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How Your Remote Workforce Can Thrive With the Right Tools

In a rare, synchronous moment, the entire business community worldwide is in the same boat. Nearly every major economy, every industry, was touched – or, more accurately, punched in the face – by the coronavirus pandemic. Business leaders are searching for ways to keep their companies afloat and keep their employees working...while keeping them sa...

Powering productivity with technology during a crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on the world economy is unprecedented. There has not been an event so disruptive and devastating to people’s lives and to businesses, since World War II.While many non-essential businesses have had to close due to their inability to respect physical distancing rules, others have had to adapt to new w...

What's new with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is coming out with its 2020 updates to Microsoft Teams, announced at this year’s Microsoft Ignite. These fantastic updates will help improve team collaboration and communication. They will also help streamline overall business collaboration and processes for increased productivity. These improvements are a result of Microsoft’s goal to m...

Are coworking spaces becoming the new normal?

Research shows that 33 percent of today’s workforce comprises independent or freelance professionals, and by 2020, that number is expected to rise to 40 percent. There are a myriad of reasons why professionals—especially those in the technology space—are transitioning from full-time employees to consultants, which we discuss further in...

3 new productivity enhancers you need to try in Microsoft 365

At the Build 2019 developer conference in Seattle, the world was given a look at some nascent features coming soon to Microsoft cloud solutions. Businesses in particular should be excited by the enhancements for the cloud-powered Microsoft 365 productivity suite. Combining the best of Windows 10, Office 365 apps, and enterprise-grade cybersecurity...

The battle for engineering talent in the Seattle market

Seattle is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, with top tech companies moving up the coast from Silicon Valley to take advantage of the region’s deep talent pool. The battle for engineering talent continues to heat up in the area. Software engineers - especially in the areas of AI, machine learning and data sciences - are highly sought after, ...

Striving for excellence or settling for mediocrity: which are you doing?

Being successful is something most people strive for, whether it’s success in a relationship, success in a job, or success in a sport. But, have you stopped to consider that striving only for success means you’re striving for mediocrity? “When you have had a taste of excellence, you cannot go back to mediocrity.”Maximillian Degenerez Why shouldn...

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...

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...

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 ...

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