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Harnessing Emerging Technology to Thrive in Financial Services

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 6, 2018

Those in the financial services sector expect big changes in the coming years necessitated by emerging technology and digital disruption. Yet many businesses aren’t ready for these changes. That’s the opinion of those surveyed as part of The Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Banking Executive Survey. Nearly nine-in-ten respondents (86%) agreed that emerging technologies will alter […]

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GDPR May Very Well Impact You – Are You Ready?

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| 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 […]

Bypassing the Dreaded Cloud Talent Bottleneck

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 30, 2018

With the cloud, often times the issue isn’t the will, it’s the way. Many businesses have long sought the benefits associated with migrating workloads to the cloud, outcomes such as increased resource flexibility and greater budgetary efficiency. In fact, interest in these solutions rose to such a degree last year that some analysts called 2017 […]

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On the Field or in the Office, Success Comes Down to Teamwork

Craig Hissong Craig Hissong| December 7, 2017

While we were in Ohio earlier this year, my colleague Ryan Benner (Arraya’s Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure) and I found time to take in a football game between our alma maters – Penn State and Ohio State. It was a great, back and forth matchup in which my team, the squad from THE Ohio State […]

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Technologists On-Demand: The Innovative Way to Solve Today’s Tech Headaches

Harry Chen Harry Chen| December 1, 2017

We’re living in an on-demand era. Need a ride? There’s Uber. How about fresh groceries and a roasting pan for the holidays? Amazon will have it all at your doorstep in 24-48 hours. It’s amazing how our expectations as consumers have evolved over the last 10 years. Even now, we’re changing the economic landscape of […]

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IT Leaders Share Their Most Painful Cyber Security Challenge

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 15, 2017

We’ve talked previously in this blog about how stock photos always depict cyber security threats the same way. The setting is typically a dark room occupied by a hoodie-wearing, faceless figure with some undoubtedly Matrix-inspired grids of code artistically placed somewhere in the frame. However, with the help of a recent survey, we’ve compiled an […]

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Equifax Fallout Proves Security Is No Longer Just An IT Concern

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 23, 2017

“My advice is for business leaders to get involved now or be prepared to face the music later.” Tom Clerici, Arraya’s Cyber Security Practice Director, wrote those words to cap off his most recent blog post, entitled “All CEOs Should Pay Attention to Equifax Firings – They May Be Next.” In the post, Tom theorized […]

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A Too-Often Overlooked Part of Business Success

Craig Hissong Craig Hissong| October 3, 2017

The Arraya team was out in force for Microsoft Ignite last month and, even though I couldn’t make the trip, I did follow along with the blogs and news they sent back. As I read, I started thinking back on my own conference experiences and, while blogs can bring the energy (if the author conveys […]

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The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Technology Investments

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 21, 2017

IT investments should start with a problem, not a product. All too often in business, that process gets reversed. Companies fall in love with a set of features or the promise of an innovative, disruptive solution and rush to sign on the dotted line. Next thing they know, that exciting new piece of hardware is […]

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All CEOs Should Pay Attention to Equifax Firings – They May Be Next

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| September 19, 2017

Nobody was surprised when it was announced this weekend that the chief information officer and chief security officer were both out at Equifax. We all knew that was going to happen because those two roles always get terminated after a major breach. Clearly, it’s always the CIO and CSO’s fault, right…or is it? I’ve never […]

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