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Set Up Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Cloud Management Gateway  (MECM-CMG) in 5 Steps 

Arraya Insights| January 17, 2022

The Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) is designed to support devices that are Configuration Manager clients and not connected or reachable within corporate networks. In addition to providing management capabilities, updates, servicing, and task sequences, the CMG can seamlessly connect to Azure cloud resources over the internet without the use of VPNs (virtual private networks).   This allows users to manage clients that roam on the internet or are in branch offices across the WAN, without exposing your on-premises infrastructure to the […]

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FTC Warning to Companies: Address Log4j Security Flaw or Face Consequences

Arraya Insights| January 11, 2022

In the last week or so, there has been constant talk of the recently discovered Log4j vulnerability. This bug in computer code, which affected nearly every major software company, is considered one of the worst vulnerabilities discovered in recent history. CISA director, Jen Easterly, warned that this is the most serious security flaw she’s seen in her career.   CISA outlined that Log4j is “broadly used in […]

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Microsoft’s Cloud Management Gateway (CMG): 8 of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Arraya Insights| January 6, 2022

While some employees are slowly returning to the office, a generous portion of the workforce is still logging in remotely. In some capacity, remote work is here to stay indefinitely.   As more companies become acquainted with a hybrid workforce, they’re often met with challenges related to managing their remote clients, enabling endpoint protection, distributing software, and more. With Microsoft’s Cloud Management Gateway, users can safely manage remote clients without exposing their on-premises infrastructure to the internet.   So, […]

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Three Options for Migrating SQL Servers to Azure

Arraya Insights| January 5, 2022

Are your traditional on-premises SQL Server databases holding your business back? For users looking to accelerate their digital transformation, migrating from a traditional on-premises SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Database offers several benefits. These include reduced costs, increased innovation capabilities, tighter security measures, and compliance with regulations.    Migrating to Azure is the logical next step for many businesses who may need to increase capacity, rethink their disaster recovery method, or reduce unnecessary costs.   […]

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Arraya Insights Vodcast: Cyber Security Analysis - Lessons Learned from the Log4j Vulnerability and 2022 Predictions

Arraya Insights| December 22, 2021

In this episode of the Arraya Insights Vodcast, our panel discusses the impact and early lessons from the Log4j vulnerability. They dive into risk management and responsibility, cloud security, tactics to defend against attacks, and more – then wrap up with cyber security predictions for 2022. Hosted by Scott Brion, Director, Cyber Security, this episode’s […]

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Hybrid Cloud Journey: What New Users Can Expect from this Best-of-Both-Worlds Environment

Arraya Insights| December 16, 2021

Today, a company is only as good as its people and its technology. Technology is meant to work for you.  The right environment, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both, should support your business, enhance your processes, and help you achieve your goals.   When researching what type of environment is right for your business, it’s important to first ask yourself the following questions:  What are you trying to focus […]

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Which Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution is Right for Your Company? 4 Points to Consider First

Arraya Insights| December 14, 2021

No matter how strong your cyber security position, there will always be a chance your business could fall victim to a cyber attack. Today, cyber attacks lead to loss of critical and confidential information, resulting in significant business interruption costs. A cloud disaster recovery solution is a service that provides organizations with failover capabilities and […]

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Hackers Are Ready to Go This Holiday Season: Here’s What You Can Do

Arraya Insights| December 7, 2021

As always, the holidays have crept up and are now in full swing. Folks are busy working to close out the end of the year, finish their holiday shopping, and, hopefully, host safe gatherings with friends and family. While this time of year brings so much to look forward to, the rush of the season can lead many to let their guard down.   With several industries still feeling the […]

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Microsoft to Increase Office 365 Commercial Pricing in 2022

Arraya Insights| December 2, 2021

When remote work became the norm in 2020, the need for remote collaboration capabilities became more important than ever. Many employees and organizations are now moving forward with a remote or hybrid workforce and don’t plan to look back. Throughout this process, Microsoft continuously reinvested in their products to bring new innovations to users, further enhancing our remote work and collaboration capabilities.    For the first time in 10 years, […]

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Arraya Insights Vodcast: Hybrid Cloud Journey - The Data Center Conversation Has Changed

Arraya Insights| November 29, 2021

In this episode of the Arraya Insights Vodcast, our panel looks at the hybrid cloud journey and specifically, how the modern data center conversation has changed. They discuss the cloud-first mindset vs. traditional data centers, application modernization, challenges to cloud adoption, and more. Hosted by Chuck Kiessling, Senior Director, Presales Solutions, this episode’s panel includes […]

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