UNT General

Omnitracs Celebrates New Dallas Headquarters With Open House And Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 1:25pm

 Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday. At the KPMG building in the heart of downtown Dallas, local dignitaries, community members, and Omnitracs employees and partners gathered as newly reelected Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings warmly welcomed Omnitracs to the City of Dallas.

Following the initial announcement of Omnitracs' intent to relocate to Dallas in July 2014...

Former Sen. Hutchison: For historical association, UT has always been home

Mon, May 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison put it this way: “The Texas State Historical Association is coming home.”

And so it is — back to the University of Texas, where the scholarly organization was established in 1897. As this story explains, the association left in 2007 in a dispute over rules governing the private group’s use of state-owned offices and other university property.

The former Republican senator participated in a formal announcement of the renewed...

University of North Texas uses hybrid cloud for its three-campus system

Mon, May 11, 2015 - 12:25pm

The University of North Texas system oversees campuses in Ft. Worth, Denton, and Dallas, Texas. The institution already serves more than 41,000 students with a broad range of Academics. Recently it turned its attention to infrastructure by upgrading to EMC’s Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.

“The hybrid cloud enables us to be a service broker and deliver infrastructure as a service,” says CTO and interim CIO Rama Dhuwaraha. “Our goal is to be an IT service organization on premise. We wanted to control the quality, performance, and the delivery of our services and have one place to request...

Aleksandar Hemon on zombie culture: 'America deeply believes in violence'

Fri, May 8, 2015 - 12:53pm

“It is the perfect moment,” Aleksandar Hemon said in his sonorous voice when I asked if it was a good time for our interview. Born in Sarajevo, the novelist came to the United States just prior the Bosnian war, took up residence in Chicago, and swiftly colonised the English language for his own artistic purposes.

“It is the perfect moment,” Aleksandar Hemon...

Workers key to a strong economy

Thu, May 7, 2015 - 7:16am

Water and transportation are top concerns whenever the Texas Legislature meets, but workforce development should have legislators’ equal attention.

Training and bringing forward the next generation of workers is the lifeblood of the businesses that make the Texas economy one of the strongest in the nation.

As just one example, North Texas is the country’s No. 2 hub of aviation-aerospace companies. This rapidly growing industry depends on an educated, skilled workforce to maintain its competitive edge in the global economy.

A North Central Texas Council of Governments study showed that Texas has more than four...