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Don’t let basic IT mistakes ruin your business

Published on Nov 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm in Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. There are dozens of IT mistakes that business owners commonly make. Not purposely of course, but whether it’s insufficient security, investing in the wrong hardware or neglecting your software, it can be easy to let your organization’s […]

Several options available for hosted file sharing

Published on Oct 29, 2012 at 7:23 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. “What question are you hearing a lot lately?” That’s what I recently asked our engineering team in a weekly meeting to get a sense of the most frequently asked technology questions within our business community. Their answers […]

Cloud is Great Choice for Backup, Disaster Recovery

Published on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm in Tips & Tricks.
Backup data on the cloud.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Cloud-based backups and disaster recovery systems can be a great option for small and midsize businesses, taking the uncertainty out of more conventional IT setups. For example, cloud-based backup systems are largely automated and require much less […]

Bring-your-own-device policies require safeguards

Published on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:16 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. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon has been tiptoeing into companies’ consciousnesses for the past few years, but it has only been in the past six months that the issue has really pushed itself to the […]

Cloud Computing: Size Matters

Published on Aug 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm in Tech Trends, Tips & Tricks.

Computer Technology Review — a publication that covers computer storage, networking and information technology — published an article by Concept Technology’s President James Fields today. The piece “Cloud Computing: Size Matters” discussed how depending on the size of your organization, the move to the cloud can sometimes cause more trouble than benefit. The article begins: […]

Nashville’s Burgeoning Tech Market

Published on Jul 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm in Tech Trends, Tips & Tricks.

A couple weeks ago, Nashville’s tech world garnered national attention when Fast Company published an article about Middle Tennessee’s quest to fill its roughly 1,000 available high-tech jobs. The article’s headline, “Why Nashville Companies Are Targeting Tweens For High-Tech Jobs,” leads you to believe Nashville’s employing some pretty kooky tactics to attract tech talent, but […]

Mac Trojan Infects Over 600,000 Computers

Published on May 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm in Tips & Tricks.
Computer Virus

If you’re one of the many who believe that Macs are shrouded in a protective shield that makes them impervious to attack, it might be time to shelve that incorrect, yet comforting notion. In February, Russian antivirus provider Dr. Web was the first to report the Flashback Trojan affecting Mac computers. Fast-forward to March and […]

Client Spotlight: Bradley Extended Care

Published on Apr 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm in Tips & Tricks.

The IT goals of Bradley Extended Care, a local retail health store and closed-door pharmacy filling 12,000 prescriptions a month, are simple: Implement a system that’s effective, accurate and secure, and develop a partnership with a local IT provider who can readily support that system. For over nine years, Bradley Extended Care has provided one-stop […]

Green IT trends

Published on Apr 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm in Tech Trends, Tips & Tricks.

What do you think of when I say — or rather, write — green IT trends? The phrase can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It could mean office/personnel practices like telecommuting, working virtually and Web conferencing. Or, reducing paper printouts by moving systems with physical outputs like data […]

Client Spotlight: Equitable Trust

Published on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:10 am in Tips & Tricks.

One of Concept Technology’s newer clients is Equitable Trust, a trust and investment advisor for over 20 years. Equitable Trust is 100% local. The firm is based in Nashville and has no other branches, which means that Equitable Trust’s 20+ employees are focused on providing valued wealth management, investment, trust and estate counsel and planning […]