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Protect your business with these 8 essential cybersecurity strategies

In 2017, the Australian government laid out cybersecurity guidelines for all public and private sector agencies. Their eight cybersecurity attack mitigation strategies, called "The Essential 8," provide an excellent blueprint for security best practices for organizations worldwide. When implemented correctly, the Essential 8 provide every company ...

What nobody tells you about deploying Microsoft 365

Nobody likes to be told one thing but then sold something completely different. Businesses don't last when they overpromise and underdeliver to their customers. We believe it's important for buyers to get the straight story about products and services before doing business with a company. That's why Amaxra wants everyone who is considering a Micro...

Easily protect your Microsoft Teams users from phishing and malware

It wasn't that long ago that Amaxra consultants heard Microsoft SharePoint was a little too secure. To some of our business clients, Slack seemed easier to collaborate with external vendors because it would enable sharing from the corporate network with just a valid email address. SharePoint, on the other hand, was locked down; requiring external ...

How to spot FAKE virus alerts in Windows (and how to get past them)

Virus alert from Microsoft, blares from the pop-up window in your web browser. All you did was place an innocuous search for an item or some other research on your work computer. But now your screen is full of warnings such as: "A harmful virus has been detected on your computer" or some other such "suspicious activity." According to everything yo...

Enterprise Mobility & Security = Peace of mind for your business

Many IT departments large and small increasingly must support a more diverse and geographically-dispersed workforce that works using any device. This presents a new challenge for both the small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and the large enterprises with traditional IT departments. How can you keep your employees' devices secure on the corporate netwo...

Drop Dropbox to optimize online business collaboration

Some new Office 365 customers have asked us for advice on ditching their old consumer Dropbox accounts and using OneDrive For Business as an integrated enterprise-grade shared file collaboration solution for their company. While we have blogged in the past about typical OneDrive For Business and SharePoint Online storage usage scenarios, this is an ex...

How hackers use impulse buying techniques to steal your corporate data

Amaxra consultants were recently targeted by a criminal hacker. Key members of our team, all of whom are daily users of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications and cloud services, received the following scam email: Everyone on the Amaxra executive team who received this scam email knew it was a phishing attempt for various business-relat...

Get amazing benefits from video + AI in Office 365

Think about all the ways your company uses video: From on-demand internal employee training to the advertising you create for your products and services, video is increasingly important to the modern enterprise. Companies with investments in Microsoft Office 365 are likely to store their video assets in the cloud using a combination of OneDrive, Sh...

Free anti-spoofing tech just made your Office 365 emails safer

Businesses that subscribe to the Office 365 cloud productivity suite just gained a nice boost in their cybersecurity posture—for free. Microsoft announced that they extended some of the enhanced anti-spoofing capabilities for emails sent and received through their cloud-based Exchange Online Protection (EOP) service. In the most basic of term...

Your Company's Outlook Distribution Lists Need An Upgrade to Office 365 Groups

Anyone using Microsoft Outlook as their primary corporate email knows about Distribution Lists. They allow users to write or forward their emails to a group of users, whether it is a single department, members of the same office, or the whole company. Distribution Lists have been a key feature of Microsoft Exchange Server for years and have been e...

Easily manage compliance for your company's data in the cloud

A thought experiment for everyone reading this blog post: Take out your smartphone and unlock it. Now, give it to the next random person you see. That's how most businesses feel about moving their corporate IT and accompanying data into the cloud. The smartphone analogy explains why corporate IT leaders appear to be so paranoid about migrating IT serv...

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