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Don't fear (re)evaluating your business processes

In any business, having a consistent and repeatable process is the foundation of success. Amaxra routinely works with global high-tech companies such as Microsoft, HP, and T-Mobile where our award-winning consultants are known for: Their ability to quickly adapt to the existing processes that help to ensure the products and services those compa...

Organizing your Outlook emails for a stress-free holiday

The holidays are upon us. As both the calendar year and monthly sales cycle comes to a close, businesses tend to double up on the amount of emails sent to their prospects and customers. For many of us, this increase in email is frustrating. The last thing any busy person at this time of the year wants to do is waste a moment of their day managing ...

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...

We need to talk about what to do when someone quits

While it is not the most positive topic to discuss, the hard truth of any organization is that employees leave. Entrepreneurs, managers, and even leaders in non-profit groups must prepare for this eventuality. Whenever an employee leaves, the right thing to do is to wish them well–but also have a plan for what happens to their corporate online use...

Unlock the hidden value of SharePoint with a company Intranet

Every company using either the Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium or E3 to E5 plans have SharePoint Online included. Office apps are often fundamental to the success and productivity of many companies. But so many of them that would never consider sending an email without Outlook or creating a spreadsheet without Excel ignore the business-criti...

How to fire up your business with KPI displays

It's reassuring to visit a company's offices where rather than TVs showing 24-hour cable news (or worse), they are displaying constantly-updated key performance indicator (KPI) metrics. There is something special about the feeling of walking into the common areas of a company and seeing large monitors prominently display their corporate KPIs. It g...

Why smart business leaders outsource finding talent

For entrepreneurs just starting out, finding a new employee can be as simple as a handshake between two roommates. But that hiring model doesn't scale beyond close friends or relatives. Ignoring the fact that handshake agreements don't equate to regulatory compliance, the tactical work of hiring employees takes away from your time as the strategic...

How to Use Virtual Reality in Your Company's Marketing

For most people, the term virtual reality (VR) is most often used in the context of consumer-oriented fun such as video games. However, VR offers businesses an entirely new way of communicating and interacting with customers. In the next few years, VR will grow from a niche industry of shooting virtual zombies to a commonly-used businesses tool en...

Yes, A.I. really can help you recruit new employees

Twenty-five years ago, using robots to hire employees seemed like a dream that only the Jetsons could imagine. Ten years ago, it was a distant possibility. Today, artificial intelligence in HR, especially recruiting and onboarding is a reality, if not a necessity. By eliminating these tasks, artificial intelligence in the workplace is saving you tim...

How Better Mobile Apps Make You More Productive

More than ever, the modern workforce is unshackled from desks in an office. Thanks to smartphones, nearly-ubiquitous Internet access in most populated areas, and the cloud, the "work from anywhere" dream is basically now a reality. Mobile working is quickly becoming the new normal, with analysts predicting that 72 percent of the United States'...

Surprising reasons so many businesses are moving to Windows 10 Enterprise

Owners of small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) view their information technology (IT) as a necessary evil. For example, most SMBs dread the cycle of upgrading old laptops and desktops every few years (IDC notes that PC sales in 2017 are the strongest they've been in five years) to keep up with the latest version of Microsoft Windows. For decades, l...

What to expect when you're hired as a consultant

The consulting world can be confusing to novices. It is easy to get lost in the initial chaos and constant change when you take on a new job at a consulting firm. Amaxra offers these proven tips for new consultants to put you down the path of success: Provide Visibility During Your Onboarding Process As a consultant, there is a responsibility to be av...

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