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Life with Managed Services: What It's Like & How You Benefit

Arraya Insights| January 19, 2017

Arraya has a unique take on Managed Services. Many providers rattle off familiar platitudes concerning uptime, availability, and track record. We like talking about those things, too, but we believe a best-of-breed Managed Services provider has much more to offer. A journey is happening in IT. Some IT departments focus on supporting the infrastructure that […]

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3 Tech Skills You Can Sharpen Right Now with Cisco’s dCloud

Arraya Insights| January 13, 2017

If you’re the kind of person who learns best when given the opportunity to get your hands dirty, Cisco’s dCloud should be right up your alley. This free, cloud-based lab infrastructure is open to anyone, partner, customer, or interested observer, provided he or she has a CCO ID. As long as you have that login […]

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What to Watch in 2017: Arraya Predicts the Year in Technology

Arraya Insights| January 9, 2017

Unless you happen to have a crystal ball handy, predicting what’s coming next in the fast-moving world of IT is a tall order. We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing: a collection of plugged-in IT experts with diverse skills sets. We decided to tap in to the collective […]

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Keep Their Holiday Gifts from Becoming Your Cyber Security Risks

Arraya Insights| January 3, 2017

In the wake of the holiday season, now that the bows and wrapping paper have been discarded, people likely have at least a few new high-tech toys to enjoy. It’s safe to assume those new devices will find their way into their owners’ work routines sooner rather than later. High-tech items were in high demand […]

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Recapping 2016: Arraya Looks Back at the Year in IT

Arraya Insights| December 29, 2016

From the rise of ransomware to the persistence of meddlesome and destructive hackers, the IT world made plenty of headlines in 2016 – and the Arraya Solutions team had front row seats through it all. We decided to ask the members of our technical practice areas and our Managed Services team for their takes on […]

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Digital Transformation in 2017

Arraya Insights| December 28, 2016

I started at Arraya in 2015, finding myself becoming a consultant and leaving IT for the first time in 16 years. In the interview, I asked what the next thing beyond Office 365 was. The context was that, eventually, companies will be moved to Office 365 and that work will dry up. The answer I […]

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Don’t Bother Managing Passwords in Azure AD

Arraya Insights| December 22, 2016

It’s a simple concept, right? You want people to be able to work from anywhere, while securely authenticating them to resources both internal and in the cloud and not storing passwords in a cloud service. You want to do all of that without creating new headaches for IT. It’s a common goal for many organizations, […]

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4 Often Overlooked - Yet Effective - Basic Layer 2 Security Features

Arraya Insights| December 20, 2016

Effective cybersecurity requires a team of systems to pull together, and just like with any team, this one is only as strong as its weakest link. In many networks, that weakest link is Layer 2 of the OSI model, aka, the data link layer. Since the different layers in OSI work independently of each other, […]

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An Inside Look at Arraya’s Mini Microsoft Ignite Event

Arraya Insights| December 19, 2016

Recently, Arraya gave folks who were unable to attend Microsoft’s Ignite conference back in September a second chance to immerse themselves in the tech giant’s world. Speakers from both Arraya and Microsoft were on hand at Microsoft’s Malvern, PA offices to showcase Ignite highlights, upcoming releases, and more. This new event, which was billed as […]

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Manufacturing’s Top 6 Technology Challenges

Arraya Insights| December 16, 2016

During the last year, the Arraya team has had dozens of conversations with manufacturers representing a fairly diverse cross section of the industry. Very often, regardless of their focus, these companies have reported being plagued by similar sets of technology challenges. The frequency with which these issues come up inspired us to put together a […]

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