Designing a Successful Project: Insider Tips from Arraya's PMO

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 8, 2016

Imagine this scenario: With the help of a project manager, you’ve completed the first phase of a business project. Together you’ve determined who has stake in the project, initiated a dialogue, and outlined the scope of the project. What takes place during the second phase, Plan and Design, is equally important. A successful plan and […]

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Floppy Disks & Windows XP: 3 Reasons Not to Delay Tech Upgrades

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| July 7, 2016

I’m sure most people in IT thought the days of floppy disks as headline-worthy technology were long gone. I know I did. However, we were all proven wrong recently when the 8-inch floppy disk made a shocking return to the public eye. The storage devices featured prominently in a headline-grabbing report by the Government Accountability […]

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Recapping Arraya’s 2016 Tech Summit

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 14, 2016

For the second straight year, IT professionals from across the Mid-Atlantic region converged in King of Prussia, PA for the Arraya Solutions Tech Summit. This daylong event was modeled on the format of last year’s debut Tech Summit, but like any good sequel, it upped the ante in terms of scale. This year’s event packed […]

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The Intersection of Digitization and Security

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| May 18, 2016

One word that’s come up a great deal lately in conversations with customers is digitization. In an effort to provide end users with on-demand access to data or services, businesses have turned to digitization. While speed and availability are certainly important criteria in today’s business world, there’s another element that carries a steep price if overlooked: […]

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5 Costly (Yet Easy-to-Miss) Help Desk Mistakes

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 2, 2016

Everyone makes mistakes – even Help Desk staffers, aka the folks who businesses rely on to clean up after others, aren’t immune. In many cases, there’s just a little bit more on the line when the Help Desk drops the ball. After all, how many employees can no longer imagine doing their jobs without the […]

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Looking at the Value of IoT

Dan Lifshutz 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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Improving Organizational Health One Step at a Time

Dan Lifshutz Dan Lifshutz| September 30, 2015

I’m not typically one for business books, however, I came across one recently which stood out for me: Patrick Lencioni’s “The Advantage.” In the book, Lencioni makes the point that the best way for companies to improve and grow stronger often isn’t found externally but rather inside the company itself. Instead of looking for new […]

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Fostering Employee Engagement: Focusing on What Matters

David Bakker David Bakker| December 5, 2014

The term Organizational Effectiveness has become a trend in businesses lately. It refers to how well companies are able to achieve the goals and outcomes that they’ve laid out. High organizational effectiveness requires creating work environments that engage employees and enable them to do their best. As we already talked about in Making Social Learning […]

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Maintaining a Lean Operation: The Just in Time Method

David Bakker David Bakker| November 19, 2014

How about a quick history lesson? Back in the 1950s, Toyota introduced the Just-in-Time (JIT), or lean, method. This meant creating or purchasing only enough items to meet demand instead of to build a surplus. Gradually the idea of slimming down operations began to spread to other companies. Dell is a modern day example of […]

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Arraya Solutions CTO David Bakker Takes His Passion for Innovation to Temple University

Erin Steinmetz Erin Steinmetz| September 24, 2014

Arraya Solutions CTO David Bakker has a passion for innovation.  This passion comes through, not only in the way he runs the business here at Arraya, but in his focus on fostering it within the company culture. Bakker’s focus and keenness for this topic has spurred our recent Innovation Series – a compilation of blog […]

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