7 Simple Calendar Tricks That Will Level-up Your Team’s Productivity

7 Simple Calendar Tricks That Will Level-up Your Team’s Productivity used with permission from Microsoft What’s the secret to maximizing productivity and efficiency? There’s no single silver bullet, but one sure-fire way to make gains is with calendar tricks that will keep you organized and focused. From scheduling “no meeting” time blocks to integrating mobile so you never miss a meeting—the art of calendar optimization is crucial. Simple Calendar Tricks Here are seven simple calendar tricks you can use to bring your productivity to the next level: Schedule “no meeting” time blocks—Instead of multitasking, set aside time without interruptions. “When people multitask,…

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10 of the latest Microsoft Teams integrations to help you work smarter, not harder

We built Microsoft Teams as a platform to bring together all of your workplace tools, apps, and services—whether or not we built them—to allow you to deliver better workday flow for you and your employees. A lot of you recognize the power of Teams, and you’ve been asking how to use Teams to its full advantage. Look no further. Today, we’re sharing ten of the latest Teams integrations you can use every day to simplify workflows, refocus your attention, and get back to working smarter—not harder. This is something our CEO, Satya Nadella, recently addressed in his interview on the future…

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Keep Your Business Secure with an Up-To-Date Firewall

Keep Your Business Secure with an Up-To-Date Firewall The UK phone and broadband company TalkTalk was recently hacked by a seventeen-year-old, compromising 157,000 data pieces. The total bill? Around $49 million dollars. As technology progresses, cyber-attacks are largely becoming the norm in business. Small businesses are far from immune to such threats—a recent report showed that three in five cyber-attacks targeted small and mid-sized businesses, who oftentimes make themselves vulnerable by not dedicating the requisite staff or budget to their internet security. A secure firewall is a key defense against cyber attacks. It’s imperative that your business remains current with…

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Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages

Multiple Computer Monitors: Advantages and Disadvantages used with permission from SBA.gov by Anita Campbell Are you looking to increase productivity in your small business? Some entrepreneurs and professionals find it helpful to have access to multiple computer monitors. This type of setup can potentially improve collaboration, productivity and even location flexibility. But there are also some potential drawbacks, from money and space constraints to the potential for distractions. If you’re considering investing in dual monitors for your own office, here are some of the pros and cons to consider. Pros of Using Multiple Computer Monitors Easy Switching Between Programs As…

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Common-Sense Security Tips to Detect Scammers

Common-Sense Security Tips from Fran Blanco In the last two days I received two scam calls. It’s not surprising. Indeed, Experian reports that in 2018, there were 47,567 scams added to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker℠, a 5% increase over 2017. Hopefully, with a few common-sense security tips, you’ll be prepared to detect scammers and protect your personal identity and funds. Scam Calls Detected The first scam call, on my personal cell, came from the “Social Security Administration.” The caller thinly masked a widespread scheme to extort funds. I quickly saw it coming, so I toyed with the…

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5 Ways to Calculate ROI from Automated Account Provisioning and Deprovisioning

By Davin Cooke, Director of Business Development, Identity Maestro User management has become a critical issue. As physical and cloud-based IT systems and environments become increasingly complex so has account provisioning. This is due to multiple factors such as disconnected legacy applications, stricter compliance regulations, and the ever-present risk of data breaches through compromised passwords. Most businesses are looking for ways to improve Identity Management and reduce costs while enhancing compliance and security. There are five ways your organization will save by refreshing your user account provisioning processes. These include savings from: More efficient automated processes Requiring less user training…

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Essential Wireless Network Security Tips for Small Business

Wireless network security tips from Pili Mar In an age dominated by smartphones and tablets, wireless networks have become an increasingly attractive option for many small businesses. With a wireless network, team members can easily collaborate on mobile devices and laptops from anywhere in the office. Employees can join the network or change locations without any wires to manage. That convenience and portability brings challenges, however, and businesses that choose to go wireless must plan carefully. In addition to some reduction in speed, wireless networks pose an increased security risk. To minimize your risk, consider a few basic tips for…

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Business Owners to Learn How to Do More with Less at International Franchise Expo

NYC area business technology and productivity expert, Carl Mazzanti, to explain how to Do More with Less using technology at Javits Center Business Resources Center Hoboken, NJ ­- (Cision) May 30, 2019 – Carl Mazzanti, the President and Co-founder of eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area technology consultant, will address entrepreneurs and future business owners as a featured speaker at the New York International Franchise Expo (IFE). The three-day event is scheduled for May 30 to June 1 at the Javits Center, 11th Avenue and 37th Street, New York City. Mazzanti will be presenting on the topic, “There is always pressure…

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Business Owners to Learn How to Protect their Dream at International Franchise Expo

NYC area business technology and information security expert, Carl Mazzanti to address entrepreneurs and future business owners at Javits Center Business Resources Center Hoboken, NJ ­- (Cision) May 29, 2019 – Carl Mazzanti, the President and Co-founder of eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area small business managed services provider (MSP) and IT security consultant, will address entrepreneurs and future business owners as a featured speaker at the New York International Franchise Expo (IFE). The three-day event runs from May 30 to June 1 at the Javits Center, 11th Avenue and 37th Street, New York City. Mazzanti will be presenting on the…

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eMazzanti to Present Revenue-Enhancing Technology at International Franchise Expo

NYC small business technology experts available at Javits Center Franchise Expo to help entrepreneurs maximize revenue, productivity and security Hoboken, NJ ­- (Cision) May 23, 2019 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area small business IT managed services provider (MSP), today announced that representatives of the firm will meet with entrepreneurs and future business owners at the New York International Franchise Expo. The three-day event is scheduled for May 30 to June 1 at the Javits Center, 11th Avenue and 37th Street in New York City. Business owners and franchisees pursuing revenue and productivity-enhancing small business technology should meet with emazzanti…

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