Defining a cloud-based DevOps strategy is imperative to any long-term cloud transformation agenda. AST’s Automation and DevOps Assessment examines the maturity of your DevOps and identifies a road map for improvement. Results are identified by priority, with a business case, anticipated costs, and ROI projections.

AST’s expert Cloud Assessment team will ascertain how DevOps, site reliability engineering, automation, and continuous deployment can optimize your delivery processes to achieve the best value from your cloud investments.

Our zero-obligation Automation and DevOps Assessment includes:

  • A cloud infrastructure automation road map
  • A DevOps automation/management plan
  • A test automation evaluation

Discover how a leader in customer loyalty technology has benefited from AST’s comprehensive cloud assessment.

Contact us today for your zero-obligation Automation and DevOps Assessment.

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An unfortunate reality is that most companies today lack a security strategy and road map for their cloud landscapes, leaving the organization vulnerable to security breaches, data loss, and a host of other risks. If you’re not sure what your company’s security strategy is, or if you’re not confident in the approach, let AST’s security experts help you identify and mitigate your risks for a more secure future in the cloud.

AST’s Cloud Security Assessment helps organizations boost the security of public cloud deployments by identifying threats caused by misconfigurations, unwarranted access, and non-standard deployments. We assess your vendors and environments for key security elements, such as data segmentation, configuration drift, and regulatory compliance benchmarks. Additionally, our wealth of application security experience enables us to assess customized parameters and include your organization’s specific requirements or compliance commitments.

Our zero-obligation Cloud Security Assessment includes:

  • Data Security and Encryption Assessment
  • Cloud Access Controls and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Data Loss Prevention Readiness Assessment

AST’s Cloud Security Assessment is driving success for organizations across North America, including a Global Trading Platform – discover how our comprehensive assessment led to a solution for a secure, horizontally-scalable architecture, service-based integration, and multi-factor authentication.

Contact AST today to boost the security of your public cloud deployment.

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On September 18, AST – the MuleSoft Meetup Group leader for the Chicagoland area – hosted another successful and enriching MuleSoft Meetup event in Chicago.

Our team would like to extend a sincere ‘thank you!’ to our friends at Big Compass for their awesome presentation, and to Redwood Logistics for providing a modern and inviting venue for local MuleSoft enthusiasts to network and learn real-world best practices using MuleSoft’s AnyPoint Platform™.

AST’s MuleSoft services span the digital life-cycle, from assessment to implementation, migration, and upgrades.  Our deep expertise includes complex business process automation, legacy integration, and a variety of integration-as-services cloud platforms.

Whether you are evaluating MuleSoft or looking to optimize, we welcome the opportunity to chat with you further on how our expertise can help your organization overcome its toughest business challenges.

Check out some pictures from the event below, and reach out to Daniel DiMarco, AST’s MuleSoft Practice Director, if you’d like any more information on AST’s MuleSoft expertise or future Meetup events.

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The adoption of cloud technology is a strategic move to reduce costs, mitigate risk, and achieve scalability of both data and infrastructure – in short, to deliver ROI.

Most organizations struggle with identifying the right path to cloud adoption. That’s where AST’s decade of Cloud expertise is leveraged to determine the best approach for your unique organization. We consider your organization holistically, from legacy systems, to core capabilities and cross-functional business processes. The result is a defined and highly-personalized strategy and road map for cloud migration.

Our unique Cloud Adoption Assessment will provide you with a clear path to the cloud, including cloud adoption strategies that are tailored to your organization and business objectives. With this complimentary, risk-free assessment, you will receive:

  • A Complete Risk Assessment
  • Road Map Definition
  • Portfolio Rationalization
  • TCO/ROI Evaluation

Customers around the world are already realizing these benefits. Find out how a global Aerospace and Defense manufacturer leveraged AST’s Cloud Adoption Assessment to initiate its successful cloud migration with zero business disruption.

Contact AST today to receive your personalized strategy and road map for cloud migration with our risk-free assessment.

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Who’s Ready to Maximize Cloud ROI?

Every organization today is motivated to maximize return on cloud investments. If you’re just starting with the cloud, your need is big. If you’re already using the cloud, your need is bigger! How can you get the best return on your investments?

AST works collaboratively with clients to assess existing infrastructure/workloads and identify strategies to de-risk cloud projects. Our proven Cloud Assessment Framework is a collection of tools, methodologies, and best practices that examine your unique business requirements and provide detailed roadmaps for low-risk, high-return investment strategies. AST’s dedicated Cloud Advisory team offers the following cloud assessments at no obligation to you:

AST has been providing cloud solutions for more than a decade! Our unique depth and breadth of experience include every aspect of cloud: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Click here to learn more about our assessments and read client success stories.

To learn more about the AST framework, criteria, and the benefits of our Cloud Assessments, contact AST today.

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Everyone on Team AST would like to extend a sincere ‘Thank You’ to those who made our experience at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld our best one yet! 

For the last three days, our team has met with thousands of people at our booth in The Exchange, hosted informative Tech Talks for a deeper dive into AST’s unique solutions, met one-on-one to help people find the right Oracle and AST solution to meet their business objectives, presented multiple education sessions on the latest in Oracle Cloud, given away numerous prizes, networked at events hosted by Oracle and by our team, and more.

Thank you for stopping by to discover the innovative solutions and technology that make us one of Oracle’s go-to Partners in the industry.  If you have further questions or would like more information about any of AST’s offerings, contact us today! 

Congratulations to our big winners throughout the week!  Enjoy your prizes, and thank you for your support.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to our AST team for traveling from across North America to attend and share your expertise.  It is because of you that AST is a top organization for digital transformation and a go-to partner for Oracle.

