Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Teamwork solutions can make you 5x more high performing

October 8, 2019

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 was 'Inspiring' about MS Inspire this year?

July 23, 2019

Every July, thousands of partners from around the globe flock to Vegas to learn about Microsoft’s vision and focus for the upcoming year. The event takes place annually and is ‘the’  place to network and build connections, share insights and best practices, experience latest product innovations, and learn new skills and techniques.

This year, participants totaled over 17,000, making it the biggest Microsoft Inspire to date. AMTRA sent a team down to take part in the action, and hear first-hand what to expect this year. And let’s just say we’re Inspired!  Here’s a summary of the biggest take-aways from our team’s perspective.

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Can you afford not to migrate?

November 22, 2018

Did you know that in 2017:

  • Cyber incidents targeting businesses nearly doubled from 82,000 to 159,700, driven by ransomware and new attack methods. Online Trust Alliance, 2018
  • 93% of all breaches could have been avoided with simple cyber hygiene practices, such as regularly updating software, blocking fake email messages, and training employees to recognize phishing attacks. Online Trust Alliance, 2018

These stats, coupled with the notion that many cyberattacks are not reported, highlight the need for enterprises to implement proper security measures. 


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Are Your Digital Workplace Tools Empowering or Distracting?

November 19, 2018

Could Too Many Apps Be Holding Back Your team?
Many digital workplaces run using apps that employees can access from their mobile devices - anytime, anywhere. But, is this a good thing? Are there too many digital apps? In most Companies, workers are overwhelmed by too much information and by poor quality information.

These two problems are brought on by too many disparate apps; dependence on too many tools to solve organizational coordination problems; and unrealistic expectations that automation will solve human interaction problems.

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Technology Decision Fatigue

October 30, 2018

We get a lot of questions about technology, which is understandable, as it comes with the territory. And although the technology landscape continues to evolve and many of the questions evolve with it, there is one question that has remained consistent:

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

June 2, 2017

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

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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