Why Cyber Security Matters for Nonprofits

On the surface, cyber security may seem like something nonprofits don’t have to worry too much about. It’s easy to see how a data breach could spell disaster for a healthcare company or a big financial institution—but who would target a nonprofit, right? The truth is, cyber criminals don’t really care if your business is doing good things in the world. All they really care about is gaining access to your money, data, or both. And if they see you as an easy target, your altruistic mission isn’t going to stop them. When bad intentions get in the way of…

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4 Benefits of Outsourcing IT for the Summer

Ah, summer. The warmer temperatures, longer days—and of course, for many of us in the business world, that long-awaited vacation. But as business owners know, a vacation can be a big risk, especially when it leaves a big gap in your IT department. Then again, you don’t want to ban your employees from taking some well-deserved time off. Is there any way to work around the IT vacation dilemma? Luckily, there is… Keep your business up and running Your business relies on high-performing technology, and if something goes wrong, your operations—and ultimately, your customers—will feel the effects. So, if your…

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Just “Like” the Real Thing: The New Crop of Convincing Facebook Fakes

In 2018, the good things in life—friendship, romance, altruism—and the bad—lying, bullying, crime—all unfold in expedited, magnified fashion on social media. Earlier this year, researchers uncovered a scam to bilk you out of cyber currency on Twitter. Now, in similar fashion, we’re alerting you to the dangers of a recent crop of Facebook fakes profiles. Social media moles Scams are as old as humanity itself. In the 14 years of Facebook’s existence, they’ve surfaced time and time again on the popular social media network. Catfish, a documentary about a duplicitous Facebook relationship, was released eight years ago, and new episodes…

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Teamwork Triumphs: Major Updates to Microsoft Teams

From the the combined crime-solving prowess of Holmes and Watson in Conan Doyle’s classic stories to France’s victory at this summer’s World Cup, we’ve seen teamwork triumphs again and again. Teams owe their success to collaboration, inclusion, and efficiency—a powerful triad that Microsoft captures in its popular Teams platform. Since its March 2017 release, Teams has empowered coworkers and other collaborators to share ideas via virtual chat and video conference. The technology giant took its recent Inspire event as an opportunity to announce some major improvements to Microsoft Teams. Here’s what you can look forward to. Feature parity with Skype…

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Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Autonomous Driving

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Autonomous Driving In 2004, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) held its first ever Grand Challenge, offering $1 million to anyone who could build an autonomous vehicle able to navigate 142 miles through the Mojave Desert. Of the fifteen competitors, the most successful entry made it less than eight miles before bursting into flames. Despite ambitious attempts, the prospect of self-driving cars cruising around the streets of a major city still seemed like science fiction at the time. Cut to 14 years later, and smart cities filled with autonomous vehicles taking us from…

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Microsoft Azure Promises to Become Even More Useful with New Partner Offerings Announced

There was no shortage of good news announced at this year’s Microsoft Inspire—an annual conference at which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and company publicize plans for the coming months. And some of the most exciting information shared at Inspire 2018 surrounded the new partner offerings for Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud computing service. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, eMazzanti is proud to help our customers get the most out of Microsoft services. Here are just a few of the updates announced at Inspire 2018 that will help us offer you even more. Private offers will expand We care about our customers. It’s…

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3 Major Announcements Microsoft Made at Inspire 2018

Each July, Microsoft holds its annual Inspire conference, a meeting at which the tech titan outlines its agenda for the coming year and announces product features and partner initiatives.Inspire 2018 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada—and contrary to the city’s tagline, what happened in Vegas has far-reaching implications! Here are three of the biggest announcements Microsoft made at Inspire this year. Fans of Azure can look forward to more Since Microsoft unveiled Azure way back in 2010, the Cloud-based platform has revolutionized the development, deployment, and management of websites and applications. Azure’s success has earned it a loyal following that…

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Digital Marketing in a Tactile Industry: Bringing Beauty Online

Testing a lipstick color on the back of your hand. Asking a perfectly-contoured sales assistant for advice about which shade of foundation will best match your skin. Spritzing perfume on your neck and wrists, even if you were already wearing perfume when you left the house. When it comes to buying beauty products, many customers adore the in-store experience—leaving brands scratching their heads about how to utilize digital marketing effectively. Since your website, social media posts, and marketing content can’t offer the same tactile experience as an in-store visit, how can you connect with customers in a meaningful way through…

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Secure, Social, and Seamless: How to Make the Most Out of Mobile Work on Your Summer Holidays

Remember the days when a flight delay meant you were guaranteed to miss an important meeting, and working from the beach involved lugging heavy files in your hand luggage? How did anyone get anything done? Luckily, with today’s secure digital workplace tools, it’s easy to work from anywhere—empowering your remote workforce and allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of travel, without the setbacks. While you definitely deserve (and need) the occasional no-work-allowed break, sometimes you want to dip your toes into emails and projects from the comfort of a hammock in the Bahamas. To make that possible, here are…

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Make Your Meeting More Dynamic with New Microsoft Teams Features

Make Your Meeting More Dynamic with New Microsoft Teams Features The days of boring board meetings and crackly phone connections are behind us. With the latest update to Microsoft Teams, your business’s meetings can be more collaborative and dynamic than ever, with seamless screen sharing, crystal clear audio and video, and more. To get the most out of every meeting, here’s a glimpse into what you can enjoy from the new Teams features—whether you’re in the office or on the go. More options to share on your mobile device Joining a video call from your home, hotel room, or even…

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