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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Converged Technology Professionals, Inc. Achieves a Microsoft Silver Small Business Competency


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Converged Technology Professionals, a nationally-recognized, award-winning unified communications and mobility solutions provider, today announced it has achieved a Silver Small Business competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers evolving needs in todays dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Converged Technology Professionals expertise in cloud solutions and telecommunications integration makes them a clear choice for voice, data, or cloud needs. Converged ensures customers receive the best possible experience by delivering expert installation, recurring training opportunities, and world-class customer support.

It is an honor to receive the Microsoft Sliver Small Business competency. It serves as a testament to our expertise in todays technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products, said Eric Peterson, President of Operations at Converged Technology Professionals. Our objective has always been to serve our customers as technology advisers for their business demands. The Microsoft competency validates our commitment and capabilities to prospective customers.

By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide, said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.

Earning the Microsoft Small Business competency demonstrates partner expertise and commitment to deliver solutions tailored to Small Business customer requirements. Given the focus on adoption of Cloud computing by over 50% of SMBs in the near future to drive their business operations, partners that invest in this competency are ready to address the rising customer demand for Microsoft cloud solutions based on Office 365, Windows 8, Windows Small Business Server, Windows Intune and CRM Online.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Converged Technology Professionals

Converged Technology Professionals, with offices in Chicago, Crystal Lake, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis, is a nationally-recognized, award-winning unified communications and mobility solutions provider for ShoreTel, based in the Midwest and serving a wide range of organizations from medium-sized businesses to multi-site large enterprises for their mobility, voice, and data needs. CT-Pros also offers cloud-communication VoIP services with ShoreTel Sky. CT-Pros best-in-class customer service combined with ShoreTels UC and mobility solutions assist companies within a multitude of vital industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and the public sector meet their constantly-evolving technology needs. The company has a customer base spread over six continents and is one of the fastest growing VARs in the United States with last years annual sales growth of over 200%. For more information, visit http://www.ct-pros.com.

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For Two NJIT Computing Engineering Majors, Dream Jobs at Microsoft Await Come Graduation


Newark, NJ (PRWEB) May 12, 2014

Rafael Yactayo and Henry Robalino, both senior computer engineering majors at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), were sitting next to each other in a computer science class last October, laptops open, when e-mails popped up in their inboxes at precisely the same moment. Microsoft found us, recounted Yactayo 14, of Passaic, who noted that his and Robalinos resumes had been plucked from an enormous database compiled by SHPE prior to the organizations conference in Indianapolis at the end of that month.

I was flabbergasted. I remember thinking: Is this real? Please, someone pinch me, recalled Robalino 14, a Newark resident. Then I thought, wed better start preparing.

The two friends had received nearly identical messages requesting interviews at the upcoming national career conference of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). They exchanged looks of elation and incredulity as neither had formally applied for a position with the multinational consumer electronics giant.

Yactayo and Robalino will join the more than 2,700 students who will receive bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees at NJITs 98th Commencement on May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. The ceremony will feature remarks from NJIT President Joel S. Bloom and a keynote address by Clement Alexander Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History, Rutgers University-Newark Campus, and Director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, who will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. AECOM Executive Chairman John M. Dionisio and distinguished financial expert Robert S. Dow 69 will each receive an honorary Doctor of Science.

Come July, Yactayo and Robalino will start out for new lives in cities far from home. Robalino will be based in Dallas, where he will be an associate consultant installing, configuring and maintaining a range of Microsoft products from cloud computing services to project management software. Yactayo will work in Reston, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C., where he will also be an account manager and consultant.

Well be dealing with CIOs and CEOs in some cases, Yactayo noted, adding that they may begin their Microsoft journeys with a glimpse of the founder himself former chairman Bill Gates at the companys Global Exchange in Atlanta this summer, to which new hires have been invited. They will continue there for a month of training and networking following the conference.

Robalino, who acknowledged hed been fretting about the coming job hunt and already contemplating what he called plan Z teaching English in Japan if nothing turned up, believes his and Yactayos success hinged on a couple of factors.

I think its partly because we have both technical and communications skills. Microsoft interviewers told us they were looking for people who are able to explain technology to people who are less technologically focused, he said, adding that solid IT experience in internships at technology companies, including his recent work at Whippany-based Herley CTI as a helpdesk technician, was also a huge plus. And engineering projects, such as work on a robotic arm in a senior capstone project, helped me learn to be fast on my feet and defend my ideas, he noted.

