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7 things you should know about Microsoft Teams

FlexJobs reveals in its State of the Remote Job Marketplace report there are now 3.9 million Americans (or 2.9% of the total US workforce) who work from home at least half the time. And it’s a trend that is growing. Fifteen years ago, remote workers were just that - remote. Silent, sometimes-forgotten employees.  However, advancements in comm...

LinkedIn tips for the busy professional: Connect & get noticed!

In the sea of new social channels and viral campaigns, LinkedIn is often overlooked. But, with over 300 million users, LinkedIn is incredibly valuable for keeping in touch with colleagues, making new business connections, seeking business opportunities, and, of course, searching for that next position. And, like all social channels, you get more o...

5 emerging trends in talent acquisition

  We’ve come a long way since mailing in resumes and phone call interviews. In our competitive job recruiting environment, companies need to experiment with new technologies and innovative approaches to recruit, onboard and retain new employees. Fortunately, technologies are becoming less expensive, more effective and offer a wider reach to c...

The scary reason why every business needs their Office 365 to be partner-managed

Thanks to digital technologies and the cloud, there are more opportunities than ever for smart people to be their own bosses. Leaving the corporate world as an employee and working as a small business owner has never been easier. For many small to midsized business (SMB) owners, Microsoft Office 365 is an essential upgrade for their company's produ...

5 reasons why technology professionals become consultants

The classic goal of getting a job, a career and a pension has been knocked on its head. Every year, employers of all sizes are taking advantage of new technology and relying on contracted workers. According to a recent Marist poll, within ten years contractors and freelancers could make up half the American workforce. Many companies are now choosing to h...

Microsoft 365 is your business' secret cybersecurity weapon

Security is hard for all businesses large and small. We've all seen antivirus alerts pop up on our screens or received emails with obvious malware attached, and the problems are only getting worse. Organizations as diverse as a global auto parts manufacturer, a real estate software vendor, and the digital operations of multiple American cities hav...

Amaxra Consultant Spotlight: Ketura Behrends

From time to time we like to highlight the work our consultants are doing for our customers and I'm pleased to highlight one of our current consultants who is working in a particularly interesting area at Microsoft Corporation which handles accessibility.   What gets you up in the morning? Truly, sharing and spreading love and sunshine to famil...

3 new productivity enhancers you need to try in Microsoft 365

At the Build 2019 developer conference in Seattle, the world was given a look at some nascent features coming soon to Microsoft cloud solutions. Businesses in particular should be excited by the enhancements for the cloud-powered Microsoft 365 productivity suite. Combining the best of Windows 10, Office 365 apps, and enterprise-grade cybersecurity...

4 critical steps to successfully involve your project stakeholders

A successful project is one that meets stakeholders’ needs. One of the main reasons projects fail is deliverables don’t match what the customer or key project stakeholders wanted. This can be disheartening to those involved in the project and can have career repercussions in high-stakes projects. This article will dive into the reasons why you mi...

How to set up multi-factor authentication and protect your business

Modern, productive people live in an always-connected, multi-device, and multi-platform world. You probably use an iMac desktop or HP laptop when you are in your office. When you're at the airport or watching your child's soccer game, you're periodically checking work emails from smartphone. And you likely have documents and emails stored in the cloud so ...

7 ways to grow your next generation of leaders

Here’s a fact that might surprise you: by 2025 Millennials will make up about 75 percent of the workforce! That means Millennials (born early 1980s to mid 1990s) will be recruiting, onboarding, training, and coaching your future leaders - Generation Z. Generation Z (born mid-1990’s to mid-2000’s) form the base of new employees who are eithe...

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