7 Simple Calendar Tricks That Will Level-up Your Team’s Productivity

7 Simple Calendar Tricks That Will Level-up Your Team’s Productivity used with permission from Microsoft What’s the secret to maximizing productivity and efficiency? There’s no single silver bullet, but one sure-fire way to make gains is with calendar tricks that will keep you organized and focused. From scheduling “no meeting” time blocks to integrating mobile so you never miss a meeting—the art of calendar optimization is crucial. Simple Calendar Tricks Here are seven simple calendar tricks you can use to bring your productivity to the next level: Schedule “no meeting” time blocks—Instead of multitasking, set aside time without interruptions. “When people multitask,…

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10 of the latest Microsoft Teams integrations to help you work smarter, not harder

We built Microsoft Teams as a platform to bring together all of your workplace tools, apps, and services—whether or not we built them—to allow you to deliver better workday flow for you and your employees. A lot of you recognize the power of Teams, and you’ve been asking how to use Teams to its full advantage. Look no further. Today, we’re sharing ten of the latest Teams integrations you can use every day to simplify workflows, refocus your attention, and get back to working smarter—not harder. This is something our CEO, Satya Nadella, recently addressed in his interview on the future…

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Keep Your Business Secure with an Up-To-Date Firewall

Keep Your Business Secure with an Up-To-Date Firewall The UK phone and broadband company TalkTalk was recently hacked by a seventeen-year-old, compromising 157,000 data pieces. The total bill? Around $49 million dollars. As technology progresses, cyber-attacks are largely becoming the norm in business. Small businesses are far from immune to such threats—a recent report showed that three in five cyber-attacks targeted small and mid-sized businesses, who oftentimes make themselves vulnerable by not dedicating the requisite staff or budget to their internet security. A secure firewall is a key defense against cyber attacks. It’s imperative that your business remains current with…

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Solution Providers: Cardinals-Astros Baseball Breach Highlights Corporate Espionage Problem

Written By: Sarah Kuranda Posted On: June 16th, 2015 Source: http://www.crn.com/news/security/300077167/solution-providers-cardinals-astros-baseball-breach-highlights-corporate-espionage-problem.htm While news of corporate megabreaches is driving investments in security, solution providers said they hope the recent reports of a breach of the Houston Astros baseball team by the rival St. Louis Cardinals will help shine light on another security challenge: corporate espionage. The FBI is looking into whether the Cardinals hacked into the internal networks of the Astros after the Astros hired former Cardinals executive Jeff Luhnow as general manager, according to The New York Times. The attack gained access to a special database containing personnel information, scouting…

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eMazzanti Technologies Boosts Retail Fashion Industry Expertise

New York City area IT consultant hires experienced customer advocate to help fashion retailers accelerate growth with technology Hoboken, New Jersey ­ December 29, 2014 — eMazzanti Technologies Boosts Retail Fashion Industry Expertise eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, announces the hiring of Megan Woolley to the position of Account Executive. Ms. Woolley will work directly with customers to grow their retail business with technology, focusing on helping retailers with important IT concerns, such as PCI compliance and implementing mobile POS systems. Woolley comes to eMazzanti Technologies with POS technology experience at one of the nation’s best…

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eMazzanti Teams up with WatchGuard to Offer an advanced network security solution for schools.

Advanced network security solution protects students and school data for districts pursuing one-to-one and BYOD initiatives Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Vocus) December 11, 2014 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT security expert, computer consultant and 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year, announced today that it has teamed up with WatchGuard Technologies to offer an advanced network security solution for schools. WatchGuard is a network security industry leader represented by eMazzanti to education and business customers in the Northeast. The offering brings together a data security industry leader and one of the top ranked managed services providers worldwide…

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7 Small Business Technology Trends for 2015

7 Small Business Technology Trends for 2015 Growing a small business requires intelligence, tenacity, persistence, creativity and technology. Today, technology has become as essential to success as a great idea. Technology is the great equalizer that puts a small business on equal footing with the larger players. Having the leverage, agility and reach afforded by today’s technology tools allows small businesses to get started with less capital. Technology enables rapid growth and increasing returns to scale. Business process automation, anywhere access and outsourced IT present entrepreneurs with more time and opportunity to make a difference in the world. Making the…

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Increase Holiday Sales by Adding Customer Wi-Fi

Survey data shows that installing free Wi-Fi at small retail businesses increases sales by accommodating modern mobile shopping habits The holiday shopping season can make or break a small business retailer. Store owners are always looking for ways to increase holiday sales. If they haven’t done so already, retailers should consider adding a complimentary customer wireless network to attract more shoppers. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, December sales are historically up 24% over September. Some retailers’ holiday sales spike even more, accounting for as much as one third of their annual revenues. To push holiday sales higher, stores…

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5 Technology Strategies to Slay that Amazing Small Business Opportunity

Starting a business requires all of the energy, friends, money and resources you can assemble. You can make a difference in the world, but you won’t have much of an effect if you are out of business in a year, as many startups are. Today, technology plays an important role in every business. Making the most of the available technology will increase the odds of realizing your vision. Here are five technology strategies to help you create an awesome startup success.   1.  Be Fast The speed at which you execute your business idea may dictate your success. It’s best…

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Why Companies Need a Managed IT Services Provider to Survive and Prosper

The case for signing an MSP to obtain the IT services necessary for business continuity and growth in today’s technology landscape The usual arguments for contracting with a Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) include lack of time and resources to manage IT, reduced costs from outsourcing, and predictable IT budgets (see this previous article, “Why Companies Need a Managed IT Services Provider.”) Those reasons are still valid, but are now secondary to more critical considerations that come with the accelerated rate of change in our mobile digital world. Today’s rapid shifts in technology, new business models, and increased online hazards…

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