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How Office 365 helps your business be GDPR compliant

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new privacy law that applies to the digital data shared with citizens in the European Union (EU). The GDPR law is designed to protect EU citizens' personal data, wherever it is stored, and applies to any organization responsible for controlling or processing that data. That means starting on the 2...

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...

Don't fall for this email quota limit phishing scam

Have you ever received an email with "Microsoft Outlook 365: Your email quota almost exceeded limit" in the subject line? I recently received one of these emails to my business email address. The email warned that not only I was not only in danger of exceeding my Outlook mailbox limit but that I needed to "review recent activity" in the interest o...

3 embarrassing email marketing mistakes you might be making

For all the pronouncements that “email is dead” over the past couple of years, we all still get a lot of it. Email is not going away, it is not a bad thing, and it can be an effective marketing tool for businesses— when done properly. But just in the past few days, I’ve seen some examples of what I call the three most shameful things that bu...

Was your personal info stolen online? Here's the safe way to find out

How can you hope to protect the login and password information to your banking, credit card, and other crucial websites when your personal data is being stolen wholesale from big corporate and Government databases you have no control over? With the Equifax hack still in the news, many of us are wondering “how can I tell if my personal info has bee...

What the new sign-in page for Office 365 means for your business

Last month, users of Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365 were given the option to try a new sign-in experience. At Amaxra we opted into this new sign-in on our own Office 365 deployment since the new sign-in is planned to go live as the default experience for all users the last week of September. We wanted to be able to advise our customers...

We just avoided a Phishing attack (and you can, too)

When discussing cybersecurity with companies, we are often asked about phishing attacks and how successful they are. Phishing attacks are cyberattacks carried out against businesses by sending emails that install malware/ransomware/spyware on the victim’s computer if a malicious attachment is opened or a link in the email is clicked. In our previ...

How the cloud makes scheduling meetings outside your organization simple

Everyone who uses Microsoft Outlook at their company knows scheduling a meeting is simple. You click the calendar icon, add the names of your co-workers, and you can pick the best time and room for your meeting or even get Outlook to automatically choose. While most people think it is difficult scheduling meetings with those outside of your organi...

These are the five 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...

This Is Why You Need To Worry About Smishing

When we described Social Engineering Attacks, we talked about phishing (cyber attacks carried out using email). Phishing is all about convincing you to act immediately by clicking on a link, or opening an attached document, and results in a hacker getting access to your sensitive business or personal information. If you follow the few simple rules...

The surprising new tool employees are using to find and connect with peers

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...

Are you storing your work documents in too many places?

As a user of Office 365, there are quite a few locations where documents can be stored so it's worth knowing all the different locations available within Office 365: SharePoint Team site document libraries Office 365 Group document libraries, inc. Microsoft Teams document libraries OneDrive for Business OneDrive E-mail attachments...

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