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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Why Schools Need to Extend Quarantine to the Virtual Classroom

As an educator, you might be interested to know that Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines quarantine as,“a restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of goods designed to prevent the spread of disease.” As a person living in the year 2020, you know it in practice all too well. Since COVID-19 caught the world off-guard, we’ve been sheltering in place, only interacting with a few trusted members of our social circle in-person and holding everything from work meetings to weddings online. Your school has fully embraced the new normal. You’re implementing policies that will bring all of the…

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Introducing the COVID-19 New Normal Office Productivity

Many businesses need to make up for ongoing COVID-19 crisis financial losses. Thus, the new normal office productivity must improve. Wouldn’t it be great to balance out some of the revenue lost during the pandemic with one or more surprisingly simple productivity enhancements? In a previous post, we briefly listed several improvements business leaders could make to increase productivity when workers return. Implementing those changes while the office is close to empty makes perfect sense. So, consider these productivity boosters, ranging from easy and affordable to bold and exciting. Cameras for Desktop Computers Because they come so equipped, many workers…

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What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi 6

used with permission from HP [email protected] Speed, efficiency and upscale multitasking Wi-Fi 6 is making its much-anticipated entry into the consumer market this year. But the next generation of Wi-Fi isn’t just an accelerated version of the Wi-Fi you’re using right now. It’s the latest stage in Wi-Fi’s evolution as it works to accommodate the increasing number of connected devices at work, home and everywhere else. How’s it different than the Wi-Fi I use now? It won’t feel radically different when you use it. Wi-Fi 6 is simply an upgraded standard that’s designed to be compatible with the internet of the…

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How to avoid malicious hyperlinks and practice link safety

How to avoid malicious hyperlinks and practice link safety used with permission from Tektonika (HP) Whether it’s in reference to an interesting article or information on a great new restaurant, “send me the link” is a commonly used phrase in the internet era. This is equally true in professional circumstances, where coworkers communicate and collaborate as a part of their jobs. In today’s threat-filled environment, where large and small businesses alike are facing unprecedented cybersecurity attacks, link safety is an essential part of employee security training. CyberEdge Group’s 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report found that 78 percent of networks had been breached in…

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Future of Retail Technology Options for Small Business

In today’s hyper-competitive retail marketplace, innovative technology helps larger and online retailers stay relevant with consumers. Sadly, smaller retailers may think they suffer from a future of retail technology disadvantage because of cost and scale. However, as seen at the just concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there’s plenty of tech to go around. Smaller retailers who find ways to profit from innovation and partner with retail technology experts to adopt appropriate retail technologies will be more likely to keep pace. To emphasize the point, here are several retail technologies highlighted at CES and elsewhere that we believe smaller retailers can…

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2019 Small Business Technology You Can Use

Technology forecasts for 2019 are somewhat predictable. Annual prognosticators have included several repeats from previous years on their lists, such as digital transformation, the IoT, robotics and 3D printing breakthroughs. Though interesting, many of the developments on current lists are not likely to affect small business owners. With that in mind, we present some 2019 small business technology that small business leaders can bank on. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Released October 2018, the Surface Pro 6 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s popular 2-in-1 laptop. Since the original Surface Pro appeared in 2012, the company has progressively improved the performance,…

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10 Cool and Practical Tech Gifts for Versatile Professionals

From must-have tech for the home office to nifty stocking stuffers, this 2018 tech gifts lineup offers a host of options to round out your holiday wish list. Whether you take the office on the road, seek after-work adventures or want to catch up on your favorite podcasts during a cold commute, there are cool and practical tech gifts here for you or someone special. 1. NetGear Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera This wireless outdoor security camera offers excellent video, two-way audio, digital zoom, support for Amazon Alexa and more. Whether you maintain a home office or simply want to…

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2018 Business Tech Review: Innovation Balanced with Security

From a surge in manufacturing robots and mobile POS to improved remote access, 2018 brought a host of advances in business tech. At the same time, cyber-attacks continued to make headlines, highlighting the need for more robust cyber-security. In the coming year, organizations will search for a balance between embracing technology and safeguarding information assets. Understanding where we have come from can inform our decisions moving forward. Improved Remote Access Nearly half of the workers in the United States work remotely at least part of the time. Remote access is not a new concept by any means. However, business tech…

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Elegant Surface Hub 2 Elevates Collaboration

Two years ago, Microsoft revolutionized group collaboration with the release of the Surface Hub. This May, the company announced an updated version of its powerful interactive whiteboard. Scheduled for general release in 2019, the Surface Hub 2 offers key enhancements to further advance the way teams work in the office and across the globe. New Surface Hub 2 Features Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams. It’s sleeker, more agile and more affordable. While details remain somewhat slim, three features are generating a great deal of excitement: Multi-user Sign-in — Multiple team members…

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