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Mapping – and Navigating – Microsoft’s EA Changes

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 21, 2018

When Microsoft first unveiled plans for a series of Office and Windows licensing and price changes, the October 1 go-live date seemed so far away. But now? October is right around the corner and so too is that revamped price structure. Before it hits, organizations should make sure they can answer the following questions. What […]

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VMworld 2018 Recap: 3 Things You Should Know

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 19, 2018

VMworld 2018 may be in the books but don’t count on its impact fading any time soon. Once again, VMware’s annual technology showcase didn’t disappoint in terms of noteworthy announcements. Once our Data Center team had time to digest all of the news to come out of the conference, we got their take on the […]

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Get Started with Webex Teams: 6 Ways to Secure User Buy-In

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 7, 2018

Cisco’s Webex Teams, just like all collaboration solutions, lives and dies based on end user acceptance. If the buy-in isn’t there, legacy methods will continue to thrive while the effort and expense that went into the upgrade ultimately goes to waste. Of course, the sooner goodwill campaigns kick off, the better the chance they generate the […]

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5 Questions SMBs Still Have About IDPA DP4400 (Plus Our Answers)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 5, 2018

Dell EMC’s newest offering in the SMB data protection space, called Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400, arrived with a bang earlier this summer. While the name may not exactly roll off the tongue, Dell EMC’s promises regarding the solution’s cost to protection and data deduplication rate have drummed up plenty of conversation nonetheless. Here […]

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Cisco AMP Optimization Checklist: 7 Steps to Take Now

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 22, 2018

Let’s say you have Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) keeping an eye on your corporate network – so you’re good, right? After all, AMP promises to be a cyber security difference-maker, catching the 1% of threats legacy defensive tools miss. Here’s the thing, even though AMP can absolutely be the missing piece that helps your […]

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3 Technology Upgrades Required to Ensure PCI DSS Compliance

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 16, 2018

Heads up: Does your organization accept credit card payments by phone? If so, you may fall under the purview of a new set of data privacy regulations. On June 30, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards Council officially rolled out its Data Security Standard (DSS). As part of PCI DSS compliance, organizations must phase out […]

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Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Tuned to Modern Threats?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 13, 2018

If your organization’s disaster recovery strategy received a grade, what score would it get? As we referenced in a recent blog (5 Signs a Data Center Modernization Project is in Your Future), a sizable number of businesses might not be happy with their marks. According to the research featured in that post, only 27% of […]

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Harnessing Emerging Technology to Thrive in Financial Services

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 6, 2018

Those in the financial services sector expect big changes in the coming years necessitated by emerging technology and digital disruption. Yet many businesses aren’t ready for these changes. That’s the opinion of those surveyed as part of The Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Banking Executive Survey. Nearly nine-in-ten respondents (86%) agreed that emerging technologies will alter […]

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GDPR Compliance: What You Need to Know - and Do

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 3, 2018

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 9: GDPR Compliance: What You Need to Know – and Do (Part 1) Sit down with the Arraya Insights Radio team for a part one of our podcast on the nuts and bolts of GDPR compliance as well as its global impact. In this episode, Arraya’s Contract Specialist J.D. Bridges and […]

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5 Signs a Data Center Modernization Project is in Your Future

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 31, 2018

Has your business embraced data center disruption? Normally, putting “data center” and “disruption” that close together in a sentence would be enough to set pulses racing at the thought of unplanned downtime, panicked recovery attempts and furious C-Level leaders. However, the phrase doesn’t have to be a negative. Instead, it can open the door to […]

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