Your Office 365 Journey: What Comes After Email?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 12, 2017

Almost every customer that moves to Office 365 starts the migration with email. Perhaps it has to do with the send/receive relationship of email. Regardless, email is the function most IT organizations are comfortable using to test the cloud. At Arraya, we enable this by helping customers create a rock-solid tenant, layer on some security, […]

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Are You Benefiting Yet From These 5 New Office 365 Features?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 11, 2017

Office 365 is the undisputed king of collaboration. No other solution offers the benefits of the cloud while covering the range of collaboration services that Microsoft offers – from email to voice, conferencing to social portals, intelligent security to personal file sharing, and more. Office 365 E3 has been the sweet spot for many organizations […]

Don’t Get Caught in a Data Hostage Situation

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 16, 2017

By now we’ve all heard about ransomware and the massive financial implications it can have on business. While ransomware is an example of something coming in and infecting you, the converse can be a risk. With the ease of cloud accessed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, your data can be outside of IT’s control extremely easily. Two […]

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Don't have 6-9 months to prep for Windows 10? Don't worry

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 14, 2017

What are your plans for the next 6-9 months? If your business is looking at Windows 10, you might already have your answer. That’s how long IT should spend preparing for a Windows 10 migration according to a White Paper from Gartner. The research firm concluded doing so would save time and resources during the […]

End-of-Support is Near for These Microsoft Tools: What's Next?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 10, 2017

April 11, 2017 and October 10, 2017. For most IT pros, these dates are probably nothing more than a pair of perfectly random Tuesdays. However, there are others in IT who have them circled on their calendars. Maybe even in bright red ink. Can’t-miss birthdays and anniversaries aside, these are the end of support dates […]

Smooth Exchange Online Migrations Start Here: 6 Things to Consider

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 7, 2017

Exchange Online migrations have a clearly defined endpoint: the cloud. Once there, businesses gain access to the inherent ease of use and management that goes with the cloud as well as features such as built-in anti-malware capabilities and data loss protection. If that’s where the journey ends, how does one get there? Over the years, […]

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Microsoft's New Licensing Model: What You Need to Know

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 31, 2017

Right before I was promoted to IT Manager, my manager and CIO tasked me with sorting out a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. For years, our company had been purchasing licenses as one-offs, but our goal was to be a world-class IT organization. Part of that was consolidating vendors to a list of key strategic partners and one […]

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Attention IT Managers: Answer the Door

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 23, 2017

In my last job, I was an IT Manager responsible for Microsoft and VMware. It was pretty exciting, but mostly because I was working at a semiconductor. We were on the cutting edge of technology in a lot of ways because we were building the technology of the future. Not all IT Managers had a similar experience. IT Managers have been […]

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What to Watch in 2017: Arraya Predicts the Year in Technology

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 9, 2017

Unless you happen to have a crystal ball handy, predicting what’s coming next in the fast-moving world of IT is a tall order. We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing: a collection of plugged-in IT experts with diverse skills sets. We decided to tap in to the collective […]

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Recapping 2016: Arraya Looks Back at the Year in IT

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 29, 2016

From the rise of ransomware to the persistence of meddlesome and destructive hackers, the IT world made plenty of headlines in 2016 – and the Arraya Solutions team had front row seats through it all. We decided to ask the members of our technical practice areas and our Managed Services team for their takes on […]