Ugandan Government Officials to Visit AST, Cook County to Learn About IT in JPS

During the first week of July, a 17-person delegation of high-ranking officials from the Ugandan government will visit Cook County, IL and AST to learn about the work AST has done designing and building an Integrated Justice Application Network. The delegation will consist of members from various sectors, including Federal Courts, National Police, Corrections, National IDs, and Internal Affairs.  Uganda has modelled its Justice IT initiatives off of AST’s Cook County CJIS Platform and this visit will help as they prepare to finalize their Integration Roadmap.

The delegation’s goals for this visit include:

  • Meeting with their counterparts in Cook County and the Illinois Department of Corrections to further understand Justice Partner challenges and the steps taken to overcome those challenges;
  • Better understanding the role and value that a dedicated integration platform plays;
  • Deep diving into the work that AST has done in building the Justice Network at Cook County, hearing from County and AST SMEs, as well as functional and technical resources; and
  • Touring Cook County courtrooms and County/State Corrections facilities.

Upon the delegation’s return to Uganda, the IT committee is expected to begin the, “Phasing out of existing legacy systems in Sector institutions and replace them with systems built on agile and integrated platforms with more functionality aligned to current business processes and the information needs of end users.” 

AST has been leading efforts to implement Cook County’s integrated criminal justice information platform through an initiative that seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the justice process, involving a wide range of stakeholders – citizens, law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, federal employees, and policy makers.  We look forward to sharing this successful story with the Ugandan government as it looks to integrate information systems as a means of improving institutional efficiency and service delivery.

Contact us today to learn more about our solutions for Justice and Public Safety, including our CJIS Services Library and the Automated Court Reminder System.

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Visit Us at MuleSoft CONNECT in Atlanta Today!

AST is at MuleSoft CONNECT 2019 in Atlanta, GA this week, exhibiting at Booth S2 and participating in CONNECT’s many hands-on workshops and training courses around designing, building, and managing integrations and APIs to best achieve business outcomes.

We are also providing demos at our booth of our MuleSoft Accelerators, which include:

  • The Order-to-Cash Automation Template, which offers real-time integration between JD Edwards ERP and CRM using the Anypoint Platform™.
  • The Oracle Cloud ERP Connector, which leverages the Anypoint Platform™ and offers the ability to rapidly integrate anything with Oracle Cloud ERP.

Contact us today to discuss how our experts can help you on your integration journey!

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AST to Attend Oracle Integration Cloud Partner Summit in Mumbai

With digital transformation in full swing, organizations are investing big in modernizing their businesses in the cloud.  As a result, Oracle’s integration business is rapidly expanding, and partners, such as AST, are developing new tools and solutions to accommodate the unique needs of each client. 

Oracle’s comprehensive iPaaS offering has eliminated the barriers between various Oracle and third-party ERP, HCM, and CX applications by providing a seamless connected business spanning cloud and on-premises strategic solutions.  This comprehensive and easy-to-use offering, combined with strong synergy with the rest of the Oracle Cloud portfolio, continues to help customers successfully transform and evolve their businesses by leveraging modern integration technologies, including technically forward thinking artificial-intelligence and machine learning-powered services.

On May 14 and 15, AST’s Tech Services team will join the Oracle Cloud Product Management team in Mumbai, India for a two-day Partner Summit focused on Oracle’s Integration Cloud!  Our teams will meet and discuss:

  • Leveraging Oracle Integration Cloud to help customers achieve their individual business goals;
  • Navigating the OIC roadmap;
  • Being early adopters of new innovations, specifically in the areas of ERP, HCM, and migration from OIC classic to OIC;
  • Understanding how to right-size OIC for each customer;
  • and more!

We are looking forward to passing this exciting knowledge onto our customers for a more personalized engagement and a transition to the cloud that is just right for the success of your business!

Contact us today to discuss how Oracle Integration Cloud can add value to your cloud roadmap and streamline your operations in the cloud.

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Why Diversity Hiring Has Become a Top Priority in HR: A Talk with AST’s Director of Global Talent Acquisition

Have you given considerable thought recently to the workforce diversity in your organization?

Hiring practices for organizations large and small have experienced significant change.  Job seekers no longer turn to newspaper classifieds, but rely on online job boards and social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, and organizations around the globe are focusing on diversity hiring practices as a standard across HR.  As with all other aspects of business, modern technology and automation have changed the way we recruit, hire, and retain top talent – and bigger changes are on the horizon.  These developments challenge the very nature of every role in the Human Resource (HR) department, demanding that today’s HR functions strategically and plays a critical role in making business decisions.

