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Centex Technologies receives its MBE certification in Georgia

Killeen, TX, January 16, 2018– Centex Technologies is pleased to announce its newly awarded Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification through the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS), in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). By passing the particular review and requirements, Centex Technologies may operate as a Minority Business Enterprise and Minority Subcontractor within the state of Georgia, receiving contracts working with state and local agencies.

Centex Technologies previously received its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification in the state of Texas in 2016. Through the DBE interstate application process, Centex was able to apply for and receive its DBE certification with the state of Georgia in 2017, as an advantage for our Atlanta office.

DBE‐certified businesses in Georgia that meet the state’s MBE qualifications are automatically eligible for MBE certification.

According to the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, MBE certification provides emerging firms with invaluable business development resources. With certification, enterprising business owners gain unprecedented access to corporate buyers and executives who are interested in working with certified minority business.

For more information about this certification and other work Centex Technologies performs in the government division, please contact Christopher Walton, Vice President and Legal Counsel (Government Division) at cwalton@centextech.com

About Centex Technologies
Centex Technologies is an IT consulting company with offices in Killeen, Austin and Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to provide innovative IT solutions that exceed expectations. We assist our clients through a wide range of comprehensive and cost‐effective services to advise, install, service and repair, configure, maintain and teach Information Technology. Our highly skilled and professional staff has extensive experience serving medium‐ to large‐scale organizations in diverse technical areas such as Network Administration; Technical Support; Project Management; Search Engine Optimization (SEO); Internet Marketing, and custom Web, Application, and Software Design and Development. Additional information about Centex Technologies can be found at www.centextech.com

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GDPR Compliance & Its Impact on US Businesses

A large amount of customer information is collected each day. Even a slight carelessness in managing sensitive customer information can cost the business dearly. General Data Protection Regulation i.e. GDPR is new standard that provides a set of rules which the companies operating or doing business in Europe must comply to. The European Parliament adopted it on April 14, 2016 with an intent to protect personal and private information of customer’s. 

The soaring figures that account the data breaches validate the importance and need of GDPR. It covers a total of 99 articles and would regulate data protection laws and policies. As per the reports by Ovum, a London based analyst and consultancy firm, two- thirds of U.S. companies might have to reconsider their strategy in Europe owing to GDPR. 

What Will Change –

Businesses (Including US businesses operating in Europe) would now have to be extra careful while managing customer databases like an individual’s IP address, social security number, name, cookie data etc. Stringent state rules will now govern a company’s customer data protection policies. It will come into force on May 25, 2018 and companies not adhering to GPDR will be have to pay a hefty fine. 

Which Companies Will GDPR Affect –

A business or company that -

  • Operates in Europe  
  • Processes personal data of European citizens

How To Prepare Your Company For GDPR –

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has come up with a guide which companies can follow to prepare themselves for GDPR –

  • Cognize your staff about GDPR.
  • Systematically organize, manage and share the customer information you hold.
  • Review your current privacy policies and make necessary changes to harmonize them with GDPR.
  • Check your procedures and make sure that they cover all the rights individuals have.
  • Update your procedures and decide the ways you will handle requests within new time frame.
  • Decide the lawful way to process personal data.
  • Check whether your consent seeking mechanism complies with the rules of GDPR.
  • As per GDPR you would need parental consent to process a child’s personal data so setup a system through which you can verify an individual’s age.
  • Ensure that you follow an appropriate and quick mechanism to detect and report a data breach. 
  • Get well acquainted with ICO’S code of practice on Privacy Impact Assessments.
  • Hire someone to act as the Data Protection Officer, whose main role would be to keep a check whether data protection policies are being complied or not.
  • Determine your lead data protection supervisory authority.

Enforcement of GPDR would mean less data breaches which will ultimately benefit the end user by protecting their private and confidential information. It is a revolutionary step by the European government for the best interest of their citizens and US based companies operating in Europe will have to do the required modifications in their policies and online applications in order to adhere to the norms. 

For more information, contact Centex Technologies at (972) 375 - 9654.


Big Data Benefits

Companies have been collecting large amount of information each day. Big Data is nothing but huge chunks of data which is collected from the customers/ different sources which is further processed and analyzed to generate useful insights out of it.


As per International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow more than $203 billion by 2020. These facts validate the power of Big Data and demonstrate how it has brought a substantial breakthrough.


Here we have listed some benefits of Big Data to the business organizations -

  • Understanding Customer’s Need – Companies are increasingly resorting to big data analysis to leverage the benefit of customer information available on the web.Businesses can use this information to better understand the needs of the customers and then design their marketing strategies accordingly
  • Risk Analysis - It allows you to scan the business environment. You can stay ahead of your competition by successfully predicting the market trends. Immediate action can be taken, whenever you sense any potential risk.
  • Cost Savings – Businesses don’t need to keep a manual record of databases now. Big Data tools such as Cloud- Based Analytics, Hadoop etc. can store tons of data and help companies use it proficiently.
  • Opening Up New Opportunities - It has opened up a plethora of revenue generating opportunities. The information derived from data can be used to venture into new projects and make a parallel business line.
  • Personalize Your Portal – It allows you to personalize your portal in real time. You can individualize the experience for each customer depending on the kind of search they make. This can be done by showing them other related options or useful searches made by other users.
  • Managing Your Reputation Online –Big data tools let you know what people say about your business on various online portals. You must comprehend on this information as it can help you monitor and control your online reputation.
  • Faster Decision Making – Better analysis can help you take better decisions within no time. With faster decision making procedures, businesses can take advantage of any potential opportunity which comes their way, thereby improving their bottom line figures.
  • Customer Interactions – You can actually reach out your customers and have a real-time conversation with them using the big data tools.

For more information, contact Centex Technologies at (972) 375 - 9654.