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How to Get – and Keep – IT and the Business on the Same Page

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 11, 2017

IT = Business. It seems a simple enough equation, one which speaks to the ideal state of equilibrium that should exist between IT’s goals and those of the business, yet in practice it’s more  complicated. Of course, whenever an organization’s technology side is on par with its business team, success is almost certain to follow. […]

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Don't Forget About September’s Non-Equifax Security Disasters

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 6, 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month meaning that for one whole month issues such as security hygiene, data breaches, and defense strategies should take center stage. Although, after the September the business world just had, it might be hard to notice much of a difference. Even setting aside the near history-making cyber disaster that […]

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Arraya

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 4, 2017

Technology doesn’t sit still and so neither does Arraya. That’s why, as a company, we’re always challenging ourselves to come up with new ways to help our customers reach their IT goals. Over the years, we’ve developed a long enough list of services that it can be easy to miss one or two of the […]

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A Too-Often Overlooked Part of Business Success

Craig Hissong Craig Hissong| October 3, 2017

The Arraya team was out in force for Microsoft Ignite last month and, even though I couldn’t make the trip, I did follow along with the blogs and news they sent back. As I read, I started thinking back on my own conference experiences and, while blogs can bring the energy (if the author conveys […]

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Why You Should Care About the Catalyst 9000: 4 Reasons

Dan Clarke Dan Clarke| September 28, 2017

The way in which we consume network resources has fundamentally changed in recent years. Mobile users and IoT sensors and devices have altered the way we connect to and scale our networks. Cloud services have eroded our previously well-defined network edge. Due to these changes, an intelligent network must now be leveraged to provide insight […]

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Microsoft Ignite: Demystifying the Future of Skype for Business

Eric Dougherty Eric Dougherty| September 27, 2017

One of the big announcements from Day 1 of Microsoft Ignite 2017 lost a little steam due to an accidental leak a couple of weeks ago. Some Office 365 admins were greeted with a message  announcing that, in a year, Skype for Business (SfB) Online would be absorbed into Microsoft Teams. The suddenness of the […]

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Arraya Insights Radio - Security Strikes Back: Balancing Convenience and Privacy

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 25, 2017

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 1: Security Strikes Back: Balancing Convenience and Privacy Host: Thomas York (Arraya’s Director, Quality and Operational Excellence) Guests: Tom Clerici (Arraya’s Director, Cyber Security) and Matt Sekol (Arraya’s Director, Microsoft and Cloud) In our debut episode, the Arraya Insights Radio crew analyze the latest trends and news stories impacting cyber security, including […]

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The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Technology Investments

Ryan Benner Ryan Benner| September 21, 2017

IT investments should start with a problem, not a product. All too often in business, that process gets reversed. Companies fall in love with a set of features or the promise of an innovative, disruptive solution and rush to sign on the dotted line. Next thing they know, that exciting new piece of hardware is […]

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All CEOs Should Pay Attention to Equifax Firings – They May Be Next

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| September 19, 2017

Nobody was surprised when it was announced this weekend that the chief information officer and chief security officer were both out at Equifax. We all knew that was going to happen because those two roles always get terminated after a major breach. Clearly, it’s always the CIO and CSO’s fault, right…or is it? I’ve never […]

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Don’t Treat Office 365 Like A Gym Membership

Matthew Sekol Matthew Sekol| September 18, 2017

Shortly after college, I joined a gym. It wasn’t that I was overweight, it just seemed like something I should do – a healthy lifestyle change. The gym assigned me a personalized coach in the first session to build a quick exercise plan. I took the guidance, but didn’t really get anywhere. After a few […]

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