eMazzanti Technologies Aids Youth Development Through Microsoft YouthSpark


Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support and computer consultant in the NYC area, is providing resources to young people around the world to help them develop education and career opportunities.

Through sponsorship of the IAMCP Charity Golf Tournament at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), held in Washington D.C. July 13, eMazzanti demonstrated their commitment to youth development by supporting selected Microsoft YouthSpark projects.

Helping young people around the world builds a better future for all of us, stated Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. eMazzanti is proud to be involved in this years IAMCP charity event.

Microsoft YouthSpark represents a three year effort, announced by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer last year, to improve access to opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship for young people around the world. Microsoft YouthSpark provides cash grants to eligible organizations whose missions and activities support youth development.

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is a business networking organization for Microsoft partners with 100+ chapters in over 40 countries around the globe. IAMCP provides a range of partner-to-partner services and supports local communities by encouraging partners to give their time and expertise and to participate in charitable activities.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held July 13-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. is a global assembly of Microsofts top partners.

This year, Microsoft partners came together to discuss ways to enhance cloud, big data, mobile, enterprise social, and sales and marketing leadership business opportunities. Next years event will be held July 12-16 in Orlando, Florida.

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eMazzanti Technologies Announces Availability of Integrated Wired and Wireless Network Security


Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City area IT expert, computer consultant and 5 X WatchGuard Partner of the Year, announced today that a recently released security operating system from WatchGuard Technologies that integrates wired and wireless network security will immediately be made available to eMazzantis customer base. WatchGuard is a network security industry leader represented by eMazzanti to business customers in the Northeast.

This leap forward in network security functionality will strengthen our customers threat protection and simplify network security management, stated Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. eMazzantis security team is certified and ready to implement the new technology.

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eMazzanti to Showcase Affordable, Easy-to-manage IT Security Platforms at Technology Managers Forum


Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

eMazzanti Technologies today announced that it will partner with WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, to exhibit their latest IT security products at the upcoming TechForum Security Forum held on April 24th at the Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC. The focus will be on WatchGuards Next-Generation Firewalls, Extensible Threat Management, SSL, and Extensible Content Security products for network, remote access and email protection.

Data security breaches occur frequently and too often dominate the news, said Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. With the right security mindset, companies can protect against todays growing security threats and avoid becoming tomorrows headline.

In describing the TechForum event, organizers stated, Enterprise data is exposed like never before, and the persistent threats to security and compliance are reaching a new level of sophistication. At TechForum’s Security Forum: Emerging Trends in Enterprise Security, attendees will engage with a vetted audience of senior security and network infrastructure managers from some of the largest organizations in the world, whose top priority is to find solutions that can securely leverage the competitive advantages of new and disruptive technologies.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., 2nd Floor. Metropolitan Suite, NYC. Presentations will cover legacy security and defense, Java security, third party cyber security, security as a business problem, cloud encryption, and mobile, cloud and web-based security services.

Attendance at the event is by-invitation-only. Attendees must be pre-qualified and employed, end-user IT managers who hold senior titles at organizations with $ 50 million revenue or more that are not technology providers. Apply to attend on TechForums Registration page.

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eMazzanti Article: To Buy or Not to Buy Technology


Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013

How do businesses know when the best time is to buy new technology? A recent article from eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support expert in the New York City area, provides some guidelines. The article is entitled: To Buy or Not to Buy.

If every business bought the latest computer technology as soon as it was available, it would probably waste a lot of time and money, said Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. That said, wisely choosing the right technology, at the right time, can be a real boost to productivity.

Consumer vs. Business Purchasing

Often theres no clear-cut answer as to which technology is best. For consumers, adopting a new technology is usually a low-risk behavior. If they buy something they dont like, theyll simply replace it with something different during their next purchase. Its a lot trickier for businesses, though. Rarely does it buy just one product at a time, so purchases need to benefit the employees and the company as a whole.

Does it make sense to be an early adopter? Here are several questions to ask:

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New eMazzanti Article: Advanced Disaster Prep a Must for SMB


Hoboken, NJ and NYC, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013

eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support and network consulting firm, has published an article about the critical nature of disaster preparation for small and medium size business and specific steps they should take. Why? Because smaller businesses, though they are the backbone of the US economy, tend to not have an emergency plan and resources in place to quickly recover from a natural or man-made disaster.

According to the 2012 Ad Council Survey, notes Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies, 56 percent of small businesses lack an emergency plan. Worse, 40 percent never reopen.

Get a Plan, Now

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the Ad Council and the American Red Cross, has public service advertisements (PSAs) to encourage small- to medium-sized businesses to prepare and plan in advance of an emergency in order to reduce the risk of losing their businesses. The PSAs direct audiences to Ready.gov/business for online resources to help businesses identify the people, operations, documents, records, customer and supplier information needed in a business disaster plan.

