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Users & Malicious Emails: Stay Safe with Rapid Threat Containment

Arraya Insights| January 20, 2016

Picture this: An end user manages to overlook the red flags and clicks on an email attachment that actually contains malware. So what happens next? According to industry averages, it can take IT roughly 100-200 days to detect and solve the subsequent problems. That’s more than enough time for the malware to inflict some significant […]

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Did these updates to PA’s 9-1-1 laws fly under your radar?

Arraya Insights| January 19, 2016

Heads up: Businesses located in Pennsylvania that utilize a multiline telephone system (MLTS) will want to take note of a pair of recent changes to the state’s 9-1-1 laws. The bill – which had been designated as HB 911 for obvious reasons – was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf late this past June. […]

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Cloud-based or Onsite Backups? 3 Ways Cloud has the Edge

Arraya Insights| January 14, 2016

For years cloud-based backup solutions were dogged by concerns about availability, cost, and, perhaps the biggest of all, entrusting company data to an outside partner. However, the tide has turned. Support for more-traditional, onsite backup and recovery options has eroded according to data collected by Dimensional Research. In fact, 89% of companies surveyed said they […]

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No Matter Your IT Needs, There's a Blade Server for You

Arraya Insights| January 13, 2016

Think your organization isn’t big enough for blade servers? That may have been true once upon a time, but it isn’t the case anymore. In today’s landscape everything from small-to-mid-sized IT environments, remote offices, branch locations and more are able to benefit from the performance and power of blade servers – thanks to UCS Mini […]

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Experts: Data Centers to Lean on Hyperconverged in the Years Ahead

Arraya Insights| January 11, 2016

Here’s an IT prediction for 2016 and beyond: If it’s not already, Virtual SAN (VSAN) from VMware and hyperconverged infrastructure in general could soon become a major part of your data center. There was no crystal ball needed to devise that prediction. It’s based on the findings of multiple industry-leaders in the field of IT […]

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Short on Time and Data Center Resources? Here's a Solution

Arraya Insights| January 7, 2016

Patience is not a virtue today’s business world has in abundance – but that’s no longer an issue thanks to Cisco UCS Director. This solution replaces the time-consuming manual tasks needed to provision and de-provision data centers with quick and efficient automation. This ensures when new opportunities arise, the necessary data center capabilities will be […]

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Office 365 E5: Put Voice on Your New Year’s Resolution List

Arraya Insights| January 5, 2016

Years ago, I worked for a small company in Allentown, PA. It was my first IT Manager role and my responsibilities were all-encompassing. Unlike previous jobs which let me focus on Microsoft technologies, I suddenly had to support everything from servers to desktops, email and applications, data centers, networks and voice. It was my very […]

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Increase Agility, Stay Competitive with Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud

Arraya Insights| December 22, 2015

Increased agility is a popular target for many businesses and their IT teams. They dream of adjusting, almost on-the-fly, to changing business needs by being able to manage and deploy cutting-edge apps when needed. While the goal is clear, that’s rarely the case for the path leading to that goal. One of the best methods […]

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Internet Explorer Support and the Question of Modernization

Arraya Insights| December 21, 2015

Ed Bott published an article called “Who’s still using Internet Explorer? And why won’t they upgrade?” I think he skims the surface of the first question, but the second appears to be rhetorical. In case you didn’t hear, all versions of Internet Explorer below 11 will be unsupported starting January 2016. Microsoft announced this two […]

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Connected Machines: 4 Ways Cisco Helps Boost OEE, Cut Downtime

Arraya Insights| December 17, 2015

Connected, intelligent machines are the future of manufacturing – and they’re also very rapidly becoming its present. Word is out and more companies are realizing the inherent value in linking machines not only to internal networks, but back to the companies that initially built those machines. Machine-builders have a unique insight into their product and […]

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