May 2010

May 2010 In this issue:

  Case Study Highlights
eMazzanti Connectivity Solution

  5 Steps to a Trouble-free
Windows 7 Upgrade
  Doma Export Gains
Critical Connectivity
  New Microsoft Competency
  What a VAR Can Do for
Your Business
  Put It In Writing
  Protecting Confidential
Information in a Down
  Case Studies
  Lessons Learned

What a VAR Can Do for Your Business by Peter Alexander used with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center

Technology can go a long way in helping your business stay competitive, meet customer expectations and improve operational efficiencies. But most small businesses simply don’t have the resources to evaluate technologies and aren’t sure where to find the right technology partner. That’s where a value-added reseller can help.

A VAR enhances an existing product, such as hardware, with additional features, such as software, and then sells it as an integrated package often tailored for specific industries.

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Put It In Writing: Your Business Has Ethics by Jeff Wuorio reprinted with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center

Ethics are on people’s minds these days, as newspaper headlines scream about insider trading, companies cooking their books, and other scandals involving business executives at mostly major corporations.

Unfortunately, accounting fraud and other scandals can taint all businesses, large and small. Still, many small-business owners think a written code of ethics is an unnecessary, cosmetic step. Not true, according to various experts in business and academia.

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Did you know that an estimated 90% of data loss incidents are accidental?

That may be surprising news in light of the fact that cyber-criminals have never been busier. But according to a recent survey by TheInfoPro Inc., data loss is “more the result of non-malicious activity as compared to malicious actions.” (“Why Data Loss Prevention?” TheInfoPro Inc., October 2008)

What does that mean for your business?

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Protecting Confidential Information in a Down Economy reprinted from Symantec



New Doma Export Case Study Highlights eMazzanti Connectivity SolutionHoboken, New Jersey ­- April 8, 2010 – A new eMazzanti Technologies case study for its customer Doma Export Company, captures the firm’s journey to find improved productivity and improved customer satisfaction. The exporter tapped the IT expertise of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and HP’s new 5310m ProBook laptop computer to achieve its objectives.Doma Export Company, exports personal packages, commercial cargo and motor vehicles to Poland and other Eastern European countries. However, the company had several computer-related issues that needed to be addressed such as better overseas collaboration, more efficient ways to train its personnel and improved mobile computing. eMazzanti Technologies helped them find a solution.Better CollaborationThe HP 2MP Integrated webcam with the HP Ambient Light supports live Web conferencing and video calls has given Doma a new way to improve the way it communicates with its clients and partners.

“The HP 5310m ProBook webcam enables us to conduct conference calls wherein all parties can actually see each other. It definitely enhances our communication.”

The Remote Desktop Connection solution within the Windows 7 operating system also provided a new level of mobile connectivity Doma had not experienced before.

More Efficient Training

Windows 7 Professional includes a new feature called Problem Steps Recorder, which enable users to record their interactions with programs or applications in real time, quickly annotate the video, and easily share it with colleagues. Doma leaders point out that this new tool will help accelerate training and give employees more time to focus on better serving their clients.

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5 Steps to a Trouble-free Windows 7 Upgrade reprinted with permission from the HP Small Business CenterUpgrading to the new Windows® 7 operating system can make your PC faster and easier to use. Many users fear that the upgrade process itself will be stressful and difficult – but fear not! Following these five simple steps will help you have a smooth and stress-free transition.1. Check to ensure you meet system requirements Before you upgrade to Windows 7, your PC will need to have:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver For an easy way to ensure you’ve got what it takes, move on to Step 2. 2. Download and run the Upgrade Advisor Generally speaking, if you’re currently running the Windows Vista operating system, you’ll be able to run Windows 7. But if you’re not using Vista or just aren’t sure if your system is ready for Windows 7, there is an easy way to check.Once downloaded and installed, the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta will run a diagnostic test to see if your PC can run Windows 7 and if there are any known compatibility issues. It can also give you insight into other potential issues, like whether you’ll need to upgrade certain drivers or applications.

3. Upgrading from Windows XP? Do it the right way The upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 is different than upgrading from Vista, because it requires a “clean” or “custom” install, which means you will have to completely clear out the PC’s hard disk. You’ll need to back up your current files and settings, perform a custom (clean) installation, and then reinstall all your files, settings, and programs. If you don’t have a lot of technical expertise, Microsoft® doesn’t recommend doing this yourself – instead, seek help from your local IT service provider. Another option is to purchase updated hardware with Windows 7 preinstalled.

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Doma Export Gains Critical Connectivity from eMazzanti and Windows 7

Doma Export Gains Critical Connectivity with Windows 7 Professional & HP 5310mDoma Export Company, Inc. exports personal packages, commercial cargo and motor vehicles to Poland and other Eastern European countries. Known for unsurpassed customer service and consistently on-time delivery, Doma relies on its IT partner eMazzanti Technologies to find and deploy powerful technologies that help maintain this reputation. READ MORE
Lessons Learned From Bad Tech Hires by Kim Komando reprinted with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center

For many small businesses, a key hiring challenge is finding the right person to care for your computers and networks.

These folks usually carry the title of network or system administrator. And as your business grows, you may need someone (or two) on staff full time to make sure your network and PCs are always functioning properly.

Frankly, I have not had good luck with this. But here are three lessons that I have learned. If you heed them, you might be able to avoid making the same mistakes.

1. Make the hire, but still maintain a close watch over everything. That brings me to Joe (not his real name). Joe was one of my early system administrators. He was in his mid-20s, deeply into computers and the holder of paper certifications that proved he knew his stuff. At first, things seemed to be OK.

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