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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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Carriage House Doors "With FeneTech, we're seeing real benefits in the insights into our business, including inventory, job costs, and productivity." Shawn Guthrie
Carriage House Door
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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.

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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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Midway Windows & Doors “FeneVision is there when we need them.” Artie Strauss
Midway Windows & Doors

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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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

As we start to get used to the new normal of operating under a global pandemic, a lot of you may be looking at those long-term improvement projects, wondering how to get started. The costs associated with this health crisis keep coming and may have drained your available capital to improve your infrastructure. Even those of you who have been operating during the downturn may be concerned about spending your cash reserves on updated equipment. So, does this mean you should put off upgrading?

No, of course not.

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