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The Walled Garden

Safety in numbers. It is a proven survival principle that has, well, survived for eons. Encapsulated in this principle are many worthy lessons, such as implicit trust and resource pooling. These lessons are easily seen in the security concept of a Walled Garden. This defense model can be traced back to when 17th century townships were designed aro...

Dynamics 365 – 5 months In

Last November, Microsoft announced a new pricing model for their Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) product. Along with these pricing changes came new product enhancements to make Dynamics a "cloud first" CRM solution. Now that it’s 5 months since the announcement of Dynamics 365 and about 3 months from availability, we thought it timely...

Defend Your M&Ms: How To Find Your Organization's Cybersecurity Sweet Spot

Today’s young professionals have a more mobile, just-in-time work style. However, many companies find their current security models slow to adapt to these modern scenarios. A great analogy I heard in a recent security conference compares life to the famous candy that melts in your mouth—not in your hand. Hard crunchy shell, chewy cente...

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 Uni...

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, Mik...

Goodbye Windows Server 2003

As of July 14th, Microsoft will no longer support Server 2003, a critical date for many businesses. Instead of being a date to dread, this could be a golden opportunity to simplify business IT and cut costs for years to come. Back in 2003 there was no such thing as the cloud and on premise servers were necessary. Technology has vastly improved since then ...

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...

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