A full version of the article can be found here.

Tips for an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Businesses will find that every emergency plan includes information about securing computer data for backup, duplication and recovery. It has to consider the many ways something bad could happen to data. For example, a computer could be lost or damaged and the business might not be able to access the files. Or without electricity, it may not be able get into an office building because of electronic locks or garage gates. If a small business had to set up in a temporary location, could it? Would the business have online access to important documents like employee contact information, payroll and banking accounts?

Here are a few additional tips:

1. Make sure all computers for a small business have the latest versions of their operating systems and have full internet security installed and up-to-date.

2. Ensure that virus system scans and system updating is set to run automatically.

3. Ensure that every employee has a way to backup their files and does so regularly. Provide a method for storing backups of the most critical system information offsite; consider cloud storage as one method of duplicating company information and defending against a natural disaster that might impact a whole community. Designate someone to double check backups and restore data, and keep a log of when each system is fully backed-up.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti Technologies team of trained, certified experts provide 24×7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, cloud computing, mobility, critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultancy has special expertise in manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments, while maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses IT staff to a custom-solution provided on an as-needed basis. eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements. The IT firm is Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, Microsoft Northeast Region Partner of the Year, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard’s Partner of the Year and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Download the free article: [How to Select an IT Provider. More than 400 companies trust their IT support needs to eMazzanti Technologies. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti, Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.







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eMazzanti Technologies Competes for Super Bowl Ad from Intuit

Hoboken, NJ and NYC, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013

Whats better than winning free Super Bowl tickets? eMazzanti Technologies, an IT consultant serving the Hoboken, NJ and NYC areas, thinks its scoring a free Super Bowl ad as part of Intuit QuickBooks Small Business, Big Game contest. Contestants must first submit their Cinderella storyincluding how they use Intuit QuickBooks in their business then solicit online votes from customers and the general public. Votes can be cast for eMazzanti Technologies at http://intuit.me/177uCmY.

Like Cinderella, our story is a love story, said Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies, We not only fell in love with the help of technology, we made a technology business our passion.

eMazzanti Start-up Begins in the Shadow of 9/11 Disaster

September 9, 2001, changed everything for the passionate, young IT entrepreneurs. Having started eMazzanti Technologies only two weeks previously, Carl and Jennifer took the PATH train to downtown NYC to visit clients. As it turned out, they ended up visiting ‘disaster’ instead.

Two planes had struck and collapsed the Twin Towers. Carl and Jennifer had to literally scramble for their own lives to get a few blocks away from ground zero. The PATH train they took into the heart of the city was the last one that made safely that day. The next few weeks saw them walk-the-talk when it came to the high level of customer service they claim as the bedrock of their business. They spent nearly 24-hours a day for weeks solving IT problems for affected businesses.

The Ability to Respond to the Unexpected

“Disaster recovery and business continuity has been a specialty of ours from the very beginning,” notes Carl Mazzanti, CEO. “Since opening our doors for business is almost synonymous 9/11/2001, our area has been hit with two major hurricanes [Irene and Sandy] and the crippling Winter Storm Nemo.”

Our biggest lesson from Sandy was that its just as important to treat our own site as a client. We tend to be client-focused in any emergency, Jennifer says. At a bare minimum we need to be up and running or we cant help anyone else.

When Sandy hit, eMazzantis own business was flooded and all of its customers directly affected as well. However, it rescued itself and its clients via a new eCare Disaster Recovery Solution eMazzanti designed.

This preparation resulted in eMazzantis ability to restore its own operation within hours along with nearly all of its clients businesses within 72 hours.

The eCare Disaster Recovery Solution takes frequent, complete, pristine images of all computers, operating systems, applications, services and settings. It allows eMazzanti customers to replicate backup images to the cloud or to a secure offsite location. When disasters strike, the backups can be rapidly launched as virtual machines or mounted to hard drives as needed. Complete data restoration can take minutes or hours versus days, weeks—or never.

So, can love conquer all? It would appear in Carl and Jennifers case its been the spark thats kept a marriage and, a passion for IT, burning brightly. And, as a contestant in the Inuit QuickBooks Small Business Big Game promotion, it hopes to join the winning football team in Super Bowl fame.

Vote for eMazzanti Technologies, For the Love of IT Cinderella story at http://intuit.me/12qV21f or #TeamSmallBiz.

