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Three Things You Need to Know About 3D Printing

Published on Jul 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Need a new smartphone case, lamp or spare part for your car? What about an iPad stand, toothbrush holder or statement piece of jewelry? Sure, you could go out and buy these things, but why bother when […]

Protect Your Cherished Memories With a Home Computer Backup Strategy

Published on Jul 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. We talk a lot about backing up our business data and files. Just a few months ago in this column I stressed the importance of maintaining a strong backup and disaster recovery infrastructure, saying “data is the […]

Human resources and corporate culture make the difference in technology recruitment

Published on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:36 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. With the Nashville Technology Council reporting more than 830 technology job listings in Middle Tennessee, it’s an understatement to say that the competition for tech talent locally and regionally is incredibly strong. It’s a seller’s market for […]

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 […]

Protect Your Accounts With Strong Passwords

Published on May 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm in Tips & Tricks.
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Nobody likes passwords. They are a terrible way of authenticating users, and when done correctly, passwords are both difficult to guess and impossible to remember. It’s a Catch-22. While nobody wants someone else poking around in his or her Gmail account, or worse, bank records, it’s exceptionally difficult to remember 30+ case-sensitive nonsense words for […]

Secure Your Applications in the Cloud

Published on May 16, 2013 at 4:52 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. More and more businesses are taking advantage of cloud applications such as Salesforce, Basecamp and ZenDesk to handle any number of business operations. When your employees start using Basecamp, for example, to manage a complex project, they […]

The End of Microsoft’s Small Business Server

Published on May 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm in Tech Trends, Tennessean Articles.
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For years, Microsoft’s Small Business Server has been a turnkey, streamlined way for organizations with 75 employees or less to manage their servers. Last year, Microsoft announced that with its 2012 Windows Server offerings, it was discontinuing SBS and that SBS 2011 would be the last version of this traditional integrated server suite. In addition, […]

Tennessee’s State IT Workers Must Demonstrate Their IT Chops to Keep Their Jobs

Published on Apr 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm in Tech Trends.

Earlier this month, the Tennessean reported that “in an effort to screen out those who can’t master the skills of a rapidly changing field” the State of Tennessee is requiring 1,600 IT workers across state government to re-apply for their jobs. The article also suggests that Tennessee’s leadership fears that many of the state’s IT […]

How To Choose The Right Software For Your Business

Published on Apr 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm in Tips & Tricks.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Picking a new software solution can be tricky business. Say, for example, your company needs enterprise resource planning software. You might start by looking into the companies that create them. This search will probably yield dozens and […]