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Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

SQL Server 2008/R2 End Of Support.  Is this An Opportunity To Modernize?

May 28, 2019
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Sometimes in life we need an upgrade to take advantage of the latest and greatest.  And technology is no different.  We’re referring to SQL Server 2008/R2 which is reaching end of support.  On July 9, 2019 Microsoft will no longer support these servers.

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Securing the Modern Workplace | Four Guiding Principles

May 22, 2019
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How work is done is changing and at the root of this change are people that need to be able to work anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

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Digital Transformation through Adoption Change Management

May 2, 2019
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Organizations often achieve low adoption with the implementation of new technologies due to staff not being prepared to adapt and incorporate these toolsets into regular work routines.

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Microsoft FY19 Q3 Results | Teams News

April 25, 2019
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Yesterday Microsoft released their Q3 earnings. Congrats to Microsoft for exceeding Wall Street expectations on revenue, operating income, and earnings per share!

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Four Important Lessons for Successful Digital Transformation

April 3, 2019
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There’s a lot of hype nowadays around initiatives to apply digital capabilities to improve efficiencies, increase customer value, and create new monetisation opportunities.

It’s big business actually. About a 1.3 Trillion USD book of business. 

It’s called ‘Digital Transformation’.

Sadly, a lot of it is proving to be useless and ineffective - with one McKinsey Research Report indicating that 70% of these ‘digital transformation’ initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.

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Launching Microsoft Teams: Easy, Right?

March 21, 2019
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As I am sure you have seen in other blog posts, and likely our Microsoft Teams vs. Slack infographic, we are big fans of Microsoft Teams. Unfortunately, a successful implementation of Microsoft Teams takes more than flipping a switch.

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Qualities that Job Interviewers Look for

March 19, 2019
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When you’re on the hunt for a new job, of course it’s important to have the right skills, experience and education.  But, that may not be all you need.  

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Data Confidentiality and Availability are Vital, but Integrity is Key

March 13, 2019
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As companies continue to change, adopt new technologies and become more interrelated, they need to look at cyber attacks as events that should be planned for, rather than simply reacted to. 

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Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a Customer Immersion Experience (CIE)?

February 12, 2019
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First off, if you don't know what a Customer Immersion Experience is, read this. We wrote a blog about the Microsoft CIE and why it is so awesome.  

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Impressive Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

February 8, 2019
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I’ve interviewed hundreds of job candidates in my career, and am often surprised by how many people don’t ask good questions when given the opportunity.  Many candidates have no questions, while others use the time to promote themselves. 

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