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Put Your Incident Response Plan Together Before The Next Attack

Arraya Insights| February 28, 2017

News came out recently that Yahoo agreed to a $350M cut on its sale price to Verizon following the disclosure of two massive security breaches. Yahoo is also on the hook for 50% of any future costs. Some experts are estimating the security breaches will end up costing Yahoo around $1.5B. The Identity Theft Resource […]

8 Lessons from Cisco’s 2017 Cyber Security Report

Arraya Insights| February 23, 2017

Cisco’s 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report marks the 10th anniversary of the yearly rundown of challenges facing those tasked with ensuring their employers’ digital wellbeing. This year’s report collects the insights of roughly 3,000 Chief Security Officers and security operations leaders from around the world. Surprisingly, amongst the talk of rapidly-evolving, high-tech threats, are a few re-emerging, “old […]

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Microsoft's New Licensing Model: What You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| January 31, 2017

Right before I was promoted to IT Manager, my manager and CIO tasked me with sorting out a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. For years, our company had been purchasing licenses as one-offs, but our goal was to be a world-class IT organization. Part of that was consolidating vendors to a list of key strategic partners and one […]

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3 Tech Skills You Can Sharpen Right Now with Cisco’s dCloud

Arraya Insights| January 13, 2017

If you’re the kind of person who learns best when given the opportunity to get your hands dirty, Cisco’s dCloud should be right up your alley. This free, cloud-based lab infrastructure is open to anyone, partner, customer, or interested observer, provided he or she has a CCO ID. As long as you have that login […]

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What to Watch in 2017: Arraya Predicts the Year in Technology

Arraya Insights| January 9, 2017

Unless you happen to have a crystal ball handy, predicting what’s coming next in the fast-moving world of IT is a tall order. We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing: a collection of plugged-in IT experts with diverse skills sets. We decided to tap in to the collective […]

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Keep Their Holiday Gifts from Becoming Your Cyber Security Risks

Arraya Insights| January 3, 2017

In the wake of the holiday season, now that the bows and wrapping paper have been discarded, people likely have at least a few new high-tech toys to enjoy. It’s safe to assume those new devices will find their way into their owners’ work routines sooner rather than later. High-tech items were in high demand […]

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Recapping 2016: Arraya Looks Back at the Year in IT

Arraya Insights| December 29, 2016

From the rise of ransomware to the persistence of meddlesome and destructive hackers, the IT world made plenty of headlines in 2016 – and the Arraya Solutions team had front row seats through it all. We decided to ask the members of our technical practice areas and our Managed Services team for their takes on […]

Digital Transformation in 2017

Arraya Insights| December 28, 2016

I started at Arraya in 2015, finding myself becoming a consultant and leaving IT for the first time in 16 years. In the interview, I asked what the next thing beyond Office 365 was. The context was that, eventually, companies will be moved to Office 365 and that work will dry up. The answer I […]

Don’t Bother Managing Passwords in Azure AD

Arraya Insights| December 22, 2016

It’s a simple concept, right? You want people to be able to work from anywhere, while securely authenticating them to resources both internal and in the cloud and not storing passwords in a cloud service. You want to do all of that without creating new headaches for IT. It’s a common goal for many organizations, […]

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The Cure for 4 Frequent Endpoint Security Headaches

Arraya Insights| November 16, 2016

Two members of Arraya’s leadership team recently made the journey from our corporate HQ to San Francisco, CA for Cisco’s Partner Summit 2016. This yearly, invite-only event brings together Cisco partners from around the world to network, discuss strategies, and get a look at the new technologies waiting on the horizon. Upon their return, our […]

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