Why turn to IT consultants?

January 15, 2016

Why should your organization look to IT consultants?

As technology has become more and more ingrained in our every day businesses, there is an increasing demand for highly skilled IT resources.  Even though many hiring managers have become technologically savvy, the need to bring on IT staff poses a number of problems.  Over the years, Astir has identified the three major issues that tend to plague hiring managers when bringing on new IT staff:

  • The lack of knowledge to properly assess the technological needs of an organization
  • The dearth of expertise needed to find and screen potential IT staff
  • The high cost of bringing on new full-time personnel

The aforementioned issues are far from exhaustive, as there are numerous other hurdles to finding the right IT resources.  Once the technological needs have been identified, often times the staffing need isn't permanent.  This is a potential roadblock when searching for candidates with the necessary skills.  Also, even if a hiring manager does have the ability to properly screen candidates, they may not have the bandwidth.  To complicate things even further, many IT projects require a number of different technology resources over a short duration, making screening difficult and full-time hires impractical.

This list of potential complications can go on and on.

Thankfully, turning to an IT consulting firm like Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is an easy answer to these problems.  In the simplest of terms, Astir IT can help you analyze and understand the technology needs of your organization, find and screen candidates so you are presented only with the top available talent, and provide you with the staffing solutions that exactly match your business requirements.  This represents the more obvious benefits Astir will provide your organization; and there are a number of others that may not be initially understood.

  • Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a level of expertise your organization just does not have.  Whether or not you have personnel with technical backgrounds, your organization does not have the breadth or depth of knowledge Astir has.  We have addressed the same or similar business needs to countless organizations across a number of industries.  We have a unique understanding of what works and what doesn't.  We can better identify your existing and future IT needs, and will ensure that your business goals are not only met, but exceeded.
  • Astir IT Solutions, Inc. specializes in the proper deployment of IT staff.  Placing temporary and permanent IT resources is the bread and butter of our company, and our processes for screening and onboarding IT experts are streamline.  We will provide you with pre-screened, highly skilled potential candidates much faster than your internal hiring processes.  our experience and expertise will enable us to acclimate new IT resources to your existing technology environments quicker, reducing learning curves, and offering results faster.
  • Astir's IT consulting services are designed to save you time and money.  Since the screening, deployment, and management processes all align with Astir, your HR department saves big.  The time and money that your HR department would have spent on lengthy searches, screenings, and training periods are now freed up for more important things.  Placing our IT consultants to your IT projects will also save you the costs associated with bringing on full-time staff.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. also offers a wide host of other IT services.  We can take full ownership of your IT projects with our project management services.  Astir will provide the skilled IT experts needed and manage the development and implementation processes to ensure that the project is developed and integrated into your technology environment smoothly.  This will further reduce your risk and resource consumption, and guarantee  that your IT project is delivered properly and on-time.  Astir also has IT outsourcing solutions that provide you with the expert development and management services you need at the lowest possible prices.

We has extensive experience offering IT consulting services to clients in a wide host of industries.  Astir works closely with clients in order to help them understand their technology needs, and custom design solutions that solve their complex business problems.  I would love to discuss how Astir's award winning IT services and solutions could improve your organization.

To learn more, visit us at www.astirit.com.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. 

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Testing... the most critical, ongoing process for your applications.

December 17, 2014

Hello,

Quality assurance testing has to be one of the most important aspects to your application development process.  Actually, software testing spans well beyond just the development process; as it is essential to ensure that your products, systems, infrastructure, etc. is working (an continues to work) at peak efficiency.  If there are errors and bugs that are left unnoticed, it can be a recipe for disaster.

All of our businesses are now completely reliant on multiple forms of technology.  Our infrastructure, business intelligence applications, our HR information systems, accounting, etc. are all automated.  For some of us, our product and services consist of business intelligence and mobile applications.  Therefore, we are supporting ourselves and our clients through our technology.

If our businesses are so dependent on technology, doesn't it make sense for us to ensure it runs correctly?

