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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 […]

There’s virtue in virtualization

Published on Sep 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. Virtualization. You’ve heard the term. You likely understand the term. You may even be able to wax poetical about the benefits of the technology. Virtualization is a best practice for green IT. It lets you tap into […]

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: […]

Gartner Report: Top 10 IT Trends of 2012

Published on Aug 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm in Tech Trends.

I’m a sucker for a good top 10 list. Anyone who attempts to organize and distill the messy processes and competing voices within our current IT landscape and come up with informed conclusions and sensible trends has my attention (even if I whole-heartedly disagree with the assessment). So when Gartner, one of the world’s leading […]

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 […]

BYOD Security Concerns: Does IT Protest Too Much?

Published on Jun 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm in Tech Trends.

Concept Technology’s very own Director of Security Services John Mensel was interviewed this week by Tom Kaneshige, senior writer at CIO.com, on the topic of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). The following Q&A was taken from that conversation. To read the full article, visit CIO or check out this link. What are the key concerns […]

Cloud Contracts — The Devil is in the Detail

Published on Jun 14, 2012 at 5:56 pm in Tech Trends.

IT World recently touched on a cloud computing topic that we believe doesn’t get enough attention within broader cloud conversations. The article titled, “Cloud contracts — the Devil is in the detail,” noted that most previous conversations have focused on the types of cloud services, SaaS, PaaS or IaaS, with “very little emphasis or discussion…undertaken […]