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How Cyber Monday Made a Name for Itself

Published on Dec 4, 2014 at 10:25 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. Black Friday seems to bring out the most psychotic side in all of us. For many, a precious day off of work begins with an alarm at an ungodly hour in the morning followed by hostile combat with […]

Rugged Smartphones Should Become the New Normal

Published on Oct 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. The average smartphone user checks his or her phone 150 times a day. That’s 150 opportunities for a slip, spill or drop to damage your phone, or 54,750 times until your next annual upgrade. I’d say the […]

Defend Against Today’s Modern Threats

Published on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:55 am in Tennessean Articles.

Forty million credit cards … 70 million client records … $148 million cost. That was the impact of Target’s 2013 security breach. Then, how about 4.5 million names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and telephone numbers. That was the number of patient records stolen in the recent Community Health Systems (CHS) breach, an attack […]

Antivirus Software Still A Necessary Tool

Published on Jun 3, 2014 at 8:20 am in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Have you heard? Antivirus is dead. Kaput. No longer relevant in today’s computer security world, where 315,000 new malicious files are detected every day. When Brian Dye, senior vice president of information security for Symantec — the company that invented commercial antivirus software 25 years ago — told The Wall Street Journal a couple of […]

5 Tech Trends for 2014

Published on Dec 27, 2013 at 3:04 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

Where’s tech going in 2014? Here are five technologies that will make headlines next year. 1. Smart locks The key and lock have been around for thousands of years. The pin-tumbler lock, which uses varying-length pins to prevent a lock from opening without the correct key, has been around for hundreds of years. The simple […]

Keep Your Online and Mobile Conversations Private

Published on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm in Tennessean Articles.

Snowden. PRISM. XKey­score. It seems that you can’t turn around these days without reading another story about government surveillance. Edward Snowden is the former defense contractor who blew the whistle on PRISM, the National Security Agency’s secret electronic surveillance data mining program. XKeyscore is PRISM’s backbone, the software that collects the data, including emails and […]

Keep Your IT Infrastructure Strong

Published on Jun 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.

A penny saved is a penny earned. We all know this saying, and most of us try to live by it. Whether you’re the type of person who can’t see a penny on the sidewalk without picking it up, or someone who visits the Frist Center only on the days when admission is free, we […]