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We just avoided a Phishing attack (and you can, too)

When discussing cybersecurity with companies, we are often asked about phishing attacks and how successful they are. Phishing attacks are cyberattacks carried out against businesses by sending emails that install malware/ransomware/spyware on the victim’s computer if a malicious attachment is opened or a link in the email is clicked. In our previ...

Your OneDrive problems can be fixed with these 3 easy steps

If you recently had trouble updating OneDrive on your Windows 10 computer, you’re not the only one. More than a few users of Microsoft’s Office 365 have reported issues accessing their files on OneDrive that previously were working just fine. Some proposed solutions included creating a new user account, copying a profile from another PC and more. ...

Is your cell phone calling to ask for your Social Security number? That's Vishing.

Remember Social Engineering Attacks? The big one is Phishing (cyber-attacks sent in email) that try to get you to click a link or open an attached document. Then there is Smishing where you get a text or instant message that tries to get you worried enough to tap on an embedded link in order to prevent something bad like your bank account bein...

How the cloud makes scheduling meetings outside your organization simple

Everyone who uses Microsoft Outlook at their company knows scheduling a meeting is simple. You click the calendar icon, add the names of your co-workers, and you can pick the best time and room for your meeting or even get Outlook to automatically choose. While most people think it is difficult scheduling meetings with those outside of your organi...

Why this talented graphic designer chose to work with Amaxra

Robin has been with the Amaxra team since 2014 and has had nothing but positive feedback from clients she has worked with over the years. She has created a fabulous reputation as a graphic designer among Amaxra clients that always meets or exceeds our clients' expectations. Robin took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions to...

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 rules...

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...

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