Yactayo, who interned at both Coty, Inc. and Panasonic, also credits NJITs Office of Career Development Services with helping him burnish his professional image.

Someone from Johnson & Johnson came in two years ago and looked at my resume and talked to me about how to build it. The mock interviews we conducted were also really helpful, he recalled.

Both seniors are girding themselves for hard work to come, which will be like drinking from a fire hose, as Yactayo anticipates, but they are also confident that they will succeed and advance.

Im already thinking about moving into engineering management. I expect to learn a lot at the company and to grow within it, Yactayo said, noting that his mother, who moved to the U.S. from Peru before he was born, burst into tears when he told her about his new job. Im the first one in the family to go to college and shes very proud of my achievements.

Im looking forward to traveling more and experiencing things that are new, says Robalino, who has already begun discussing his move with a Microsoft relocation specialist and scouting out apartments in Dallas. He, too, is looking to move into management. He and Yactayo both plan to take advantage of career development workshops Microsoft offers as part of its two-year Academy of College Hires program, and both hope to earn masters degrees in the near future. They expect to do well enough that they will receive company support to continue their education.

Microsoft is also changing rebooting in a way and thats exciting, too, Robalino says. Were the new people brought in to be a part of that.

The 2014 Commencement ceremony will feature remarks from NJIT President Joel S. Bloom and a keynote address by Clement Alexander Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History, Rutgers University-Newark Campus, and Director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, who will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. AECOM Executive Chairman John M. Dionisio and distinguished financial expert Robert S. Dow 69 will each receive an honorary Doctor of Science. For more information on NJITs 98th Commencement, visit the Commencement website: http://commencement.njit.edu/

About NJIT

NJIT, New Jerseys science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in 127 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Reports 2014 Annual Guide to Americas Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.







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AXUG Partner Showcase: Webinar on Building State-of-the-art BI Architecture for Microsoft Dynamics AX


Cranbury, NJ (PRWEB) May 12, 2014

Visionet Systems, Inc., a Premier Partner Member of the Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG), is arranging an informative webinar entitled Building State of the Art BI Architecture for Microsoft Dynamics AX, which is planned to take place on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 02:00 PM EST.

This webinar will elaborate on how retail organizations of all sizes can leverage the top BI features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to ensure maximum and immediate ROI and transform their business into a high-performance workplace.

The scope of BI is increasingly becoming critical to business processes, following which organizations have raised the standard of high performance. To keep pace, they need to ensure that their BI capabilities complement the requirements of the emerging world. This webinar will enable you to explore how you may configure and customize a Retail BI solution for the purpose of rapid deployment amid evolving situations.

Attendees will get a chance to get first-hand information from the industry experts who have partnered with several retail customers to increase business agility with their battle-tested methodology and wealth of experience for the past several years. Visionet experts will also share their knowledge on how cloud computing is emerging to fit into BI strategies.

This is an AXUG open event and all members are invited to register.

Register now to learn how other companies have used innovative strategies, combined with these powerful, easy-to-implement business solutions, to gain a competitive advantage, improve financial performance, and solve everyday business challenge.

Register Here: http://www.axug.com/events/event-registration-application/?id=9892714e-99cf-e311-83cf-0050568b3caf.

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About Visionet Systems, Inc.

Cranbury, NJ based – Visionet Systems, Inc. is a full-service technology consulting and business process outsourcing company. Visionet delivers software solutions, services, and technology-led BPO products, which are built on the best-of-breed philosophy to help our customers increase business agility, drive down their costs, and reduce risks. Over the years, Visionet has engineered high performing and cost-effective solutions for its customers across diverse industries including, banking, retail, insurance, distribution and manufacturing, while building deep competencies in the IT Industry. We are focused on delivering value and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit us online at http://www.visionetsystems.com.







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MaximumASP, Recertified as Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) March 12, 2010

Microsoft Gold Certified partnership distinguishes MaximumASP as one of the leading providers of cloud computing and managed hosting.

