AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

AMTRA's CEO Q&A

June 15, 2017
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AMTRA Solutions is a great example of a Calgary-made company that has been here to see all of the ups and downs of the market. AMTRA’s President and CEO, Tasso Chondronikolis, has led his company through technology industry shifts, market ups and downs, and all the challenges that leading a company presents.

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Industrial IoT - The Next Big Thing, or a Passing Trend?

June 2, 2017
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Most of us over the last few years have at one point (openly, or secretly on Google), asked the question, “What is IoT?”. The explanations have often involved something to do with coffee makers, refrigerators, or other home appliances. While these are simple ways to explain the concept, they’re also not representative of the intent or capability of IoT.

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Keep your Clouds in check.

May 25, 2017
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Multiple cloud providers, public cloud, private cloud – so many options now when it used to all be so much more straightforward. There are many advantages to diversifying your cloud environment, if it’s done with the proper management and organization.

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It's happening again, and it's going to keep happening.

May 18, 2017
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By now, you’ve heard all about the WannaCry ransomware attacks that began on May 12th. The details are all over the news, and the security patches are readily available from Microsoft for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003.

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Hybrid Cloud - How To Know if it's Best For You

April 8, 2017
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Everyone has their own take on the Cloud these days. Whether it be security, reliability, capacity, latency, or any combination of those – we all have an opinion. Unless you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Cloud enthusiast, you probably have some reservations.

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Windows 10 Migrations

February 9, 2017
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Windows 10 – Do You Know What You Need To Know?

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Cloud v. Hardware

January 12, 2017
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Well … it depends.

Cloud solutions are all the buzz right now. It’s what everyone wants and seems to be what everyone is talking about. So, cloud must be better than on-premises solutions, right? Well, the simple (or not so simple) answer is maybe … and maybe not.

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Cloud Ecosystem Management

December 16, 2016
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A while ago, you started hearing about "the cloud", right? Now, it's a common term, despite it's meaning still being subject to some interpretation. Cloud computing, cloud storage – it's gone from being something new and cutting-edge, to just the way things are done. As

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Windows Server Licensing Changes 2016

November 25, 2016
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Dealing with new licensing rules can look like a pretty daunting task, right? We did it in 2012 with the new SQL licensing, and now we’re working through the transition to the 2016 licensing framework.

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5 Absolutely Must-Ask Questions When Choosing Your IT Partner

November 11, 2016
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We all know how quickly things change in the IT world. As changing technologies emerge and begin to integrate, evaluating how you approach your IT strategy is necessary. Whether you’re putting a longlist together for consideration, or making the final decision, having clear answers to these 5 questions will save you from potential headaches down the road.

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