IoT Initiative – Security: Things to Keep in Mind

by Shanthi Rajaram

In the mad rush organizations are making to take advantage of the vast potential and efficiencies that the Internet of Things provides, many organizations are forgetting about a crucial risk area: security. Hackers are well aware of this and know how to exploit your eagerness and vulnerability. Consider these alarming statistics:

Check Things Out Before You Hook Them Up

  • There will be more than 20 billion connected IoT devices by 2020.
  • 76% of risk professionals believe their IoT involvement will leave their organizations at risk.
  • The average time it takes for an IoT device to be connected to the Internet before it is attacked is 5 minutes.
IoT Initiative – Security: Things to Keep in Mind

*Source: www.securityboulevard.com

Be smart and be prepared!!

Here are some areas for which you should develop a strategy and to which you should devote resources as you commit to the Internet of Things:

SYSTEM-RELATED:

  • Invest in top-grade internet security software.
  • Set strict identification, authentication, and password integrity processes.
  • Ensure efficient data encryption is implemented.
  • Update to the latest versions of product/software for optimal performance and minimized vulnerabilities.
  • Deploy virtual private network to send and receive data across shared or public networks.
  • Educate frequently and educate all. You are only as strong as your weakest link.
  • Always have an up-to-date risk mitigation and recovery plan in place.

DEVICE-RELATED:

  • Stick to dependable, well-tested security certified brands.
  • Choose a flexible and scalable management platform that will support a broad range of IoT devices.
  • Ensure device capabilities and functionalities are understood and configured appropriately.
  • Audit, retire, and delink unused or out-of-date IoT devices in a timely manner.

Continue to review this list and update it on a regular basis to keep up with the ever-changing technology landscape and emerging information security threats.

Shanthi Rajaram Will be a Panelist for Women in Technology Business Accelerator Info Session

The LiftFund Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center is sponsoring its Women in Technology Business Accelerator (WiTech) program, and Shanthi Rajaram is one of the featured panelists introducing the program’s objectives at a free information session on August 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The purpose of the program, which will run from September 10, 2019 to November 5, 2019, is to equip early stage female technology founders with entrepreneurial training to create growth, increase profits, and sustain their tech business. Find out more about this event here.

Shanthi Rajaram, President and CEO of Amazech, Is Finalist in 2019 Tech Titans Awards

Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas, has announced the 2019 finalists for its annual awards, and Shanthi Rajaram has been named as one of the four nominees in the Community Hero Award category. This award recognizes individuals within the technology industry for their outstanding achievements in community involvement. This year’s event will be held on August 23 at Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West in Plano. You can see a list of all the finalists here.

Amazech is a Byte Sponsor for the 2019 Technology Ball Season

Amazech is a Byte Sponsor for the 2019 Technology Ball, a unique series of networking gatherings that brings the technology community together, providing networking opportunities for leading CIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT to mingle with senior-level representatives from sponsoring corporations. Read more about the Technology Ball season here.

Amazech is a Silver Sponsor for the 2019 DFW Alliance of Technology and Women

Amazech is a 2019 Silver Sponsor for the Dallas/Fort Worth Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW). This will be their fourth year in a row to sponsor at that level. ATW is a non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and strengthening the presence of girls entering technology fields. You can find out more about ATW here.

Amazech is a 2019 Member and Sponsor of the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce

Amazech is a 2019 active member and sponsor of the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a Dallas/Fort Worth-based 501(c)(6) organization whose mission is to support professional, business, and economic development throughout North Texas and facilitate bi-lateral trade with India. You can learn more about the Chamber here.

Shanthi Rajaram, President and CEO of Amazech, Named to Advisory Board of LiftFund

Shanthi Rajaram has been named to the advisory board of the LiftFund Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center (WBC). WBC is dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women and minorities, through business education and business consulting. The WBC is a program of LiftFund, a non-profit small business lender and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn more about WBD here.

Shanthi Rajaram, President and CEO of Amazech, Named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce named Shanthi Rajaram, president and CEO of Amazech, as its Entrepreneur of the Year at their annual awards banquet on October 16, 2018 in Dallas. The annual event is the signature event of the Chamber and is attended by state and local elected officials, the who’s who in the Asian American community, corporate executives, and various media outlets.

Shanthi Rajaram, President and CEO of Amazech, Featured in Insight Success

Shanthi Rajaram, President and CEO of Amazech, was featured in a story in the June edition of Insight Success. Insight Success is a magazine that focuses on a vast array of innovative IT companies and how they conduct business in order to deliver solutions that are efficient. The magazine strives to write articles about CEOs, VPs, and Managers who are leading the way in the IT industry. Insight Success also provides articles that describes information about products, services and technology reviews.

