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Instant Efficiency Gains With Updated Active Directory Data

Millions of businesses around the world either have used or are using Microsoft Active Directory (AD) services on their corporate networks. Used to identify and manage authorized network users, AD has been around for over fifteen years. However, few companies take full advantage of AD's capabilities in the social media age. With a few simple tweak...

How Amaxra Uses PowerBI To Gain Customer Insights

Since 2014, I've been a fan of PowerBI, a suite of business analytics tools from Microsoft used to analyze data and share insights. As an early adopter—I was introduced to PowerBI while working with the Enterprise Commerce team at Microsoft so I've seen firsthand how the application evolved into an impressive business tool since its infancy....

Introduction to Amaxra Workshops

Our biggest success is giving our clients an optimization breakthrough in their business. Listening to our customers' pain points, our Solution Delivery team discovered most companies work harder than necessary due to broken business processes. To address this need, Amaxra is introducing process planning workshops for our customers. During these ...

Life as a Cloud Solutions Intern

This summer Amaxra was excited to include two college student interns to be part of the internal Amaxra team where they work, learn, and inspire new ideas within our business. This year, Pranav Vasudha joined our Cloud Solutions team as an Intern.   Pranav is soon to be a sophomore, intending to study computer science at Purdue University. P...

Amaxra discusses AEC industry solutions on NSPS Radio Hour

The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is unique, with very specific technology needs. During an hour long discussion with Curt Sumner, the Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Amaxra’s Director of Solutions Delivery, Kelly Edinger, and Sr. Director of Cloud Services, Mike Arntzen add...

Amaxra 2016 Food Frenzy

Amaxra is committed to giving back to our local community. Every year we at Amaxra, participate in Food Lifeline’s “Food Frenzy”. What this is, is a creative competition between local businesses to raise funds, food and volunteer with Food Lifeline. It is a two-week campaign between July 8 and July 22, 2016 where companies create their own fundrai...

Get the Latest on PowerBI – Visulalizations and More

Many businesses find it daunting to figure out how to capture, visualize, interpret and drive decisions from a deluge of data and sources. Excel has been a mainstay with the use of pivot tables and charts to try to gain a better understanding of how a business function is doing. While Excel is powerful, it can also be complex and can require a spe...

SharePoint: What’s your plan for growth?

You have the best of intentions when building and launching a new Microsoft SharePoint Site. You envision how much easier everyone's life will be now that they can finally find what they need. You thoughtfully gather everyone's input and engage the right stakeholders. You build the necessary libraries, break these out into logical sub-fo...

How Visio could change the way you do business

We deal with a lot of information at Amaxra, whether it's for our own processes or helping our customers. It helps us figure out what needs to be done, when we should do it and who needs to be involved. We use it to create informed strategies for our clients and ourselves. Data is a big deal. Being able to understand that data is essential, but who wa...

Making Sense of OneDrive Cloud Storage Plans

Even though it has "one" in its name, Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage accounts are offered with multiple plans and features. For example, the free 15 GB OneDrive with an Outlook.com or legacy Hotmail email is geared for consumer cloud storage (i.e. photos for easy sharing). The OneDrive for Business an Office 365 customer receives features 1 TB of storag...