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A Message From the CEO

TCGi e-Newsletter, Issue 1

Fall 2015


“Solving it forward.”

Today, these three simple words powerfully and concisely articulate the progressive solutions, customized programs, long-term partnerships and improved ROI for clients that are at the heart of everything we do.

We are currently partnered with Merck where we have developed and implemented an Integrated IT Procurement process.


Avis Yates Rivers is the President and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC, (TCGi), your total resource for customized IT Asset-Based Services, Management and Solutions.

  · Over 25 years of being a successful Tech Entrepreneur

  ·  Strong advocate for the increased participation of women and people of color in technology

  · National Spokesperson for NCWIT’s Campaign,
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  · Thought Leader

  · IT Procurement and Asset Management Expert

  · Wife, Mother, Grandmother

  · Shirley Chisholm Award for Business

  · Top 10 Women in Technology

  · Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

  · Serves on the board of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT),

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   · An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.

   · There are 6.8 billion people on the planet and 4 billion of them use a mobile phone. Only 3.5 billion of them use a toothbrush.

   ·  Of the 60 billion emails that are sent on a daily basis, 97% are considered spam.

   · Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient and achieve 35 percent higher return on investment (according to a study cited in a Bloomberg Business article)


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3D Food Printing: Is It Ready for Luxury Dining?

3D printing has been around for more than 30 years, but lately it’s been making more headlines in the food industry. From 3D Systems’ educational partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), to the launch of the educational Culinary Lab this fall, engineers and marketers alike are boasting about the potential effect that 3D printing could have on the food industry.

With most demonstrations of 3D food printing focusing on confectionary items and a pizza here and there, how effective is this technology really for more complete, fine dining meals?  Read More at Forbes

For even more on 3D food printing, check out this Popular Science magazine article.

Dilbert’s View on Procurement

Is the status of your vendor relationships classified as “It’s Complicated”?

When we see that status on one of our Facebook friend’s profiles, it certainly raises a flag. In the world of IT Procurement, a similar status can have greater consequences than a raised eye brow. Companies which operate under best practices work closely with vendors long after the signing of the initial deals.

However, dealing with too many vendors may make that an impossible task, and staying in compliance more complicated. Additionally, contracts not fully communicated to affected departments or effectively monitored can create unnecessary risks. Companies then may face audits, fines and hits to their reputation. So optimizing vendor management is essential to remaining compliant and not wasting money.

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Tech Gadgets To Help You Sleep Better

Staring at computer monitors, tablets, and phones all day are certainly disrupting our sleep cycles. Everything from the lights, sounds, and activities from these devices engage our brains before bedtime, and make it difficult to fall asleep.

But now, the same factor – technology, that is causing the problem, is redeeming itself as a solution. Many new products have been designed to lure us into sleep, monitor our sleep patterns, and even adjust our mattresses to our sound sleeping needs.

See the Top Picks For Sleeping Better With Cool Tech Gadgets – FoxNews

The Benefits of Stretching: Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk

We all know how bad sitting at a desk all day is for our well-being. But not everyone has a gym membership or a workweek that allows for that daily 30 minute minimum of exercise. So here are six stretches that loosen the muscles
made most stiff by sitting. No treadmills or extended lunch hours required!

Read More of Sitting Stretches At Work – HuffingtonPost


No Time To Cook? Check Out These Quick Recipes and Healthy Snack Ideas!

It’s almost dinnertime, the clock is a-ticking, and you haven’t got the faintest idea what you’re going to cook. No need to panic — just cue the superhero music because easy Hidden Valley® dinner recipes are here to save the day.
Read More – Food Network’s 10 Minute Dish Recipe

Hungry for more? See Eating Well’s Quick Snack Recipes

Wherever you go – no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine!

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Technology Concepts Group Int’l LLC
67 Veronica Avenue
Suite 14
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Phone: 732-659-6035
Fax: 732-659-6036


Technology Concepts Group Int’l LLC
67 Veronica Avenue
Suite 14
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
Phone: 732-659-6035
Fax: 732-659-6036