Here at Amazech, we are excited about Shanthi Rajaram’s opportunity to talk not only about the company but also about her experience in the IT business.   

When discussing Amazech’s success, Insight Success said:

At Amazech, they have established a strategy that addressed growth and innovation simultaneously while keeping the cash flow healthy. The company’s success can also be attributed to their approach and ability to quickly analyze the data and develop a solution that is efficient and affordable. As the velocity of change in business and technology continues to increase, Amazech will transition away from market pressures and focus on innovating efficient solutions and services that will open new frontiers in the advancement of business.

To view the article in its entirety click here.

Amazech Attended WPO’s 19th Annual Conference

On April 7-9, 2106 Amazech employees traveled to Baltimore, Maryland in order to attend The 2016 International Conference hosted by The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO, a non-profit organization). “The conference encouraged WPO members to share business strategies with other successful women from all over the world, as well as learn from interactive seminars and speakers.” The conference seminars discussed marketing tactics, government contracting, branding, and performance. View the conference announcement for more details.

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Shanthi Rajaram, Amazech’s President, with Gia Machlin, President of EcoPlum, at the WPO Conference.

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WPO attendees listened to a talk given by Amy Cuddy, an American social psychologist, author and lecturer known for her research on stereotyping and discrimination.

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Judy Smith, Crisis Management Specialist, gave an interesting talk at the WPO Conference

6th Annual InnoTech Conference in Dallas, Texas

In April 2016 over 1,000 professionals met at the Irving Convention Center for the 6th annual Technology and Innovation (InnoTech) Conference. The conference organized forums that discuss topics like IT leadership, IT Operations, digital analytics, and women in technology. Amazech Solutions attended the Women in Technology forum. Visit the InnoTech site to view this year’s host, keynote speakers, theme and agenda.

Amazech President was named Tri-Chair for The Tech Titans Innovation Committee

On April 11, 2016 Amazech’s President was named Tri-Chair for the 2016 Tech Titans Innovation Committee. The committee was formed in effort to encourage high-tech entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization within the DFW area. red cloud The committee holds bi-monthly meetings to discuss high-tech industry topics, developmental programs and research.  All meetings are open to the public. Visit the Tech Titans website for more details.

Amazech Awarded The 20 Most Promising Tech Companies 2016

Silicon India Magazine is the largest community of Indian professionals working in technology, business, entrepreneur news, and more. Amazech is elated to be honored in Silicon India’s list of 20 Most Promising Technology Companies.

In Silicon’s May Issue the company talked about Amazech and what makes the IT company promising. The article says:

In the digital era, ever-evolving and adaptive technology is driving and transforming businesses every day. Even if a business does not relate with technology, it is strongly influenced by the trends that emerge in the market. However, the tools are changing, and so are the business processes because of new technologies like mobile, cloud computing, business intelligence, data analytics and virtual reality. As such, businesses that want to thrive are in a constant race to adapt and take advantage of these technologies while they are still relevant and useful. “Our passion is focused towards the latest advances on the technology space,” states Shanthi Rajaram, President and CEO, Amazech. Towards this objective, by developing a customer-centric approach and understanding the clients’ need, “our developers are encouraged to hone their skills and are offered guidance to work on newer technologies to help customers keep abreast with the latest trends,” adds Shanthi.

Click here to view the Magazine.

Amazech Solutions Awarded Best in Customized Web & Mobile Based Solutions

Corporate America’s The Boardroom Elite Awards announced that Amazech has won the Best Customized Web & Mobile Based Solutions category.

The Boardroom Elite Awards strives to recognize management and business of the highest level all across America.

When talking about the awards Corporate America said, “Through these awards, we look to identify and honor the most respected companies and their C-level executives, while recognizing and rewarding outstanding success, innovation and ethics across America’s business communities.”

You can view a list of the 2016 winner here. Amazech is featured on page 14-15.

Enterprising Women Awards – Shanthi Rajaram, President of Amazech Solutions, Honoree

This year Enterprising Women Magazine held the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida. The event marked the magazine’s 14th Annual Celebration of the awards. The annual tribute is dedicated to recognizing the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Shanthi Rajaram, President of Amazech Solutions, was among the few honored in Florida.
The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. In order to win, nominees must reveal that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Several past and present honorees serve in organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

Award winners were recognized in seven categories this year:

  1. Annual sales revenues of more than $100 million
  2. Annual sales revenues of more than $25 million and up to $100 million
  3. Annual sales revenues of more than $10 million and up to $25 million
  4. Annual sales revenues of more than $5 million and up to $10 million
  5. Annual sales revenues of more than $2 million and up to $5 million
  6. Annual sales revenues of more than $1 million and up to $2 million
  7. Annual sales revenues of up to $1 million

Rajaram represented Amazech in the annual sales revenues of more than $2 million and up to $5 million category. For more details about the awards visit the Enterprising Women website.

