AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

What is Azure? Why is it important?

December 12, 2019
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Microsoft Azure is an expanding set of cloud services to help Companies meet their business challenges.  It’s the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks. Azure is a fast, flexible, and affordable platform, and its pricing and capabilities make it a great cloud offering. 

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Microsoft Teams: Getting Started

December 4, 2019
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When it comes to Microsoft Teams, the number one question we get asked by our clients is:

Teams sounds great, but how do we get started?
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Microsoft 365 + Microsoft Surface = Better Together

November 20, 2019
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What’s the right Surface device for you?
Everybody has a different way of working on their digital devices. Some prefer a mobile handheld tablet, others wish to be anchored to a set station, and some prefer a touch screen and pen.


The versatility and functionality of a device makes all the difference when it comes to maximizing the user experience and getting the most from your employees. With Microsoft Surface, you can meet the needs of individual work styles, while collaborating across the Microsoft 365 platform.

With the Microsoft Surface, you can: 

  • Elevate productivity
  • Optimize team collaboration
  • Effectively manage your time 
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The Microsoft Surface 2 Hub ... A Daring Attempt at Transforming How we Work

November 20, 2019
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Imagine … a world where everyone in your office collaborates.
Imagine … a world where collaboration and teamwork are valued.
Imagine … a world where creativity and productivity are encouraged.
Imagine … working in a new way, in a new space, designed for collaboration.

Well, that world isn’t that far from reality. Introducing the Surface Hub 2, an interactive, wall-mounted whiteboard that is optimized for teams that want to connect, co-create, and produce with others regardless of their location.

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Cloud Computing Cost Savings | Optimization Tips

November 12, 2019
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Saving money or optimizing budgetary spends over time are two of the main reasons for moving workloads to the cloud. When used properly, cloud infrastructure can reduce total cost of ownership, as compared to an on-premises infrastructure.  

This does not mean that simply migrating applications and data to the cloud will necessarily result in cost savings. Rather, optimizing costs in the cloud and keeping your cloud computing costs predictable depends on your ability to make smart decisions about exactly how and where you host workloads. Here are some considerations for businesses, when looking for savings in the cloud.

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Cyber-Security: Fact or Fiction

October 31, 2019
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Cyber-Security Awareness Month is drawing to a close and we hope that our focus on security education has been helpful for you!

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Tips for Acing your next Job Interview

October 21, 2019
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Preparing for job interviews can be an overwhelming task, as you often have less than an hour to convince people that you’re the ‘right’ person for the job.

Being well prepared will help you look polished and prepared … and likely increase your chances of landing your dream job. Here are some great tips on how you can prepare for your next job interview.


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Teamwork solutions can make you 5x more high performing

October 8, 2019
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Did we grab your attention?

Despite the fact that statistics and research reveal the investment in collaboration and teamwork can make you higher performing, few Companies have implemented the proper tools to make collaboration within teams work better.  

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What does a Secure Score Mean, and why should I care?

October 2, 2019
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What is an Microsoft Secure Score?

A Secure Score is a proactive security management service for Microsoft 365 and Office 365, which can improve the security posture of your Company and decrease your chance of being hacked or affected by a data breach. It takes an overall look at the health of your Company and the steps that can be taken to reduce your risk. 

Features 

  • Analysis of your Company's IT environment, examining how secure it is and providing an overall assessment via a secure score.
  • Provides a way of grading how well available security controls have been implemented, off-setting the risk of being breached.
  • Provides a way to target an improved score and the corresponding set of actions that need to be implemented to achieve this score.
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Magic Ingredient for Teams Adoption Success

September 17, 2019
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In our commitment to be all things Teams, we have built a practice dedicated entirely to Adoption & Change Management. In our methodology we subscribe to a process that takes our clients through three phases:

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