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How Big Data is Changing the Music Game

Published on Oct 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm in Entertainment, Tech Trends.

When digital downloads became popular and listeners began buying (and sometimes pirating) MP3 files, CD sales plummeted. Eventually, digital downloads started declining as people discovered music-streaming platforms like Pandora, Spotify and, more recently, Apple Music. Now, with Pandora’s recent acquisition of Ticketfly, streaming is expected to evolve to include live music. And that’s where the money […]

Heard of Spear Phishing? Hackers Hope You Haven’t

Published on Oct 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.
IT security

Cyber crime is a lucrative business. According to a report by The Guardian, cyber attacks cost the U.S. economy roughly $100 billion each year. That’s right, $100 billion, with a “B.” These attacks aren’t just on big-name brands like Target, JP Morgan Chase and Sony, either. Small businesses are just as vulnerable to this kind of […]

The Cyber Security Threat That Targets the C-Suite

Published on Sep 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm in Tech Trends.

For a small to midsize business in Middle Tennessee, cyber security may not even make a list of the organization’s top 10 concerns. After an attack, a company’s first regret is not prioritizing it sooner. What you spend your time worrying about—clients, revenue, innovation—these can all be compromised by a single cyber security breach. Spear […]

Musicians Are Wired For Tech Jobs

Published on Apr 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm in Entertainment, Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your onsite IT guru and Jack White may have more in common than you think. The life of a techie strikes familiar chord with those who are musically adept. With a rhythmic predisposition to solve problems, the swelling clan of technology geniuses is finding an appropriate home in Music City. Eclectic cultural scenes tend to […]

Apps to Jump-start Your Spring

Published on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

After a few false starts and last minute snow days, spring is, thankfully, here. We’ve moved clocks up an hour and coats into the guest closet. With the sunshine finally melting away the winter-weather blues, we’re also organizing outdoor adventures, deep cleaning the house and dreaming of all the delicious seasonal produce. So whether you’re […]

Nashville Needs Top Tier Tech Talent to Be a Great City

Published on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:40 am in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

When Google Fiber announced it was coming to Nashville, nobody was surprised. Eager? Yes. Excited? Absolutely. But it’s hard to be surprised when the decision makes so much sense. Crowned by fiber, Nashville is irrefutably emerging as a great tech city. But even without Google’s blessing, Nashville’s been well on its way to becoming just that. Within […]

Smart Devices Pit Privacy Against Convenience

Published on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:43 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

by James Fields It seems that your smart TV may be listening to a lot more than what “Downton Abbey” episode you want it to play. At least that’s what the privacy policy for Samsung’s internet connected SmartTV suggests. Buried in the dense policy is a single line that implies serious privacy infringements: “Please be […]

Backup & Disaster Recovery

Published on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm in Tech Trends, Tips & Tricks.
Backup & Data Recovery

by James Fields On any given day, there are many unpredictable disasters that could strike your company. Most recently, there were earthquakes in Texas and snowstorms in the north surpassing record amounts of snowfall. When disasters strike, they affect power supply, the ability to get to work and a computer network’s ability to stay up […]