4 Things You Might Have Missed at Arraya’s 3rd Annual Tech Summit

Arraya Insights| June 15, 2017

  Last Thursday, the mid-Atlantic region’s top IT professionals gathered for Arraya Solutions’ Tech Summit. For the third year running, attendees packed the halls and conference rooms of the Sheraton Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA to explore the latest technology solutions and learn more about those that already make up their IT environments. […]

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Looking Back on Arraya’s 2016 – and Ahead to 2017

Dan Lifshutz| December 7, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but in just a few short weeks, we’re all going to have to get used to writing and saying 2017. Before we do, we’ve still got some time to say goodbye to 2016. This past year has been historic for Arraya. We spent another year continuing to grow and advance as […]

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Our Recipe for Customer Relationships that Last

Dan Lifshutz| October 6, 2016

Our Arraya Town Halls aren’t a new topic for this blog, but we did something at our most recent get-together that I think is worth mentioning. Normally at these events I look back at the previous quarter, updating employees on our individual practice areas and the company as a whole. However, I decided to go […]

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Surviving Implementation: 3 Ways to Keep Your Project on Track

Arraya Insights| August 22, 2016

Remember that fictitious business project we started a few weeks ago? Happily, it’s going through the project management phases with ease. So far, our Project Manager (PM) has helped us complete the Initiation phase, where the groundwork for success was set by establishing stakeholders, lines of communication, and more. Next, we stormed through the Plan […]

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Designing a Successful Project: Insider Tips from Arraya's PMO

Arraya Insights| August 8, 2016

Imagine this scenario: With the help of a project manager, you’ve completed the first phase of a business project. Together you’ve determined who has stake in the project, initiated a dialogue, and outlined the scope of the project. What takes place during the second phase, Plan and Design, is equally important. A successful plan and […]

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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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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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4 Reasons You Should Attend the 2016 Arraya Tech Summit

Arraya Insights| May 17, 2016

Technical conferences are great, but typically the bane of an IT manager’s existence. For engineers, a technical conference is a great opportunity to learn about the latest technologies that can help both your own career and your business. In reality though, IT continues to deal with smaller budgets and compressed timelines. Costs are top of IT managers minds […]

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The Arraya Approach: How We Do Microsoft Differently

Arraya Insights| February 2, 2016

If you follow this blog or Arraya, you know that M&A is a big part of our Microsoft Practice. This activity isn’t only happening across various commercial industries; it is also happening in the Microsoft Partner arena as well. Microsoft has been on a huge upswing in the last few years, thanks to great solutions, […]

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Arraya’s Method for Thriving in a World of Trends and Buzzwords

Dan Lifshutz| November 16, 2015

The tech industry loves its trends. Back in 1999 when my business partner David Bakker and I founded Arraya, industry experts such as Gartner were raving about DSL connections, IP telephony and wearables as some of the tech trends destined to shape the future. Sixteen years later, the tech landscape is dominated by coverage of […]

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