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MTBC STEM Summit with local school districts scheduled for Nov. 12
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The MTBC is co-hosting a daylong summit in November with seven school districts in the DFW area to gain a greater understanding of the challenges educators face to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education to their students. A second goal of the summit is to learn how industry partnerships can create solutions to those challenges. School districts participating in this initial summit include: Allen, Frisco, Irving, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie.

The MTBC has a vested interest in cultivating a future workforce of technology minded people. Growth, sustainability and innovation in this industry are highly dependent on talent, but there continues to be a declining number of students pursuing careers in STEM disciplines. High tech companies are anticipating a shortfall of workers by as much as 40 percent to fill jobs they want to create moving forward.

The MTBC Talent Team encourages all member companies to be represented at the summit.

Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with reception to follow
Location: Cisco Systems
                Building 6
                2200 E. Pres. George Bush Hwy.
                Richardson, TX 75082

This event is co-hosted by Cisco Systems, Texas Instruments and the MTBC. There is no charge to attend, but all attendees must register online. We hope you will join us for this insightful event.
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Spotlight on MTBC board members
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George Brody, GlobeRanger
George Brody is a native of Kerala, India, a state known for its beauty and tourism. Although he's been in North America for decades, his reputation and contributions to the wireless industry have earned him accolades in his homeland. Brody, a director on the MTBC board, was a recipient of the Kerala Kalakendram's Golden Honor Award. The award recognizes prominent professionals, both within India and with ties to Kerala, who have made significant contributions in various areas, like industries, arts and others.

Paul Peck
Paul Peck is the CEO of Global Supply Chain Solutions. Previously Paul was a free-lance consultant, and prior to that, CFO of Menara Networks. Paul has been an executive in not only several high-tech start-ups, but also each of the companies that subsequently acquired them, including Covaro Networks, Navini Networks and Monterey Networks, DSC Communications, TBS International and DanRay. Early in his career, Paul held various management positions at Xerox Computer Services, General Dynamics and Texas Instruments.



 CONNECTION


Frontier Communications launches mobile products with AT&T
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Frontier Communications Corporation, the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, announced that customers in select markets can enjoy mobile voice and data services that encompass a broad assortment of AT&T smartphones and access to AT&T's mobile broadband network. More

Analyst: Consolidation in telecom to continue
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MetroPCS Communications has said it's going to the altar with T-Mobile USA Inc. But then again, Sprint Nextel Corp. might make a bid for MetroPCS, a Richardson supplier of prepaid wireless telecom services. No matter what happens with MetroPCS, though, expect the number of telecom carriers to shrink over time, according to Robert Rosenberg, president of Insight Research Corp., a New Jersey market research firm. More


 HOT TOPICS


AT&T shares network with IBM to lure more customers to the cloud
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AT&T Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. are combining their resources in a joint offering to seek a bigger slice of the $14 billion market for cloud services. IBM, the world's biggest computer services provider, will provide the data-storage facilities and services, and AT&T, the largest U.S. phone carrier, will offer the global network that clients will use to retrieve the data, the companies said in a recent statement. They'll split revenue from the deal. "Cloud services" refer to storing information and software in off-site data centers. More

Driving student interest in STEM subjects helps foster innovation for the future
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STEM drives an incredible number of the innovations we see today, from the fastest jet planes to the cars in our driveways to the televisions in our living rooms. Even the video and computer games that children and teenagers turn to for entertainment are based on STEM. However, interest among students in these important subjects is lagging. And with the extraordinary number of careers and opportunities for growth in STEM fields, many organizations in both the private and public sectors are taking action to bolster student interest and enthusiasm in this area. Samsung, for example, is working to make STEM fun and exciting with their STEM education program called Solve for Tomorrow. It's a national contest that encourages teachers and students to creatively use STEM to explore and improve their local environment and community. More

T-Mobile USA deal shows $13 billion value drop since AT&T offer
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Deutsche Telekom AG's deal to combine T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS Communications Inc. reveals how the value of its unit may have dropped by $13 billion amid client losses following a failed sale to AT&T Inc. last year. T-Mobile USA is worth about $26 billion including debt, based on MetroPCS's share price and analyst estimates. Deutsche Telekom, Germany's biggest phone company, last year dropped a deal to sell the mobile carrier for $39 billion to AT&T on antitrust concerns. T-Mobile USA has lost about 7.6 percent of its subscriber base since that attempt. More


 IN THE NEWS


Dell supercomputer effort spawns new line of servers
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Dell has developed a line of servers based on designs the company is using in an upcoming 10-petaflop supercomputer called Stampede, which will be fully deployed at The University of Texas at Austin starting next year. The PowerEdge C8000 servers are built with standard Intel x86 CPUs and can be equipped with graphics processors or additional storage to improve performance on database tasks, high-performance computing operations and cloud workloads. More

Security startup Cylance acquires Ridgeway of Dallas
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Cylance Inc., a startup founded by McAfee Inc.'s former global chief technology officer, has acquired a tiny Dallas firm that provides technology to fight Web-based cyber attacks. Cylance said it had acquired Ridgeway Internet Security LLC, a firm whose technology helps protect against attackers who break into networks by exploiting flaws in the programs and databases used to run websites. More

DFW well represented among world's most valuable brands
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Interbrand has released its 13th annual report on the Best Global Brands — a number of them with strong Dallas-Fort Worth ties are in the top 100. The list is led by Coca-Cola at $77.8 billion in brand value and Apple at $76.5 billion. And while both of those brands have strong presences in North Texas from a consumer standpoint, you only have to get to No. 3, IBM at $75.5 billion, to find a company that has major operations in DFW. More


 LEGISLATION


Senator pledges support for high-tech companies and jobs
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Federal legislation that would fund scientific research to help create more high-tech companies and jobs nationwide was touted at Binghamton University during a campaign stop by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY. After touring some of BU's research laboratories, Gillibrand promoted the America Innovates Act that she pledged to work toward enacting if re-elected in November. More


 

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