UMass Data Warehouse Upgrade
Posted by Paul Angelo / May 21, 2017

The Advans Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Team has completed its upgrade of the University of Massachusetts’s enterprise-wide data warehouse application. Part of this project involved Advans creating a lab in its datacenter for testing upgrade procedures before running them on UMass’ applications. Advans deployed a netPulz virtual WAN to connect its datacenter to two UMass datacenters because: Site-to-site connections can be set-up in minutes Using data in real-time cut the project timeline significantly Ease of management when using an onsite/offshore team A white paper is now available on the Advan...

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Apocalypto Outsourcing
Posted by Paul Angelo / May 21, 2017

We’ve all heard horror stories about outsourcing, particularly when it is offshore. But the issues are real. Often, prospects meet only the experienced and qualified staff people. Customers assume that the staff working for them is just as qualified, only to later learn they are not. Engagements are very difficult to terminate, and you are still stuck with transitioning to a new support vendor or in-sourcing, while you are paying the existing vendor. Lastly, vendors are very specific with what they will do and what they won’t. Any work outside the contract scope is expensive. Don’t get taken in by:  • Bait ‘n S...

Outsourcing is inevitable. Global sourcing of commodities, finished goods, services and labor has been an economic fact for centuries. Advans is deeply committed to Ethical & Responsible outsourcing to provide the best possible service to our IT Project and Outsourcing customers: Every Advans Contract has met all its technical objectives Every Advans Contract has finished on time and on budget Advans has never failed because of a combination of Management Policies and Technology Solutions: Advans does not misrepresent the qualifications/abilities of our staff Advans leverages proprietary techn...

Hyperconverged solutions combine storage and compute resources for hosting virtual servers and desktops. Large enterprises use hyperconverged/virtual solutions because they are more secure, have lower support costs, and insulate corporate data from Internet malware. But these solutions are very expensive to implement and it may require 8 to 10 years before they reach break-even. Advans has broken the hyperconverged/virtual cost barrier by developing netPulz Software Defined Infrastructure to deliver virtual desktops and servers with 24×7 support for the same cost as buying physical PC’s and servers. With netPulz SDI, Small to Mid-Sized business can get a cost neutral...

Recently, I made a significant financial transaction over phone with one of the leading banks in America. Right after I hung up the phone, within 5 minutes, I got a phishing email that looked just like an email alert from my bank stating “We have detected an irregular activity on your account.” If I wasn’t careful as to what the embedded link on the “Get Started” button was, I would have compromised my PC, our corporate network and potentially my bank account information. I informed the bank, but, never heard back from them! Why commercial businesses ignore consumers’ cyber protection is a separate topic by itself. In my case, the possibility ...