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8 Tech Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Published on Sep 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

The kids are back in school and summer is wrapping up. It’s officially time to crack down and get things done. Getting back into a rhythm after vacationing can be difficult, so here are some tech tools to make the transition as painless as possible. They can help streamline productivity and organize life — in […]

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Data

Published on Aug 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Technology is thoroughly intertwined with our everyday lives — and businesses are no exception. In today’s technology-dependent world, a company’s data is at the very heart of an organization. A few weeks ago, I explained steps businesses can take to protect themselves against CryptoLocker, a very specific type of malware. With news of another security […]

Smart Design Can Elevate Your Business Website

Published on Jul 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

White space is a good thing. An uncluttered page directs users to the most important elements. It’s even been proven to increase comprehension by 20 percent. When there are more than 861,379,000 registered host names on the internet, considering simple design elements and user-friendliness is the first step to creating a website that stands out. […]

Tennessean Names CTI as Top Workplace

Published on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm in Concept Culture, Tennessean Articles.

We pride ourselves on having the happiest employees in town, and we’ve got the evidence to prove it. For the second year in a row, the Tennessean has named CTI to its Top Workplaces 2015 list. When we started Concept Technology in 2003, we wanted to create a place where people love coming to work, […]

How to Get Top-notch Tech Talent to Stick Around

Published on Jul 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Hiring a new employee is a time-consuming process. Employers spend countless hours scouring resumes and vetting potential candidates, but building and maintaining a phenomenal team doesn’t stop there. The tech industry is notoriously competitive, especially in Nashville. With more than 20,000 open tech positions in the city, as reported by ZipRecruiter, short-supplied tech talent is […]

How to Protect Your Data From Computer Hijackers

Published on Jun 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

There’s a threat lurking in the darkest corners of the web, waiting to strike — and it doesn’t discriminate. Individuals, businesses and even police departments have all found themselves victims of CryptoLocker, a particularly harmful form of malicious software (malware). CryptoLocker falls into a category of malware known as ransomware, which is essentially a sophisticated […]

Techie Tourism: Ideas for Non-traditional Summer Travels

Published on Jun 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Beach chair. Check. Sunscreen. Check. So goes the traditional summer vacation packing list. Followed by a 10-hour drive, too much sun and some necessary R&R. While the classic escape is sure to do the trick for travel fever, less sandy getaways are also attracting attention. Technology has engineered experiences that would have been inconceivable 30, […]

Dear Grads: Here’s How to Land Your Dream Tech Job

Published on Jun 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Dear recent graduate, welcome to the real world. We’re so happy to have you — you and your wide-eyed confidence, inherent tech savvy and key demographic insight. Now that you’ve graduated, your inbox is likely full of lists touting the highest paying, top hiring, most rewarding careers. (Thanks, Aunt Alice.) And jobs in technology probably […]

3 Key Moves Your IT Team Needs to Make

Published on May 4, 2015 at 11:13 am in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

For many companies, the information technology department has long been a siloed and mysterious one. You’re not exactly sure what they do, but you’ve got them on speed dial when your email is acting up. They’re the folks with the flash drives, and your saviors when the server’s down. But, as technology evolves, so too […]