eMazzanti Gives Tech Helping Hand to Parish

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Our Lady of Grace parish featured in a new eMazzanti Technologies case study

Our Lady of Grace exists to minister to the spiritual needs of our parishioners, but it also must function well temporally, being fiscally responsible

Even churches need a little earthly help every once in awhile. Such was the case with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Hoboken, New Jersey. Established in 1851, this historic building and organization ministers to the spiritual and temporal needs of 1200 parishioners. A new case study captures the parish’s experience of up-leveling its computer technology with the IT expertise of eMazzanti Technologies, also a Hoboken business.

Heaven-Sent Solutions
A mix of nine different computers hampered internal and external communications. eMazzanti Technologies, a local IT expert, was “heaven-sent” according to said Rev. Alexander M. Santora, pastor, Our Lady of Grace. The IT firm strengthened and standardized the configuration of all computers, removed spyware, set up a wireless network for better collaboration and printing, provided affordable IT support and helped connect-up a new outdoor, electronic marquee that make communicating to parishioners more powerful and efficient. A copy of the new case study is available at http://www.emazzanti.net.

eCare Provides Affordable Network Solutions
eCare http://www.emazzanti.net/services/network-services Network Solutions provides around the clock network problem solving for an “all-you-can-eat” price. This kind of approach is particularly helpful for organizations that must tightly manage limited budgets.

“Our Lady of Grace exists to minister to the spiritual needs of our parishioners, but it also must function well temporally, being fiscally responsible,” said Santora. “eMazzanti eCare was the perfect solution for us.”

Wireless Network Improves Internal and External Communications
Parish staff and volunteers now have a simple way to share email, files and printers. This kind of collaboration is particularly helpful in managing the weekly needs of the church and special events. For example, annual activities such as the Fun Fest held at the nearby water front park, utilizes 150-200 volunteers. Without a wireless network, it was difficult to coordinate electronic communications that were uniform, consistent and easy to use.

“Having basic computer and network capabilities not only helps streamline communications for everyone,” said Santora. “It builds parishioner confidence in the church organization itself.”

Electronic Sign Improves Parishioner Communications
Because of the eclectic, diverse nature of the parish neighborhood, keeping everyone informed of what’s going on is a costly challenge. Mailings and printed materials can grow to be very expensive over a year’s period of time. A partial solution came in the form of a large screen electronic billboard outside the church. As the parish considered the idea, it knew it required a computer to drive the device.

“eMazzanti came to the rescue again. They helped us with the specifications and made sure the laptop computer we used to input messages was up to the task and set up correctly, said Santora.

“This new approach to keeping our members informed helped us greatly and makes us look like we’re taking advantage of the latest tools—sort of technology-hip from a spiritual point-of-view,” mused Santora.

About eMazzanti Technologies
eMazzanti Technologies works with businesses to provide growth strategies through the use of intelligent technology. Utilizing a disciplined approach of business process analysis, network design, security planning and preventative maintenance, the IT expert delivers solutions that reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive revenue for its clients. This innovative and comprehensive approach to technology services has earned eMazzanti the trust of a rapidly growing client base and recognition by many of the industry’s foremost publications. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or http://www.emazzanti.net.

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