2015 TCGi Holiday e-Newsletter – Latest Edition

2015 TCGi Holiday e-Newsletter – Latest Edition


Tech Concepts

A Holiday Message From Our TCGi Family To Yours <Here>

TCGi e-Newsletter 2015 Holiday Edition

Issue 2



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 an Integrated IT Procurement process.



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


  · Over 25 years of
being a successful Tech

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

  · National
Spokesperson and board member of National Center for Women and Information Technology’s (NCWIT)

Sit With

  · IT Procurement and
Asset Management

  · Shirley Chisholm
Award for Business

  · Top 10 Women in

  · Top 25 Leading Women
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Read more…



   · Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water!

   · If you were to remove all of
the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple.

   · In Japan it is acceptable to fall asleep on the job; it shows you’re working hard!

   · Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia – more than any other in the US.

   · Months that start with a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.

   · Popcorn was invented by the Aztec Indians.

   · Humans have had dogs as companions and workers for more than 14,000 years.



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Giving Back: Elijah’s Promise: Be the Change You Seek

The best way to find happiness is by a daily affirmation of gratitude.Listing the things that we have to be thankful for. And that usually leads one to find that they are truly blessed—then the next step is to take action.

Give back. Pay it forward. Start off by saying Thank You to the many people you encounter that provide something to your life. Find a need and fill it.

Especially in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of its true meaning.

TCGi wants to take a small step towards giving back. On Dec 7th, our local team will head to Elijah’s Promise, a local food bank to serve those facing hard times. But Elijah’s promise does more than simply provide meals to hungry people. They use food as a tool for change. They fight to end hunger through promoting good food for all, providing education and job training for the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that help build a better world.

For more information about Elijah’s Promise including how you can get involved, please click here.


UPDATE: The TCGi team had an amazing experience helping out at Elijah’s Promise on December 7th, and we plan on making it a monthly regimen! Please come back soon to our Blog section to read more about our time there!



Happy Holidays!


TCGi Year In Review (Click Below for Video)

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It’s been an exciting year for TCGi.

We have been growing and evolving. We have delivered an innovative IT Integrated Procurement solution to Merck which they have fully embraced and are looking to expand in 2016. We have brought on new team members who are customer-focused and out-of-the-box thinkers.

You may have noticed that TCGi has undergone a rebranding effort, reflected in our new logo and freshly streamlined new website filled with white papers, blog articles and other resources. We led two webinars on Software Asset and Tail Spend Management and launched our new e-Newsletter, Tech Concepts. We expanded our International presence with the opening of our new location in Singapore and upcoming European location in Brussels. My travels took me to Portugal, Singapore, and cities throughout the US like Denver, Atlanta, New York, Hilton Head, and San Diego meeting prospective customers and serving as a thought leader advocating for greater participation of women and people of color in STEM-related fields.

This has been a very busy 2015, and 2016 looks to be ripe with many more opportunities.

Don’t forget to watch the exciting TCGi 2015 Year in Review video! (or click on play button above!)


“Lyfe Lens” Can Keep An Eye On Your Car When You Can’t

What if there was a way you could know what is going on with your car even when you’re not in it?

Think about it!

Every day, we leave our cars in parking lots or on side streets as we go about our every day business. Until now, people haven’t had an effective means of keeping an eye on their vehicles. This means our cars are vulnerable to theft and vandalism, and we are helpless to do anything to prevent it.

Enter LyfeLens.

LyfeLens is an innovative new device that turns your vehicle into a “smart car” that will alert you to any potential threats when you’re going about your everyday life.
Check out the article to learn more!

NASA Pioneer awarded Medal of Freedom, Best Case for More Women in STEM

The Inspiring Women in STEM Conference hosted by BIONJ was held on Friday, Dec 4th at Sanofi’s corporate headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ. Please come back soon to our Blog section to learn more about what the incredible speakers had to say, including photos and video.

The conference was certainly very important, but after you read about one of the latest Medal of Freedom recipients, you will think it’s critical.

Yes, there was Barbara Streisand, Steven Spielberg, and Yogi Berra being honored. But Katherine G. Johnson inspired me the most. If you have never heard of her before—she was the person who calculated the trajectory for the space flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space, John Glenn’s orbit around the earth, and Apollo 11’s flight to the moon.

Some forty years later, studies find that female college students are four times less likely than men to major in computer science or engineering, even though they test extremely well in math.

Why has there not been more progress? Read more at our blog.


Research Apps use iPhone and Apple Watch to Track Disorders

Duke University, Oregon Health & Science University and Johns Hopkins University are working to improve patients’ well-being by creating apps to track and monitor your health.

Among these revolutionary apps is Autism and Beyond, which uses questionnaires and facial recognition videos to test for autism and other developmental oddities in young children.

For more information on these amazing apps, read more at Mashable!

Make “Sense” of Your Nights With New Gadget to Improve Sleep

If you’re an all-night tosser and turner, or wonder why you feel exhausted even after a full 8 hours of sleep, you may be pleasantly surprised at what new sleep gadget Sense can do for you!Until now, similar gadgets have only tracked movement during sleep – giving you an idea of when you toss and turn –but not why you do it. Sense goes a step further by connecting that to the environment. Inside are sensors that record sudden noise and measure light, temperature and humidity in the room as well as the levels of particulates like dust and pollen that can affect your sleeping patterns.

Read More about how Sense can help you sleep better!

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Thermal Imaging Device With This App

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Property owners and dwellers – frustrated with skyrocketing heating and cooling bills? Thermal’s app and camera is here to your rescue! This amazing app allows smartphone users to do thermal imaging analysis without breaking the bank. The Seek Thermal Camera can detect hot, cold, warm or any other temperature signatures in walls, pipes or even in the datacenter.

With the ability to spot thermal signatures, Thermal is a key tool for easily identifying trouble spots such as blockage in a clogged pipe or poorly insulated walls.

Recently introduced by Thermal is a single-purpose thermal detector – no smartphone required!

Check out why Thermal may help keep your money from being gone with the wind – literally!

Shyp Brings To Shipping What Uber Brought to The Taxi Biz

Shipping may be changed forever!Whatever you don’t like about shipping – you may never have to do again! With the holiday season in full swing, shipping packages to loved ones and ensuring they reach their destinations on time has never been more important! For a flat fee of just $5 plus normal shipping costs, Shyp will send a courier to your doorstep, pick up whatever you want to mail, package it, and send it on its way for you!
Read More at Tech Insider and even more at Wired.



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