AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

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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Are you at risk of a cyberattack? (Hint: likely.)

September 11, 2019
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Cybersecurity has become a predominant issue and can affect anyone, anywhere. It’s nice to think that cyber crimes only happen to large Companies, however that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, small businesses are hit with nearly the same frequency as their larger counterparts.

Today’s most effective cyber scams are meticulously crafted, using very convincing imitations of famous brands or scraping information from social media to socially engineer believable situations. 

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Skype is coming to an End. Bring on Teams!

August 20, 2019
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Microsoft recently announced that Skype for Business Online will be retiring on July 31, 2021. We’ve been preparing for this and are ready to support you however we can as we work together to help you make this transition.

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AMTRA Solutions signs Exclusive Canadian Partnership Agreement with AtBot (H3 Solutions)

August 19, 2019
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August 19, 2019

CANADA – AMTRA Solutions today announced an exclusive Canadian partnership agreement with AtBot, a no-code, bot-building platform powered by Microsoft Flow and Microsoft AI that integrates seamlessly into Office 365 environments.

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Launching Microsoft Teams | Easy Right?

July 29, 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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