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An Inside Look at Arraya’s Managed Services Team

Arraya Insights| March 9, 2016

Whether they’re supporting a Help Desk, an Office 365 deployment, or some other piece of a customer’s IT environment, the members of our Managed Services team are great at what they do. Look no further than our three-year run on CRN’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list, in the Elite 150 category, for proof of […]

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Examining the Real World Impact of Video Conferencing: 3 Use Cases

Arraya Insights| March 8, 2016

Email, IM, phone calls – they all help us connect with colleagues, however, sometimes they’re not enough. There’s an old adage about how 93% of communication is nonverbal. Putting aside whether or not the percentage really is that high, the importance of face time to building long-lasting connections can’t be ignored. How can this need […]

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Looking at the Value of IoT

Dan Lifshutz| March 7, 2016

I’ve written in this space previously about IT trends and Arraya’s methods for carefully weeding out the flashes-in-the-pan from those destined to fundamentally change the way companies do business. One term you’ve probably heard quite a bit lately is Internet of Things, or IoT. From my point of view as a technology executive, it’s clear […]

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Security Breaches from the Attacker’s POV: What You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| March 3, 2016

IT security pros: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu wrote that in “The Art of War.” Even though he didn’t have corporate digital security in mind when he did, it’s still a quote that should ring true in the fight against […]

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Microsoft Responds as Hackers Target SHA-1 Vulnerability

Arraya Insights| February 29, 2016

Heads up: Edge and Internet Explorer users may have noticed a slight uptick in the number of downloads dubbed untrustworthy by those browsers so far this year. The reason? Effective January 1, Microsoft changed Windows’ default settings so many files downloaded from the Internet bearing an SHA-1 code signature are viewed as suspicious. Late last […]

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Yammer is Coming to an Office 365 Subscription Near You!

Arraya Insights| February 25, 2016

In the summer of 2012, Microsoft announced it was purchasing Yammer. I’ll be honest, at that time I was at a company where we used Yammer and no one there was sure what the play was other than Microsoft entering the Enterprise Social space. Years later, it is clear that Yammer fits in well with […]

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Solving 3 of Your Top Data Center Needs with VCE's VxRail

Arraya Insights| February 23, 2016

Last week, VCE officially pulled the tarp off of VxRail, its newest hyper-converged infrastructure solution. VxRail combines industry-leading technology from EMC and VMware to deliver what VCE has referred to as a “quantum leap” forward for hyper-convergence. It sees this as a solution capable of transforming the way we think about modern day IT infrastructure. […]

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5 Traits Help Desks Need to Thrive in Today's Business World

Arraya Insights| February 22, 2016

It’s 9:30 Tuesday morning. Do you know where your end users are? The answer to that question used to be pretty straightforward. On a typical day, most IT pros could guess end users were at their desks or in a meeting. In recent years, thanks to the skyrocketing popularity of and interest in telecommuting, answering […]

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What to Do When Your Cloud Provider Shuts Down

Arraya Insights| February 18, 2016

Last October, HP announced it was shutting down its public cloud services. This week, we found out that Verizon will be shutting down pieces of its own cloud service by April 12, 2016. While storage services appear to still be intact, this is a risk that a lot of customers might not be willing to […]

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Microsoft Offers SMBs an Easy, Affordable Path to the Cloud

Arraya Insights| February 11, 2016

Enterprise-level collaboration systems used to carry with them enterprise-sized price tags and maintenance needs. Thanks to Microsoft’s Cloud Service Provider (CSP) program, however, that’s no longer the case. CSP allows companies of all sizes to utilize Microsoft’s industry-leading cloud solutions including Office 365 and Azure in the way that makes the most sense to them […]

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