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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 […]

Connected Light Bulbs Offer Ultimate Efficiency & Tone

Published on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. When was the last time you geeked out about light bulbs? Well, if you have a strong interest in home automation like I do, connected light bulbs likely have you pretty excited. To back up, home automation is […]

The Technology of Music

Published on Mar 11, 2014 at 9:23 am in Tech Trends.
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Like many people in Nashville, music has always been an important part of my life. I play bass guitar in a rock ’n’ roll band, and before getting into technology, I worked in the music industry. When those two aspects of my life — music and technology — collide, the results can be unpredictable and disruptive. […]

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 […]

Highlights from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Published on Feb 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. What’s not to like about a four-day glut-fest of gadgets? That’s essentially what the International Consumer Electronics Show is every year, and 2014 was no exception. Here are some notable innovations from this year’s show. Curved televisions Flexible […]

Net Neutrality Jeopardized at the Expense of Consumers and Businesses

Published on Jan 24, 2014 at 10:54 am in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. On Jan. 14, a federal appeals court ruled against the Federal Communications Commission, putting in jeopardy the future of net neutrality and effectively placing the interests of millions of consumers and thousands of companies behind the interests of […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]