AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

The Journey to a Modern Desktop

December 31, 2021
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The workplace used to be predictable. You’d head to the office, sit at your desk, do your work, attend a few face-to-face meetings, then head home at the end of the day to do it all over again.

That ‘traditional’ model is almost hard to imagine today, where business moves quickly, and your office could just as easily be a coffee shop, your home office, or living room. The workplace has gone through a wide range of iterations as technology has evolved, and through some growing pains, and more than a year of hybrid work, we’ve made a significant leap into the modern workplace.

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

December 22, 2021
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Cloud apps are rapidly being adopted by organizations to improve productivity and enable the modern workforce. But how does a company keep pace with this growth, while remaining secure and compliant? We think Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a great solution.

Formerly Microsoft Cloud App Security, Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a complete solution for security and compliance teams. It allows users, both local and remote, to safely implement business applications, without compromising productivity.

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Application Packaging | The What and The Why

December 14, 2021
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Shifting to Hybrid Work

December 9, 2021
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The world of work has changed. In the past, organizations have traditionally followed one of two work models:  in-office where everyone is in the office every day, or remote, where employees work at off-site locations.  

Today, organizations have been forced to rethink how and where they work. In most cases, the answer is hybrid work, where employees are given the choice to work in the office, remotely, or a mixture of both. 

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Microsoft Viva. Everything you Need to Know.

November 29, 2021
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Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that helps organizations and their employees balance well-being and productivity throughout their workday. It provides the tools and the infrastructure to enable a number of well-being best practices, including support for better time management, removal of communication barriers, learning and progression, and monitoring of stress.

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Microsoft Teams versus Cisco Unified Communications Manager

November 18, 2021
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Microsoft Teams and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM), are online communications platforms designed to centralize communications across large businesses. Cisco UCM is an established enterprise option with extensive flexibility for complex communications needs. Microsoft Teams focuses more on collaboration within a business, offering extra features to help users work together better. 

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What can Superheroes teach us about Data Security?

October 26, 2021
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We all love superheroes. They can throw fireballs, fly in the air, scale walls, shoot webs like a spider, make themselves invisible and even blend into any environment. But, did you know they can also teach us a thing or two about security.

You may not have to protect the universe from Thanos, but defending your organization from data security threats is pretty heroic too. So, what can an epic battle between Thanos and Marvel superheroes teach you about how to keep enterprise data safe? Read on to find out.

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Secure Device Management

October 19, 2021
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Solutions for the Device Deployment & Management Challenges of Today


The move to remote work has forced organizations to quickly adjust to radical changes in the way they conduct business. Central to these challenges is the question of how to provision, image, deploy, and support devices in a world where on-site technical support is no longer an option.

How does an organization provide end-user support when they can no longer send IT help to their desk? And how can all this be done in a way that increases both profitability and productivity? 

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Microsoft 365 Licensing | Which Plan Is Right For You?

September 23, 2021
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From pricing to productivity to security, each Microsoft 365 plan has something unique to offer. But, how do you know which plan is right for you? Which one offers the best tools for productivity or takes care of security and governance?

To help, we’ve summarized the latest and greatest in Microsoft E3, E5 and F3. Our hope is that this will help you make the right decision for your organization. If, you’re still not sure, we’d be happy to help you make the right choice for your organization today … and tomorrow.

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Educational Organizations | Optimize your Licensing with a Microsoft CSP

September 8, 2021
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When it comes to getting your software licensing right, the road ahead can be filled with challenges. It can be difficult to know if you’ve taken the most efficient route and are using the most recent maps. And sometimes stopping for directions or paying for a guide are not fool-proof ways to get where you want to go. 
 
By working with a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), educational institutes can be assured they’re on the right path and that their navigation system is always up to date. You’ll get everything you need to expand your education practice and make a difference in the classroom. Here are a few things that a CSP can deliver:  

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