How Technology Can Save Brick and Mortar

During each holiday shopping season, we hear about increasing online sales and how some brick and mortar retailers are struggling to compete with the channel. It doesn’t have to be that way. In spite of growing Internet sales, some stores are thriving, mostly by embracing the omni-channel model. Several of my retail customers are adding locations and expanding rapidly. The Un-Cola Strategy While online shopping is convenient, the in-store shopping experience has advantages that cannot be duplicated online. So in addition to adopting an omni-channel approach, stores might consider employing the un-cola strategy, 7-Up’s best ever pitch, to compete. In…

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Leverage the Power of the Cloud

Asking the right cloud question could transform your business Many companies today are asking the question: “Should I be on the cloud or keep my servers?” Their cloud indecision may arise from considering the potential economic benefits and listening to all of the cloud buzz, offset by uncertainty about the cost, complexities of integration, ease of use and staff time involved. The answer to the cloud question depends on the individual circumstances of your business. Moving your servers to the cloud because you’ve heard that it will save money or that it’s the thing to do does not usually lead…

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Technology Boosts Productivity and Holiday Cheer

Use technology to work when you need to and enjoy the holidays more As a successful technology entrepreneur, I have earned the freedom to make some choices. I choose to live less than two miles from the office on the West shore of the Hudson. Across the river, mid-town Manhattan soars skyward. I keep my daily routine flexible. Since I choose not to own a luxury automobile, I walk home when I’m no longer needed in the office, get a lift from my wife-about-town in her smart car, or call a cab. We choose to eat dinner out or cook…

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Is my Small Business Wireless Network Secure?

If you are asking this question, the answer is probably no. Security threats are increasing constantly. And wireless networks require extra attention. But who has the time? As an IT consultant who specializes in data security, it’s not hard to see that the current explosion of wireless devices will soon be followed by a flood of wireless data security issues. I hope that by helping you be prepared I can save you trouble down the road. We All Like Wireless Networks You depend on your wireless network. It’s convenient. It makes you more productive. And employees and customers like to…

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Viruses and Malware are Not worth Your Time

How can small business owners effectively deal with the ever increasing treat of viruses, trojans, ransomware and all kinds of computer malware? Downtime, lost productivity, data destruction and just the time to deal with the problem are significant business costs. I work hard to prevent these problems from occurring in my customers’ networks and I’m good at it. If you started a business, you obviously thought that you could succeed. Achieving that goal is priceless. This post is not about just malware. It’s about how to make the important decisions you and I consider along the road to success. What…

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Fasten Your Data Security Seatbelt

A closer look at the cost vs. reliability decision in data security With today’s increasing data security threats, organizations know that they need to beef up their data security. What kind of security and how much to spend are the big questions. Some may choose to go it alone to implement data security measures with the intention of saving a few dollars. Others partner with an IT security expert to get increased security, uptime, customer satisfaction and peace of mind. Lower cost vs. reliability—it’s a difficult choice to make. But I think we need to rephrase the cost vs. reliability…

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Data Security Rules for the Office

A trusted client recently forwarded an outline of computer security rules that he asked his organization to follow. Some of the rules are obvious, but often ignored. Here are his data security rules, supplemented with a few of our own. Computer Security 101 Passwords Do not put passwords on Post-it Notes near your computer. If you must use them, keep them far away from the computer and locked away, if possible. Do not share your passwords with anyone. Add numbers and symbols. Passphrases (the first letter of each word in a favorite saying or lyric) are harder to crack, but…

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Senior Network Engineer

eMazzanti Technologies is one of the fastest growing IT Consulting firms in the New York Metro Area. As a recent Award winner of Microsoft’s Regional Partner of the Year, combined with many other accolades from other vendors, we are looking to add a Senior Network Engineer to our team. As this Engineer, you’ll be the face to our clients, the problem solver to their IT Departments and the behind the scenes hero to their users. We are looking for those individuals who have stellar credentials and  are searching for an extraordinary professional experience – where the learning never stops. We…

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