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Maintaining a Lean Operation: The Just in Time Method

David Bakker David Bakker| November 19, 2014

How about a quick history lesson? Back in the 1950s, Toyota introduced the Just-in-Time (JIT), or lean, method. This meant creating or purchasing only enough items to meet demand instead of to build a surplus. Gradually the idea of slimming down operations began to spread to other companies. Dell is a modern day example of […]

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Managed Services Provider

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 18, 2014

What makes a truly great managed services partner? While there’s no precise recipe, most of the best-of-breed providers have more than a few key ingredients in common. Sifting through the possibilities and finding the right managed services provider to partner with can be a demanding process for IT pros. Let’s face it, time isn’t exactly […]

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Cyber Security Month Recap

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 17, 2014

October has come and gone and with it so has another National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The month-long celebration sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center was designed to bring digital security issues to the forefront. Throughout the […]

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IT Buzzwords Defined

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 4, 2014

There’s nothing quite like walking away from a conversation feeling like you need to Google a big chunk of it in order to figure out what the heck the other person was talking about. Some of the jargon and buzzwords in the technology field can leave even savvy IT pros scratching their heads on occasion. […]

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Making the Business Case for an Enterprise Mobility Management Suite

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 30, 2014

The dividing line between “work computer” and “personal computer” is getting harder and harder to spot. That’s because the ability to work anywhere, anytime is something that’s less of a novelty and more of an expectation these days. And not only do employees want to be able to access their work data from any location, […]

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Companies Paying Even More to Resolve Cyber Attacks

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 28, 2014

Businesses are having to work harder and spend more time trying to effectively contain and then resolve cyber-attacks, and that effort is starting to take a toll on their bottom lines. On average this year it’s taken companies 31 days to contain a cyber-attack.  They’ve spent an estimated $639,462 during that 31-day period while they […]

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Iaas vs Xaas - What's Behind the Buzzwords

Halim Chtourou Halim Chtourou| October 27, 2014

IaaS and XaaS are more than just industry buzzwords. They’re real concepts that can be implemented with relative ease through solutions like vCloud Automation Center (VCAC). Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) represents the deployment and lifecycle management of server workloads – whether they are a traditional vSphere virtual machine in an organization’s internal private cloud, […]

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Poodle Vulnerability Leads to More Digital Worries

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 23, 2014

It may not have an ominous-sounding name like Heartbleed or Shellshock, but the just-discovered Poodle vulnerability is still something that could cause problems for IT teams and end users alike. The vulnerability, which was discovered by Google researchers Bodo Möller, Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz, affects SSL 3.0 encryption software. Poodle (short for “Padding Oracle On […]

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Dropbox False Alarm: 5 Tips for More Secure Passwords

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 22, 2014

Earlier this month you may have heard the sound of millions of Dropbox users sighing in relief at the news that the popular file back-up and sharing site hadn’t become the latest victim of looting hackers. Hackers posted online that they’d gotten ahold of the user credentials of seven million Dropbox users. The more Bitcoins […]

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Maintaining an Open Culture without Opening Up Our Floor Plan

David Bakker David Bakker| October 21, 2014

Openness may be a cornerstone of our corporate culture here at Arraya, but it hasn’t become part of our floor plan. Although our company culture is progressive and supports innovation, we feel it is important to give our folks a spot to come to during their time in Arraya’s offices. Having an open floor plan […]

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