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Online security tips for working from home

Teleworking during the Coronavirus outbreak? While working from home can help slow the spread of the virus, it brings new challenges: juggling work while kids are home from school; learning new software and conferencing programs; and managing paper files at home. As you’re getting your work-at-home systems set up, here are some tips for protecting your devices and personal information. Start with cybersecurity basics. Keep your security software up to date. Use passwords on all your devices and apps. Make sure the passwords are long, strong and unique: at least 12 characters that are a mix of numbers, symbols and capital and

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eMazzanti Technologies Delivers Reliable IT for Staffing Agency

NYC area staffing agency enjoys highly professional network monitoring and immediate attention, yielding reliable business systems and less worry—in a new case study Hoboken, NJ (Cision) July 8, 2020 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area managed services provider and MSP has published a new case study relating how 10 years of reliable IT services and a recent server upgrade have generated peace of mind for agency owner, Jill Rowland. The informative case study features A+ Personnel, a woman-owned, independent staffing agency located in Bayonne, New Jersey. According to the study, the company’s one-day server upgrade also went very smoothly with

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Priority Attracts Bicycle Fleet Customers with eMazzanti-Built Website

Low maintenance NYC bicycle manufacturer wows fleet customers with media-rich drag-and-drop website produced by Liqui-Site, an eMazzanti Technologies Company—in a new case study Hoboken, NJ (Cision) July 1, 2020 – Liqui-Site, an eMazzanti Technologies company providing custom website development services has published a new case study relating how the Liqui-Site team implemented innovative website technologies that enabled Priority Bicycles to realize its concept for a media-rich website platform for its expanding fleet business. The informative case study features fast rising Priority Bicycles located in New York City. According to the study, the website launched to rave reviews, enhancing the company’s

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Convenience Store Security

How to Strengthen Convenience Store Security

High traffic and employee turnover make the more than 150,000 convenience stores (C-stores) in the U.S. attractive targets for cyber-criminals. The nature of the C-store environment makes it difficult to deliver compliance and standardization. So, what can business leaders do to strengthen convenience store security? Why Convenience Store Data Breaches? Some brands in the retail space experience almost no turnover in staff. By comparison, C-stores employ more transient workers. Deploying standards across all the stores proves difficult without having a regional or district manager visit every store on a regular basis. Hence, as studies show, C-stores and gas station chains

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Office Ready

How to get your office ready for the return post COVID-19

Recently, the IRS started returning 10,000 employees to do mission-critical work. Unfortunately, for many business leaders, their mission critical work is making money to survive. Truly, it can’t come soon enough. Others fear for the safety of their workers and will proceed very cautiously. Though opinions on timing vary widely, the question remains—is your office ready for the return post COVID-19? Now that we have adjusted to the WFH routine of conference calls, tuning out distractions and swapping PJ’s for sweats, the time has come to start planning the return to the office. As with any change in the business

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Small Business Security

You’ve worked hard to create and grow a business that you depend on. The last thing you want is for someone to take it from you. You don’t have a lot of extra cash right now, so you can’t afford to spend much to improve small business security. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot to make a difference. Like you, criminals (cyber-criminals in particular) also run a business. They balance revenues from what they have stolen against expenses—what it costs to run a campaign, find people to buy the stolen items or data, operate servers and pay rent.

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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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First in Retail

eMazzanti Technologies Ranked First in Retail Technology on ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs List

First in retail technology – NYC area IT Consultant is the top ranked end-to-end retail technology solution provider honored in the ChannelE2E list of the Top 100 Vertical MSPs, 2020 Edition Hoboken, NJ (Cision) June 4, 2020 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area retail IT consultant and managed services provider (MSP), has been named to After Nines Inc.’s ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list and research for 2020. The company is the top ranked end-to-end retail technology solution provider honored on the 2020 list and ranked 28th of all vertical market MSPs. The annual list and research

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New Normal COVID-19 Office Security

The New Normal COVID-19 Office Security

With continued WFH policies and multiplied COVID-19 scams and threats, the importance of good cyber security stands out. Indeed, with a workforce that is highly dependent on digital services for the foreseeable future, the new normal COVID-19 office security is necessarily stronger, more vigilant, and more dispersed. Yet, a lot of questions remain unanswered. For example, will behavioral surveillance be part of the new normal? As organizations plan to implement contact tracing, privacy advocates voice their concerns. Given the uncertainty, we expect to see these non-intrusive measures with clearly defined benefits coming to the new normal. Thermal Cameras for Passive

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Unemployment scams and COVID-19: How to identify scams and help protect against them

Unemployment scams and COVID-19: How to identify scams and help protect against them If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, you might seek unemployment benefits to ease financial pressure. The risk? You could become the victim of an unemployment scam. Newly idled Americans have filed millions of unemployment claims during the COVID-19 outbreak. Calls to state employment insurance services have at times overwhelmed phone lines and websites. That’s created opportunity for fraudsters. How? In some cases, scammers are pretending to represent government entities. Their goals include stealing claimant’s benefits,

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MNew Jersey metal fabricator enjoys reduced stress and increased focus while eMazzanti Technologies support cuts IT costs in half—in a new case study Hoboken, NJ (Cision) August 19, 2020 – eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area managed services provider and IT consultant published a new case study tracking the benefits to New Jersey metal fabricator, FMB Steel of switching to eMazzanti’s managed IT support. The informative case study relates how eMazzanti successfully executed a two-month transition period during the COVID crisis while FMB management dealt with more important issues. “Switching to eMazzanti has reduced our IT costs by half,” reported Alec