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How to Address Security Compliance Shortfalls Using the CIS Top 20 (Part 1: Basic Controls)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 8, 2020

Those in fields such as healthcare and financial services are no strangers to finding ways to live in harmony with data privacy and cyber security regulations. However, with the passage of statutes like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act, those headaches are now being felt more acutely across all industries. What’s more, they’re also […]

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GDPR May Very Well Impact You – Are You Ready?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 16, 2018

GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018.  Fines for non-compliance can go as high as 4% of annual global turnover or $20M, whichever is higher.  The two-year transition period started on April 14,  2016, but like most regulations, it’s been easy to push off until later … well later is now.  With just under two […]

Are You Breaking Cyber Law?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 2, 2017

In the information security world, there’s a lot of talk around compliance and regulations directed at securing critical systems. Additionally, many organizations use compliance as a means to justify security spending and initiatives. It can be difficult in some cases to know exactly what you are required to do. Sometimes regulations are very direct and […]

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Compliance vs. Security – They Are Not the Same

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 21, 2017

Securing data typically isn’t the primary strategic objective for most companies. Security can be expensive, time-consuming, and – to some people – even boring. Instead, the driving force behind many security investments is compliance. In some cases, it’s a law or an industry regulation compelling a business to act. Other times, it’s a potential partner […]

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Attention IT Managers: Answer the Door

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 23, 2017

In my last job, I was an IT Manager responsible for Microsoft and VMware. It was pretty exciting, but mostly because I was working at a semiconductor. We were on the cutting edge of technology in a lot of ways because we were building the technology of the future. Not all IT Managers had a similar experience. IT Managers have been […]

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Healthcare's Top IT Mobility Risk - And What You Can Do About It

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 11, 2015

A mobile, untethered workforce is becoming essential in order for extended care facilities to deliver the highest level of care possible to residents. The flexibility and freedom that are hallmarks of IT mobility make it easier to communicate with residents, solve and report problems as they happen and to closely monitor critical health data. Staffers […]

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How to Build Confidence and Secure Buy-In for Office 365 within Your Organization

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 30, 2015

Microsoft just welcomed a pair of massive – and also very different – organizations into the Office 365 (O365) fold. All told, these deals represent a combined commitment of roughly 400,000 licenses, which will be utilized by end users across the globe. A level of trust is an essential precondition in any IT engagement. However, […]

Microsoft 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference Recap

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 29, 2015

I have a confession to make. I’m new to consulting. However, I have been working with Microsoft technologies for over 15 years now. From support to architecture to managing IT teams, I’ve seen Microsoft from many different angles. Now that I work for Arraya Solutions, I can experience Microsoft from a new side – as […]

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Finding the Right Cloud-Based Backup Solution: Top 3 Questions

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 7, 2015

If there’s anyone who doesn’t need to be made more aware of how critical backups are, it’s the folks in IT. After all, one of IT’s chief responsibilities is securing the company’s second most valuable asset (after its people): namely, its data. And then there’s dealing with the clean up when security efforts go awry. […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Office 365 and Azure

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 17, 2015

If one of your organization’s goals for the back nine of 2015 is to either embrace the cloud or expand your existing cloud environment, Microsoft’s Office 365 and Azure could be two of the products you end up exploring. There’s no shortage of benefits you can get out of deploying these services. In terms of […]

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