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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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Can your company thrive as a "cloud only" workplace?

A new client for Amaxra told me about how a recent power outage resulted in his business losing an entire day for all employees across the company. But this company isn't a factory dependent on electricity to manufacture tons of perfectly-machined widgets; it's an office where employees do all of their very expensive and hourly-billed work on comp...

Why email backups are crucial for your business

Does your business archive data for audit and regulation purposes? You might believe that because you're a small business that doesn't have an industry or governmental regulatory regime, there's no good reason to archive data such as emails sent to, from, or between your employees. But even if your business isn't subject to specific data-retention...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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'...

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...

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