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How Your Peers Can Be Allies for Better Business

Published on Apr 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Some consider it a bad idea for business owners to consult with other business owners on how to solve problems and identify opportunities. For those who feel this way, getting too close to other owners risks publicly revealing too much about their business’ flaws and its formulas for success. However, while it may be initially […]

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 […]

Technology Predictions for 2015

Published on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

by James Fields As usual, the new year started with a bang, complete with overflowing champagne glasses, optimism for the coming year, and a bash on Broadway complete with fireworks. The decadence of the celebration matched the accomplishments achieved in tech over 2014. In the past year, Apple joined the wearable arena with its iWatch […]

Fitness Technology Puts Resolutions in Reach

Published on Dec 30, 2014 at 4:14 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

The holiday parties are about to subside, the spiked eggnog will (unfortunately) wear off and the fancy dinner china that plated this year’s most indulgent dishes will be shelved for another time. With a blank slate for 2015, people will aspire to be ambitious versions of themselves — 12 pounds lighter, sculpted and complete with […]

Educational Gadgets For the Holidays and Beyond

Published on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:38 am in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. In years past, Christmas mornings at my house have been filled with the feverish unwrapping of presents, followed by a few hours of assembling Santa’s generous gifts. After a month of Christmas shopping and parents painstakingly putting together […]