AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Our Security Predictions for 2021

February 11, 2021
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If we learned anything from 2020, it’s that IT strategies need to be flexible. Last year was a prime example of this, as we were forced to retool our operations overnight due to lockdowns, social distancing requirements and remote work.

And as we forge forward in to 2021, its quite apparent that remote work (in some form or another) is here to stay.

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Microsoft Teams Calling | The latest and greatest

January 28, 2021
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Just when you thought Microsoft Teams couldn’t get any better, they launch a brand new feature set. To help you communicate and collaborate even more effectively, their latest improvements are to its Teams calling features.

The first is a new calling interface that now shows contacts, voicemail, and call history in a single location. It’s designed to allow Microsoft Teams to more easily replace your desk phone with features like:

  • Built-in spam call protection
  • Reverse number lookup
  • Ability to merge calls
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Documents in the Cloud

December 10, 2020
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The speed of digital change has made it necessary for companies to share information quickly and efficiently. It has become the norm and a requirement, rather than just a recommendation.

Imagine, you’re in the middle of a critical project that’s due soon. Likely, you’ll want to keep the client in the loop as progress moves along. Or, what if you have a question and  require clarification during the project? Then you’ll likely want a response immediately to stay on-track. And, what if you need a signature before you can move to another phase? You’ll also want that quickly too.  

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Windows Virtual Desktop 101 | The Facts

November 12, 2020
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Unprecedented conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have left many businesses scrambling to find ways to accommodate an increasingly remote and virtual workforce. More employees are on the move during their workday, and even more are using their mobile devices to accomplish work-related tasks.

This mobility, combined with the increasing number of employees who work remotely has made the need to access workplace desktops from anywhere easily and seamlessly a priority. Fortunately, Windows Virtual Desktop is designed to ensure you have access to the tools needed to work wherever you need to.

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The Microsoft Surface 2 Hub ... A Daring Attempt at Transforming How we Work

November 20, 2019
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Imagine … a world where everyone in your office collaborates.
Imagine … a world where collaboration and teamwork are valued.
Imagine … a world where creativity and productivity are encouraged.
Imagine … working in a new way, in a new space, designed for collaboration.

Well, that world isn’t that far from reality. Introducing the Surface Hub 2, an interactive, wall-mounted whiteboard that is optimized for teams that want to connect, co-create, and produce with others regardless of their location.

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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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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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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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Four Important Lessons for Successful Digital Transformation

April 3, 2019
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There’s a lot of hype nowadays around initiatives to apply digital capabilities to improve efficiencies, increase customer value, and create new monetisation opportunities.

It’s big business actually. About a 1.3 Trillion USD book of business. 

It’s called ‘Digital Transformation’.

Sadly, a lot of it is proving to be useless and ineffective - with one McKinsey Research Report indicating that 70% of these ‘digital transformation’ initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals.

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Launching Microsoft Teams: Easy, Right?

March 21, 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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