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[AURORA, OH, January 2021] In 1996, the internet boasted a whopping 100,000 registered websites. Americans elected Bill Clinton for a second term as president. Art Modell moved his Cleveland-based NFL franchise to Baltimore and renamed them the Ravens.

And FeneTech, Inc. opened its doors for business.

AJ Piscitelli, PMPProject Manager | ERP Solutions Provider | Cloud Architect As we enter December, most of us are adapting to scaled down gatherings, and mostly online gift shopping. It’s also a good time to go over things to make sure you’re all set for the holidays and be ready to go for the new year. These are a few of the checks that I do around this time, which may be useful for you as well. Try to line everything up now  I often take a few weeks off during the holidays, so I’m quite used to getting everything ready before I walk out the door on my vacation. I, like most people, don’t want to be disturbed during the holidays and want to use the time to relax and enjoy my family. So, I spend the first two weeks of December preparing for my time off. I make sure that my resources...

AJ Piscitelli, PMP
Project Manager | ERP Solutions Provider | Cloud Architect

This is the second part of a true story from an IT Vendor dealing with a phishing attack at a small contracting firm, “ABC Contracting”. If you have not read the first part, you can find it here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/phishing-story-part-1-aj-piscitelli-pmp. As with part one, the names and identities of people and companies in this story have been changed for privacy.

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Gains Cost Insight and Control with Rapid ERP Implementation

“We’re seeing real benefits in the insights into our business, including inventory, job costs, and productivity,”

Carriage House Door managers knew the company was successful, but they lacked immediate insight into the many custom garage doors they make each week.

“The challenge,” says Shawn Guthrie, director of manufacturing for Carriage House Door, “is how do we improve without dependable visibility? We needed to know more than the gross numbers to grow and improve the experience for our customers.”

Carriage House Door handcrafts gorgeous wood garage and swing doors and gates for high-end residential and commercial customers nationwide, produced at their California and North Carolina facilities.

AJ Piscitelli, PMP

Project Manager | ERP Solutions Provider | Cloud Architect

As we head towards the end of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I thought I’d discuss what I consider one of the most dangerous cyber threats today: Phishing. Phishing is when attackers try to steal personal information from you by pretending to be someone else, fake surveys, or other forms of social engineering. It is the most successful strategy that attackers use to gain access to your network. Attackers are getting more and more sneaky and creating more ingenious traps to capture your credentials and personal information.

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Doing Fabrication their way

"FeneVision is one of the best decisions our company has made."

 Located on Chicago's South Side, Midway Windows and Doors claims a rich legacy of unmatched quality and unparalleled customer service—a distinction that has earned this manufacturer of new construction, replacement windows and patio doors the unrivaled devotion from their customers throughout the Midwest.

DWM Magazine's Drew Vass talks to FeneTech's Matt Batcha about technology's future amid COVID-19

DWM Magazine

If advancement is a product of necessity, COVID-19 could make enterprise- based software and automation permanent linchpins for door and window manufacturing. As more employees work from home, software providers say they're leaning on features that connect to the workplace remotely including production lines. At the same time, machinery makers say the pandemic has reinforced the need for automation to facilitate social distancing.

AJ Piscitelli, PMP
Project Manager | ERP Solutions Provider | Cloud Architect

With so many active threats today, it is important today to protect your most important resources. By segregating your network, you can lower the attack surface area of your equipment. We discussed this a bit in my last blog entry about separating your Wi-Fi networks. But do you segregate your network while still allowing some traffic?

AJ Piscitelli, PMP
Project Manager | ERP Solutions Provider | Cloud Architect

A recent poll that I gave as part of a presentation few weeks ago showed that nearly all fabricators in our industry are using Wi-Fi at their facility. I can’t remember the last time I visited a facility that didn’t have Wi-Fi available. But are you exposing yourself to attacks by using Wi-Fi at your facility?