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Nuventra: Relying on Logically for a Remote Work Environment

Suzanne Gassman

Keeping IT operations up and running efficiently around the clock has become essential, especially with today’s remote work environment.

Michael Faas, the Director of Information Technology at Nuventra Inc., considers IT to be business critical, especially for a 120-person company with offices in four locations.

Nuventra is a pharmaceutical consulting organization that was founded in 2008 and provides expertise in clinical pharmacology, including PK/PD services leading to informed drug development.  These drug capabilities provide an understanding of the body’s effect on a specific drug and the drug’s effect on the body. Their IT is headed by Michael Faas, who has a 10-year association with Logically, both as an employee and now as a customer. “I have always considered Logically to be a trusted partner,” says Michael Faas. “They have always provided me with the information and guidance to help me succeed,” he added.

Since Nuventra works with pharmaceutical firms, the company’s information and IT must be up and running 24/7, since all their work goes through computers and their servers. One issue came up with their Virtual Private Network (VPN) that inhibited traffic – “Logically’s engineers jumped right onto it, “says Michael Faas. “They worked it out, fixed it, and we were up and running in a day.” Now, all Nuventra employees can work remotely through a CISCO VPN that gives them access to their data center. Nuventra also uses Microsoft Teams and encourages all staff to work from home at least one day per week.  With regards to the security of the systems, Nuventra’s clients require a high level of security to do business with them. Logically has been instrumental in meeting these high-level requirements.

Michael Faas says that right now, the most significant push is to secure endpoints as employees travel and work remotely. Endpoint encryption and migration to a new anti-virus solution are on the radar. “We are constantly hiring more scientists and programmers and are keeping a supply of machines ready for them to come aboard,” he says. “Nuventra’s goal is to have 200 people by the end of the year – and we are still on track for that,” adds Michael Faas.

To learn more about how Nuventra was able to address their IT challenges and ensure continuous access for their business-critical data and IT infrastructure, check out the case study today.