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No Matter Your IT Needs, There's a Blade Server for You

Arraya Insights| January 13, 2016

Think your organization isn’t big enough for blade servers? That may have been true once upon a time, but it isn’t the case anymore. In today’s landscape everything from small-to-mid-sized IT environments, remote offices, branch locations and more are able to benefit from the performance and power of blade servers – thanks to UCS Mini […]

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Experts: Data Centers to Lean on Hyperconverged in the Years Ahead

Arraya Insights| January 11, 2016

Here’s an IT prediction for 2016 and beyond: If it’s not already, Virtual SAN (VSAN) from VMware and hyperconverged infrastructure in general could soon become a major part of your data center. There was no crystal ball needed to devise that prediction. It’s based on the findings of multiple industry-leaders in the field of IT […]

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Short on Time and Data Center Resources? Here's a Solution

Arraya Insights| January 7, 2016

Patience is not a virtue today’s business world has in abundance – but that’s no longer an issue thanks to Cisco UCS Director. This solution replaces the time-consuming manual tasks needed to provision and de-provision data centers with quick and efficient automation. This ensures when new opportunities arise, the necessary data center capabilities will be […]

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Office 365 E5: Put Voice on Your New Year’s Resolution List

Arraya Insights| January 5, 2016

Years ago, I worked for a small company in Allentown, PA. It was my first IT Manager role and my responsibilities were all-encompassing. Unlike previous jobs which let me focus on Microsoft technologies, I suddenly had to support everything from servers to desktops, email and applications, data centers, networks and voice. It was my very […]

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Increase Agility, Stay Competitive with Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud

Arraya Insights| December 22, 2015

Increased agility is a popular target for many businesses and their IT teams. They dream of adjusting, almost on-the-fly, to changing business needs by being able to manage and deploy cutting-edge apps when needed. While the goal is clear, that’s rarely the case for the path leading to that goal. One of the best methods […]

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Internet Explorer Support and the Question of Modernization

Arraya Insights| December 21, 2015

Ed Bott published an article called “Who’s still using Internet Explorer? And why won’t they upgrade?” I think he skims the surface of the first question, but the second appears to be rhetorical. In case you didn’t hear, all versions of Internet Explorer below 11 will be unsupported starting January 2016. Microsoft announced this two […]

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Connected Machines: 4 Ways Cisco Helps Boost OEE, Cut Downtime

Arraya Insights| December 17, 2015

Connected, intelligent machines are the future of manufacturing – and they’re also very rapidly becoming its present. Word is out and more companies are realizing the inherent value in linking machines not only to internal networks, but back to the companies that initially built those machines. Machine-builders have a unique insight into their product and […]

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IT Workdays Getting Longer: How to Combat Burnout

Arraya Insights| December 16, 2015

For most folks in IT, long hours are simply part of the job. However, the extent at which those hours are piling up – in many cases the traditional 40-hour workweek is barely visible in the rear-view – should be of concern to leaders. As the number of hours increases, so does the risk of […]

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Cisco Reveals New Cloud-Based Workplace Communication Solution

Arraya Insights| December 15, 2015

Perhaps the biggest story out of last week’s Cisco Collaboration Summit was that Spark, Cisco’s team-based communication and collaboration app, is about to undergo some major changes. Come the new year, Spark will no longer be a mere messaging app, but will evolve into an entire platform. This transformation could end up having a major […]

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Arraya and CSP: What this Means for Your Relationship with Microsoft

Arraya Insights| December 9, 2015

The cloud has had an impact on almost every facet of life in IT – and the way in which Microsoft technologies are consumed is no exception. In the old days, customers used to have one partner, a LAR (Large Account Reseller) or LSP (Licensing Solution Provider), from whom they purchased their Microsoft licenses. The LAR […]

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