The Central Ohio IT Experts

We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

Managed IT Services

Reduce downtime, increase profitability, and make your technology work for you.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

Ensure peace-of-mind with the most complete data backup solution available.

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Have all team members work and comment on the same project from different locations.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Amaxx, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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      What Our Clients Say

      • Focus Logistics Solutions

        As a small, growing business we rely heavily on Amaxx to keep our systems running optimally and also rely on them to keep in step with our growth needs. Their solutions are effective, practical and scalable. They allow us to focus on our core business and at a moment’s notice Amaxx facilitates any need we have regardless of our users technical abilities. Amaxx is a part of the “value add” solutions we offer to our clients every day.

      • Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, Inc.

        Working for a small structural engineering firm, I have to wear many hats around the office. Maintaining and managing the IT systems is just one of those hats but there is not enough time in the day for me to do everything effectively. Amaxx is my invaluable partner. They can easily take care of the everyday tasks such as monitoring the health of our network, managing our security protocols, verifying all PCs and Servers are properly updated, and fielding help desk calls to be sure all my fellow employees are running efficiently. They handle large projects such as server installs with similar ease, and goes to great lengths to do it in such a way that allows the office to continue to function with as little downtime as possible. The attitude of the Amaxx staff is not one of superiority. In fact, it is quite the opposite. They make you feel at ease and let you know that they are your partner. Amaxx always has the best interest of your company at heart.

      • I had the pleasure of working with Amaxx for two years while I was managing the IT for a large community. IT was just one "small" part of my job, so I really had limited hours allotted to take care of the 60+ workstations and servers. We also needed to upgrade some parts of our infrastructure to deal with the increasing demands of our clients, expand our Wi-Fi, and get better use of our medical charting systems. The team at Amaxx was always available, and they provided great direction and advice. They always considered our bottom line in the process, and followed through until everything was completed. For our regular/daily operations I really had no concerns because Amaxx is a great IT vendor, and I knew that I could rely on them. My favorite service is their 24-hour monitoring.

        Working at a 24-hour facility, it is nice to go home and actually not fret over "what could happen." If anything went wrong with our server, it was the Amaxx crew getting wake-up calls in the middle of the night... not me. I came into work a few mornings and they were already there to repair some problems or do a necessary upgrade. They have always gone above and beyond and are very friendly as well.

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      Tip of the Week: 4 Windows 10 Tips You’ll Use Again and Again

      Virtual Desktops
      If you’ve never used a virtual desktop before (not to be confused with desktop virtualization), it’s a feature that allows you to open up multiple desktops that can be used for different things. This is ideal if you want to organize and spread out the way that you use your apps and windows, and helps to keep your main desktop free from the clutter. To open a new virtual desktop, click the Task View icon next to the Cortana search bar. Select the New desktop feature on the right corner of the screen. Then, if you’d like to move an open app to a different virtual desktop, it’s only a matter of clicking and dragging it to where you’d like the window to be.

      Advanced Screenshots
      Windows 10 lets you take screenshots in a quick and easy way. To do so, just hold down the Windows key + Prt Scn. This captures your entire screen, and will place the file in a Screenshots folder. Or, alternatively, you can press Alt + Prt Scn to copy the screenshot to your clipboard, and then paste it into your preferred image editor. Another great way to edit your screenshot is to use Windows 10’s built-in Snipping Tool to customize it.

      We’d also like to add that communicating with tech support is made much easier by using screenshots of your specific trouble. A visual representation helps technicians figure out the exact problem, and take steps toward resolving it.

      Record Your Screen
      Windows 10’s latest Xbox app allows users to record their desktop screens, which can be useful if you want to put together a quick tutorial or record a task being completed for future reference. To get started, launch the Xbox app, then press Windows + G while you’re in the app that you want to record. You’ll be shown a message that says, “Do you want to open the Game bar?” Check the “Yes, this is a game,” option, and click the record button. Even if it’s not a game, you’ll be able to record something quickly and easily.

      Battery Saver Mode
      On Windows 10 mobile devices, you can customize how the battery saver mode works. Specifically, you can control when it turns on. Normally, the battery saver mode will kick on around 20 percent, but you can change it to suit your preference. All you have to do is go through Settings > System > Battery saver.

      Of course, if you can’t take advantage of these tips because you don’t have Windows 10, it’s not too late to claim your free version of Windows 10 from Microsoft. Just a few days from now (July 29, 2016) you’ll be unable to get it for free. Of course, before doing so, you’ll still want to consider the pains of the migration process. If you don’t do your research, your business could suffer from unexpected downtime and incompatibility with legacy applications.

