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How the Dangers of Ransomware are Changing the Cyber Insurance Landscape

Arraya Insights| September 15, 2021

While cyber threats date back decades, 2021 saw an unprecedented increase. Ransomware attacks are leaving victims with financial consequences like we’ve never seen before. Even the U.S. government is stepping in to help improve the nation’s cyber security posture. Meanwhile, the relatively new cyber insurance industry is grappling with unprecedented demand, increased claims payouts, and […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Microsoft Intune

Arraya Insights| September 9, 2021

For the past several years Intune, a part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, has become an integral part of how Microsoft manages devices.   As a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM), Intune allows the user to control how their organization’s phones, tablets, and laptops are used, as well as the ability to […]

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The White House Addresses Ransomware: 6 Security Practices to Implement Now

Arraya Insights| September 7, 2021

The 2020’s have been off to a tumultuous start. As the COVID-19 pandemic battles on, another pandemic has been riding its wave. Industries of all types have been feeling the effects of increased cyber-attacks, specifically related to ransomware, and there are no signs that these attacks will slow anytime soon.   Ransomware is commonly spread through phishing scams, in which a malicious actor tricks the […]

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Windows 11 Launch Date Announced: What to Expect & Our Top 3 Tips to Prepare

Arraya Insights| September 2, 2021

The wait is almost over. It’s been announced that the free Windows 11 upgrade will officially launch on October 5, 2021. This update has been six years in the making as Windows 10 debuted back in the summer of 2015. As many PC users rely on virtual connection more than ever before, Microsoft expressed that Windows 11 will “empower productivity and inspire creativity” for users.    With the launch date only […]

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Microsoft Updates Its Servicing Model: Say Goodbye to the SAC and Hello to Azure Stack HCI

Arraya Insights| August 31, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that it will be updating its servicing model starting with Windows Server 2022.   Previously, Microsoft offered two release channels:   Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)  For the LTSC, a new major version of Windows Server is released every 2-3 years and users are entitled to 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. This channel is appropriate for systems that […]

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Cisco’s UCS X-Series: What’s New, What’s Different, and Why It’s Considered “Future-Ready”

Arraya Insights| August 27, 2021

According to the IDC’s Futurescape: Worldwide IT Industry 2020 Predictions report, there will be an “industry app explosion.” They predict that by 2023 over 500 million digital applications and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches. Further, by 2024 800% more apps will run in edge locations.   While these constant changes in technology bring innovation, more efficient processes, and safer environments, these consistent advancements also pose a challenge […]

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Windows 365: Top Features and Benefits

Arraya Insights| August 25, 2021

At Microsoft’s most recent Inspire 2021 event, Windows 365 was unveiled as a “new category of computing”. This solution allows you to manage your desktops through subscription and take the operating system for Windows 10 and Windows 11 (once available) to the Microsoft Cloud. As much of the workforce continues to log on remotely, this […]

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Microsoft Inspire 2021: Key Takeaways and Looking Ahead

Arraya Insights| August 5, 2021

Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual conference for its partner community, recently wrapped up, leaving us soaking in their latest announcements. Reflecting on an “exceptional year of unparalleled disruption, accelerated innovation, and digital transformation,” the conference highlighted the many ways our relationships with technology have changed since early 2020. Microsoft announced several new product and program updates, […]

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Arraya Insights Radio: Hybrid Cloud Journey

Arraya Insights| July 30, 2021

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 19: Hybrid Cloud Journey: Challenges & Solutions This special episode of Arraya Insights Radio was recorded live during a virtual roundtable event. In this episode, our panel looks at the Hybrid Cloud Journey. Specifically, they explore the challenges the journey presents, the concerns and pain points organizations experience, and the wide […]

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Windows 11: Everything You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| July 23, 2021

For PC users, a Windows update may mean new and exciting features to look forward to, while others may dread the unknowns of change. Reported to be available as early as October 2021 and into 2022, Windows 11 will bring a new, serene look that’s meant to simplify your desktop space and help users optimize […]

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