Looking at the How and Why of Windows 10 Migrations

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 10, 2017

Drama-free has been a good way to describe the list of the world’s most used operating systems over the last several years. The most recent figures have Windows 7 comfortably in the top spot with just over 49% of the desktop market, according to research conducted by NetMarketShare. This is a position Windows 7 has […]

10 Ways You May Not Be Using Log Analytics (But Should Be)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 19, 2017

Not seeing a problem isn’t the same as not having a problem. Hackers and bad actors have gotten very good at carrying out their crimes without arousing suspicion. As such, malicious activity can go on for months or even longer without drawing attention to itself. By the time someone does notice – or the attackers […]

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Microsoft Inspire Recap: Inspiring the Future of IT

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 14, 2017

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been touting the features and capabilities of Office 365, Azure, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Each product has transformed how businesses operate and has contributed to collaboration, security, and innovation. At Microsoft Inspire 2017, the annual Microsoft partner conference, the messaging was clear. While businesses need […]

Shining a Light on Shadow IT and Taking Back Control of the Cloud

Michael Pocock Michael Pocock| July 11, 2017

In the beginning there was the firewall . . . Several years back, organizations did not even think about users signing up for their own applications. This is because each application required access to resources that were beyond their control. Storage, compute, and network configurations were all IT’s domain and so IT needed to be […]

The Stigma of Patching Lowers Innovation

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 29, 2017

IT has had a long and sordid history with patching. From servers to desktops, Windows to Linux, it is the fear and bane of the IT administrator’s existence. A delicate balance has been struck between the risk of not patching and using third party tools to address security issues, but as the recent WannaCry and […]

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3 Ways Dell EMC Cloud for Azure Stack Breeds Hybrid Success

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 23, 2017

  There are plenty of binary choices in life – but where your organization’s data lives in the cloud isn’t one of them. Rather than choose between housing data in either a public or a private cloud, many businesses are electing to go with a third option. They’re choosing a path that winds between public […]

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Arraya Protects Managed Services Customers from WannaCry

Thomas York Thomas York| June 2, 2017

A fair amount of digital ink has been spent recounting the ransomware attack known as WannaCry and its effects on the global market.  Ransomware attacks are nothing new; revenues obtained from these attacks exceed 1 billion annually, with previous examples such as 2015’s CryptoWall earning $325 million alone.  What is new is IT’s acknowledgement of […]

Taking Your First Steps into the Cloud with Microsoft Azure

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 31, 2017

Working for different cloud providers for the past six or so years, I’ve seen some major changes in how the conversation has gone. Early on, most of the conversations I was involved in revolved around, “What is this ‘cloud’ thing I keep hearing about?” This evolved into “How do I get started in the cloud?” […]

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An M&A Guide for the IT Professional: Don’t Panic

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 25, 2017

Throughout my career, I have participated in a lot of mergers and acquisitions. When I worked at a national power generation company, it was common to spin in and out power plants. At that company, the executives decided to combine multiple companies in a complex, three-way merger. That activity represented my first large, multi-thousand user […]

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Is the Cloud Right for Your VDI?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 20, 2017

A few years ago at my previous company, I considered VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) on-premises for a specific use case around engineering. We were trying to build a more efficient way for our engineers to use graphic intensive compute over a centralized connection instead of having to purchase expensive desktops. Unfortunately, we couldn’t justify the […]

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