Archive for the ‘Enterprise’ Category

AT&T Teams With Airstream to Launch ‘Smart’ RV

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

AT&T teamed up with Airstream for a 4G LTE connected “smart” RV, making it easier to stay connnected when wanderlust makes you want to hit the road again and head to a favorite campground.

The wireless Smart Control service rolls …

Dallas Invents: 70 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 11

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned

DI People: CyrusOne Names SVP, Blumberg Heads Valtech Dallas Office, Neiman Marcus Adds 4 Execs

Posted by Lance Murray

CYRUSONE NAMES SKOMAL AS SVP, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Dallas-based data center REIT CyrusOne Inc. has appointed Mark E. Skomal as senior vice president and chief accounting officer, effective Sept. 24. 

“Mark’s extensive experience working in the REIT and broader real …

Building Tomorrow Together:
‘Since Our Last Meeting’

Posted by Mike Rosa

In July, we invited executives of a large California-based company we’ve visited multiple times to join us in Oxnard as a VIP guest at Dallas Cowboys training camp. They could not attend camp, but confidentially informed us they plan to

Can Improved Employee Experience Result in a Better Customer Experience?

Posted by Reagan Alhadef

What is EX?

Employee experience (EX) does not have a formal definition, but similar to the customer journey, it includes every touch point an employee has with an organization beginning with the hiring process. While the entire scope is vast, …

On Tap: Texas Pinners Conference, North Texas Smart Cities Summit, and Big Design Conference

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, things may change at any time, so check the official …

DFW Innovation Economy:
Economic Grounding in 8 Infographics

Posted by Eric Griffin

DFW Innovation Economy is a serial look at chapters from the 2018 Innovation Assessment produced by the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) and Accenture. Each chapter of the Assessment comprises key metrics that can be tracked over time to evaluate the

DI People: Masergy Taps Parker as New CEO, Sabre Names New Exec, Tech Wildcatters Adds 2

Posted by Lance Murray

MASERGY NAMES PARKER AS ITS NEW CEO

James Parker has been named chief executive officer of Masergy, a Plano-based software-defined networking services company.

Parker succeeds Chris MacFarland, who will assume the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer at …

Follow the Money: INTREorg Gets $247K, Firm Raising $5M for Robokind, projekt202 Acquires Studio

Posted by Lance Murray

INTREorg RAISES $247K IN POST-IPO ROUND

Southlake-based INTREorg Systems has raised $247,000 in a post-IPO equity round, Crunchbase reported.

The firm provides shareholder intelligence and IT and consulting services, including management, compliance, and finance, and it has now raised $497,000 …

Irving’s Fluor Teams with IBM for Watson AI-Powered Megaprojects

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Irving-based Fluor Corp. announced a partnership with IBM to use the tech giant’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) platform to create two diagnostic systems that help manage construction megaprojects in business sectors such as energy and chemicals, and mining and metals.

Innovator Alert: Apply Now

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty of opportunities. So, we’re constantly on the lookout for contests and competitions, award ceremonies, and available grants our innovators can apply for. Keep in mind that application information may change at any …

LinkedIn Names Fintech Firm Solovis as Top 2018 Startup

Posted by Alex Edwards

Irving-based fintech innovation leader Solovis Inc. has been making headlines this year.

For starters, an $8 million series A funding round led to a 300 percent increase in revenue, and a doubled employee headcount. In May, Solovis partnered with AcordIQ …

Narrowing the Digital Divide: Nextlink’s FCC Auction Share Targets Rural Areas

Posted by Lance Murray

Rural residents and businesses searching for a broadband internet option in North Texas found more reasons for optimism this week.

Nextlink Internet has won the largest share of the Federal Communication Commission’s $1.98 billion Connect America Fund II rural broadband …

Dallas Invents: 76 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 4

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include assigned patents granted to local entities or those with a North Texas inventor. As of June 12, 2018, unassigned

Hollman Inc. CEO Launches Education Initiative, Pays for Employees and Their Families to Attend College

Posted by Alex Edwards

It doesn’t matter if an employee at Hollman Inc. wants to study photography, gym, nursing, or anything else unrelated to the locker manufacturing company, because CEO Travis Hollman is going to support it—and he’s going to pay for it, too.

Reports: New Skyscrapers Would Add to Dallas’ Tower Trove

Posted by Lance Murray

The skyline of Dallas has been the symbol of a city on the rise since its first so-called skyscraper, the Praetorian Building at Main and Stone streets, was constructed in 1909. 

As the city grew and the definition of skyscrapers …

DFW Innovation Economy: Labor Pool Talent

Posted by Eric Griffin

DFW Innovation Economy is a serial look at chapters from the 2018 Innovation Assessment produced by the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) and Accenture. Each chapter of the Assessment comprises key metrics that can be tracked over time to evaluate the

PepsiCo Searches for North American Startups in Expanded Nutrition Greenhouse Program

Posted by Alex Edwards

Startups with a mission to “transform the food and beverage industry,” this one’s for you. PepsiCo recently announced it was expanding its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program to North Americaand the deadline to apply for it is Oct. 12. 

Solving the Digital Divide via Power Lines: AT&T Says Project AirGig Could Do It

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. is taking the next steps to get its ambitious Project Air-Gig off the ground—an undertaking that will use the power grid to help the nation span its digital divide.

AirGigThe company said that it’s starting discussions with …

Truth Be Told:
The Red in the Watermelon

Posted by Susanne Turnbo

It was one tense meeting. The kind where anything happening outside of the room seemed irrelevant. I was in an Executive Steering Committee meeting for a large IT program, and the truth about the project’s progress was just uncovered. As …