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Arraya’s Plan for Making 2017 A Better Year for Cyber Security

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| March 31, 2017

My previous post, a recap of how Arraya spent our 2016, kept to the year’s highlights. While this new post will also look back at last year, I’d like to focus in on a single issue: cyber security. Unfortunately, doing so requires going back to some of last year’s lowest points. Despite all of the positive developments […]

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Looking Back on Arraya’s 2016 – and Ahead to 2017

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| December 7, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but in just a few short weeks, we’re all going to have to get used to writing and saying 2017. Before we do, we’ve still got some time to say goodbye to 2016. This past year has been historic for Arraya. We spent another year continuing to grow and advance as […]

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Our Recipe for Customer Relationships that Last

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| October 6, 2016

Our Arraya Town Halls aren’t a new topic for this blog, but we did something at our most recent get-together that I think is worth mentioning. Normally at these events I look back at the previous quarter, updating employees on our individual practice areas and the company as a whole. However, I decided to go […]

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Cybersecurity's Little Things Make a Big Difference

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| August 11, 2016

Modern cybersecurity is often referred to as an arms race. In one corner are the organizations seeking to keep their data safe in their data center or in the cloud. In the other are the cybercriminals and hackers who look at that data and see dollar signs. Just like with any race, this one can’t […]

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Floppy Disks & Windows XP: 3 Reasons Not to Delay Tech Upgrades

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| July 7, 2016

I’m sure most people in IT thought the days of floppy disks as headline-worthy technology were long gone. I know I did. However, we were all proven wrong recently when the 8-inch floppy disk made a shocking return to the public eye. The storage devices featured prominently in a headline-grabbing report by the Government Accountability […]

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The Intersection of Digitization and Security

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| May 18, 2016

One word that’s come up a great deal lately in conversations with customers is digitization. In an effort to provide end users with on-demand access to data or services, businesses have turned to digitization. While speed and availability are certainly important criteria in today’s business world, there’s another element that carries a steep price if overlooked: […]

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Looking at the Value of IoT

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| March 7, 2016

I’ve written in this space previously about IT trends and Arraya’s methods for carefully weeding out the flashes-in-the-pan from those destined to fundamentally change the way companies do business. One term you’ve probably heard quite a bit lately is Internet of Things, or IoT. From my point of view as a technology executive, it’s clear […]

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Arraya’s Method for Thriving in a World of Trends and Buzzwords

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| November 16, 2015

The tech industry loves its trends. Back in 1999 when my business partner David Bakker and I founded Arraya, industry experts such as Gartner were raving about DSL connections, IP telephony and wearables as some of the tech trends destined to shape the future. Sixteen years later, the tech landscape is dominated by coverage of […]

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Improving Organizational Health One Step at a Time

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| September 30, 2015

I’m not typically one for business books, however, I came across one recently which stood out for me: Patrick Lencioni’s “The Advantage.” In the book, Lencioni makes the point that the best way for companies to improve and grow stronger often isn’t found externally but rather inside the company itself. Instead of looking for new […]

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Talking Tech with Non-Techies

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| August 4, 2015

The road to selling a new piece of technology used to lead through the CIO and IT. After all, they were the ones with the tech knowledge and the decision-making power. Recent trends such as Cloud migrations and increased workforce mobility have altered that landscape and those conversations fairly dramatically. Instead of only talking to […]

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