About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti Technologies team of trained, certified experts provide 24×7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, cloud computing, mobility, critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultancy has special expertise in manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments, while maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses IT staff to a custom-solution provided on an as-needed basis.

eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements. The IT firm is Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, Microsoft Northeast Region Partner of the Year, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard’s Partner of the Year and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Inc. also ranks eMazzanti in the Top 100 New Jersey Companies. Download the free article: How to Select an IT Provider here. More than 400 companies trust their IT support needs to eMazzanti Technologies. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.







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New Case Study Documents How eMazzanti Disaster Recovery Solution Restored Customers Hit by Hurricane Sandy in Record Time

Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 13, 2013

A new case study chronicling how eMazzanti Technologies, an IT and computer expert in the Hoboken, NJ and New York City areas, got hundreds of its customers up and running again in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is now available from eMazzanti Technologies.

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eMazzanti Firewall Article: Dont Skimp on Business Security

Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

A new article entitled: Dont Skimp on Business Firewall Security is now available from eMazzanti Technologies, an IT and computer expert in the Hoboken, NJ and New York City areas. The article is free and is available here.

Todays consumer-grade firewalls may not be robust enough to protect a small business, noted Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. Because the workplace environment has changed with more collaboration and remote workers, the opportunities for malicious-hacking have skyrocketed.

Security: The Most Important Concern

Security is quite possibly the most important concern for any business. You need to know that your critical data both internal data and customer information is secure. If that information is hacked or accessed by the wrong person, you may be opened up to a world of legal and financial trouble.

Businesses today need more than a traditional firewall to protect their assets. As business collaboration increases and employees increasingly use the multitude of tools available to them many of which were never designed for business use enterprise data security and compliance requirements become a challenge. People work in a way thats faster, easier, and more intuitive whether theyre on the road, in the office, at an airport, or at home. And applications that werent designed for business can and do bypass traditional firewalls and enter a network, regardless of how carefully the IT staff may have tried to lock down the environment. This means it is essential that businesses implement security tools designed with todays environments in mind.

Next-Generation Firewalls for Next-Generation Bad Guys

A next-generation firewall (NGFW) understands real-world corporate network traffic in order to reliably secure it against hackers, malware, network attacks, intrusion attempts, data theft, and other cybercrime, said Mazzanti.

Consumer-grade firewalls only provide a level of data protection via packet filtering or stateful filter, late 1980s and early 1990s-based technology. Packet filter firewalls (first generation) act by inspecting the “packets” which transfer between computers on the Internet. If a packet matches the packet filter’s set of rules, the packet filter will drop the packet, or reject it.

Firewalls based on second generation technology or stateful filters examines the transport layer of the message and retrains the packets until enough information is available to make a judgment about its state. Known as stateful packet inspection, it records all connections passing through it and determines whether a packet is the start of a new connection, a part of an existing connection, or not part of any connection. Though static rules are still used, these rules can now contain connection state as one of their test criteria.

The third-generation of firewalls looks at the application layer of the message. The key benefit of application layer filtering is that it can “understand” certain applications and protocols (such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Domain Name System (DNS), or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)). This is useful as it is able to detect if an unwanted protocol is attempting to bypass the firewall on an allowed port, or detect if a protocol is being abused in any harmful way.

The next-generation firewall has the deepest and widest inspection of the application-stack, said Mazzanti. This approach provides some of the highest level of firewall security available.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzantis team of trained, certified experts provide 24×7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, mobility, cloud computing and critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultant has special expertise in financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses IT staff to a custom-solution provider on an as-needed basis. eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements . The IT firm is Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard’s Partner of the Year award and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the third year in a row. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.







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24 Computer Disaster Recovery Tips Article from eMazzanti

Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2013

Natural or man-made disasters often destroy business from both a physical and data point-of-view. A new article from eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken, NJ and NYC area IT support expert, spells out a number of ways a business can avoid being irretrievably harmed by a surprise event such as a hurricane or tornado. The article is entitled: 24 Disaster Recovery Tips for Computer Networks.

According to researchers in Colorado State University, the chance of the US being hit by a major storm are about 70% greater than last year, said Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. That means businesses need to get prepared to make sure their data and networks survive. [Source: New York Daily News, April 11, 2013]

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Disasters Waiting to Happen

Businesses disasters are usually classified in three categories: natural, such as hurricanes and earthquakes; technological failures; and human, either on purpose or by accident. But no matter what causes a disaster, the need to recovery and get a business back up and running is paramount.

As recent events such as Hurricane Sandy have shown, not only can catastrophic events devastate a natural environment, but they can leave a companys IT infrastructure in ruins as well. That is why it is extremely critical for a business to initiate or enhance on a comprehensive disaster recovery plan (DRP) to protect its business and the livelihoods of employees in the event of a disaster.

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