Astir's long history of successful GC filings

July 27, 2016

Hello,

For workers in specialty occupations who are in the United States on H1B visa status, securing a Green Card can be a difficult, lengthy, and expensive process.  Finding a reputable employer to help you navigate this process can add further complication.  This is an important issue within the IT community, as it effects IT consultants at a higher rate than any other industry.  H1B IT consultants not only need to find an employer who is willing to offer them the financial and procedural support they need to get their Green Card, they need that employer to have a successful track record in securing Green Cards for their employees. 

Astir IT Solutions, Inc., our parent company, understands how difficult it is for H1B visa holders to obtain their Green Card.  One of the many benefits that Astir IT provides to our IT consultants is Green Card filing assistance.  We have the experience and expertise needed to guide you through the many steps; as we have helped numerous employees secure their Green Cards in our 15+ years of operation.  Our Human Resources and Immigration Departments are experts with a perfect record with Green Card filings.  We also offer H1 assistance, so we can help you file your H1B, H1B Extension, H1B Transfer, Green Card, Etc.

If you are interested in learning more about our Green Card Filing Assistance Program, feel free to email us at contact@astirit.com.  We are always looking for talented IT professionals to fill our high volume of prime vendor and direct client requirements.  If you are looking for a better employer, better project, better rate, H1B filing assistance, or Green Card filing assistance, email us today!

Thanks!

Adam Moltisanti

Head of Marketing and Business Analysis

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Release-Change Management Solutions

April 19, 2016

Hello,

This is the first article in a series focusing on the wonderful work our IT consultants do for our clients.  Here at Astir, we are proud of our expert IT resources, and understand that they are the reason for our success.  We invest heavily in our people so our clients can reap the benefits.  Each article in this series will focus on a specific case study where one of our IT consultants had a great, positive impact in their client project.  You can read more about these case studies HERE.

One of the many issues that faces large organizations is the ability to properly manage their technology environment.  With the sheer volume of technologies our business uses on a daily basis, it can be quite difficult to keep them all operating efficiently and synced.  There are a wide range of issues that can be throwing your IT environment out of line... it could be a matter of application versioning, broken APIs, inadequate support, etc.  Over time, organizations will accrue a number of different applications, databases, intranets, etc.; and rather than investing the time and effort to maintain them, they will invariably replace them when issues surface.

Usually this is a very expensive proposition, since proper release/change management efforts could have avoided any and all problems faced.

Then there is the added problem of training.  Often times a large organization will have multiple subject matter experts (SMEs) who specialize in a subset of their technologies.  As soon as a new person is brought on board and needs to learn multiple systems, they are forced to meet with multiple people over the course of days (if not weeks) to be brought up to speed.  This is just another example of the inefficiencies we create by not having the proper support in place.  The addition of a change/release expert to your IT team could easily answer these problems, and save your organization time, effort, (and most importantly) money.

As a real-world example, Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a client who faced these exact issues.  They had a portfolio of over 150 applications... and lacked the expertise and manpower to properly manage, assess, and train personnel in such a vast pool of technology.  By bringing on one of our seasoned release/change management IT consultants, they were able to finally get a handle on such a huge tech portfolio.  This saved the client a tremendous amount of time, effort, and money, as this individual was able to provide impact analyses to identify what applications to utilize in what capacity, manage versions, and train users and stakeholders.  You can read more about our Release/Change Management Case Study HERE.

If you or your organization has a need for highly trained IT consultants, please feel free to email me today at contact@astirit.com.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

 

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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Take your business mobile

March 16, 2016

Hello,

Mobile technology has revolutionized the way we conduct business.  Each one of us now has at least one device on our person that can enable us to do at least part of our job from anywhere, at any time.  This technology has connected us to our businesses in a way that was never possible before, and allows us to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way.  The only thing that stands between us and taking full advantage of this technology is the compatibility of our current technology environment with the ever changing mobile device landscape.

Over the past few years, the number of available mobile devices, and their usage among the greater populace, has skyrocketed.  Whether it is a smartphone, tablet, convertible laptop, netbook, etc., we all carry at least one of these devices on our person at all times.  As professionals, it is critical for us to take advantage of this new freedom to work wherever we want... because if we don't, our competition will.  Therefore, it is critical that our business intelligence software applications are optimized for each mobile platform.  

This, however, is no easy task.

Applications may need to have multiple versions; each customized to the exact specifications of a device's operating system and/or physical dimensions.  And although many off-the-shelf software tools are already have fully functional mobile versions for the most popular devices... how many of us really rely on store bought business intelligence software?