MaximumASP, a leading provider of cloud computing and managed hosting, today announced that it has been recertified as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. MaximumASP has been providing high quality managed hosting using Microsofts technologies since 2000 and is proud to continue its relationship with Microsoft as a Gold Partner. With industry leading, cloud sites, cloud servers and managed hosting offerings, MaximumASP has positioned itself as one of the leading providers of hosted Microsoft technologies in the world.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, Only those companies, which demonstrate exceptional performance levels when delivering solutions that integrate with Microsoft technologies, and have a proven ability to meet customers needs are granted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. By continuing in this Gold Certified Partner, MaximumASP will have access to specialized training, resources and pricing from Microsoft. As part of the recertification process Microsoft recognized MaximumASP for achieving excellence in the following competencies: Hosting Solutions; Server Platform and Networking Infrastructure. After being named worldwide Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009, we are excited to continue and build on our unique and mutually beneficial partnership with Microsoft said Silas Boyle, Managing Partner at MaximumASP.

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MaximumASP, based in Louisville, Kentucky, was founded in 2000 as an outsourcing firm for Windows-based hosting services. MaximumASP was named by Microsoft as its 2009 Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year. The company currently hosts more than 55,000 domains for customers in over 120 countries. With a strong focus on cloud computing and managed hosting plans that combine advanced monitoring and management tools, MaximumASP has become a top choice for companies looking to host PCI or HIPAA compliant applications and enterprises that require high availability hosting solutions. For more information visit http://www.maximumasp.com

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NYC Area Companies to Test Drive Microsoft Office 365 at Hands-on Cloud Computing Labs


Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

eMazzanti Technologies today announced a free learning and networking opportunity for NYC area businesses. Two hands-on Microsoft Office 365 Cloud computing luncheons are scheduled for April 23rd at the Microsoft Training Center in Times Square and two on April 24th at the Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City. The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting the New Jersey event.

At the Office 365 Test Drive event New York Metro area companies will experience a different kind of meeting designed to address what gets in the way of business productivity and focusing on concerns such as:


Optimizing work on the go
Balancing work & life demands
Managing the inbox
Communicating and collaborating
Accessing information to make better decisions

Working on the cloud is transforming business today, said Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. This will be a fun way to learn how some area businesses have increased knowledge worker productivity by as much as 50%.

The two hour sessions are scheduled at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on both dates. Attendees at either session will enjoy networking and lunch at noon. Computers will be provided.

Register for the Office 365 Test Drive and Lunch

The Office 365 Test Drive is a unique learning opportunity, a personalized, hands-on chance for attendees to live a day in the life of a Microsoft-powered business through a series of facilitated, everyday scenarios. Attendees will learn how to transform their business with the latest productivity tools to get more from each workday.

Microsoft’s Office 365 Hands-On Lab is a self-contained 11-person environment complete with laptops, headsets, and User Personas where participants get first-hand experience of what its like at a company that is fully utilizing Office 365. There is only one Hands-On Lab accessible from Maine to New Jersey. Microsoft has bestowed the honor of presenting this hands-on lab to eMazzanti Technologies as their 2012 Partner of the Year and a valued member of their Partner network.

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GreenBridge Computing Signs Global Agreement with Microsoft Technology Centers

Seattle (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Today GreenBridge Computing announced that it signed a global Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliance agreement with Microsoft Corporation, bringing its new cloud computing device to enterprise customers worldwide.

The HUB 400 (The HUB) is the worlds first $ 100 enterprise-class cloud computing device. It is proven to dramatically reduce hardware costs and lower energy consumption by replacing standard personal computers (PCs) with an affordable and easy to manage zero-client solution (a cell phone-sized device running without a processor or operating system). While The HUB can be used in a variety of business scenarios, it was designed with the needs of retail and other service-based organizations in mind.

The pressure to drive innovation while reducing costs is something all organizations face, said David Yunger, CEO of GreenBridge Computing. We are seeing companies replace $ 900 PCs with $ 99 devices, all while enhancing and securing legacy IT infrastructure.

As part of the global agreement, the device will be showcased in a number of MTCs worldwide from New York to Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Paris and is already available in the flagship Microsoft Retail Experience Center in Redmond, Wash. In addition, the MTCs are one of GreenBridge Computings earliest enterprise customers and plan to deploy The HUB in select locations.

The HUB comes to market at a time when organizations face Microsofts upcoming Windows XP End of Life deadline and are hungry for options that optimize costs as they make the migration. A recent total cost of ownership analysis compared The HUB to traditional PCs and demonstrated potential savings up to 80 percent. The analysis also found significant savings in power usage and associated costs. Using the HUB, customers can manage up to 20 independent workstations per PC.

