Looking at the Value of IoT

Dan Lifshutz| March 7, 2016

I’ve written in this space previously about IT trends and Arraya’s methods for carefully weeding out the flashes-in-the-pan from those destined to fundamentally change the way companies do business. One term you’ve probably heard quite a bit lately is Internet of Things, or IoT. From my point of view as a technology executive, it’s clear […]

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Users & Malicious Emails: Stay Safe with Rapid Threat Containment

Arraya Insights| January 20, 2016

Picture this: An end user manages to overlook the red flags and clicks on an email attachment that actually contains malware. So what happens next? According to industry averages, it can take IT roughly 100-200 days to detect and solve the subsequent problems. That’s more than enough time for the malware to inflict some significant […]

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Connected Machines: 4 Ways Cisco Helps Boost OEE, Cut Downtime

Arraya Insights| December 17, 2015

Connected, intelligent machines are the future of manufacturing – and they’re also very rapidly becoming its present. Word is out and more companies are realizing the inherent value in linking machines not only to internal networks, but back to the companies that initially built those machines. Machine-builders have a unique insight into their product and […]

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Recapping Arraya’s Delaware Valley Manufacturing IoT Summit

Arraya Insights| December 4, 2015

Representatives from across the manufacturing vertical gathered at the Sheraton Valley Forge in King of Prussia on Wednesday, 12/2, for the Delaware Valley Manufacturing Internet of Things (IoT) Summit. This event, which was a joint venture of Arraya Solutions, Cisco and MapR, was designed to showcase some of the latest technologies allowing manufacturers to better […]

Less Downtime, Fewer Defects: Business Benefits of IoT in Manufacturing

Arraya Insights| November 19, 2015

How much is unplanned downtime on your production floor going to cost your company? Obviously there are plenty of different factors impacting that figure. One estimate cited by the folks at Cisco said the price tag could come to $20,000 per minute. No matter the dollar figure, the consensus will likely be that any losses […]

Keeping Your Data Safe in the Internet of Things

Arraya Insights| November 6, 2015

The increased device connectivity offered by Internet of Things (IoT) technology can do wonders for manufacturers. Devices which used to be isolated are gaining network access, sensors and intelligence capabilities, resulting in an abundance of valuable data and information from the production floor and elsewhere for manufacturers to analyze. This allows them to make better […]

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What it Takes to Bridge the IT/OT Divide and Succeed with IoT

Arraya Insights| October 20, 2015

The growing influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made for some strange bedfellows, especially in the manufacturing industry. In the old days, IT was in one corner, tending to the hardware, infrastructure and software applications used to manage data. Meanwhile, OT concerned itself with the devices and real time processes that occurred on […]

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Cisco Data Center Partner Connection - Update 1: Where IoT, Big Data, and Analytics Meet

Arraya Insights| February 13, 2015

Cisco has been touting the Internet of Things for several years, calling it a $19 trillion global opportunity over the next decade.  There are roughly 25 billion devices connected to the Internet today, but it is estimated that it will double to 50 billion by 2020.  That’s a lot of new devices, and who is […]

IT Buzzwords Defined

Arraya Insights| November 4, 2014

There’s nothing quite like walking away from a conversation feeling like you need to Google a big chunk of it in order to figure out what the heck the other person was talking about. Some of the jargon and buzzwords in the technology field can leave even savvy IT pros scratching their heads on occasion. […]

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