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Common IT Mistakes Business Owners Make — Part 2

Published on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm in Tips & Tricks.

This is Part Two of a three part series about IT mistakes that business owners commonly make. This post will cover security, backup/recovery and internet policies. 1.    You’re Secure, Just Insufficiently You’ve got encryption, antivirus and antispyware, a firewall and passwords set up, and you feel like your business network is secure. And it might […]

Top 7 Tech Trends of 2011

Published on Jan 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm in Tech Trends.

At the beginning of a new year, it’s good to reflect and muse over the stories that made the previous year. The highlights and lowlights that inundated our RSS feeds, impacted our work and caused a hubbub in our daily lives. Here’s our list of the top seven technology and IT stories that shaped 2011. […]

Tablets: How do they fit into the business environment?

Published on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm in Tech Trends.

In late 2011 the tablet market exploded. According to a Jefferies report, 35% of people who have tablets spend two or more hours a day using them, and an additional 30% spend one to two hours a day. Tablet sales are expected to grow 126% in 2012 to 158 million, and Forrester research predicts that […]

Common IT Mistakes Business Owners Make — Part 1

Published on Dec 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm in Tips & Tricks.

There are at least a dozen IT mistakes that business owners commonly make. In an effort to highlight and explain some of these follies, we are starting a series of three blog posts on the subject. This post should provide some insight into the first three types of mistakes that should be avoided (warranties, consumer […]

Client Spotlight: Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association

Published on Dec 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm in Tips & Tricks.

We plan to occasionally use this platform to spotlight our clients—hopefully in a way that goes beyond story telling to providing practical advice and actionable steps for business owners with similar IT challenges and needs. Providing your aha! IT moment of the week, if you will. We’ll start with Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA), a […]

The Multiple Meanings of “Cloud”

Published on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm in Tech Trends.

The Cloud. It’s trendy. It’s cutting edge. It’s buzzword worthy. But, what exactly is it? In layman’s terms, cloud computing roughly translates into: Storing data and applications on the internet. The process is no different than when you got your first Yahoo! Mail account back in 1997. Then why all the confusion? Because the term […]

SOPA: A Step Back for Internet Freedom

Published on Dec 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm in Tech Trends.
SOPA protest

If you haven’t already heard, there’s a new internet blacklist bill working its way through Congress that, in my opinion, will break the internet permanently and irreparably if it passes. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would allow government-mandated DNS filtering, which basically means you won’t be able to access a site through a search […]

Welcome to the Concept Technology Blog

Published on Nov 23, 2011 at 1:24 am in Concept Culture.

The purpose of this blog is to talk shop, in an approachable way that takes into account the interests of both business owners and technology providers. We hope to raise awareness about today’s industry news; discuss emerging IT and business trends; and share our views and best practices. We also hope this platform will serve […]