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Microsoft Teams vs Slack

Microsoft Teams vs Slack: Superior Video Conferencing, Integration and Security Make the Difference

In today’s workplace, with team members scattered across multiple offices and remote locations, collaboration platforms provide a critical communications hub. Two clear leaders dominate this space, and organizations must look closely to determine the best fit for their needs. In the battle of Microsoft Teams vs Slack, the choice comes down to a few key features. Both Microsoft Teams and Slack organize communication via channels, or teams. Each allows unlimited messages, as well as the ability to send both public and private messages. Both allow file sharing and unlimited, one-on-one video and audio calls. Users can access each tool via

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digi-tech Innovators

Jennifer Mazzanti Named 2020 NJBIZ Digi-Tech Innovators Award Recipient

Hoboken Digi-Tech Innovators Award winner helps New Jersey service businesses drive revenue, increase productivity, and reduce costs with e365 offerings Hoboken, New Jersey — (Cision) November 24, 2020 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area managed services provider (MSP), IT consultant, and cloud services company, is proud to announce that CEO and Co-founder, Jennifer Mazzanti, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Digi-Tech Innovators Award, presented by NJBIZ. The NJ Digi-Tech Innovators Award showcases talented individuals who introduced significant innovations in the technology and digital space. Those innovations must have contributed significantly to the productivity and performance of their organizations.

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Teams Vs Zoom

Microsoft Teams vs Zoom: Choose the Most Effective Business Solution

By now, the workforce has grown accustomed to conducting business remotely, and video conferences look to continue indefinitely. Consequently, organizations need to choose the best platform to meet their needs. In many instances, this means weighing Microsoft Teams vs Zoom. On the surface, Microsoft Teams and Zoom deliver similar feature sets for remote communications and collaboration. Both provide video conferencing, screen and file sharing, room systems, chats, and audio calls. And both offer a free version, although the 100-person and 40-minute limits in Zoom’s free version can prove frustrating. But beyond the basics, the two platforms differ significantly in areas

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Choosing An Outsourced It Provider

4 Critical Questions to Ask When Choosing an Outsourced IT Provider

Managed services providers (MSPs) offer significant benefits, including improved security, enterprise-level expertise and up-to-date technology without prohibitive capital expense. But not all MSPs deliver the same level of service. Make sure to ask the right questions when choosing an outsourced IT provider. Businesses who report dissatisfaction with their current IT provider list response time as the number one reason for changing providers. Additional top reasons for moving to a new provider include cost and competency. Doing your homework in key areas will help to ensure that you find the right fit for your business needs. 1. What Response Time Will

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Double Extortion

Fight Double Extortion Ransomware Threat with Essential Security

Late in 2019, a new cyber security threat emerged. Criminals used ransomware to attack Allied Universal. In a twist now known as double extortion, the bad actors first extracted sensitive information before encrypting company data. Then they insisted that Allied pay a stiff ransom to avoid seeing sensitive data leaked publicly. Throughout 2020, other attackers have followed suit. To convince organizations to pay a ransom, criminals threaten to publish or sell the stolen data. To prove their point, they post samples of the data on their websites. Thus, the tactic effectively combines ransomware with data breach. And it places organizations

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Ransomware Payments

Ransomware Payments Sanctions Avoided with Risk-based Compliance Program

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued an advisory to highlight the sanctions risks of ransomware payments. The advisory warns companies and others that ransomware payments to cyber criminals on OFAC’s blocked persons lists and those covered by embargoes are prohibited. Violators of OFAC regulations face financial sanctions that may be reduced if they meet certain conditions. “Under the Enforcement Guidelines… the existence, nature, and adequacy of a sanctions compliance program is a factor that OFAC may consider when determining an appropriate enforcement response,” the OFAC notice reads. “Now more than ever, preventative

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Business Email Compromise Scam

How to spot a business email compromise scam

Business email compromise (BEC) scams are on the rise. They target business owners and high-level employees in order to defraud a company, its customers, or its partners. In this type of scam, an attacker will pretend to be a trusted entity by spoofing a company email account. Then, they trick employees into revealing sensitive information or performing wire transfers. Types of BEC Scams There are different types of BEC scams. However, all these threats usually target employees with access to company finances, in an attempt to trick them into transferring money or revealing sensitive data. BEC scams include: false invoice

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Preventing Ransomware Hacks

7 bizarre security analogies about preventing ransomware hacks

7 bizarre security analogies about preventing ransomware hacks. Ransomware is the worst. Attacks grew 250 percent last year, and 26.2 percent of those targets were businesses. Even worse, one in six businesses that paid the ransom still didn’t get their data back. WannaCry alone affected over 400,000 machines, and let’s not even get started about ExPetr—the wipervirus formerly known as Petya—or October’s Bad Rabbit. And even though you’ve already implemented as many “new” and “innovative” strategies as you can, you still can’t sleep at night. First, the good news: Some script kiddies are switching to cryptocurrency mining. Fewer new strains were discovered last year than expected, and

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Data Breach

What NOT to do after a data breach

What NOT to do after a data breach Breathe deep, reduce anxiety, and avoid these 9 things It’s an IT department’s worst nightmare: Your business has been hacked by a third party that has accessed your sensitive, confidential data. And often, by the time you discover it, a breach is well underway: US companies take an average of 221 days to detect a breach, according to a 2018 study. So what do you do? Well, it turns out that knowing what not to do is just as important—because, even with the best of intentions, your team could accidentally make the

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Azure Hands 0n

eMazzanti Offers Microsoft Azure Hands-on Immersion Workshops

Hoboken, New Jersey, October 28, 2020 (Cision) – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area business IT consultant and Microsoft Cloud Services provider has scheduled a series of complimentary virtual Microsoft Azure hands-on workshops for modern business. Attendees will walk through a virtual tour of the Azure Portal and receive hands-on training for deploying various Azure capabilities. Sessions of the Azure Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) are scheduled for 10:00 am EST on October 29, November 10, November 17, and December 15, 2020. Each session is 90 minutes long. Interested parties may register for the workshops here:Microsoft Azure Hands-on Immersion Workshop

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Video Resources

Are You It Resources Effective In The New Normal


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Align2020 A Virtual Conference


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Cyber Security, Compliance & Collaboration

Best Practices For Working In A Modern, Mobile, And Secure Environment


Best Practices for Working in a Modern, Mobile, and Secure Environment