Astir has a long list of quality assurance testing services that can help ensure that your IT environment runs perfectly...  because if you don't have ongoing testing for your applications and products, then it is just a matter of time before something goes wrong.

Astir can provide on-site, off-site, and off-shore quality assurance testing services that are customized to your exact needs.  We can provide you with an individual technical resource, a team, or even take full ownership of a testing project.  Whatever your needs are, Astir has the correct fit for you.

Give me a call at 908-279-8670 ext. 716 and we can discuss your QA testing needs!

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Astir can fulfill your IT needs

February 05, 2014

Technology has become a prerequisite for doing business.  You need the right hardware, software, networks, applications, and technology environment in order to conduct everyday business.  Yet, this is only half the battle, as you need skilled experts to manage it all.

Unfortunately, it can be cost prohibitive to bring on full-time personnel to manage your technology landscape.  IT consulting offers an elegant solution to this problem.  Astir IT Solutions, Inc. can provide you with the skilled IT experts you need, without the cost of bringing on a new, full-time resource.  We can also manage your projects from soup to nuts, ensuring your critical projects are delivered correctly and on-time.

I want to take this opportunity to introduce my colleague, Nick Picerni.  Nick is an Account Executive here at Astir, and is the person you would want to contact if you have a pressing IT need.

 

If you have a technology project you need supported, don’t hesitate to give us a call.  We will design a custom solution that fits your needs and budget exactly.  Nick can be reached at nicholasp@astirit.com or 908-279-8670 ext. 717.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

Astir IT Solutions, Inc.

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Astir IT - Mobile Applications for Todays' Business World

November 11, 2013

Hello,

Mobile applications have become an integral part of every day business.  Smart phones and tablets allow us to interact from anywhere, at any time.  These devices have revolutionized the way we conduct business, and have connected everyone on a 24 hour, 7 day a week basis.

This has also added yet another layer of complexity to our business lives.  We are now connected to our business, our customers, our partners, and our employees like never before.  And even though this can yield tremendous benefit, it comes with several caveats.  We must have the right tools: the right devices and the right applications.

There are some great mobile applications available to businesses.  More and more vendors are creating mobile friendly versions of their business applications.  These mobile applications usually offer a truncated version of the functionality contained in their business application; and provide a method for executing certain functions remotely.

Yet, with all of the available mobile applications on the market, there is still an overwhelming need for custom application development for mobile devices.  Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has extensive experience in creating mobile applications for a wide range of industries.  We have developed mobile applications that address finance, HR, time tracking, data measurement, marketing analysis, etc.  Our applications can be built across different platforms and devices.

I'd love to discuss how Astir can build you a custom mobile application; or even create a mobile version of an existing business application.  Give me a call at (908) 279-8670 ext. 716.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Astir IT - Customer Relationship Management CRM

October 16, 2013

Hello,

Customer relationship management has become a major facet of any organization.  It has become increasingly important for companies to keep their current customers happy.  In fact, retaining current customers has become as important as winning new business.

Monitoring current client, developing and managing touch points, and maintaining relationships can be difficult and complex.  Luckily, there are tools on the market that can assist with customer relationship management (CRM.)  These CRM tools help automate procedures, streamline processes, and simplify the overall relationship management exercise.  Yet, with all the CRM tools currently on the market, there isn’t much flexibility or customization available.  “Off the shelf” tools are designed with everyone in mind, and often leave customers with many gaps.

Many times it becomes necessary to seek out custom development of a CRM tool.  Having a CRM application custom built enables customer specific business rules to be implemented; ensuring complete coverage and easy assimilation with existing technology landscapes.  The trick with having CRM tools custom designed and built is finding the right resource to work with.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a number of CRM services to choose from.  As a full service IT company, Astir can provide your company with different options to custom design and build CRM tools.  Astir can take complete control of the development of a CRM tool, and build it off a client site.  Astir can also provide on-site resources to client locations, who can partially or fully manage a CRM project.  Our flexible business model will ensure that all specifications are met, including budget.

 

Feel free to give me a call at 908-279-8670 ext. 716 to discuss your CRM needs.

