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New to Cisco Smart Accounts? Here are 5 Best Practices

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 11, 2020

Smart licenses and smart accounts are intended to make managing Cisco solutions easier – but they can sometimes do just the opposite. Legacy lifecycle tools, such as PAK files, are ingrained in the minds and routines of countless technologists. For some admins, the culture shock that accompanies life after PAK files can make smart licenses […]

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VNX, Isilon and More Key 2020 Dell EMC End of Support Dates

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 9, 2020

Several key Dell EMC solutions are set to hit major lifecycle milestones this year, including end of life (EoL) and end of standard support (EoSS). If any of the following technologies can be found in your data center, the time to start prepping an upgrade plan is now. This way, when the clock strikes zero […]

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6 Ways Organizations are Struggling with Technology Lifecycle Management

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 3, 2020

It’s easy for those outside of the day-to-day grind of IT to stress the importance of keeping an eye on technology lifecycle management. Those on the inside? We know that assets, licenses, and subscriptions are just one of, say, a thousand things IT needs to keep an eye on, each of which is labeled as […]

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Cisco Releases Critical Patches for Millions of Phones, Routers, More

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 18, 2020

Cisco has released patches for not one, not two, not three but five high-risk vulnerabilities affecting potentially tens of millions of its devices. If left unaddressed, these exposures could allow remote attackers to take control of desktop phones, switches, routers, and even security cameras. Despite the massive assortment of possible targets, as of yet, there’s […]

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Organizations are Revamping Their Approach to Voice: Should Yours?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 14, 2020

Organizational voice strategies used to revolve around the handsets perched on employees’ desks or near their workstations. These physical devices aren’t going anywhere; however, the strategies around them have expanded as organizations look to incorporate a more diverse set of solutions and approaches. As it has throughout the IT stack, this pursuit has landed many […]

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It’s Complicated: Understanding the Relationship Between Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 5, 2020

The battle lines have been drawn. In one corner stands Wi-Fi 6, the latest generation Wi-Fi standard that also goes by 802.11ax. Positioned directly across from it is 5G, the most updated cellular data network. Future dominance of enterprise networks everywhere is on the line. Or, at least that’s how some industry observers have painted […]

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Arraya Insights Radio: Help Wanted! Filling Your IT Openings the Right Way

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 4, 2020

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 18: Help Wanted! Filling Your IT Openings the Right Way Generally speaking, finding the right person to fill openings on your IT team has become a contact sport. It’s an even more rough and tumble task for those looking to fill in-demand roles in areas like cyber security or application development. […]

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5 App Dev Myths Part 5: Outside Developers Won’t Know My Business

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 30, 2020

There’s a great amount of interest in custom-built applications – and quite a few misconceptions about them as well. Arraya’s Application Development team has encountered many of these, including concerns about complexity, use cases, and more. During this five-part series, our team will seek to dispel some of the more common misunderstandings about custom-built applications […]

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Why You Need to Patch Your Windows 10, Server Instances ASAP

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 27, 2020

Heads up: Microsoft and the National Security Agency (NSA) just sounded the alarm on a newly-discovered Windows vulnerability, one that has left potentially hundreds of millions of devices open to attack. Designated CVE-2020-0601, it affects certificate validation within devices running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server version 1803. Essentially, attackers […]

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Can Azure Arc Help Alleviate Hybrid Complexity?

Gary Funt Gary Funt| January 17, 2020

We used to think of a hybrid environment as having one foot in the cloud and the other planted firmly on-premises, but things are no longer that simple. Today’s hybrid environments can have one foot in one cloud, another foot in a different cloud, a third foot back on-prem, and maybe even a fourth foot […]

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