Smart Manufacturing Enables Personalization

Industry 4.0, or Smart Manufacturing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have promised manufacturers an incredible amount of data and level of connectivity. Highly intelligent machines, systems and components will be linked to create a fully digital value chain. Personalization gives your products a human touch, and customers expect to receive products that are truly theirs, which makes personalization one of the key Internet of Things. Advancements in technology have led to the rise in automation and ‘smart’ manufacturing. With the internet and digital services saturating every walk of life, there is a clear shift from standardization through mass manufacturing,…

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Contactless Biometric Credit Cards Combine Next Gen Security with Ease of Use

Worldwide, consumers use over 7 billion credit cards, nearly one card for every infant, child, and adult on the planet. Credit cards have revolutionized how we pay for goods and services. However, they have also proven attractive targets for fraudsters. To retain ease of use while increasing security, the payment industry has recently introduced biometric credit cards. Consumers Embrace Contactless Payments Along with accelerating digital transformation, 2020 highlighted the importance of contactless payment options. Restaurants encourage patrons to look at menus and even order through mobile apps. Stores increasingly refuse to accept cash payments. And consumers hesitate to hand over…

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Growing Businesses Start Simply with a Path for Expansion on RapidStart CRM

As businesses grow, the need to track potential customers and current accounts moves beyond the capabilities of a simple spreadsheet. However, power tier solutions like Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP and Oracle may prove too complex and expensive. For small to midsize companies, RapidStart CRM delivers a simple, affordable solution designed for growth. The Goldilocks Zone The major competitors in the CRM market offer hundreds of features. And for large enterprises, the advanced capabilities of a solution like Dynamics 365 Sales Professional and Sales Enterprise prove essential. On the other hand, for a small to midsize company, feature overload can…

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eMazzanti Offers Advanced Manufacturing Technology Live Virtual Sessions on NJMEP Manufacturing Day

Hoboken manufacturing IT consultant partners with manufacturing automation provider to help companies with digital transformation at NJMEP Manufacturing Day event Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) October 1, 2020 — eMazzanti Technologies, a New Jersey Manufacturing IT consultant, invites manufacturing business leaders to participate virtually in tomorrow’s Made in New Jersey Manufacturing Day Program organized by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP). The NJMEP event, is held in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day. The program is scheduled to run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2020. The New Jersey Manufacturing Day will be 100% virtual this…

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Zero Touch Deployment: The Perfect System for Schools Facing COVID-19

Shaking hands upon introduction. Holding a menu at a restaurant. Many touches you regularly performed pre-COVID-19 now seem like an unnecessary risk. We can relate. We feel this way about traditional software deployment. In a traditional deployment, eMazzanti’s specialists work with members of the client organization to log into a device and configure all software, custom settings and security measures. We then test that all systems are go, often with the help of the end user, before moving onto the next device. While we are known for our efficiency and commitment to minimizing downtime, we recommend that clients seeking to…

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Is Your Classroom Going Virtual?

Virtual Classroom: 3 Tips from an Educator Who’s Done It Students milling about the grounds. Professors bellowing in lecture halls. This was the scene in late summer 2020, when Notre Dame University opened its South Bend, Indiana campus for classes as usual. In the midst of normalcy, an invisible intruder lurked, waging a potentially deadly attack. Students, staff and faculty began falling ill with sore throats, chills and fever. Over the next few days, approximately 400 members of the Notre Dame community tested positive for COVID-19. The administration promptly shut down all activity on campus and called for at least…

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How Your School Can Ace Virtual Teaching

As schools across the United States plan for a virtual or partially virtual curriculum, eMazzanti Technologies has received an influx of phone calls and emails from educators seeking a swift and seamless transition to this new normal. We are honored, but not surprised that schools trust us to guide them through this period of unprecedented change. Mere months ago, few could have anticipated that the COVID-19 pandemic would impact the Fall 2020 school semester, but the team at eMazzanti is better equipped than most. Since 2001, we’ve been helping clients adjust operations to adapt to changing times. School administrators—start taking…

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How to Strengthen Convenience Store Security

High traffic and employee turnover make the more than 150,000 convenience stores (C-stores) in the U.S. attractive targets for cyber-criminals. The nature of the C-store environment makes it difficult to deliver compliance and standardization. So, what can business leaders do to strengthen convenience store security? Why Convenience Store Data Breaches? Some brands in the retail space experience almost no turnover in staff. By comparison, C-stores employ more transient workers. Deploying standards across all the stores proves difficult without having a regional or district manager visit every store on a regular basis. Hence, as studies show, C-stores and gas station chains…

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3 Steps to Help Manufacturers Comply with New York SHIELD Law

In July 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security act (SHIELD) into law. This law affects any organization that holds private information for New York state residents. A greater understanding of key components of the New York SHIELD law will ease regulatory compliance for manufacturers and other businesses. In summary, SHIELD expands data breach notification requirements and mandates that organizations create or update a data security program. To meet these requirements, manufacturers must address risk, review vendor compliance, and ensure proper notification in the event data becomes compromised. 1. Comply with Expanded Data Breach…

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Boost Manufacturing Cyber-Security with IT/OT Convergence Best Practices

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) alignment with IT/OT Convergence Best Practices improves security and reduces downtime. Industry 4.0 continues to transform manufacturing. From collaborative robots to powerful data analytics, connected systems offer a host of exciting possibilities. However, those opportunities come with a cost in terms of security. To combat the rising threat of cyber-attacks, manufacturing companies must turn their focus to IT/OT convergence. Critical Differences Between IT and OT Before Industry 4.0, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) typically operated in separate silos with competing priorities. Even now, IT processes focus on data confidentiality and security….

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