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These are the 5 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...

Bye Bye Sales Guy

From Philip K. Dick’s “Do androids dream of electric sheep” (1968) to the recent “Black Mirror” (2016) sci-fi series on Netflix, authors have been postulating different life scenarios impacted by technology. This same artificial intelligence responsible for rogue computers and robots on TV shows are now capable of mastering real world tasks th...

We used PowerBI at our company. Here are the insights we learned

Since 2014, I've been a fan of PowerBI, a suite of business analytics tools from Microsoft used to analyze data and share insights. As an early adopter—I was introduced to PowerBI while working with the Enterprise Commerce team at Microsoft so I've seen firsthand how the application evolved into an impressive business tool since its infa...

These 3 things are critical to successfully using CRM at your business

In our recent Amaxra webinar, noted Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM MVP (Most Valued Professional) Rick McCutcheon discussed how customer relationship management (CRM) solutions can deliver practical benefits to businesses. However, successfully leveraging the power of CRM requires a sensible and holistic deployment plan. During Rick's 20+ years in the...

This is how the cloud is changing the construction industry for good

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 Amaxra's CIO, Mike Arntzen, address the many cha...

The easy way to enable remote working at your company

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 bu...

Is Your Business Ready for the Death of Windows and Office?

Bad news: Microsoft is killing off support for Windows XP (which, to be fair, is an almost thirteen year-old operating system) less than a week from today. That means your Windows XP desktops will no longer receive crucial security updates from Microsoft. Although less publicized, all security updates are also ending for Microsoft Off...

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