Last week our AST Lisle office had their annual Ugly Sweater and White Elephant Holiday Party. This momentous time of year is a great reminder about how much we have to be thankful to each other for and share our lives in celebration. What a wonderful way to end the year!

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This year our AST Dallas office collected donations to provide coats to a 4th grade class at the Cesar Chavez learning center in the Dallas ISD. We not only delivered coats but by the looks of it we also delivered smiles. It’s so heartwarming to know they will be bundled up as we Texans know January is always the coldest month. Glad to be part of an organization that gives back to their local communities. Thank you all who contributed Texas Team! 

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AST would like to thank everyone who was able to come out to the Oracle OpenWorld events in Canada! We were so happy with the turn-out at our Best of Oracle OpenWorld events in Regina and Victoria – despite the weather! Here are some pics from this energetic event.  If you missed it, read more here: 

We’re happy to have had the chance to present with Oracle and meet one-on-one to help people find the right Oracle and AST solution to meet their business objectives. 

Also, thank you to the AST and Oracle teams for traveling to Regina, SK and Victoria, BC to attend and share their expertise.  It is because of you that AST is a top organization for digital transformation and a go-to partner for Oracle. 

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AST has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Chicago Tribune. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.  

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”  

“Employees at AST have worked hard to get us where we are today. Their passion shows in the exemplary work they perform on a daily basis. Their dedication is acknowledged and appreciated by our clients as well as the leadership team,” said Justin Winter, CEO of AST. “It’s no coincidence that we have now been awarded best Top Company for our fourth year. We have an amazing team.” AST Corporation is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. 

Read the rest of the press release here. 

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Oracle Applications and Technologies form the backbone of many enterprises, but the advent of a multitude of applications to improve the user experience has increased the size of complexity of these systems.

Join us on Wednesday, December 11, for an exclusive webinar that will highlight why and how companies with an Oracle backbone are incorporating API into their strategy in order to adopt best-of-breed applications without adding significant back-end-work to ensure they are connected and communicating across the organization.

You will learn about: 

  • Why it’s important for Oracle users to utilize APIs and what technology is needed to do it
  • How to meet modern integration challenges without replacing Oracle systems
  • Best practices to approach and implement a successful API strategy for an Oracle Ecosystem
  • How you can consolidate various integration tools and move everything onto one, consolidated Platform
  • AST’s proven and structured approach for adoption of an API strategy for an Oracle Ecosystem
  • AST’s API Design and Build Services, including CICD framework

A demonstration will also be provided on how to API-enable Oracle Applications, including ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, and E-Business Suite. Live Q&A will follow.

Register today to hear how companies like yours are getting the competitive edge and making the most of their Oracle Ecosystems by adopting an API-first strategy!

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Were you unable to attend Oracle OpenWorld in person this year?

We’re bringing the highlights to you!

Attend our exclusive events with Oracle in Regina, SK (December 10) and Victoria, BC (December 12) to hear AST and Oracle experts present the hottest topics from OpenWorld this year. 

Enable your digital transformation with AST and Oracle Cloud.  Learn how to get the most out of your investments in Oracle to drive results, value, and services for your constituents and employees, and hear how other governments are taking advantage of cloud technologies to improve services in creative ways.

Check out the agenda and register for the free event closest to you today:

Regina, SK – The Hotel Saskatchewan (December 10)

Victoria, BC – Magnolia Hotel & Spa (December 12)

You’ll experience the best of Oracle OpenWorld 2019 packed into one morning!

Tickets to these events are limited.  Register now to secure your seat! 

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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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