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Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

What’s the difference between an E3 and E5 Microsoft 365 license?

September 28, 2020
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Choosing a Microsoft 365 license is a critical step before migrating to the cloud. With multiple options for small, medium and enterprise businesses, navigating the differences can get overwhelming.

 

On the surface, it’s a question of features, and for many organizations that's extremely important. Providing your users with the right tools is critical and making the right choice requires asking how your organization is structured, what were your reasons for migrating in the first place … and what’s really been holding you back.

With these questions in mind, it’s far easier to make the right choice, and when you ask what the difference is between an E3 and an E5 Microsoft 365 license, you’ll come upon a more meaningful answer than simply a list of bells and whistles. To help you wade through the differences, we’ve created a comparison to help you make the correct choice for your organization.

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Identity & Access Management Part II

September 16, 2020
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The rise of cloud computing shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to Gartner the public cloud service market is projected to reach $266 billion by 2023. But what does this mean for security and how can organizations go about meeting the challenges that come with digital transformation?

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a recent blog, we defined Identity and Access Management. Now, we’d like to go into more detail on why identity and access management has become such a challenge, why ‘identity’ has become so important, and what you need to consider when addressing identity and access management in your company.

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Identity & Access Management Defined

August 27, 2020
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Identity and access management is the discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times, for the right reasons (Gartner). ‘Access’ and ‘user’ are integral to Identity and Access Management.

Access’ refers to the actions that are permitted by a user. For example, view, create or change a file. ‘Users’ refers to employees, partners, contractors or clients.

An Identity & Access Management framework allows managers to control user access to critical information within their organization. Systems used for Identity & Access Management include single sign-on, two-factor authentication, multi-factor authentication and privileged access management.

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Are you a Meeting Master?

August 25, 2020
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‘Oh, yippee, another meeting. Woot-woot,’ said no one. Typically, the words boring, too long, unnecessary are what come to mind when you mention a meeting. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

I mean, we live in a modern world, so why not have a modern approach to your meetings. Here are 5 common mistakes and some ideas that just might make you a meeting master.

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Top FAQ's about Working with a Staffing Company

August 18, 2020
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Are you a job seeker looking for a new job? Don’t have time to research who is hiring? Need help writing a resume that gets you noticed?

Or, are you a Company that doesn’t have the time to post, interview and screen candidates?  

Then you may want to consider working with a staffing company. To help, we asked our recruiters the most frequently asked questions they get from their clients. Here’s what they had to say.

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Modern Desktop | What exactly is it? Part II

July 29, 2020
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Two years ago, we wrote about The Modern Desktop. Since then, the buzz around the modern workplace has gained momentum. But why are people still talking about it and why does it continue to be such a hot topic.

At its core, the modern workplace is about a change in culture, developing strategies in which to better leverage the latest, greatest technologies in alignment with business processes, and with the input from your people.

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Conducting Successful Meetings with Microsoft Teams

July 17, 2020
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Meetings have always been the foundation of teamwork. In fact, meetings are so vital that 37 percent of employee time is spent in meetings and many people attend more than 60 meetings a month.* Yikes!

With all that time spent in meetings, it's important to make sure you get the most out of them … before, during and after. To help you be a ‘superstar’ at conducting Microsoft Teams meetings, we’ve compiled a list of our 8 best tips.

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SOS | Is your resume in need of an overhaul?

July 9, 2020
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Looking for a new job? Time for a career change? Wellthen it might also be time for a resume update. More specifically, a resume overhaul to get you noticed and land that elusive job.    

But how do you get your resume to stand out from the crowd, or in today's world, get it to leap to the top of a massive resume database

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Windows 10 Poll Results

June 23, 2020
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We took an informal poll of some of our clients and contacts, the results were interesting and confirmed a few things we have been wondering about for a while. Here is what we asked people:

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Drive Teams Adoption and Move Towards a New Modern Workplace with Teams Boost

June 9, 2020
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With all the buzz around a new modern workplace, we thought it was important to talk about how you can get the most out of a productivity tool like Teams.  

We know you are likely at some point in your Teams journey. Maybe you’ve already deployed and are looking to maximize your use. Or … maybe you’ve been told that Teams will make you more productive, but don’t know how. Or … maybe you want to be a super star collaborator but have no idea how to make that happen.    

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