Best Regards

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Filling your IT staffing gaps

August 05, 2013

Hello,

 

Technology has become a driving factor for most, if not all, businesses.  There is a multitude of business technologies being used across all industries; which has brought us closer to our customers, employees, and prospects.  Technology has enabled business on a 24/7 basis, and with the newest waves of mobile devices, has enabled us to conduct business from anywhere.  This unprecedented access to our businesses has allowed us to grow by leaps and bounds, and has ensured that we operate as efficiently as we can.

This has also resulted in businesses becoming completely reliant on technology.  We need our technologies to operate smoothly and without interruption, because any hiccup can lead to productivity loss and hurt productivity.  I'll bet dollars to donuts that your business needs some form of technology to operate on a daily basis; whether it is a website, a network, an application or a device.  Therefore, you need the right staff to ensure your technology is running properly, so your business can run properly. 

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is a leading IT staffing, outsourcing, and software development firm.  We specialize in working closely with our customers in understanding what their IT staffing needs are, and finding them the absolute best IT candidates.  We can help you identify your IT staffing gaps, and provide you with an expert IT professional that can help your business operate smoothly and grow.  

If you have the need for seasoned IT professionals, I would love to hear from you.  Give me a call at 908-279-8670 ext. 716 so we can discuss how Astir IT can supply your organization with the IT staff needed for success.

 

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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How intelligent is your business?

May 08, 2013

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a comprehensive suite of Business Intelligence solutions that can help your organization improve.  Company data has become a critical factor in influencing strategy; and your organization needs the right tools to understand and leverage that data.  Astir specializes in designing custom solutions, implementing new systems, managing applications, and providing expert IT staff.  

Astir IT Business Intelligence Solutions include: Database Creation, Database Management, Data Warehousing, Information Management, Dashboard Creation, and IT staffing.

Astir IT Business Intelligence services aid businesses in gathering, storing, and analyzing data.  We have experience dealing with data in a multitude of forms; from customers to competition, markets to departments, and everything in between.  Astir can take this abundance of data, organize it, clean it, mine it, report on it, and even analyze it.  We can design a business intelligence solution that fits your exact specifications and enables your organization to focus resources and grow.

Astir has development services that can custom build your business intelligence application; or we can provide you with the expert IT staff you need.  Astir IT would love to help your organization fulfill your business intelligence needs, so give me a call at (908) 279-8670 ext. 716.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Outsourcing Solutions that Work - Astir IT Solutions Blog

January 08, 2012

Outsourcing key specialized areas to experts is not a new phenomenon; in fact, it has been a way of business life for quite some time.  There are numerous benefits to outsourcing, when done right but the trick to getting the benefits out of outsourcing lie in the selection of the right partner(s) and also making certain that coordination and communication between the partner and your employee staff occurs very regularly.

Accountability is probably the key word to focus on when outsourcing. Who is going to be accountable for the success of the effort? In the end if you are the person either outsourcing the function or responsible for the project – YOU are the person accountable.  Therefore you need to keep the outsourcing firm accountable to you. Think of outsourcing a project the same as running any other project, there are timelines and milestones.  Whether the project is managed from your location or somewhere else, the outsourced engagement needs to be tracked and communicated in order to guarantee success.

Astir IT is proud to be a company that takes on outsourcing engagement from our clients, where we can run projects; on-site, off-site or off-shore.  One advantage to engaging Astir IT for an outsourced engagement is our dedication to providing our clients the highest level of technical expertise along with a strong belief in regular communication.  Astir IT takes these engagements seriously and works closely with you to make certain you end up seeing all of the benefits associated with outsourcing.  In fact, when you work with Astir IT Solutions, you are working with the entire Astir Family of Companies.

The Astir IT outsourcing services include:

  • Application Development
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions
  • Infrastructure Support Solutions
  • Web Design
  • Business Intelligence
  • Quality Assurance and Testing Services

I would love to discuss the Astir IT difference to outsourcing. Please feel free to contact me or visit Astir IT at www.astirit.com.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Bob Markowitz

Vice President

908-279-8670 ext. 704

bobm@astirit.com

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