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Dell Technologies World 2019 Recap: 6 Key Updates 

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 15, 2019

Early this month, technology professionals from around the world gathered at The Venetian resort in Las Vegas, NV for the 2019 iteration of Dell Technologies World. Kicking off on April 29 and running through May 2, Dell’s global showcase was packed with announcements around what’s new and what’s next from the tech giant. Arraya was […]

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Putting to Bed 7 Common Questions About Webex Assistant

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 3, 2019

From a technological perspective, going from not using Webex Assistant – Cisco’s new AI-powered digital assistant – to using it is as easy as checking a box. In terms of user experience, however, the transition may not be quite so easy. Even users who leverage similar voice-activated functionality in their personal lives may still have […]

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3 VMC on AWS Tools Admins Love (& 1 They Will Soon)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 30, 2019

Since the tail end of last year, our Data Center team has been helping us unpack the hype surrounding VMC on AWS. So far, through three blog posts, we’ve covered how this partnership simplifies data center migrations, introduces new layers of security through NSX microsegmentation, and alleviates some common disaster recovery pain points. The final […]

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A 'Ruthless' Approach to Avoiding Cloud Repatriation

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 26, 2019

Cloud migrations continue driving technology spend skyward and there’s no shortage of studies demonstrating that fact. Earlier this year, we published a blog post citing Gartner research projecting overall IT spend to grow by 3.2% worldwide and cloud-specific spend to rise by 17.5%. Since then, we’ve come across others, including CIO/IDG’s Tech Poll: Tech Priorities […]

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Step-By-Step: Bring Incoming Email to Your SharePoint Online Instance

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 11, 2019

SharePoint Online can go a long way toward boosting organizational efficiency – however not all of its most helpful features are configured out of box. Some may not even appear to exist at all. The latter is true of one of SharePoint on-prem’s more-popular capabilities: incoming email. While this time and headache-saving ability doesn’t exist […]

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Can Cisco Cognitive Collaboration Cure Your Top Meeting Headaches?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 9, 2019

Cognitive collaboration from Cisco is a new initiative designed to alleviate headaches surrounding a workday staple: meetings. Nothing brings employees from all teams and levels of an organization together quite like being annoyed by meetings. In that way, they’ve become something of a great corporate unifier. While it’s unlikely Cisco’s cognitive collaboration effort will transform […]

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5% of Companies Claim No Data Protection Challenges – Is That a Good Thing?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 5, 2019

In Dell EMC’s 2018 Global Data Protection Index, 95% of organizations surveyed admitted facing at least one data protection challenge, but it’s that other 5% that has us worried. Data protection is becoming an existential issue. It’s hard to imagine any business feeling confident enough to call themselves challenge-free. It raises the question, are those […]

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VMC on AWS Upgrade Ushers in NSX Microsegmentation, More

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 1, 2019

Is VMC on AWS really worth the hype? Late last year, we posed that question to the members of Arraya’s Data Center team and they set out to answer it over the course of a series of blog posts, each looking at a different facet of the VMC on AWS platform. To date, we’ve covered […]

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5 Tips for Your ‘What Comes After Windows 7 End of Support?’ Conversation

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 21, 2019

January 14, 2020 is either the day that Windows 7 goes end of support or it’s just another Tuesday. If your organization isn’t in that second camp yet, you are far from alone. A recent survey from Computer Weekly and TechTarget found just over half of IT pros (52%) see upgrading Windows as their top […]

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5 Ways to Kick-Start a Stalled Digital Workplace Transformation

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 7, 2019

On a scale of “We haven’t started yet” to “We’ve reached operational maturity,” how would you describe your efforts to transform into a digital workplace? Most, according to CMS Wire and DWG’s latest State of the Digital Workplace report, believe they remain in the early stages (46%). That’s the case even though almost three-quarters of […]

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