As summer winds down and you are getting ready to send your children back to school, and some of them could be aspiring athletes, I wanted to introduce Coach Paul Reynolds who is a terrific athlete trainer. Coach Paul Reynolds is a Speed and Strength Coach in Worcester who specializes in training student athletes 1st grade through college. Wondering what's the twin brother thing? Remember Danny DeVito telling Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Twins when they meet for the first time "Oh, obviously! The moment I sat down I thought I was looking into a mirror."? We are that kind of twins! I am Indian American and let's say Paul i...

ComputerVault for Healthcare
Posted by Peo Nathan / August 01, 2017

Retail medical clinics of larger healthcare service providers, independent doctor offices, hospitals, and any other for-profit and non-profit organizations servicing healthcare industry are suitable use cases for deploying Advans’ ComputerVault. Even though Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems are becoming more and more cloud based, still there is a need to maintain security by keeping them inside WAN without exposing them to the big bad internet. In addition, local HIPAA and PCI compliant systems at remote locations are necessary to carry out site level services. Apart from delivering servers and st...

ComputerVault for Retail Outlets
Posted by Peo Nathan / June 27, 2017

Point-of-sale (PoS) systems are the common sources for skimming vital credit card information of the consumers at retail outlets. When I say retail outlets, it covers all the franchise businesses from car rentals to any and all chain retail merchandise stores. The security risk increases multi-fold when the PoS systems are connected to computers in the retail locations. A small retail shop do not have the need to connect computers in the store to process credit card transactions or track inventory, however, larger retail chains have the need to deploy computers connected to the PoS systems in the stores. PoS systems that are not networked with computers are vulnerable ...

Digital security requires a multilayered strategy. Virtual desktops insulate corporate data from malware, spyware, ransomware, and prevent data loss since it never leaves the datacenter. Supporting virtual desktops is also less expensive than supporting physical PC’s. But the cost of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is high, and may require 5 to 10 years before break-even. Advans has broken the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure cost barrier by developing netPulz VDI with 24x7 support for the same cost as buying physical PC’s and servers. It is now possible to get all the benefits of VDI without waiting 5 to 10 years to break-even on the initial investment. Since...

Keys to Outsourcing
Posted by Paul Angelo / May 21, 2017

It’s inevitable. You don’t want to pay someone $100,000 to apply patches. You’ve got more important things to do and you want to spend wisely. But outsourcing is not easy, as you are supplanting one set of issues with another. There are two keys to get it right: Knowing what to outsource and what not to outsource Increasing the productivity of the entire team You outsource well-defined, repetitive tasks. Save the high value-added tasks for onsite/onshore staff. Use a blended team of onsite/onshore and offshore staff to ensure the quality of service you expect while controlling costs. Advans specializes in...