The HUB 400 is a superb option for corporations looking to reduce their distributed computing costs,” said Joey Young, Worldwide MTC Alliances Director. Virtualization typically means massive infrastructure costs and expensive third party software. Microsoft and GreenBridge have re-written the game plan. There is really nothing else like it available at such a compelling price point.

The HUB offers seamless integration with Microsoft Enterprise software, helping companies leverage the power of the Microsoft cloud. Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 serves as the base operating system, delivering a Windows 8 experience to each user. Businesses can also deploy the solution as a virtual machine in a data center, managed by Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V.

GreenBridge Computing and Microsoft have successfully deployed devices in tens of thousands of terminals worldwide. While the HUB was initially designed as a cost-effective solution for education environments, recent demand from retailers and leading Fortune 500 firms accelerated its launch to the enterprise market. The device was launched to enterprise customers at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & Expo in New York, Jan. 12-14, 2014.

Businesses can purchase The HUB at http://www.msmultipoint.com. More information and a short demo are available online here.

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5nine Software Announces Security Heartbeat Service and Virtual Firewall 2.0 for Microsoft Hyper-V and Server 2008


Holmdel, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2010

Holmdel, NJ, USA, July 14, 2010. – 5nine Software today announced 5nine Virtual Firewall 2.0 for Microsoft Hyper-V – powerful and easy to use virtual firewall for Microsoft Hyper-V and Server 2008 / R2. 5nine Virtual Firewall controls network traffic between virtual machines, detects/blocks malicious attacks and improves the security of a virtualized environment.

Both SMB and large size Enterprise deployments or hosting companies need v-Firewall to harden security of the virtual machines and the Virtual host system.

5nine Virtual Firewall provides an ability to monitor and control network traffic between virtual machines and external (physical) network, as well as between virtual machines within the virtual network. System Administrator can define the rules for different types of traffic coming to/from virtual machines, as well as the ports used. This could be done both programmatically (with simple PowerShell API), or using administrative application running on a management Virtual machine or a standalone web server.

Special heartbeat service continuously checks if the security rules/policies are enforced, and stops/pauses the virtual machine if its network filter is not communicated, which prevents exposure of the VMs to wide range of exploits.

By controlling incoming and outgoing network traffic for each Hyper-V virtual machine 5nine Virtual Firewall helps to improve the security of a virtual environment, and enforces various compliance best practices and standards, including PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

5nine Virtual Firewall can be used with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager when virtual machine is provisioned, or deployed on the physical machine(s) prior to P2V Migration.

Virtual Firewall also keeps statistics for number of packets and average size of each packet. Based on this statistics Virtual Firewall creates a network usage pattern, and notifies the user if it has changed, which often indicates malicious attack or a Malware. System Administrator subsequently can take an action to block suspicious traffic creating or modifying appropriate rule.

“Unlike traditional hardware firewalls, 5nine v-Firewall for Hyper-V allows us to programmatically manage network security on a per VM basis. Ultimately, this will decrease management costs and improve the security and compliance of our MaxV Cloud Servers” – said Ryan Jones, Virtualization Product Manager, Maximum ASP.

More and more companies, including those of highly regulated financial, insurance and healthcare industries, are looking to utilize Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology to reduce costs and optimize IT resources. Security and compliance are increasing concerns for broad range of virtualization deployments. 5nine Virtual Firewall provides strong protection for the virtual infrastructure.

“5nine v-Firewall and v-Firewall Free Edition has already drawn significant attention of many organizations of different size, including SMB, hosting companies and enterprises utilizing Microsoft Hyper-V and Server 2008 / R2 and the new version 2.0 builds on that success. said Dr. Konstantin Malkov, R&D Director of 5nine Software. We worked closely with Microsoft Product Management and a few major Microsoft. Hosting Partners to complete version 2.0 of 5nine Virtual Firewall. It allowed us to refine requirements for secure Hyper-V virtual machines provisioning and deployment, which were implemented in version 2.0 of 5nine Virtual Firewall and 5nine Security Heartbeat Service for Hyper-V.

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VDIworks Announces Support for NVIDIA


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 07, 2014

VDIworks, a leading provider of virtualization and cloud computing software, announced its support for NVIDIAs