Welcome to Our Web Site
Welcome to the Advantro Web site. We are excited to offer this site as a tool for both existing and prospective clients. We hope this site proves to be an effective, efficient and timely medium to communicate with you.
Before you buy that smartphone (or tablet)...
iPhone? Blackberry? Android? Windows Phone?
Before you run out and buy that cool new gadget, you will first want to determine which smartphone makes the most sense for your IT infrastructure, as well as any regulatory requirements that may pertain to your business.
Every smartphone vendor will claim (and rightly so) that their phones will connect to your corporate e-mail. But each vendor has a slightly different mechanism for corporate e-mail integration, each with it's own features, requirements and limitations which may make some phones unsuitable for your business. Is your e-mail hosted internally or by an outside provider? Is SSL encryption supported? Is device-level encryption and remote-wipe capability required for your industry? Have you prepared for and budgeted appropriately for the changes which may be necessary to your IT infrastructure?
The same goes for tablets. What kind of productivity apps do you need? What cloud services are most appropriate for your business? Is the closed ecosystem of the iPad more appropriate for you, or the open architecture of an Android tablet? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each as it pertains to you?
Your IT professional should be able to answer these questions for you, and arm you with the ability to make the right decision for your business.
Lost in the Cloud?
Cloud Computing. "To the Cloud!"
By now you have no doubt heard the buzz. Perhaps you have even implemented some cloud-based services as part of your IT infrastructure. For those of you who haven't taken the plunge, you are likely wondering whether it would make sense for your business.
To clarify: The Cloud is nothing new. In one sense, it represents the same "build vs. buy" (or "own vs. rent") decision that businesses have faced since time immemorial. Even as a concept for delivery of technology, it isn't exactly new. If you have a web site or e-mail service hosted by an outside provider, you are already "in the Cloud." Even more sophisticated applications such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions have existed on the web for a number of years, previously known as "Software as a Service" (or "SaaS"). What is different this time is the catchy new term, and a plethora of new offerings.
By analyzing your business processes and workflows, Advantro can help you determine whether it makes sense to move your business "to the Cloud."