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New Product Announcement: OMNIS Management Tool

Amazech and Jordan Ferguson, the founder of Virtousic Arts, launched the Omnis Management Tool. Jordan says that Omnis – The Online Management and Networking Interface System – “is a Dallas-based startup management software company [that is] inspired by personal experiences with teaching and my own studio business. free domains With the Omnis Tool, I’m able to track my studio, manage my students, and teach more. It has saved me time and money.”

The program is user-friendly because it is an online teaching portal powered by Skype. All you have to do is log in and the system will help you manage and build your music studio through practice portals and online sessions. Tasks such as registering students, scheduling music lessons and handling payments are now accessible with one click. In an interview with Jordan Ferguson For pricing and information, please visit the official Omnis website.

Building Company Spirit One T-shirt at A Time

At Amazech we strive to build a sound work environment that facilitates both success and fun. Most importantly, we attempt to foster a high level of employee satisfaction because our employee’s loyalty, attitude and passion are key factors that assist production levels.

The Amazech T-shirt Initiative was started as a means to facilitate enjoyable productivity. It allowed Amazech employees to build a community in the workplace and show their pride.

Amazech Team Restored Payir Website

Amazech helped Payir, a nonprofit organization, launch an improved version of their website.

Payir is a grassroots organization based out of India. The company’s mission strives to empower rural communities through holisticsustainability. Payir’s crucial programs – Sustainable Farming, Nutrition, Health and Sanitation, Education, Governance, and Skills and Livelihood – allow the Grassroots Team and Partners to address key challenges that stifle villages in Perambalur, India.

In regards to the impact of Payir the founder, Senthilkumar Gopalan, said, “Mid 2005, we started our work in earnest at Thenur village. Today, 11 years later, we have grown to be a part of life for the people of 18 villages. In this period, we have ventured into providing primary health care, strengthening elementary education, increasing nutrition levels of children, facilitating Government – People interaction both at community and individual level, creating public infrastructure, boot-strapping new income generation ventures, building new community sacred groves and fostering social solidarity.”

Click here to read more of Gopalan’s words and view the new website.

Kids Therapy by Design Site Revamped

Amazech helped Kids Therapy by Design launch an improved version of their website.
Kids Therapy by Design is company that is committed to providing a safe haven for special needs children. More specifically, the Therapists and Pathologists at the company offer a vast array of therapy services to children at their doorstep. Kids Therapy by Design was originally created to “enrich the lives of children and their families by providing special needs children with a voice through genuine love, care, and passion for service.” The company says their mission says:

[Our company revolves around the] commitment to providing excellent healthcare. Kids Therapy by Design is committed to providing notable therapist; who have been defined as having ethical professionalism, passion, and dedication to serving families throughout the DFW metroplex. We will continue to provide exceptional service, craftsmanship and dedication to all of our families and community. Kids Therapy by Design will remain committed to providing professional development, accountability, respect and support to each member of our team.

Click here to read the services provided and view the new website.

Shanthi Rajaram Featured in Women Chief Executive Officers (WCEO) Article

In June 2015 the WCEO featured Amazech’s CEO and founder Shanthi Rajaram in an article that highlighted upcoming women CEOs in 2015. Rajaram talked about growth, success and best business practices. When asked about the rewards and challenges that come with running an IT solutions company the president said, “We have managed to [exceed] the goals we set for ourselves. As we evolve and change in order to grow, we remain true to our original vision of where we want to go.” Click here to view the detailed article.

Women in Technology Awards – Shanthi Rajaram, President of Amazech Solutions, Honoree

The Dallas Business Journal presented the 2015 North Texas Women in Technology Awards on October 1st, 2015. The Journal recognized women for their leadership, advocacy, and entrepreneurial spirit within their technological field. The 2015 honorees represented both large corporation and small companies. Our very own Shanthi Rajaram, President of Amazech Solutions, received the Entrepreneur Award. who is . Rajaram was featured in a special Q&A section in the October 2nd issue of the Dallas Business Journal. The president’s accomplishment was also featured in an article produced by a local Dallas blogger on her site What Taylor Likes.

Shanthi Rajaram, Amazech’s President, with her award.

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Amazech employees and associates at the Women in Technology Awards.