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3 trends make digital disruption an urgent priority
InformationWeek
Regardless of how you view "digital disruption" — angst-inducing threat or energizing opportunity — it's no longer a theoretical proposition. Digital innovations are now shaking up every industry — the result of a confluence of three main trends.
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ASSOCIATION NEWS


MTBC accepting nominations for board
MTBC
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. View the members of the current board on our website.
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MAKING HEADLINES


New UT Dallas technology may lead to prolonged power in mobile devices
(e) Science News
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn't die after a few hours of heavy use. This technology taps into the power of a single electron to control energy consumption inside transistors, which are at the core of most modern electronic systems.
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DHS cyberchief emphasizes resiliency, building trust
FederalTimes.com
Phyllis Schneck was tapped last year as the top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to that, she was chief technology officer for McAfee Inc.'s Global Public Sector. Overseeing DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate, Schneck is charged with reducing risk, enhancing the resiliency of critical infrastructure and securing federal networks. Schneck recently addressed the Billington Cybersecurity Summit conference in Washington, D.C.
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Cisco to invest $1B in global cloud computing network
Fox Business
Cisco Systems will invest $1 billion over two years to expand its cloud offerings, the company said, linking hundreds of data centers and cloud providers around the world in a network with more than 30 partners. The network, called Intercloud, will help businesses process and manage data generated from billions of devices and applications around the world, Cisco said.
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Citing demand from small businesses, UPS expands 3-D printing
Fortune
In an aggressive push to make 3-D printing more accessible to small businesses across the U.S., United Postal Service announced plans to expand the technology to 100 locations around the country. Calling itself the "first nationwide retailer" for 3-D printing, UPS started its 3-D printing initiatives with just six stores in a pilot program last year.
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BIG DATA


Big data: 5 of the bigger myths and why they just don't stack up
ZDNet
Some people see the term big data as just broad-brush marketing coated with hype. But even those taking the big-data concept at face value need to overcome certain misconceptions. Gartner thinks the hype can make it harder to choose the right course of action in this area and has done little to dispel some of the myths that still persist.
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Giving away software to make it more valuable
The New York Times
A big data startup just destroyed itself to save itself. That is perhaps not a big deal, but it says a lot about where the world of big computing is headed. The company was called Continuuity, and it had spent three years building a cloud-based method to more easily run data analysis and related software applications, by improving the way data is collected and prepared.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    How artificial intelligence is the key to unlocking big data (TechRadar)
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ROBOTICS


Tiny robot learns to fly a real plane
CNET
A small, hobby-sized robot could herald the pilot of the future. At just 15.6-inches tall, PIBOT — a portmanteau of pilot and robot, and not to be confused with Raspberry Pi-powered PiBot or 3-D printer PiBot — has been trained by researchers at KAIST to fly a human-sized aeroplane.
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Football-sized underwater robot to provide port security
Hindu Business Line
An Indian-origin researcher at MIT has developed an oval-shaped submersible robot that is smaller than a football and can skim discreetly along a ship's hull to seek hollow compartments concealing contraband. Researchers at the MIT unveiled the robot with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans.
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EDUCATION


6 things you need to know about STEM
CNNMoney
Science, technology, engineering and math fields have sparked a nationwide debate about education, gender, immigration and the future of the U.S. economy. Here are six things you need to know about STEM.
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10 things to know about the state of tech in education
TechRepublic
There's a difference between having computers in schools and teaching kids what to do with them. Tech in education is facing several key challenges. As talk of the skills gap and whether kids should be trained for jobs or broader skillsets gains steam, there are problems and solutions similarly gaining and losing ground. One point of consensus seems to be that there are going to be a lot of tech-based jobs in the future and not enough people to fill them. And the education system needs to do a better job of stepping up to help groom more future tech workers.
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LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT


What the NFL can teach you about energizing employees
American Express OPEN Forum
NFL fans are dynamos of passion and dedication. To inspire workplace excellence, business leaders can take a page from the very same playbook.
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5 steps to build a strong IT brand
InformationWeek
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable return on investment, chief information officers need to pay more attention to their brands. The phrase "functional branding" is generally taken to mean using every opportunity to increase customer loyalty. That may sound like something marketing, not IT, needs to worry about. At least, that's what I thought until a customer shared the concept in a recent webinar From Zero to Hero: The Path to IT Service Excellence.
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