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Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Microsoft 365 E3 versus E5. Which is right for you?

June 29, 2022
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Do you know what is included in Microsoft E3 and E5? Do you know which one is right for your business? Are you familiar with the benefits of each?

We can help. To start, there is no one size fits all solution to licensing. Each version has benefits to help you work collaboratively and be more productive. To help you define which version is best for you, let's first take a look at the differences.

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Frontline Worker Value Assessment Strengthens Corporate Culture

June 10, 2022
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A Frontline Worker Value Assessment is a great way of determining how you can empower your employees to do their best work. Often, frontline workers don’t have access to the necessary technologies and tools to help them be as productive as possible. But, if they’re not digitally equipped to succeed, your organization can end up with a major decrease in productivity.

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Talent Management Lifecycle

May 31, 2022
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Today, more than ever, talent is a critical business function. The Great Resignation looks set to continue as we move forward into the summer of 2022.

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Better Together: Windows 365 & Azure Virtual Desktop

March 31, 2022
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There are many guides out there comparing Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop, highlighting the features and benefits of each in an attempt to sway you towards one or the other. However, the truth is - they are just two different ways of doing the same thing.

Windows 365 is built on the Azure Virtual Desktop platform, making them already related and intertwined.

By leveraging the best features of each - you get the best of both worlds!

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The Anatomy of a Security Breach

March 31, 2022
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Did you know an attacker can be present on a network for more than 200 days before being detected? Or the rate of cybercrime increased by 600% during the COVID pandemic? And that the total cost of all cybercrime damages in 2021 is expected to reach about $6 trillion worldwide?

If you think those are alarming statistics, imagine what can happen to your organization during a cyberattack? Sensitive employee and client information could be compromised, operating systems altered, and proprietary information exposed. The damages to your organization ... and reputation could be irreparable.

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Empower IT and Delight Users with Microsoft Managed Desktop

March 15, 2022
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Lets face it, the world continues to operate at a fast pace, while the number of remote workers continues to grow. As we return to a new normal, which is likely a combination of in office and remote work, organizations are asking how they can keep pace with competing priorities and the growing demands placed upon them.

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Endpoint Management for the Modern Workplace

February 26, 2022
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The mobile workforce, cloud adoption strategies and the demand for more consumer-like services continues to drive the need for new ways of managing corporate devices and boosting flexibility without compromising security.

This is where Endpoint Management becomes important. Endpoint Management can be defined as a set of tools and techniques that simplify the management of physical and virtual endpoints.

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Why a Boutique Agency Makes All the Difference

February 22, 2022
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Finding the ideal candidate for your job openings isn’t as simple as it once was. That is, unless you hire a boutique staffing firm to help you.

As new specialties emerge, and skill sets become more refined, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to fill positions, with
47% of recruiters claiming talent shortage is their biggest threat to hiring and human resource management.

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Microsoft's New Commerce Experience (NCE) for CSP

January 21, 2022
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Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program continues to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of business. As part of this, Microsoft has been working to consolidate channels, simplify the customer’s buying journey and reduce licensing complexity.

To achieve this, Microsoft launched the New Commerce Experience (NCE) for Microsoft Azure in 2019. As of January 2022, they're expanding NCE to include Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform across their seat-based subscription services.

AMTRA can help you understand the impact that NCE will have on how you procure Microsoft 365 subscriptions and licenses. Let’s start by looking at what the NCE is.

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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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