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3 reasons switching from Google Docs to Office 365 is a good idea

For over a decade, Google has tried to win over Microsoft Office users. The one advantage the Google G Suite of productivity apps once had over Microsoft Office was simpler file sharing and better real-time collaboration on documents. By storing Google Documents in the cloud-based Google Drive, users could in one click share the document with anyo...

Unlock the hidden value of SharePoint with a company Intranet

Every company using either the Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium or E3 to E5 plans have SharePoint Online included. Office apps are often fundamental to the success and productivity of many companies. But so many of them that would never consider sending an email without Outlook or creating a spreadsheet without Excel ignore the business-criti...

How to fire up your business with KPI displays

It's reassuring to visit a company's offices where rather than TVs showing 24-hour cable news (or worse), they are displaying constantly-updated key performance indicator (KPI) metrics. There is something special about the feeling of walking into the common areas of a company and seeing large monitors prominently display their corporate KPIs. It g...

3 reasons why you should learn how to use PowerShell

If your job is remotely connected to corporate information technology (IT), then you have likely heard of the term "PowerShell." Available on Microsoft Windows, PowerShell is a Windows command-line shell designed especially for system administrators. While it may look similar to the Command Prompt app in Windows, PowerShell isn't just a way to typ...

Protecting your business from Meltdown and Spectre attacks

For the past week, the news has been filled with mentions of Meltdown and Spectre. These ominous names were given to two separate hardware vulnerabilities discovered in millions of the processors used not only in personal devices (e.g. laptops and tablets) but also in the servers behind business-critical cloud services.  While the situa...

Microsoft Teams - Collaboration for Every Type of Team (Part 2 of 8)

In this post, I’m going to show how Microsoft Teams can integrate with other applications to streamline your Product Management processes. If you’re not familiar with Teams, please check out our overview. Additionally, we covered some helpful integrations for Project Management, which could surely help any Product Management team. I’ve taken severa...

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...

Three 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...

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...