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The Walled Gardens of Business Applications

Published on Oct 1, 2013 at 10:16 am in Tech Trends.

This post also appeared in The Tennessean, where Concept Technology has a bi-weekly feature in the Business section. A lot has changed in the past 15 years. In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, Apple unveiled its first iMac and the U.S. government posted a budget surplus for the first time in nearly […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

You’ve Heard the Term, Now Understand the Term: Virtualization

Published on Mar 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm in Tech Trends.

Virtualization is a process that allows multiple operating system environments (typically servers) to run on a single hardware platform. It’s comparable to your personal computer running multiple applications at the same time. In traditional setups, the capacity of your server hardware (CPU, memory, etc.) is often underutilized. You can assign your servers many roles, such […]