Is Your Ransomware Response Strategy Missing this Key Element?

Arraya Insights| July 21, 2016

Employees are the best defense against costly ransomware attacks, according to one recent study. Of the organizations who participated, 89% listed employee awareness training as an effective way to protect themselves against ransomware threats. That was more than enough to claim the top spot on the best defense list, even putting it ahead of backing […]

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The Power of Partnership: Lessons Learned as a Newbie at Microsoft’s WPC 2016

Erin Steinmetz| July 20, 2016

I was lucky enough to attend Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference for the first time last week in Toronto. I went into the week with all of my sessions and meetings planned out – ready to see, do and absorb as much as possible during the four-day span. I was expecting days filled with product and […]

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Data Breach Survival: How to Keep Your Finances & Reputation Intact

Arraya Insights| July 14, 2016

What’s the best way to minimize the financial impact of a data breach? The easy answer? Don’t have one. While describing that ideal end state may be easy, anyone in IT security knows actually achieving it is not. For today’s cyber crooks, data breaches are a business and, according to one recent survey, business is […]

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Floppy Disks & Windows XP: 3 Reasons Not to Delay Tech Upgrades

Dan Lifshutz| July 7, 2016

I’m sure most people in IT thought the days of floppy disks as headline-worthy technology were long gone. I know I did. However, we were all proven wrong recently when the 8-inch floppy disk made a shocking return to the public eye. The storage devices featured prominently in a headline-grabbing report by the Government Accountability […]

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Fallout from New Microsoft Security Patch - and How to Fix it

Arraya Insights| July 6, 2016

A new security patch from Microsoft could carry frustrating side effects for IT teams who apply it. The patch, identified as MS16-072, secures machines against “man-in-the-middle” attacks. In the process of doing that, however, it may cause issues with an organization’s Group Policy settings and how they’re applied. With the MS16-072 update, Microsoft purposefully changed […]

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Looming Blackberry End of Support Has Office 365 Implications

Arraya Insights| June 29, 2016

Back in the early 2000s, I had just been promoted to my first Enterprise level job. The position was managing email for a national energy company, part of which included energy trading. Business was booming and the traders pushed the technology envelope at the company. We were one of the first companies to adopt RIM’s […]

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Every Successful Project Starts with These 3 Steps

Arraya Insights| June 28, 2016

When a new project waits on the horizon, a “Let’s get moving” mindset can take over. Some participants may be eager to start reaping the benefits it promises, others may be eager to get it finished and off their plates. Whatever the motivation, moving too quickly from the decision to pursue a project to starting […]

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Microsoft Collaboration Spotlight: OneDrive for Business’ Missing Feature

Arraya Insights| June 23, 2016

Few things make us happier than when all of our devices play nicely together, creating the seamless work environment we all crave. The opposite of that is also true. Just imagine realizing a critical document is inaccessible and the frustration that goes with that revelation. The Problem Say you need to access a file, but it hasn’t been synced to […]

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Who’s Watching Over Your Business Projects?

Arraya Insights| June 22, 2016

To leverage a Project Manager or not leverage a Project Manager. It doesn’t have quite the same ring as “to be or not to be,” but it’s a decision businesses struggle with often. Some elect to go without, assigning the task to a project’s lead engineer or tacking those duties onto another employee’s workload. These […]

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Microsoft Collaboration Spotlight: Effortless File-Sharing Through Office 365

Arraya Insights| June 21, 2016

Standing at the forefront of Microsoft’s push to make collaboration easier and more powerful are OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online. These Office 365 features can work in tandem to create an intuitive, seamless file-sharing experience for end users. In order to demonstrate the benefits of this relationship, we called upon the expertise of our […]

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