AST Employees Celebrate Milestone Work Anniversaries!

Congratulations to Rohan Khatavkar and Rishi Gupta for celebrating their 5th work anniversaries with AST!  After joining the AST family in 2013, each of them has contributed unique talents and skills to the growth and success of our organization.

Rohan and Rishi have both shown great dedication to their work and an ongoing eagerness to learn more.  They have each worked on numerous successful projects and they continuously encourage their colleagues to work with the same dedication and passion as they have.

We are proud to have Rohan and Rishi as a part of Team AST, and we wish them a long and rewarding career!

 

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Oracle Reaffirms Commitment to Security and Data Protection with PCI DSS AoC

Effective May 1, 2018, Oracle has received a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Attestation of Compliance (AoC) covering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, reaffirming its commitment to security and data protection.

 

PCI DSS is a globally recognized security standard for payment workloads, including the storage, processing, or transmission of cardholder data.  Customers can use this PCI DSS AoC to assess how Oracle’s cloud services can meet their payment card related compliance needs. Read more about this achievement here:  https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/oracle-announces-pci-dss-attestation-of-compliance-aoc-for-oracle-cloud-infrastructure.

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Oracle Enhances Its Security by Dropping Java Serialization Support

Oracle is enhancing its security by dropping Java Serialization Support. Serialization has been at the heart of persistent security flaws and has affected an estimated 65% of all Fortune 100 companies in the last year alone. Read more on the concerns with Java Serialization, and Oracle’s actions to thwart any further related security issues here.

 

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Serene is Now AST India!

AST LLC is a rapidly-growing, Specialized Oracle Applications systems integrator. AST’s specialized product offerings and exceptional Oracle relationship have helped it build and implement leading business practices across multiple industry verticals. AST is consistently recognized for Industry awards, Oracle Excellence Awards, and multiple workplace awards. With innovative business solutions, commitment to quality, and its depth and breadth of experience, AST has remained a preferred partner for customers across the globe. Headquartered in the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois, in the U.S., AST is growing quickly and has a strong presence in Canada, Europe, India, and Australia.

Serene India Software Services joined the AST family in September 2015. Since then, we have been working together as one entity to achieve our business goals. We have spent valuable time understanding each other’s processes, exchanging ideas, and learning and adapting to one another’s culture and values.

We are very excited to share that Serene India Software Services is now officially AST Pvt. Ltd. We celebrated the formal name change with an exciting event at our Pune office. Thank you to everyone for your support and participation during this process!

Our teamwork and unified spirit will continue to bring growth and success to AST and its valued customers.

Check out this video, showcasing AST and our office in Pune!
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AST Announces Quarterly Award Winners from India Office!

Quarterly Award winners from AST’s India office!

It is an immense pleasure for us to announce the Quarterly Award Winner!  AST thanks them for their exceptional work and contribution.

 

Award Category Award Winners
Pat on the Back Mihir Malkan
Manoj Tirumala
Sanjay Bajaj
Valuable Team Player Ashish Naravanekar
Aparna Aspathi
Shashi kant Singh
Star Performer Shankar Narayanan
Vikas Bhardwaj
Rising Star Rohit Sharma
Ravi Kumar Rao Jadav

Hearty Congratulations to all the winners!!

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AST Celebrates an Exciting Team Member Milestone!

Congratulations to Prajakta Deep., a valuable consultant in our Pune office, on her 5th anniversary with AST!

Prajakta joined the AST family in 2013 and has contributed greatly to our client satisfaction, growth, and success.

From day one as part of #TeamAST, Prajakta has demonstrated unwavering dedication, commitment, and eagerness to learn. She has been a part of numerous successful client engagements and encourages her peers to work with the same enthusiasm she does.

We are proud to have Prajakta as part of our AST family.  Here’s to many more years of collaboration and success!  Prajakta_LongServiceAward

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AST Kicks Off 2018 with Annual Company Meeting and Celebration!

AST held its Annual Kick-off Meeting and Celebration on January 19 in Naperville, IL.  Team members from around the globe gathered to hear leadership discuss the present and future state of AST and acknowledge significant achievements from 2017.  The meeting also recognized outstanding team members during the past year and awarded them for their contributions.

The day’s events began with opening remarks from AST’s CEO, Mr. Pravin Kumar, regarding AST’s performance during the past year, as well as the mission and vision for 2018.  Mr. Kumar then gave the floor to our practice leadership, who discussed the performance of each of AST’s practice areas and outlook for growth in the coming years.  The all-hands morning session concluded with lunch, which then led to an afternoon of practice-specific break-out sessions to discuss strategy for 2018 in more detail.

AST team members from around the globe participated in the event, whether on-site in Naperville or via live, interactive broadcast from our offices in Pune, Australia, and Europe.  The day’s events concluded with dinner, dancing, and a lively celebration of AST’s achievements and exciting future!

Here’s to 2018, Team AST!IMG_20180125_125632

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2018 Begins with Visit from AST President

The President of AST, Mr. Shaji Zechariah, visited our team in Pune to kick off the New Year.

During his visit, Mr. Zechariah held meetings with each practice lead to discuss current and upcoming projects and to address any issues they may have had.  He also had productive discussions with the HR and administrative teams about our growth and company culture.

Mr. Zechariah addressed the entire Pune team in a town hall meeting, during which he shared AST’s roadmap for 2018 and other exciting updates about our organization.  The town hall meeting also served as an open forum, allowing the team to share feedback and get answers to their questions directly from top leadership.

It was a great visit for everyone and really energized our team heading into an exciting 2018!2 3 4-1

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2017 Ends with Fours and Sixes at AST’s Pune Office!

 

Our Pune office has experienced its third season of the AST Premier League (APL) – AST’s intramural cricket tournament.  Formerly known as SPL, the tournament started in 2015 with a phenomenal response from our employees.

This year we had five teams participating: the Rocking Techies, the Smashers, the Lions, the Avengers, and the Fusion Fighters. The tournament began on December 11 and the December 20 finale featured the Smashers and Lions!

Team Lions prevailed over the Smashers for the APL 3.0 Cup!

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Thanks, Las Vegas! See You Next Time!

shutterstock_596651234What a quick three days it’s been here in Las Vegas! We sure had fun, didn’t you? But now it’s almost time to pack everything up and return home.

So far this week, we’ve reconnected with many of our colleagues, built new relationships with new faces, and stopped at countless networking events!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the kiosk and support our presence here at Modern CX World! We’re so excited to return next year!

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