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Government involvement in cloud computing standards: A positive move
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Cloud computing has become quite the topic for discussion among just about anyone and everyone today, according to Kathy Grise, IEEE Future Directions program director. Google produces about 254 million results on cloud computing. But do we really understand what cloud computing is all about? Ask 10 people if they have heard about cloud computing. They will say yes. Ask them what is cloud computing, and they will give you 10 different perspectives. More


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Richardson retiree engineered system to transmit signals from moon landing
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Art Roberts, a 30-year-old electrical engineer, huddled around the TV in a Richardson apartment with his wife and two other couples on July 20, 1969. Like millions around the world, they had stayed up late to watch Neil Armstrong's one small step — his one giant leap. The grainy, dream-like images of the moon landing are forever seared in Americans' memories, and the broadcast of the lunar landing meant success for the U.S. and success for NASA. And it was a success for Roberts. As an engineer for Collins Radio, a communications technology company contracted by NASA to establish outer space communications systems, he was one of an army of people behind the scenes who pushed the U.S. to the lead in the space race. More

Survey: Tech companies' growth, priorities and MTBC satisfaction
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The MTBC has commissioned ExperiPro for a research study about the factors that impact your business and to have a snapshot of the North Texas tech community. Please take 6 minutes to answer the online survey, and you will receive a report at the end of the research project. More

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Texas Biomedical Device Center to support tinnitus study

The Texas Biomedical Device Center at UT Dallas has agreed to partner with neuroscience-based medical device company MicroTransponder to conduct one of the first U.S. clinical tests of a novel tinnitus therapy developed by the University's researchers.

CCCI supports STEM event

CCCI was proud to be a table sponsor for the Alliance of Technology & Great Minds STEM event held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Dallas AT&T Performing Arts Center: Winspear Opera House. The goal of this event was to encourage young women aged 12-17 to consider education and careers in these technology fields.
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New and renewing members
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Thank you to the MTBC members who either joined or renewed their memberships this month. Our members are the lifeline of our organization and serve to make us stronger and more successful. We hope you will join us in welcoming these new members, doing business with them and referring others members to the MTBC. More

Job postings
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Check out the latest job openings at some MTBC Chairman Circle member companies. Fidelity has one for software engineer, developer and director, and chief architect of social business. More


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WhichBox proprietary technology revolutions the future of online publishing
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WhichBox media is changing the future of online publishing, and it couldn't come soon enough. In the U.S. alone, more than 1,200 magazines have shut down since 2008, and many major newspapers have filed for bankruptcy. As audiences migrate online, publishers are discovering it's not easy to monetize content or engage and grow that audience. It's a problem other industries face as well. More


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Pentagon wants rescue robots built in time for the next 'natural disaster'
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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Pentagon has requested that a team of "rescue robots" be engineered in time for the next "natural disaster." The DARPA Robotics Challenge is putting out the call for a synthetic force that can be designed for autonomous thought; yet mitigate the risk to human life when preforming a rescue mission. More

Microsoft provides fusion center technology and funding for surveillance
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Did you know Microsoft helps fund the National Fusion Center Association which, in turn, helps police departments buy surveillance tech? In fact, it provides fusion architecture and the Microsoft Fusion Core Solution. More

Federal cybersecurity workforce challenges continue
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The rate of growth, variety and complexity of cybersecurity attacks on federal departments and agencies — as well as private companies — is cited far and wide as evidence that we need to do more to protect our data, networks, systems and other infrastructure. A major focus of the federal government has been on building the workforce with the right skills to meet the challenge and information from the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies reveals that this challenge is persistent and success is evasive. More

Anti-counterfeiting with DNA nanotechnology
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A study by the OECD concluded that international trade in counterfeit and pirated goods could have accounted for up to $250 billion in 2007. The OECD estimates that the share of counterfeit and pirated goods in world trade is close to 2 percent. And these figures do not even include domestically produced and consumed products, or non-tangible pirated digital products. Industry segments for which counterfeits are a significant problem include pharmaceuticals, airplane parts, auto parts and designer clothing. Recent developments in nanotechnology have enabled significant improvement in the field of anti-counterfeiting measures. More


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Why private clouds will prevail
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In this article, Stu Laura, Information Week's CIO, discusses with Howard Anderson, founder of Yankee Group and co-founder of Battery Ventures, the promise and pressures of private clouds. More

Big data education: When should it start?
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How early should one's big data education begin? A related and more pertinent question is when should one's data analysis education begin? Mark E. Johnson, professor of statistics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, contends that the best time to commence data analysis education is when the student encounters data of interest. A classic example of introducing histograms is to march a large class of captive statistics students to a field and arrange them in columns of comparable heights — a living histogram. Surely, the students participating will remember the experience and maybe even recall something about bi-modality. This example suggests that earlier opportunities of statistics had not been exploited. More

1st Apache-blessed CloudStack code debuts
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Seven months after Citrix turned the CloudStack open-source cloud project over to the Apache Foundation, the first Apache-blessed code is out. The new 4.0.0 "incubating release" of CloudStack adds CloudBridge, an Amazon Web services API extension, right into the CloudStack package so that users can "turn on" Amazon S3 and EC2 support if they want. There is also a bunch of support for other third-party technologies including Ceph and Caringo storage and the Nicira network virtualization platform. The code can be downloaded from the Apache site. More

How robots are making solar power cheaper
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Solar power's race to become competitive with fossil fuel has been aided hugely by the steep price drops in recent years for photovoltaic modules. Down 40 percent in the past year, PV modules now account for only about a third of the cost of a power plant. That has left developers scrambling for other ways to cut costs. "To be honest, there hadn't been that much innovation happening," says Martin Simonek, a solar analyst with research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance in London. "There are only so many ways you can put panels on the roof or the ground." So attention turned to such things as streamlining permitting and other paperwork and reducing the number of nuts and bolts needed to assemble a solar array. Boring. It's time to welcome our new robotic overlords, as startups like QBotix exploit advances in sensor technology and automation to cut solar power plant costs. More

Big data talent war: 7 ways to win
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Fifty-three percent of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow or steal talent — and what job seekers should know. More


 

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