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Mapping – and Navigating – Microsoft’s EA Changes

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 21, 2018

When Microsoft first unveiled plans for a series of Office and Windows licensing and price changes, the October 1 go-live date seemed so far away. But now? October is right around the corner and so too is that revamped price structure. Before it hits, organizations should make sure they can answer the following questions. What […]

3 Things You Should Know Before Deploying Windows 10 On Your Own

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 5, 2018

While certainly worthwhile, the journey to Windows 10 can be daunting. We touched on this topic in a blog post we ran last year, entitled “Don’t have 6-9 months to prep for Windows 10? Don’t worry.” In the post, we cited a recommendation from research firm Gartner that businesses should invest anywhere from, as the […]

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Cloud Spend Set to Rise, But Who's Guiding the Way?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 19, 2018

Organizations of all sizes are expecting to spend more on the cloud this year than they did in 2017. In fact, just 11% of enterprise-sized participants in RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report believe their cloud spend will hold steady or decrease while 24% of SMBs make a similar claim. There’s plenty of range regarding exactly […]

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More than Email: Unlocking the Full Value of Office 365

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 13, 2018

Businesses seem to be hearing the “call of the cloud” loud and clear if a pair of recent studies concerning Office 365 are any indication. According to research by Barracuda Networks, Inc., 63% of organizations are currently using Office 365, while 49% of those who aren’t yet doing so plan to within the next six months. Meanwhile, […]

Streamline Windows 10 Rollout with Workspace ONE & AutoPilot

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 16, 2018

More time to innovate. While it may not lend itself to wrapping paper and bows, it’s a gift IT teams would appreciate just the same. As it stands, many IT teams are finding themselves bogged down by support tasks. Processes like onboarding new laptops and desktops must be completed, but they consume a great many […]

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Information Technology in 2018: 9 Predictions from Arraya’s Team

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 5, 2018

Want a sneak peek at what’s in store for cloud, cyber security, data management, and the rest of IT’s top care-abouts come 2018? There’s no better place to turn than Arraya’s team of experts. What this group lacks in psychic abilities, they more than make up for in technical knowledge and experience. And, when it […]

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2017 Rewind: 9 Stories that Rattled Information Technology

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 28, 2017

Before we officially send 2017 to that big data center in the sky, we thought we should take a look back at the year in technology news – and what a year it was! During the last 12 months, cyber attacks seemingly grew larger and more vicious, capturing the full attention of those inside IT […]

Arraya Insights Radio - Ignite of the Living Dead: Recapping Microsoft’s ‘Every Tech Event’

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 31, 2017

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 2: Ignite of the Living Dead: Recapping Microsoft’s ‘Every Tech Event’ Host: Thomas York (Director, Quality and Operational Excellence) Guests: Matt Sekol (Director, Microsoft and Cloud Practice) and Jason Kline (Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect) With Microsoft Ignite in the rearview, the Arraya Insights Radio crew recaps the biggest stories coming out […]

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Tech Leaders Band Together Around Microsoft Ignite: 8 Takeaways

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 26, 2017

Microsoft’s Ignite conference bills itself as an “every tech event” and it lived up to that moniker this year. If you made it to Orlando, FL for Ignite last month, you witnessed several key announcements from Microsoft, including a look at what the future holds for its Skype for Business and Teams solutions. However, the […]

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Microsoft Ignite: Demystifying the Future of Skype for Business

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 27, 2017

One of the big announcements from Day 1 of Microsoft Ignite 2017 lost a little steam due to an accidental leak a couple of weeks ago. Some Office 365 admins were greeted with a message  announcing that, in a year, Skype for Business (SfB) Online would be absorbed into Microsoft Teams. The suddenness of the […]