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How to Replace 3 Cisco Call Center Solutions Going End of Support This Year

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 16, 2018

Heads up: The clock is ticking on a trio of Cisco call center solutions. With end-of-support dates looming, organizations that still leverage these legacy technologies will need to create a modernization plan ASAP or accept the risks of continuing to run out-of-date tools. Below is a look at the products going end of support, when, […]

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Meraki or Viptela? Decoding the Use Cases of Cisco's SD-WAN Catalog

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 5, 2018

There are plenty of options available to businesses interested in deploying SD-WAN. Cisco alone has three separate offerings in the space, including Meraki (which it acquired in 2012) and Viptela (which it acquired last year). Parsing through reams of digital datasheets breaking down the value of each of these solutions takes time. Even then, after […]

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3 Cyber Security Fundamentals Often Overlooked During M&As

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 29, 2018

Businesses have made cyber security an integral part of their M&A processes – so why are so many issues going unnoticed? Consider one study in which the vast majority (80%) of businesses agreed cyber security had become a critical part of M&A due diligence 1. However, in that same survey, more than one-third of businesses admitted […]

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What Cisco's Collaboration Shakeup Could Mean for You

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 19, 2018

Last month, Cisco announced a number of upcoming changes to its collaboration portfolio, including the retirement of its Spark brand and the launch of Webex Teams. Far from marketing housekeeping, the announcements are part of a seismic shift in Cisco’s approach to collaboration. As many of these changes have taken effect, they’ve opened new opportunities […]

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4 Keys to Ensuring Your IT Modernization Efforts Start Strong

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 15, 2018

The US government has a long and somewhat spotty record with IT modernization – but that could be about to change. Recently, one of its top offenders, the IRS, released a five-year plan that included, among other provisions, a proposal to begin sun-setting a critical application said to be “the oldest IT system in government.” […]

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SMBs Are Benefiting from SD-WAN Adoption - Here's How

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 24, 2018

Larger organizations are often seen as the ideal use case for SD-WAN technology – and they have flocked to it. In fact, almost three-quarters (74%) of mid-to-enterprise sized businesses acknowledged exploring SD-WAN in lab trials during 2017, according to a recent IHS Markit study. The prediction from IHS is that many of those businesses will […]

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Dell Technologies World 2018 Recap: 4 Need-to-Know Stories

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 17, 2018

Dell Technologies World 2018 took place in Las Vegas earlier this month and Arraya was there to take in the sights and sounds. Our team returned to Arraya HQ with plenty of insights regarding what’s here and what’s coming next from the Dell Technologies family, including our strategic partners Dell EMC and VMware. Here’s a […]

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5 Things Businesses Demand From End User Computing & How to Deliver Them

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 10, 2018

Digital transformation has had an impact on all facets of modern businesses and end user computing (EUC) is no exception. In recent years, end users have begun to rethink their work tools and what constitutes a workspace. They’ve called for greater flexibility and the responsibility for delivering that has fallen on IT. Should IT come […]

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What We Learned About vSphere 6.7 at VMware EMPOWER: 5 Keys

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 30, 2018

Recently, IT partners descended upon Atlanta, GA for VMware EMPOWER – four days of hands-on training and accreditation opportunities all revolving around the company’s cloud, virtualization, and workspace solutions. Perhaps the event’s most newsworthy moment involved the immediate release of vSphere 6.7, the latest incarnation of VMware’s flagship server virtualization software. Several members of the Arraya Solutions […]

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4 Ways Intelligent Process Automation Keeps Budgets in Line

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 10, 2018

Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is a favorite topic in technology journals and blogs, but is the hype justified? Without consistent, measurable outcomes, plenty of buzzy solutions have struggled to make the transition from “wave of the future” to industry standard. However, IPA, a solution that stands at the intersection of automation and artificial intelligence, isn’t […]

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