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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Astir adds another industry accolade

June 08, 2015

Hello,

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been named to The Channel Company and CRN Magazine's CRN 2015 Solution Provider 500 list.  This annual list recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs, and IT consultants in Norther America.  The firms recognized by the CRN 2015 Solution Provider 500 list spans eight categories, such as hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services.  Ranking is based upon revenue (determined by product and services sales during 2014) and size.

"This is a wonderful accomplishment," said Astir Executive Vice President Bob Markowitz. "We are proud to be selected among the CRN solution Provider 500 list."  Astir has now been named to this illustrious list multiple times.

This is just the latest in a long list of industry awards and accolades Astir has received over the years.  Astir has also been recognized by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey's Fastest Growing Companies, by Inc. Magazine's Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, and has been a multi-year member of the Inc. 500|5000 list.  The breadth of this recognition has been due to the high caliber of products and services Astir has provided clients since we started in 2001.

Astir has developed a reputation for excellence both with clients as well as within the IT consulting industry.  We specialize in placing our expert IT resources to client projects, as well as developing business intelligence solutions that solve unique business problems.  You can read more about Astir's various achievements Here... or learn more about the award winning products and services we provide Here.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Astir H4 EAD IT Training and Job Placement program

April 08, 2015

As of May 26, 2015, H4 visa holders will be eligible for EAD status if they meet certain criteria.  If their spouse is in the Green Card process with their 140 approved, they can get an EAD card to legally work in the U.S.  

This will open a myriad of employment opportunities for H4 EADs.  And now is the best time for these candidates to prepare.

With the ever increasing use of technology by virtually every business, there has been boom in the IT consulting industry.  Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has an IT training and job placement program designed specifically for H4 EAD candidates who wish to begin a successful career in IT consulting.  This program combines IT training in a wide array of areas with resume preparation, interview coaching, job skills training, and resume marketing.  Each trainingn program concludes with project placement through Astir IT Solutions, Inc. 

Astir gives you the IT training you need, and the job you want!

We offer comprehensive IT training programs both in-classroom and online; with flexible training schedules.  These programs include:

  • .NET
  • Java
  • UI
  • Informatica
  • Tableau
  • Etc.

Astir has a number of long-term, successful relationships with prime vendors and direct clients.  We are seeking H4 EAD candidates in order to fill the large volume of unique projects and requirements we have.  If you are on, or eligible for, H4 EAD status, now is the best time to prepare for and start your lucrative IT consulting career.

To learn more, please visit www.astirit.com/benefits.aspx.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

Astir IT Solutions, Inc.

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Applications that Streamline your Workflows

April 29, 2014
Astir IT Solutions, Inc. specializes in providing clients with technology services and solutions that answer their unique business requirements.
 
One of our clients had the distinct need to trend, analyze, and report on their customer data.  In order to fulfill this clients' unique business requirements, we custom built the Customer Benchmark Survey.  This innovative application gathers, warehouses, and trends customer data.
 
Astir was able to take this application to the next level, and designed an automatic recommendations engine that provided the client with a road-map  linking customer needs to client products.  This point and click report leverages powerful analytics, and can be placed in sales personnel hands for rapid follow up.
 
Astir IT has a full range of technology services, and also places expert IT professionals at client locations, supporting client IT projects.
 
Give me a call at (908) 279-8670 ext. 716 so we can discuss how Astir can help your organization.
 
Best Regards,
 
Adam Moltisanti
Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations
 

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Astir still needs candidates for the 2015 H1 quota

February 19, 2014

Hello,

 

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is still looking for candidates for the 2015 H1 Quota. We are offering H1 sponsorship to experienced individuals, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.

 

Astir has a high volume of client projects, and are looking to bring on highly skilled IT consultants.  Qualified candidates will hold a minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in a technical field, with skills including, but not limited to:

 

·         Java

·         .NET

·         Oracle

·         Project Manager

·         SQL

·         Business Analyst

·         Data Analyst

·         Automation QA

·         SAP

·         Business Objects

·         Informatica

·         Etc.

 

We are providing H1 sponsorship to individuals holding the following visa statuses:

 

·         F1 OPT

·         L1

·         L2

·         F2

·         H4

 

Astir is offering competitive compensation packages that include a comprehensive suite of benefits.  Our consistent and profitable growth rate, in conjunction with our high volume of client projects and ongoing training opportunities has given us the reputation as a preferred employer.  Astir is an EEO Employer and an E-Verify Company.

 

If you are looking for H1 sponsorship and meet the criteria listed above, please contact us at contact@astirit.com or (908) 279-8670 ext. 728.

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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 is sponsoring F1 OPT candidates!

January 23, 2014

 

If you are on F1 OPT status and are looking for a reputable company to sponsor your H1 visa, Astir IT Solutions, Inc. can help. 

 

 

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is an established IT consulting and software development firm with over 10 years of experience.  We have over 250 W2 employees placed at client locations across the U.S., many of whom are supporting Fortune 500 companies.

 

 

Astir is offering Free H1 Sponsorship for F1 OPT candidates.  If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact us today at: contact@astirit.com.

 

 

With the exponential grown Astir has had over the past few years, we are in need of qualified individuals to support our client projects.  Ideal candidates are on F1 OPT status, and have a minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in a technical area with skills including, but not limited to:

 

 

Java J2ee, .Net, Oracle Developer/DBA, Project Manager, SQL Server, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, DW/ETL Developer, Automation QA, Windows Administrator, SAN Admin, SAP, etc.

 

 

Astir is also offering referral bonuses to anyone who refers family, friends, classmates, or coworkers who are on F1 OPT and they join Astir.

 

 

We offer competitive compensation packages, including a comprehensive suite of benefits.  We offer numerous training opportunities for you to increase your skills, and provide resume assistance and interview coaching. 

 

 

Astir is an EEO Employer and an E-Verify Company.

 

 

If you are interested, please contact us at contact@astirit.com or (908) 279-8670 ext. 728.

 

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Astir IT is screening candidates for the 2015 H1 Quota

January 15, 2014

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is gearing up for the 2015 H1 Quota.  Every year, the H1 quota opens up on April 1, and Astir is looking to sponsor experienced individuals.

Astir has grown exponentially over the past few years, and we need to hire the best and brightest in order to support the many unique internal projects, and lucrative client projects we have.  These projects, coupled with the comprehensive suite of benefits we provide, has gained us the reputation as a preferred employer.

We are looking for experienced individuals who hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical area, and have one of the following visa statuses:

  • F1 OPT
  • L1
  • L2
  • F2
  • H4

 

 

 

We provide free H1 processing and look for individuals who have skills including, but not limited to: Java J2ee, .Net, Oracle Developer/DBA, Project Manager, SQL Server, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, DW/ETL Developer, Automation QA, Windows Administrator, SAN Admin, SAP, etc.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. offers competitive compensation packages that include comprehensive benefits.  The consistent, profitable growth rate we have experienced enables us to provide our employees with the stability and support they need for career growth.  We also offer a variety of training opportunities that help our employees expand their skill sets and increase their employment options. 

Astir is an EEO Employer and an E-Verify Company.

If you are interested, please contact us at contact@astirit.com or (908) 279-8670 ext. 728.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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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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