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How to rescue your business from the Windows 7 EOL

Every product has a life cycle. For example, the software product life cycle starts with initial development, goes to general availability, and ends with a final stage where product support ends and the software is retired. This retirement or "end of life" (EOL) is the point where the software developer can no longer bear the increasing costs for ...

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 Hire the Right Person for the Job: Going Beyond Just Qualifications

Did you know, three in four employers say they’ve hired the wrong person for a position? Can you afford to hire the wrong person for a vacant role? Hiring the right person for the right job can be extremely challenging. You never truly know how someone will perform in a role until you’ve seen them in action. Yes, qualifications matter, past experience...

The simple way to choose if your business needs Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise

Every business owner is excited by the promise of digital transformation. The cloud, on-demand collaboration, distributed teams—these new technologies are greatly enhancing employee productivity. For many successful companies, Microsoft 365 is the unified toolbox to get things done. Combining the benefits of Office 365 applications, the Wind...

How companies enhance remote work with Microsoft 365 Business

Mobile workforces are more productive than ever. Back in 2015, the "Global Mobile Workforce Forecast" report from a firm called Strategic Analytics predicted that by 2020 almost half of the world's workers would be mobile. Obviously one the key enablers of that mobile workforce revolution is near-ubiquity of broadband in most major cities. Another...

8 Lessons You can Learn from Organized People

Your desk is buried under heaps of paper. Your email inbox is never empty. And you’re running late for your next meeting. We all have days like this. However, if this is your LIFE, then it’s time to do something about it and learn how to be more organized. With a poorly organized desk, you’re going to lose important documents - resumes, invoices, may...

New must-have Outlook features for your mobile workforce

Amaxra recognizes that mobile workers are better workers and believe in the power of Microsoft Outlook in Office 365 as a communication hub for Android and iOS devices. What makes Outlook for mobile platforms so useful is "feature parity" with the desktop—its ability to perform typically desktop-oriented tasks on a phone or tablet while you'...

Ready for the upcoming SharePoint enhancements?

Microsoft announced some exciting new features will be rolling out broadly to SharePoint in the next couple of weeks. Amaxra evaluated a few of the new SharePoint web parts as part of the Targeted Release for early adopters. As heavy users of SharePoint in Office 365, we were impressed with how easy web parts make it to enable communication within...

5 Ways To Set Project Goals and Achieve Them

Do your project goals work? A goal is a target—a destination. And most times the journey to reach your destination will change. It’s not always forward. You might go backwards, you might go sideways, heck you might come off the rails entirely! But if you always keep your eyes on the goal - what you’re trying to achieve - you can recover from...

The very real fear that AI will take our jobs

Are you someone who asks Alexa for a daily flash briefing when you wake up? Do you ask Siri for directions when traveling to a cross-town meeting? Is your daily calendar linked to Cortana or Google Assistant? Answering "yes" to any of these questions puts you squarely in the Tech Enthusiast camp of modern information workers. Tech Enthusiasts embr...

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...

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