spotlight — Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, US
MTBC
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913.
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Big data is all about the cloud
InfoWorld
Big data isn't about real-time vs. batch processing. It's not a question of either/or, as Ovum analyst Tony Baer and others stress. Given the broad range of options and workloads that make up a successful big data strategy, this isn't surprising or controversial.
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3 vendors lead the wave for big data predictive analytics
CMSWire
Enterprises have lots of solid choices for big data predictive analytics. That's the key takeaway from Forrester's just-released "Wave for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions" for the second quarter of 2015.
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8 health technologies to watch for
U.S. News & World Report
Maybe you're wearing the evidence right now — a FitBit that helps you become more active, a Jawbone UP that tracks your sleep or a Pebble smartwatch that sends illustrations of exercises to your wrist. The market for health and fitness wearables is exploding, as highlighted at South by Southwest in March. Consider these examples of emerging health technology, which were on display at the conference.
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How to leave work at 5 pm and still get everything done
Forbes
It's a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar — you're spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you're getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and just start keeping a toothbrush and slippers in your desk. Otherwise you'll never get it all done — right? Wrong.
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