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Arraya Solutions CTO David Bakker Speaks at ELFA Tech & Ops Conference

Arraya Insights| October 6, 2015

Arraya Solutions’ CTO David Bakker presented at the annual Equipment Leasing & Finance Association Operations and Technology Conference & Exhibition on a number of noteworthy IT topics, highlighted by a discussion of the hybrid cloud. The presentation – which was titled: “To Cloud or Not to Cloud: What is My Strategy?” – also featured Doug Cohen, […]

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Improving Organizational Health One Step at a Time

Dan Lifshutz| September 30, 2015

I’m not typically one for business books, however, I came across one recently which stood out for me: Patrick Lencioni’s “The Advantage.” In the book, Lencioni makes the point that the best way for companies to improve and grow stronger often isn’t found externally but rather inside the company itself. Instead of looking for new […]

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What’s New in Office 365

Arraya Insights| September 29, 2015

If you’ve ever listened to Julia White, General Manager of Office at Microsoft, speak about Office 365, then you know two things. Microsoft updates Office a lot. As in over 400 improvements in one year, a lot. Secondly, Microsoft has decreased the amount of time it takes to roll out a customer-requested update. This has […]

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Success Story: Arraya & Microsoft Save Client from DirSync Disaster

Arraya Insights| September 25, 2015

Office 365 and Active Directory are made for each other. Through Directory Synchronization (DirSync or Azure AD Connect), Active Directory can be extended out into the cloud, allowing for easier management of identities across platforms. Customer impressions differ from reality though. Even with a good partner message, some customers forget about the benefits and begin […]

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Protecting Your Mobile Environment: 5 Must-Follow Steps

Arraya Insights| September 24, 2015

Mobility solutions are becoming more established in all industries, including healthcare. In order to give employees the flexibility they desire, IT is being asked to let go of control over how employees connect to organizational networks, from where they’re able to connect, and the devices they use to do so. The productivity gains which can […]

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Policy-based Networking Made Easy with Cisco’s ISE

Arraya Insights| September 22, 2015

Most things in business are governed by policies. There are detailed sets of rules surrounding everything from PTO usage to intra-office relationships and beyond. Historically, one area that has been tougher to lock down with policies has been the corporate network. Often this stems from poor visibility into the network itself, a misalignment of IT […]

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Introducing a Hybrid, Scalable Approach to Network Security

Arraya Insights| September 18, 2015

It’s true whether you’re building a house or securing IT: a tool is only as effective as the person or people behind it. Admittedly we don’t have a ton of expertise in construction. However, IT security tools are another story. The topic of security has been on our minds quite a bit. So much so […]

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What You Need to Know About Self-Service Password Resets

Arraya Insights| September 17, 2015

How many of the calls to your help desk typically involve end user password resets? 20%? 40%? More? If you took a poll of your Help Desk, the answer would probably be a short and sweet, “Too many.” In our experience, password resets consume a huge chunk of the Help Desk’s time each day. Time […]

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70% of Cloud Strategies Fail: Why and What Can Be Done?

Arraya Insights| September 15, 2015

It’s no surprise given the analytical, security and mobility advantages offered by migrating to the Cloud that so many in extended care are planning to embrace it in one form or another. Cloud infrastructure reduces costs, requires less maintenance and allows for the scalability needed to keep up with fluid organizational needs and industry regulations. […]

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Guarding Against Threats to Virtual and Cloud Environments: 3 Tools

Arraya Insights| September 14, 2015

For all the benefits of embracing the Cloud or virtualization – and there are plenty – doing so can open an organization up to a number of new challenges. Not enough to make Cloud or virtualization solutions worth avoiding, but challenges nonetheless. The improvements these solutions offer will likely always make them appealing to organizations. […]

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