Windows 8: Microsoft Keeps Small Businesses in the Loop

Windows 8 officially launches tomorrow, but today, some small businesses are already making Microsoft’s new touch-optimized operating system an integral part of their workflows. In the days leading up to the official release of Windows 8, Microsoft executives descended on Manhattan to kick off the megabucks debut of the software giant’s touch-enabled OS. Judging by the big marketing push behind Windows 8, it’s obvious that the new OS is a big deal to Microsoft. And the reason is simple, people are snapping up tablets like Apple’s iPad. Not only are they crowding the coffee table at home, they are also…

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VARs Helping VARs: Joplin Company Returns The Favor After Hurricane Sandy

 VARs Helping VARs: Joplin Company Returns The Favor After Hurricane Sandy It’s oftentimes not easy to ask for help, even when you need it the most. But if you surround yourself with a great group of friends and partners, sometimes you don’t even have to ask. This was the case after Hurricane Sandy hit N.J. For Carl Mazzanti, president of eMazzanti, a Hoboken, N.J.-based solution provider, help was something he didn’t think he would even need. And for several days after Hurricane Sandy swept through Hoboken, Mazzanti declined offers from several VARs to help through the recovery process. As a…

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Showdown at the SBSC

Microsoft’s phasing out of its Small Business Specialist Community in favor of a new small business competency has many channel pros seething with resentment. By Rich Freeman On april 14, Julie Bennani, general manager of the Microsoft Partner Network, posted big news for channel pros on a company website. Starting in June, she wrote, Microsoft would be adding a specialization to its partner program specifically for small business IT providers. Like other Microsoft “competencies,” the new small business competency would help partners highlight their qualifications for customers and forge tighter bonds with Microsoft’s sales and marketing team. “We are very…

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eMazzanti Technologies solution helps Pandora eliminate store-opening snags

Close Connections With shoppers literally lining up outside of its stores, Pandora Jewelry cannot afford to have network connectivity unavailable when they are ready to make purchases. One Pandora store was able to avoid this with the help of a mobile high-speed broadband router, data modem and firewall that replaces hardwired Internet connections and provides continuous failover protection. Technology combo helps Pandora eliminate store-opening snags From Aug 2012 | By Deena M. Amato-Mccoy    Founded in Denmark 30 years ago, Pandora made its way to North America in 2003. The company’s business model of affordable, customizable luxury has appealed so…

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eMazzanti gets a shout out from a “higher” power

eMazzanti WINS MICROSOFT AWARD The Hoboken firm provides business technology consulting services for companies ranging from home offices to multinational corporations in the New York metropolitan area, the United States and throughout the world. We congratulate our parishioners, friends and benefactors, Jennifer and Carl Mazzanti, for winning the 2012 Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year Award. The company is honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. They bested 3000 entrants worldwide. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net/contact Twitter: @emazzanti,…

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eMazzanti Technologies Wins 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award

eMazzanti Technologies Wins 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Hoboken, NJ – June 25, 2012 – Today,eMazzanti Technologies proudly announces it won the 2012 Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year Award. The company is honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “This achievement represents our commitment to deliver cutting-edge products and services built on Microsoft technologies,” said Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. “With our competency in the newest technologies, our customers get solutions that have dramatic, positive impact on their businesses.”…

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eMazzanti, The Hole Group Named as Two of Microsoft’s 2012 Partners of the Year

eMazzanti, The Hole Group Named as Two of Microsoft’s 2012 Partners of the Year Over the weekend, our friend Carl Mazzanti, CEO of Hoboken, NJ-based eMazzanti Technologies, informed us that his firm was chosen from 3,000 partner entries submitted this year for the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards Program. Per a letter Mazzanti received from Jon Roskill, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, eMazzanti Technologies’ Business Productivity Suite with Microsoft Windows Intune, Microsoft Windows 7 and Software Assurance was selected by Microsoft judges as the winner in the category Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year Award….

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Partners mixed on Marketing Depot program, HP support

Used with permission from TechTarget Written by Leah Rosin HP’s new Marketing Depot offers channel partners a revamped marketing management tool that offers some improvements, but some partners say it lacks flexibility and may not help the ones that are struggling with bigger problems. Through the economic downturn, some partners sold fewer Hewlett-Packard (HP) products — dropping those partners under the $500,000 sales mark. With that drop, HP retracted the partners dedicated partner business manager (PBM) status, regardless of the partner’s past performance. At least two HP partners see this pull-back as a lack of support from HP. “The problem…

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HP Blue Carpet program rewards individual reps for training, product sales | Hewlett Packard | HP | HP Computer

HP Blue Carpet program rewards individual reps for training, product sales HP’s Blue Carpet program, announced this month, helps HP channel partners sell a number of the company’s technologies and incentivizes sales reps in a new way. The Blue Carpet program offers a streamlined portal in the PartnerONE program. It also provides incentives to individual sales staff members — not just the larger partner organization — for product sales and for participating in training sessions, said Rose Genovese, Channel Program Manager at Hewlett-Packard Co. Some HP competitors also give cash incentives for product sales, but by providing incentives for learning…

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Your Computer Network and Winter Storms: How to Avoid Data Disaster

Courtesy of Insurance News Net Winter storms are already making life miserable for travelers throughout the country and they have the potential to made life miserable for your business if your network goes down. A new article entitled: Winter storms and Your UPS from eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support and computer expert serving Hoboken, NJ and New York City areas, is available to read or download at: http://bit.ly/t8QdLk. eMazzanti specializes in business continuity and disaster recovery for small and mid-size businesses. Carl Mazzanti, CEO, explains the critical nature of integrating a UPS and surge protection into your computer network. “A…

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