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MTBC now accepting nominations for 2014 board of directors
The MTBC Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations to the board of directors for terms beginning Jan. 1. Nominees must be members of the MTBC in good standing. Nominations will be accepted by fax 972-792-2825, email Molly Ulmer or mail to 411 Belle Grove, Richardson, Texas 75080 and should be addressed to the MTBC Nominating Committee. Nominations must be received at the MTBC office by 5 p.m., Oct. 20.
Richland College wins digital forensics grant
Richland College has been awarded a grant of $510,894 from the National Science Foundation to support and develop the college's growing Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program. Richland College has been developing its digital forensics program in response to a critical nationwide need for as many as 65,000 new specialists in cybersecurity to prevent and investigate threats to the United States' cyberinfrastructure.
MTBC member ZTE aims to expand cloud computing services overseas
China's ZTE Corp, the world's fifth-largest telecommunications equipment-maker, plans to expand cloud computing services abroad despite the challenge of allaying security concerns.
5 big data myths businesses need to understand
While plenty has been written about big data, it seems that misconceptions of what it is and how it can affect a business are still running rampant. True, there are plenty of myths about nearly every topic in existence, but failing to address inaccuracies can cause business owners to make incorrect decisions or assumptions when investing in big data. To help keep decisions sound, Gil Allouche is here to identify and debunk five of the most common myths around.
15 big data companies to watch
Stock Market Oasis
Background on the basis of the turnover figures of big data companies; Stock Market Oasis looks at 10 great guys and five interesting startups. Big data vendors are to divide roughly into two camps. There are Pure Play startups that bring innovation and therefore create the necessary buzz in the sector. In addition, you have the established data warehousing specialists who have stormed the world of big data from a strong position — so with a large user base and products that have already proven themselves.
Pictures make sense of big data
The Wall Street Journal
Most people have trouble recalling strings of numbers that are longer than their phone numbers. So how do we begin to comprehend a hundred rows of data, let alone a thousand or a million or a billion rows? That's the dilemma so many companies face, and thanks to technology advances that make it easier to routinely collect enormous amounts of data. The answer is pictures.
SINTEF wants to send snake robots to Mars
The Scandinavian-based Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research thinks that it might be able to offer an alternative to Martian exploration than traveling by wheeled rovers. In order to get into tight places and move around obstacles, SINTEF researchers are trying to see if snakelike robots might be a good exploration option.
Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human ...
In Bristol, U.K., Molly the robot helps the elderly; in Lyon, France, iCub plays children's games. And, globally, some extraordinary developments are under way in artificial intelligence that could have a profound effect on the way we live.
Texas law gets tough on public, private drone use
The Associated Press via Fox News
In 2012, a drone captured images of a Dallas creek red with blood from a local meatpacking plant. The plant was fined, and leaders were indicted on water pollution charges. Fast forward a year and a new law was put in place — not to stop the illegal dumping but to stop the photographs taken by the drones.
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Tiny 3-D printed organs aim for 'body on a chip'
Miniature human organs made by 3-D printing could create a "body on a chip" that enables better drug testing. That futuristic idea has become a new bioprinting project backed by $24 million from the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Want a good cloud job? Better know traditional IT, too
Let's say you go for a job interview as an enterprise cloud architect. You're asked a few questions about what's trending in the cloud computing space, such as the differences between Chef and Puppet, the last four Amazon Web Services releases and even the differences between OpenStack and CloudStack. The focus then moves to more traditional concepts, such as database design and implementation, network performance modeling, even enterprise architecture. You do have some basic knowledge but missed a few of the more basic questions.
MU study: Nontraditional mathematics curriculum results in higher standardized test scores
e! Science News
For many years, studies have shown that American students score significantly lower than students worldwide in mathematics achievement, ranking No. 25 among 34 countries. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found high school students in the United States achieve higher scores on a standardized mathematics test if they study from a curriculum known as integrated mathematics. Professors James Tarr and Doug Grouws studied more than 3,000 high school students around the country to determine whether there is a difference in achievement when students study from an integrated mathematics program or a more traditional curriculum.
5 steps to keeping your top performers
It's no secret that some employees perform better than others. And while it takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round, high performers are every company's most valuable resource. These are the employees who bring the greatest value to your business — and to your customers — so it pays to do whatever you can to keep them happy, engaged and with your company for the long run. Here are five steps that will keep your high performers from looking elsewhere.
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