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Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8 breakthrough features
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Microsoft recently briefed reporters in San Francisco on Windows Phone 8. Over breakfast burritos and bloody marys, the software giant provided more details about the cool new bells and whistles it will have when handsets actually start arriving at AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Best Buy and other retail outlets. Windows Phone 8 will use the same interactive touch tile interface now rolling out on the full range of Windows 8 computing devices. The latest handset models are being readied for market by Nokia and HTC. This could be Microsoft's last best chance to deliver a smartphone that can truly compete against Google's hot-selling Android and Apple's iconic iPhone. More


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STEM summit to explore school needs and how industry can help
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The MTBC is having a day-long summit with six Metroplex-area ISDs to understand the requirements of educators in meeting the challenges of providing STEM education, and how industry partnerships can help create solutions. Frisco, Irving, McKinney, Plano, Richardson and Wylie ISDs will be participating. The Summit will be Monday, Nov. 12, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Cisco Campus at George Bush and Jupiter in Richardson. Texas Instruments is also sponsoring the event. More

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Dallas-Fort Worth: Ready to push to new economic heights
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With employment growing and other indicators pointing up, Dallas leaders in business and government say their region is poised to shed any lingering effects of the recession and push to new economic heights. "We've accomplished so much during one of the toughest times economically, and we should be proud. We're fortunate and blessed to be in Dallas," Mayor Mike Rawlings told business leaders at a recent meeting of the Dallas Regional Chamber. "Now is the time we turn it up." More

Hurricane Sandy's effects on IT operations to ripple across the nation
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Hurricane Sandy is destined to impact a swath of territory more than a thousand miles wide. Within the storm's impact area, millions of people and businesses will lose power. So will communications networks, wireless services, phone companies and in some cases, government agencies. If your company is located in the area that the hurricane will affect, you may still have time to do some last-minute things to get ready. If you're outside the area, you can pat yourself for making wise geographical choices this time. But you may still feel the effects. More

3 health IT must-haves for natural disaster preparedness
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Responding to disasters is something every healthcare institution needs to be ready for. From hurricanes to snowstorms to wildfires, having a plan in place and technology to back it up is critical to an effective response. During these times of crisis many simple things, such as contacting relatives of patients or ordering crucial supplies can become major headaches if an adequate plan is not arranged beforehand. As many healthcare centers employ a higher than average concentration of IT equipment, there are certain ways they can leverage them to cope with disasters- and things they must do to safeguard their technology as well. Mike Detjen of Arcadia Solutions speaks about some of the must-haves for HIT in disaster scenarios — ways it can be useful and things to be concerned about. More


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Killing the computer to save it
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Many people cite Albert Einstein's aphorism "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." Only a handful, however, have had the opportunity to discuss the concept with the physicist over breakfast. One of those is Peter G. Neumann, now an 80-year-old computer scientist at SRI International, a pioneering engineering research laboratory here. As an applied-mathematics student at Harvard, Neumann had a two-hour breakfast with Einstein on Nov. 8, 1952. What the young math student took away was a deeply held philosophy of design that has remained with him for six decades and has been his governing principle of computing and computer security. More

MetroPCS's profit more than doubles
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MetroPCS Communications Inc.'s third-quarter earnings more than doubled as the prepaid wireless-service provider posted higher revenue and saw a $53 million gain from a securities settlement. MetroPCS, which offers flat-rate wireless services without annual contracts, has seen stronger revenue in recent quarters as launching a 4G network and offering smartphones helped to attract new customers. But its bottom-line performance has been mixed over the past year due in part to higher promotional handset costs. More

Ericsson sales grow in North America
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Ericsson may have had a tough third quarter worldwide, but its North American operation was a bright spot. The Swedish maker of telecom gear reported that North American revenue grew 16 percent, to $2.11 billion in the third quarter compared to the year-earlier period. More

Equinix revenue expected to increase 18 percent for Q3
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Data center operator Equinix is expected to report Q3 revenue rose 18 percent to $494 million, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 31.5 percent to $222.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Equinix to earn 58 cents per share, up 190 percent from 20 cents per share in the year-earlier period, when it made an adjustment attributable to redeemable non-controlling interests. More


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Clearwire gives Huawei some business — with caveats
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Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. will supply equipment to wireless data service provider Clearwire LLC for a network upgrade next year. That's according to Reuters, which said the United States' government has given the green light to the transaction. As has been pointed out elsewhere, this wouldn't have been a big to-do a few months back. But it's a bit surprising after the House Intelligence Committee issued a scathing report suggesting Huawei has ties to the government or military of its homeland in China. More

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman sees bigger role for Texas in company's future
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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman made her first visit to the company's Plano campus and liked what she saw of the former headquarters of Electronic Data Systems. "Wow! Who knew?" Whitman said as she walked into a sixth-floor conference room of the former EDS executive offices. "You can't help but notice this building." In an interview, she said she foresees a growing role for HP's North Texas, Houston and Austin operations in her multiyear effort to turn around the troubled computer giant, based in Palo Alto, Calif. More


 

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