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Organizations are Revamping Their Approach to Voice: Should Yours?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 14, 2020

Organizational voice strategies used to revolve around the handsets perched on employees’ desks or near their workstations. These physical devices aren’t going anywhere; however, the strategies around them have expanded as organizations look to incorporate a more diverse set of solutions and approaches. As it has throughout the IT stack, this pursuit has landed many […]

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Why You Need to Patch Your Windows 10, Server Instances ASAP

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 27, 2020

Heads up: Microsoft and the National Security Agency (NSA) just sounded the alarm on a newly-discovered Windows vulnerability, one that has left potentially hundreds of millions of devices open to attack. Designated CVE-2020-0601, it affects certificate validation within devices running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server version 1803. Essentially, attackers […]

Can Azure Arc Help Alleviate Hybrid Complexity?

Gary Funt Gary Funt| January 17, 2020

We used to think of a hybrid environment as having one foot in the cloud and the other planted firmly on-premises, but things are no longer that simple. Today’s hybrid environments can have one foot in one cloud, another foot in a different cloud, a third foot back on-prem, and maybe even a fourth foot […]

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Microsoft and Cisco Bet Big on Collaboration: How You Could Benefit

Matt Amato Matt Amato| December 12, 2019

Imagine a world where Microsoft collaboration tools and Cisco collaboration tools went together like peanut butter and jelly. There was a time – as recently as earlier this year – when that was strictly the stuff of dreams. Instead, organizations could choose Microsoft’s collaboration solutions or they could choose Cisco’s. Or, they could embark on […]

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3 Keys to a Successful OneDrive for Business Migration

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 10, 2019

Are your organization’s on-premises files destined for life in a cloud-based platform, like Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business? It’s a common second step – after email – in many cloud journeys. It’s also one that, if not handled carefully, can lead to disruptions or worse, data loss.   Arraya’s Cloud and Workspace team has helped execute […]

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Microsoft Unveils Teams' Newest Feature: Private Channels

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 8, 2019

It’s finally happening – private channels have come to Microsoft Teams! The ability to create private channels within a given team has been a wish list item for Teams users and admins – and, likely, for Microsoft itself – for a considerable amount time. As of the end of last month, that wish has become […]

Azure Automation: 3 Ways It Makes Life Easier in the Cloud and Onsite

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 19, 2019

Part of the appeal of the cloud is that it’s such a low maintenance solution. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s a no-maintenance solution. While cloud-based and hybrid data sets require less attention than those housed solely in corporate owned and/or managed data centers, there’s still work to be done. In order for organizations to […]

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Microsoft as a Security Company? 6 Updates Behind the Cliché

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 3, 2019

Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone describe Microsoft as a “security company” at some point in the last few years. We can’t say for sure – maybe because your Microsoft desktop is so secure – but we’re guessing there are plenty of hands in the air. We get it. Given cyber security’s status as […]

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Microsoft to Retire Skype for Business: What It Means for You

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 30, 2019

It’s official: On July 31, 2021, the Skype for Business Online era will officially come to an end. Microsoft announced the roughly five-year old communication platform’s retirement date last month, although the process has been in the works for some time. Once that date hits, Teams will stand alone at the center of Microsoft’s communication […]

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SmartCloud Notes Faces End of Life – Where to Go Next

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 29, 2019

Earlier this summer, IBM and HCL Technologies completed a deal that has, no pun intended, left many organizations’ cloud futures up in the air. Under the deal, which began making headlines last December, HCL purchased a chunk of IBM’s collaboration, commerce, digital experience, and security software portfolio, including its Notes and Domino services. Initially, customers […]

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