AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

There IS a Better Way...

December 11, 2018
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I promise this is a blog about business processes, team projects, and individual responsibilities that can be done in a better way. But, first a story...

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Overwhelmed at your new job? Here’s how you can ensure your success.

November 29, 2018
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When your job offer is signed and your start date is set, you can finally relax. You’ve made it through the interviews, the negotiation and the reference checks. The hard part is over … until your first day.

In order to succeed, both personally and professionally, you’re expected to learn the lingo, follow the dress code, and pick up on the 'right' behaviors. Below are some tips to help you succeed at your new job from day one. 

 

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Can you afford not to migrate?

November 22, 2018
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Did you know that in 2017:

  • Cyber incidents targeting businesses nearly doubled from 82,000 to 159,700, driven by ransomware and new attack methods. Online Trust Alliance, 2018
  • 93% of all breaches could have been avoided with simple cyber hygiene practices, such as regularly updating software, blocking fake email messages, and training employees to recognize phishing attacks. Online Trust Alliance, 2018

These stats, coupled with the notion that many cyberattacks are not reported, highlight the need for enterprises to implement proper security measures. 

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Are Your Digital Workplace Tools Empowering or Distracting?

November 19, 2018
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Could Too Many Apps Be Holding Back Your team?
Many digital workplaces run using apps that employees can access from their mobile devices - anytime, anywhere. But, is this a good thing? Are there too many digital apps? In most Companies, workers are overwhelmed by too much information and by poor quality information.

These two problems are brought on by too many disparate apps; dependence on too many tools to solve organizational coordination problems; and unrealistic expectations that automation will solve human interaction problems.

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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 23

November 13, 2018
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Every year, Microsoft collects security and threat intelligence from their global network and compiles the trends in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. To keep up with the always evolving landscape, the Security Intelligence Report provides a thorough analysis of security threats and how to best mitigate the top attack types.

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Technology Roadmaps Fact or Fiction

November 6, 2018
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We have seen and reviewed a lot of technology roadmaps.  Heck, we have written a lot of technology roadmaps. So, you would think that with all this experience we would have mastered the art of the perfect roadmap.  Yet, something in that process always bothered us. 

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Technology Decision Fatigue

October 30, 2018
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We get a lot of questions about technology, which is understandable, as it comes with the territory. And although the technology landscape continues to evolve and many of the questions evolve with it, there is one question that has remained consistent:

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Virtually there with Kevin Kaminski! Ignite Edition!

October 18, 2018
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While at Ignite, Kevin one of our Rockstar Microsoft MVPs, had a chance to catch up with Tim Mangan, the Founder of TMurgent Technologies.

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Habits to make you happier at the office

October 9, 2018
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Habits can be defined as 'a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior; or an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary' (Merriam-Webster).  They are the things we do on auto-pilot, the small choices we make everyday from what we eat for breakfast to the route we take to work. 

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Meet Émile Cabot, one of AMTRA’s IT Hero!

October 4, 2018
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The face of our upcoming Tech Talks on Productivity and Modern Device Management, Émile is a four-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).  He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations large and small.

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