Our daily operations are contingent upon multiple pieces of technology, including intranets, applications, databases, etc. Much of this technology is completely custom since off-the-shelf software tools often will not satiate our business requirements.  Therefore, in order to take advantage of the mobile technology our workforce and customer base employs, we need to have custom mobile versions for our custom business intelligence software applications.  Because, again, if we don't we can bet dollars to donuts that our competition will.  Astir Analytics has custom mobile development services that can take your technology environment and optimize it for use on any mobile device.  

Having the right access to reliable mobile versions of your applications will ensure that your personnel never miss an opportunity... and will allow you to get a leg up on the competition.  Whether your workforce employs Android or iOS devices, contact Astir Analytics today in order to take your business mobile.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations 

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We still need H1 Quota candidates!

February 09, 2016

Our sister company, Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is still looking for qualified candidates for the H1 Quota.

Astir has a rich history using the H1B program, and is looking for more candidates to file for this year.  We offer a wide range of comprehensive benefits, including competitive salaries, health insurance, and ongoing training opportunities.  We need to hire the best and brightest to support the numerous requirements received from top prime vendors and direct clients... and the H1 program is a wonderful way to attract top talent.

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has the reputation as a preferred employer, and holds numerous relationships with top prime vendors and direct clients.

Qualified candidates MUST BE IN THE U.S. and have a technical background.  If you or anyone you know is looking for H1B sponsorship, contact us today with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Current Location
  • Visa Status
  • Current Resume

In order to be considered, you must provide the above details and currently be in the U.S.  We will be contacting qualified candidates as soon as we receive their details.  

If you are looking for a H1B employer to file your visa, the deadline is rapidly approaching... so contact us today!

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Your business needs custom applications

January 15, 2016

Business intelligence software applications are the foundation for most daily business activities.  Basically, the success or failure of our businesses hinge upon the design and reliability of our technology.  That notion can either be comforting or frightening, depending on how much you trust your applications.

Therefore, in order for your business to thrive, you need reliable, easy to use business intelligence applications that fit your specific business requirements.

Yet... many of you are using out of the box products; meaning that you are gambling with your success!  Most off the shelf applications are designed with EVERYONE in mind, so they will not fit your specific business needs.  This will force you to adapt your workflows and processes to the capabilities and features of these generic tools.  Ultimately, this will leave some of your tasks without any much needed automation.  Therefore, in order for your daily business operations to function correctly, you need a custom solution that mirrors all the processes you employ.

Astir Analytics specializes in developing custom business intelligence software applications.  We employ a combination of proven discovery techniques and unique development processes in order to identify technology needs, rapidly develop custom solutions, and implement quickly so clients can reap the benefits.  It is this unique marriage of traditional and cutting edged workflows that differentiate Astir Analytics from the competition; and ensure that we exceed your every expectation.\

Understanding your technology needs:  The first step in the road to your custom designed business intelligence software application is the discovery process.  Astir Analytics follows proven discovery methodologies in order to help you understand your technology needs.  We work closely with our clients to explore their IT environments, outline their specific business requirements, and custom design a solution that solves their unique business problems.

Keeping you close to the development process:  In contrast to the usual development practices of our competitors, Astir Analytics is incredibly agile.  Most development organizations will compile your business requirements and go off to develop them without further input.  Therefore, the next time you see the development vendor, it's when they hand you a complete application.  Although this is common practice, it removes you from the often lengthy development phase.  By the time the product is delivered, all your business requirements, processes, and workflows may have changed... making your purchase outdated and unusable.  

Astir Analytics keeps you close to the development process so you not only see progress, but can implement change as your organization, processes, workflows, and requirements evolve.  Astir Analytics employs an agile development methodology that can accommodate these changes rapidly, ensuring that the end result is an application that keeps in line with your current needs.

Working closely with clients and keeping them involved at all steps of the development phases allows our custom designed solutions to always match client needs perfectly.  This saves our clients time and resources, as they aren't forced into costly revisions that take even more time after a lengthy development process.  We take pride in delivering cutting edge solutions that exceed client expectations.

Our clients have benefited tremendously from our unique development methodologies.  Our solutions enable clients to benefit from the advanced use of technology by streamlining processes, automating workflows, and boosting bottom lines.  Additionally, not only have our solutions won us industry accolades, but have won awards for our clients too!

If you are interested in learning more, or have the need for a custom business intelligence software application, visit us at www.astiranalytics.com.

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Astir IT is now accepting qualified candidates for the H1 Quota

December 07, 2015

Hello,

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is now accepting candidates for the H1 Quota.  We are looking for qualified candidates who wish to file their H1 and join Astir IT.

