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Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 1 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams integrates with other applications and tools to enhance any Project Management practice. Once in Microsoft Teams, a quick filter on Connectors for Project Management shows Trello, Asana, Jira and more. I’ve taken several of these on a test drive to call out where the integration between the two fe...

Why smart business leaders outsource finding talent

For entrepreneurs just starting out, finding a new employee can be as simple as a handshake between two roommates. But that hiring model doesn't scale beyond close friends or relatives. Ignoring the fact that handshake agreements don't equate to regulatory compliance, the tactical work of hiring employees takes away from your time as the strategic...

Collaboration for Every Type of Team

Even if you haven’t tried it out yet, you’ve likely heard something about Microsoft Teams. One of the latest and ever-expanding additions to Office 365, the platform is vying to be the single destination for all types of organizations. The built-in features for collaboration (see details a little further below) are only made better by a multitude of...

How to Use Virtual Reality in Your Company's Marketing

For most people, the term virtual reality (VR) is most often used in the context of consumer-oriented fun such as video games. However, VR offers businesses an entirely new way of communicating and interacting with customers. In the next few years, VR will grow from a niche industry of shooting virtual zombies to a commonly-used businesses tool en...

3 Reasons Your Business Needs DocuSign for Dynamics 365

Signed documents are a must-have for any business transaction. But the actual ink-on-paper signature for contracts and vendor documents has long been a burden. When Amaxra started 10 years ago we used to send our consultants a physical document to sign which rarely came back, we even tried sending them a pre-stamped envelope but still we didn’t re...

7 crucial steps to leverage Office 365's built-in security (Part 2 of 3)

Office 365 plans come with a ton (just about) of built-in security features which is fantastic…as long as you're actually configuring and using them. And, if you're in a highly regulated industry, you can tack on some extras to make your organization's data even more secure. Here, we outline 7 steps to help you get started. Step 1: Ge...

Yes, A.I. really can help you recruit new employees

Twenty-five years ago, using robots to hire employees seemed like a dream that only the Jetsons could imagine. Ten years ago, it was a distant possibility. Today, artificial intelligence in HR, especially recruiting and onboarding is a reality, if not a necessity. By eliminating these tasks, artificial intelligence in the workplace is saving you tim...

Why you should use Secure Store in Office 365 (Part 1 of 3)

Office 365 has lots of built-in security features; if you've got Office 365, you've already paid for them, but you may have never configured them to work for your organization. Do you ever wonder how secure your Office 365 organization really is? Well, you can stop wondering - the Office 365 Secure Score is now available. Secure Score analyzes you...

Why Azure Cosmos skills are in high demand right now

For at least the past five years, technology companies and analysts have posited that "data is the new oil." This means data is the key resource that drives our information-centric economy. This is an apt analogy for one big reason: Data is an extremely valuable resource for companies, but just like oil, the issue is that someone must dig to find ...

Is it for We or Me? When to choose OneDrive or SharePoint

Where do you save your work documents? For most Microsoft Windows users, the default location is the My Documents folder. But in our increasingly cloud-powered workplaces, many are using Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business online storage. The obvious advantage to storing documents in the cloud enables working from anywhere and instant c...