      Now that you know of these four tips, how will you use Windows 10? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more great tips and tricks.

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      Alert: New Malware Can Download 200 Malicious Apps in a Few Short Hours

      About the Hummer Malware Family
      The Hummer family of malware has increased in reach and scope since earlier this year. Cheetah Mobile reports that, at its peak, Hummer infected as many as 1.4 million devices daily. Thought to originate in China, Hummer infected over 63,000 devices daily in China alone. While the number of infections has begun to drop off, there still remain an astounding number of infected devices: about 1,190,000.

      As reported by TechRepublic, here are the top five countries that are infected by the Hummer malware family:

      • India: 154,248
      • Indonesia: 92,889
      • Turkey: 63,906
      • China: 63,285
      • Mexico: 59,192

      What It Does
      The Hummer trojan roots the device that it infects, effectively unlocking the operating system and allowing for administrator privileges. Once it has done this, it begins to install malware and unwanted applications, games, pornographic applications, and other dangerous, if not annoying, programs. Since the Hummer trojan gains root access, traditional antivirus and other preventative measures aren’t capable of eliminating it from your device.

      Perhaps the most annoying part of this malware is the fact that you can’t even uninstall the unwanted apps. The trojan will reinstall them continuously, which is both frustrating and cause for concern. Cheetah Mobile ran a test on the Hummer trojan and came to some shocking results: "In several hours, the trojan accessed the network over 10,000 times and downloaded over 200 APKs, consuming 2 GB of network traffic." In other words, you can bet that you don’t want this trojan installed on your device.

      How to Fix It
      If you think that wiping your device will get rid of the trojan, think again. Cheetah Mobile claims that even a factory reset won’t remove it from your device. However, Cheetah Mobile’s Killer app is capable of removing the trojan. Alternatively, users can flash their device, but this is a complicated procedure that may not be worth the effort.

      Hummer is just one of the many mobile threats out there that users of smartphones and other devices need to worry about. To learn more about how you can secure your organization's mobile devices from Hummer and other threats, reach out to us at 614-923-6700.

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      Ancient Greek Computer in Serious Need of Firmware Update

      The Antikythera mechanism was supposedly discovered around the turn of the 20th century. Sponge divers off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island, found it submerged in 45 meters of water, buried with other treasures, including pottery, statues, and coins. The antique device was originally dated at around 60 BC to 200 BC, but recent studies suggest a more specific timeline that places the device closer to 125 BC.

      At first, the device seemed to be nothing but an old pile of bronze and wood. A closer inspection revealed that the mechanism was something quite extraordinary for its time. The Antikythera mechanism consists of bronze gears, and was designed to predict astronomical cycles. While the device was originally discovered in one heap, it was later split into three sections for study. Those who have tried to recreate it believe that, in its prime, the Antikythera mechanism consisted of up to 30 bronze gears that functioned like clockwork.

      Click here to view a photo gallery of the Antikythera mechanism on display.

      Today, the Antikythera mechanism is in 82 different pieces, each of which are being studied. In particular, the text carved into them is of interest, but highly unreadable. There are inscriptions on the gears that are so small, the human eye can’t make out what it says. Thousands of years have eaten away at it, so researchers had to use x-ray and visualization technologies in order to decipher the meaning.

      At first, the Antikythera mechanism was thought to be purely scientific, but recent findings have found that it may have had a more astrological use. It’s been found that the Ancient Greeks would try to predict the colors of eclipses, which had an existential meaning for how the Greeks viewed the world around them. We can consider the Antikythera mechanism as an object that they designed to understand how the world around them worked. The device is currently on display in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where it continues to be studied.

      Who knew that something so advanced existed some two-thousand years ago? It makes you wonder what other civilizations came up with. We may be credited as the most technologically advanced civilization known to man, but take a moment to consider the fact that the Antikythera mechanism was advanced and high-tech for its time. In fact, this type of astronomical clock was hundreds of years ahead of its time, and the knowledge of how to build such a machine would eventually be lost until the 14th century. So, what other lost technologies are out there, waiting for us to discover them?

      This may not have much to do with business, but we thought we’d share this interesting development with you. After all, as tech geeks ourselves, we love learning about old technologies that have come and gone. Did you like this article? If so, subscribe to our blog for more technology news, tips, and tricks.

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      Amaxx launches new website!

      Amaxx is proud to announce the launch of our new website at The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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