Among the efforts to modernize hiring across industries is the implementation of diversity hiring. 

What is diversity hiring?  Does your company employ this concept?  Are they doing it right?  Join Hilary Wagner, AST’s Director of Global Talent Acquisition, at the Data-Driven HR & People Analytics conference in New York City on May 8 for an informative talk on this HR buzzword and how your organization can employ the concept for greater results in talent acquisition and retention. 

During this session, you’ll see real data showing how diversity hiring adds value to an organization’s overall success, innovation, and profitability.  Ms. Wagner will discuss how you can enhance your referral process to get the talent acquisition team focused on diverse hiring practices that benefit the entire organization, as well as provide an overview of what diversity hiring means to your business growth and how many companies have been hiring wrong for decades!

Register for the two-day (May 8-9) conference here, and don’t miss this opportunity to discuss diversity hiring with Ms. Wager, network with peers in HR and People Management from around the globe, and hear success stories from America, Europe, and around the world!

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Join AST at MuleSoft CONNECT 2019 in Atlanta!

Whether you are evaluating MuleSoft or are a long-time customer, join AST’s technology team at MuleSoft CONNECT in Atlanta, GA on May 14-15 to learn how leading brands are accelerating innovation using the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform™.

Learn to design, build, and manage integrations and APIs like an expert, get answers that solve real-world problems, and strategize on how to achieve your IT and business goals.  Be sure to stop by our booth on the expo floor to learn about AST’s award-winning integration practice, from our security expertise and 24×7 Managed Services to our MuleSoft Accelerator tools that allow real-time integration between JDE and Salesforce, and integration between Oracle Cloud ERP and nearly anything.

Missed the Early Bird Registration pricing?  Use code CONNECT-ATL-30 for 30% off your registration today!

Contact us to discuss how our experts can help you on your integration journey.  We’ll see you in Atlanta!

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AST Recognizes April 2019 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Katherine M., AST’s Employee of the Month for April 2019! 

Katherine is being recognized for her hard work and dedication to AST’s ERP team and clients.  Her leadership and diligence have been instrumental in the success of one of our largest municipal projects to date.  Katherine has worked countless hours to prepare AST for the successful execution of critical project requirements.  She has built a reputation of trust with the client and with her colleagues, which has been pivotal in enhancing AST’s customer relationships.

Thank you for your excellence in delivery, Katherine.  Your performance exemplifies AST’s core values of customer satisfaction, quality, and innovation.  Great job, thank you for your efforts, and keep up the great work!

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Oracle SMB Blog: How Can Blockchain Help You Manage Your Supply Chain?

Do you want to learn more about blockchain? Are you exploring or already using it?

Be sure to check out an article recently published to Oracle’s SMB Blog, written by AST’s own Raman Madhira, Practice Director for ERP & SCM:  How Can Blockchain Help You Manage Your Supply Chain?

The combination of blockchain and IoT (Internet of Things) is transforming how companies, from large enterprises to small-to-medium businesses, are handling their supply chain management.

This blog goes over use cases for blockchain to better leverage IoT, secure and manage high value contracts, add transparency to client relationships, and better manage and secure supply chains.

To discuss blockchain technology with AST’s experts, contact us today to get the conversation started.

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AST India Celebrates Baisakhi

AST’s team in Pune, India celebrated the Baisakhi Festival in the office on Friday, April 12, with festive decorations, traditional attire (including proudly adorning turbans, a symbol of Sikh pride and valor), and a grand feast to conclude the celebration!

Baisakhi is celebrated as a Spring harvest festival in Northern India – a celebration of the efforts that lead to a bountiful harvest at the end of the year.  

Here are some photos from the event. 

May you harvest all the fruits of your hard work from the previous year.  Happy Baisakhi!

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AST Attends Okta’s Oktane19 Conference in San Francisco

Earlier this month, AST’s Tech Services team attended the Oktane19 conference in San Francisco, CA, hosted by Okta

The Oktane conference is an annual gathering of thousands of IT professionals, product leaders, and developers who come together to experience a great lineup of speakers, training, and events that explore a broad range of topics related to identity, security, and digital transformation.

Our team had a fantastic week in San Francisco as we attended our first ever Oktane conference.  It was wonderful to meet the people behind Okta who selflessly give their time and energy to making the world around them a better place – not just in their products, but also with Okta’s day-to-day business and community engagement. #OktaforGood

Okta is a leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.  The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business.  Learn more!

We are truly looking forward to the year ahead and the growth of our relationship with the Okta team!

See you next year for Oktane20!

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