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Virtual Conferences: The Way of the Future?

Hands up if you’ve spent some time on the phone or swapping emails with customer service reps getting refunds for conference fees, air travel, and hotel reservations. The list of IT conference cancellations is growing by the day, however, some conference managers are pivoting: conferences across the country are going virtual. Attendees won’t need...

The evolving role of the CISO

In 2017, 27 billion devices were connected using the Internet of Things (IoT). The International Data Corporation forecasts there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices generating 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025. This explosion of connectivity has provided endless new opportunities for companies to grow, impacting everything from new prod...

The Importance of Online Backup

With businesses going digital and the need for paper and pen reduced, office dossiers have been replaced by hard drives and data systems for record keeping. While this may seem like a step into the future, many other businesses have advanced beyond this and now store their data online, or on the Cloud with services like Online Backup. However, 51...

Digital minimalism - how to reduce screen time and stay current

A survey asked 1,180 millennials ages 18 to 34 what they would be willing to give up for their smartphones. An astonishing 41% said they would rather give up shampooing for a week than forego their phone for the same amount of time. It was more important for these people to stay digitally connected than to have clean hair. (Source) This is a sign ...

Avoid the high cost of cyberattacks in 2020

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center issued an advisory in the summer of 2019 warning of an increase in a type of fraud called a Business Email Compromise (BEC). A BEC scam targets employees with access to company finances such as your accounts payable department. For example, a typical BEC scam looks like an email from the company's CEO to a...

Three simple ways to enhance your business' cybersecurity

At this point, most business owners don't need anyone to explain why cyber-security is important for their business. They already get that there's an ever-increasing threat to data and privacy. What entrepreneurs, especially those at the helm of a small to mid-sized business (SMB), really need is advice on how to counter all of those cyber-securit...

How to set up zero trust security at your business

Almost a decade ago, cybersecurity industry analyst John Kindervag introduced "zero trust security" to the IT world. The idea was to keep user data safe from cyberattacks no matter what devices or networks were used to access the data. Zero trust security is tailor-made for companies using cloud-based apps at their business. While the zero trust s...

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...

Collaboration via Microsoft Teams just got even better

Companies using Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft 365 cloud-powered business services are finding a lot of value in getting their employees on the new Microsoft Teams collaboration app. In the two short years the Teams app—which integrates cloud-based chat, voice, and meetings features into Office 365—has been available, this "collabo...

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...

The killer feature in Microsoft Teams your business should be using

An Amaxra consultant relayed an interesting customer insight recently when an Office 365 customer requested information on Microsoft Teams. "Maybe this is because I'm Generation X," the customer confessed to our consultant. "But I really don't 'get' Microsoft Teams. I just know all of the Millennials keep trying to use Slack on our network, so I n...

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