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Insider Tips to Build a Compelling Contractor Resume

Living in the Seattle area offers unique opportunities to work at the corporate headquarters for Microsoft, Amazon, and other world-class technology companies. Amaxra often helps consultants find project-related "contractor" or "vendor" work at many disparate groups inside Microsoft. Contract work at Microsoft is often a great way to transition in...

These are the five ways the cloud changes everything for your business

The key value cloud technologies provide to entrepreneurs is the ability to get more done, from anywhere, and at a lower cost. Think about how many so-called "micro-businesses" are run using a smartphone thanks to cloud-based services—an unheard of scenario just a few years ago. Accessing everything needed to get work done from anywhere they...

Use Gamification to take your Business to a New Level

Gamification is a solution available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 that enables employees to participate in individual and team-based competitions. The idea behind Dynamics 365 – Gamification is to transform employees into game players who earn points by achieving your company's most important metrics. It's a fun way to motivate your team to achieve ...

This Is Why You Need To Worry About Smishing

When we described Social Engineering Attacks, we talked about phishing (cyber attacks carried out using email). Phishing is all about convincing you to act immediately by clicking on a link, or opening an attached document, and results in a hacker getting access to your sensitive business or personal information. If you follow the few simple rule...

What You Need To Know About Microsoft 365

The big news at this week's Microsoft Inspire event is the announcement of Microsoft 365 – a way for companies of all sizes to have the same centralized IT administration, cyber security, and data protections previously available only to big organizations. Microsoft 365 simplifies managing all your connected devices and services while enhancing th...

How to Save Time Using MyAnalytics And The Cloud

As a certified facilitator, I have the privilege of enabling the attendees of our free Amaxra Customer Immersion Experience sessions to get hands-on with solutions that truly help them be more productive. It's always fun to see their faces light up when they discover tools and features in Microsoft Office 365 they didn't even know were available. One ...

That Doesn't Look Like SharePoint

As a consultant who has earned her bread and butter from SharePoint gigs, I am very familiar with many people's perception of the Microsoft SharePoint collaboration platform. For every deployment, there are the supporters and the reluctant – the ones that used an old, ungoverned, or otherwise clunky version of SharePoint or ones who want the new, ...

How Cloud CRM Helps Manage Your Growing Business

Small business owners have a lot to juggle every day. The ability to balance essential daily operational tasks with the activities that grow the business is a must. One of the keys to a successful business is attracting new customers while retaining your current clientele—because happy/existing customers are also a great source of new busine...

Phishing for Corporate Gold with Social Engineering Attacks

Completing our look at the 7 common-sense cyber protections with #5 and #6: #5 DO NOT open emails, links, or attachments from strangers – especially if the email demands urgent action from you. Stop and think, that email could be a "phishing" email from a cyber attacker #6 DO NOT give any of your usernames, passwords, or other computer...

How Better Mobile Apps Make You More Productive

More than ever, the modern workforce is unshackled from desks in an office. Thanks to smartphones, nearly-ubiquitous Internet access in most populated areas, and the cloud, the "work from anywhere" dream is basically now a reality. Mobile working is quickly becoming the new normal, with analysts predicting that 72 percent of the United States' total ...