Follow AST on LinkedIn and Twitter for continued updates on all things Oracle and the latest in digital transformation.

Until next year!  See you at Oracle OpenWorld 2020!

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We’re on day 3 of the Oracle event of the year, and there’s still a lot of OpenWorld left to experience!  Today’s agenda offers attendees solution keynotes on Oracle Analytics and Infrastructure, as well as the Wednesday Keynote by Oracle’s Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO, Larry Ellison, in addition to countless networking opportunities in The Exchange, at FitFest.19, and at Oracle CloudFest.19.  All of this is in addition to the groundbreaking educational sessions and hands-on labs offered by some of the industry’s brightest minds.

Be sure to add AST’s presentation to your schedule for the day – this is one you won’t want to miss!

[CON6403] Oracle Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Scale with the State of Maine – Wednesday, 9/18 at 4:45 PM PT in Moscone South – Room 151C

In this session, learn about the State of Maine’s continuing journey into data analytics with Oracle Cloud. In the last year, the State has rolled out a data model with Oracle Analytics Cloud to support the analysis and report on more than 3,000 general ledger accounting, human resources, and biennial budget data elements. Hear how the modern presentation and data exploration capabilities of the Oracle Analytics platform, combined with the ungoverned data mashup capability of Oracle Data Visualizer, has led to early success stories and user adoption.

Presented by:  Patrick Callahan, VP, Analytics and EPM, AST; Jeffrey Jordan, Director, Enterprise Data Services, State of Maine

Also, this is the last day to meet directly with our team of experts at booth 923 in The Exchange!  Take advantage of this opportunity to speak directly with our leadership at the booth, at our Tech Talks throughout the day, or even schedule a one-on-one meeting to discover the Oracle and AST solution that’s right for your business.  We’re also giving away more great prizes throughout the day – stop by for a quick chat to enter!

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The Exchange at Oracle OpenWorld is home to hundreds of partners and customers from around the world, giving you endless opportunities for networking, learning, and finding the right solutions for your most challenging business objectives.  Not to mention the many chances to walk away with some great giveaways and big prizes!

Booth 923 (right outside of the Oracle Partner Theatre) is where you’ll find AST’s team of experts and executives discussing the latest in Oracle Cloud and our own innovative solutions.  Stop by to listen to our in-depth Tech Talks about specific business challenges, solutions, and incredible customer stories!  While you’re there, schedule a one-on-one meeting with the right expert from our team to help you address your specific business challenges, and don’t forget to enter our drawing to win some of today’s top tech, including a pair of Apple AirPods each day of the conference!

The Exchange is abuzz at Oracle OpenWorld this week.  Don’t miss your chance to get in on the conversation and opportunity at booth 923 with Team AST!

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for even more OpenWorld news and live updates from the Moscone Center in San Francisco!

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Day one of Oracle OpenWorld was full of some incredible events, announcements, and keynote speakers.  Our team at booth 923 has already had the opportunity to connect with so many of you through our AST Tech Talks and one-on-one meetings with our experts and executives!  We’re diving right into day two with many great things on the agenda, including our exclusive sessions – get these on your calendar now to get your seat before they fill up! 

[CON2731] A Public Sector Special Interest Group Perspective of Migration to Oracle Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 12:30 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2009A

Public sector organizations are increasingly adopting “cloud-first” strategy to take advantage of greater flexibility, predictable cost, and retention of technical talent, among other benefits.  As IT executives start developing a business case for selecting and deploying a cloud solution, they find themselves grappling with many questions.  This session explores the process of developing approaches for selection, and practical steps for evaluating, describing, and quantifying benefits, cost saving, and risks associated with deploying solutions or migrating existing solutions to the cloud.

Presented by:  Praveen Kumar, Practice Director, AST LLC; Medik Ghazikhanian, Assistant IT Director, City of Burbank

[CAS3477] Powering Financial Reporting with Oracle Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 4:15 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2024B

This case study is like many: a customer uses Excel as its primary tool for financial reporting and spends countless hours on monthly and quarterly close.  In this session, hear how Oracle Fusion and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud provided the capability to standardize the hierarchies required for financial reports. Both Oracle General Ledger and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud can easily integrate with Smart Views and utilize a financial reporting studio to create standardized reports. Topics covered include the metadata integration process between Oracle General Ledger and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud, the minimal training requirements between the systems, the power of Smart View for analysis, lessons learned, and tips and tricks.

Presented by:  Harsh Dave, Principal Consultant, AST LLC

In the meantime, visit us at booth 923 in The Exchange for more AST Tech Talks and incredible giveaways!

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Applications Software Technology LLC (AST) has announced that AST CEO Justin Winter has appointed Stephen Engel as its Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Mr. Engel will lead AST’s global go-to-market strategy, and guide worldwide sales and other go-to-market operations to meet and accelerate growth.

Mr. Engel is a seasoned leader, with more than 25 years of sales and delivery experience regionally and globally. Before joining AST, Stephen spent 18 years at Hitachi Consulting where he held multiple leadership positions, including SVP of Strategic Accounts, Strategic Solutions, and Managed Services Sales. Mr. Engel brings a rather unique perspective to sales, with experience as a supply chain practitioner, delivery leader, and keynote speaker. Prior to Hitachi, Stephen worked for Arthur Andersen, a boutique supply chain consulting firm, and in the aerospace industry for Boeing and Bombardier.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stephen to our executive team. With his impressive track record in sales and customer success in the cloud, I am confident that he is the right person to lead our go-to-market organization and continue building on our foundation to drive growth,” said Justin Winter, Chief Executive Officer, AST. “Stephen has a wealth of experience in creating customer success and maintaining lasting customer relationships. We look forward to his contributions.”

Read the full press release here.

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