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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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IT Workdays Getting Longer: How to Combat Burnout

Arraya Insights| December 16, 2015

For most folks in IT, long hours are simply part of the job. However, the extent at which those hours are piling up – in many cases the traditional 40-hour workweek is barely visible in the rear-view – should be of concern to leaders. As the number of hours increases, so does the risk of […]

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Cisco Reveals New Cloud-Based Workplace Communication Solution

Arraya Insights| December 15, 2015

Perhaps the biggest story out of last week’s Cisco Collaboration Summit was that Spark, Cisco’s team-based communication and collaboration app, is about to undergo some major changes. Come the new year, Spark will no longer be a mere messaging app, but will evolve into an entire platform. This transformation could end up having a major […]

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Arraya and CSP: What this Means for Your Relationship with Microsoft

Arraya Insights| December 9, 2015

The cloud has had an impact on almost every facet of life in IT – and the way in which Microsoft technologies are consumed is no exception. In the old days, customers used to have one partner, a LAR (Large Account Reseller) or LSP (Licensing Solution Provider), from whom they purchased their Microsoft licenses. The LAR […]

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Addressing Constantly-Evolving Storage Needs with the Power of Flash

Arraya Insights| December 7, 2015

The storage needs of today’s businesses are always evolving. An organization which starts out requiring some flash storage or a hybrid solution may eventually find itself processing more workloads which require faster and faster speeds. That can lead an organization to consider investing more heavily in flash just to keep pace. Flash storage is nearly […]

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Recapping Arraya’s Delaware Valley Manufacturing IoT Summit

Arraya Insights| December 4, 2015

Representatives from across the manufacturing vertical gathered at the Sheraton Valley Forge in King of Prussia on Wednesday, 12/2, for the Delaware Valley Manufacturing Internet of Things (IoT) Summit. This event, which was a joint venture of Arraya Solutions, Cisco and MapR, was designed to showcase some of the latest technologies allowing manufacturers to better […]

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Achieving Full Value from the Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft OMS

Arraya Insights| December 1, 2015

Moving to a hybrid cloud model is becoming an increasingly popular point of discussion for organizations across all industries. Once that model is up and running, it isn’t always clear what needs to be done to fully optimize it. This leaves organizations at risk of shortchanging themselves in terms of the benefits they should be […]

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M&A Made Easier: Uniting Your Core Microsoft Technologies

Arraya Insights| November 24, 2015

There are few things which can test the mettle of an IT leader quite like a merger or acquisition. Uniting two, usually radically different, IT environments under the same corporate banner requires a tremendous commitment of time and resources to complete. That’s not even taking into consideration the fact that stiff government and industry regulations […]

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