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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' tot...

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...

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...

Getting Organized

A new year is all about a new you! We set resolutions, work with our friends and family to stay on track and focus on being organized. In 2016, Microsoft released a new experience in Office 365, Office 365 Planner and it has since become an Amaxra favorite, for getting organized. The Planner tool makes it easy for your team to create new plans, or...

Amaxra & Powell Software Provide Intelligent Intranet Technology

Amaxra & Powell Software Provide Intelligent Intranet Technology Amaxra and Powell Software announce an inaugural marketing and re-seller partnership Amaxra and Powell Software are excited to announce an inaugural marketing and re-seller partnership bringing Powell 365 intelligent intranet ...

How to keep contingent staff working without full access to your network

The modern workplace offers unprecedented flexibility. Where employees once had to be working on premise, many can now work remotely. With the rise in remote work has come a rise in contingent staff, usually contractors with a specialty they can often do from afar, without being in your offices or using your machines. The best part is, you as a business o...

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...

Three Reasons Your Business Should Upgrade To Office 365

You know your business will benefit from a cloud upgrade. But you just bought Microsoft Exchange email servers, SharePoint 2010, and Office 2010 a year or two ago and don't want to scrap your investments in on-premise technology. You've also heard that Google Apps does all of the same things Office 365 does and is $1 cheaper per month. So, is it&n...

Adventures in Rebranding

Amaxra recently completed a rebrand of all of our digital assets—from our corporate website to our social media feeds to all of our employee email signatures and finally to documentation we use including our branding on our electronic signature portal on DocuSign. Is your company is considering a similar adventure? Here are three key l...