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A Sensible Cloud Strategy for Your Small Business

Published on Jun 3, 2014 at 9:44 am in Tech Trends, Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Though it’s commonly associated with free storage providers, like Dropbox, or online word processors, like Google Docs, cloud computing can involve more advanced areas of technology, too. That’s part of the reason that talking about “the cloud” can […]

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 […]

Keep Your Online and Electronic Health Care Data Safe

Published on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:19 am in Healthcare, Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. “Let’s talk health care.” That short sentence has sparked some of the most engaging social, economic, ethical and political conversations over the past few years, and the conversations keep on coming. You’d be hard pressed to find someone […]

Lessons Local Businesses Can Learn From Target’s Malware Attack

Published on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:59 am in Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. As a business handling data, if you collect it, you have to protect it. And when you don’t, the results can be extremely damaging. Never was this more apparent than with the November 2013 breach of Target’s point-of-sale […]

Client Spotlight: Partners Healthcare Group

Published on Feb 14, 2014 at 9:44 am in Tips & Tricks.

When you ask Tom Stewart, principal at Partners Healthcare Group, what his organization does, he’ll tell you that Partners helps its clients make wise business decisions that are clinically sound and financially responsible. To meet a wide range of client-specific needs, the action-oriented Partners team builds inventories, creates medical equipment plans, reconciles asset files and […]

Five IT best practices for the new year

Published on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:14 am in Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. At the start of any new year, it’s helpful to take stock of recent best practices and make sure your company has considered and implemented them. To help, here are five technology practices your business should consider in 2014. […]

Client Spotlight: Mountain Group Capital

Published on Dec 20, 2013 at 10:33 am in Tips & Tricks.

An investment firm for health and technology startups, Mountain Group Capital is more than just an investor. The company is also a builder, partner and operator. Business Builders: Mountain Group Capital doesn’t just make great investments; it builds great companies. The firm believes that its role is to provide the capital as well as the […]

Change Your Operating System from Windows XP

Published on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:12 am in Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. President Woodrow Wilson once said, “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” Change can be especially terrifying when you don’t fully understand how it will affect you. Perhaps the biggest information technology change facing businesses […]

Six tactics to hire smart technology employees

Published on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:00 am in Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Many employers make hasty decisions when hiring technology professionals. Here are six tips to keep your technology recruiting in tip-top shape. 1. Test for technical knowledge. There’s nothing worse than hiring a technology professional who doesn’t understand […]

4 features that make iOS 7 a viable business tool

Published on Oct 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm in Tech Trends, Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Historically, in the enterprise technology space, Apple has lagged far behind Android and Windows. Though iOS was once considered shiny gadgets for consumers, with the release of iOS 7, it is clear that Apple is committed to […]