Qualified candidates should have at least a Bachelor's degree in a technical field, and have one of the following visa statuses:

  • F1 OPT/CPT
  • L1
  • L2
  • F2
  • H4

 We are providing H1 processing and are looking 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. is hiring the best and brightest to fulfill the high volume of client requirements we receive.  We offer competitive salaries with industry leading benefits, including life insurance, health insurance, Green Card processing, and ongoing training opportunities.  If you or anyone you know is looking for H1 sponsorship, a new project, a better employer, or a higher rate, please visit us at www.astirit.com

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

To learn more, contact us at contact@astirit.com or (908) 279-8670 ext. 728.

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Astir IT is hiring H1 transfers

October 21, 2015

Our sister company, Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is looking for individuals who wish to transfer their H1 visa.  

If you are looking for a new employer, a better project, or a higher billing rate, please contact us today!

Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has been expanding exponentially, and needs to hire the best and brightest IT experts the market has to offer.  We have a high volume of requirements coming in from top prime vendors and direct clients and need your help to fill them.  Astir offers a comprehensive suite of benefits and extremely competitive salaries.

Benefits to becoming an Astir IT employee:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous Referral Bonuses
  • Ongoing Training Opportunities
  • H1 and Green Card Processing Assistance
  • Generous Holidays
  • Etc.

We work hard to make sure that working for Astir IT Solutions, Inc. is not just a job, but an experience.  Astir IT rewards employees for their unique skills and talents, as well as the results they provide our clients. We also have an in-depth training program that can enhance current skills and teach new ones in order to improve employee marketability.  Our consistent, profitable growth rate provides our employees with stability and an environment conducive to achieving personal career goals.

If you are interested in joining the Astir team, or would like to learn more, please visit us at www.astirit.com

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IT Training and Project Placement

September 16, 2015

Our sister company, Astir IT Solutions, Inc. has a wide host of IT training and project placement programs designed for those who wish to refresh their skills, learn new technologies, or embark on a new career path as an IT consultant.

More and more companies are making use of advanced technologies, and require the right personnel to get the job done.  This has led to a boom in the IT consulting industry, and skilled IT professionals are in high demand.  Astir has a high volume of client and vendor requirements, and are looking for qualified candidates to fill these open positions.

Astir offers IT training in the following skill sets:

  • .NET
  • Java
  • Hadoop
  • Informatica
  • UI
  • Tableau
  • SQL/BI
  • QA Automation
  • And More...

Astir training programs include resume preparation, interview coaching, and project placement.  Qualified candidates must have excellent communication skills and at least a bachelors degree.  A degree in computer science, or a background in IT is preferred.  Astir offers flexible training courses with both in-classroom and online training.  Our instructors are experts in their fields and will provide you with the solid foundation you need to begin or jump start your career.

If you are interested in our IT training and project placement programs, or are interested in joining Astir, please visit us at www.astirit.com.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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A paradigm shift in marketing analytics

June 09, 2015

Hello,

A few months ago, Astir Analytics posted a brief whitepaper on account based marketing.  Since then, we have received many inquiries regarding our unique approach to marketing campaign measurement.  Many organizations are now trying to shift away from contact focused measurement; which is part of a greater paradigm shift within the marketing community.

The main theme of our previous article (which you can read Here) is a study of how we worked with a client in order to capture "decisions made by committee."  This is only one portion of the reasons to incorporate account level statistics into your marketing measurement.  As technology becomes ever present in all business functions, every individual, department, organization, and corporation now has a robust digital footprint.  The combination of the data made available by a marketer, and the digital engagement within a target account now necessitates a broader measurement criteria. 

If a marketer only ties marketing campaign success (via sales funnel dollars) to a single contact, they are leaving behind valuable data on how their efforts are influencing the greater account.  Traditional measures make the HUGE assumption that a single contact is the sole decision maker, and the sole point of contact for a sale.  This ignores the more likely scenario that an individual contact is only one of many avenues that lead to a single sales opportunity.  Contacts within an account are sharing marketing materials with the committee; and unless your sales person manually ties the final decision maker to your marketing campaign, you lose credit.

You can, however, measure broader influence by looking at an account holistically.  By combining marketing interaction data with sales funnel data at an account level, you can gain a more accurate view of marketing campaign effectiveness.  Inferences can be made based upon the digital footprint of an account; and campaigns can become hyper targeted based upon the digital footprints of individual account contacts.

The practice of account based marketing is still, for lack of a better term, in its' infancy.  Although the concept has been around as long as there have been marketing organizations, the associated logistics and business rules make it difficult to execute.  Astir Analytics has been working with clients in order to navigate through these muddy waters and provide actionable intelligence on an account level.  We have worked closely with clients throughout the years to develop applications that incorporate complex business rules for the combination and analysis of account level marketing campaign and sales funnel data.

Ultimately, it is our goal to provide the means for our clients to tie marketing efforts to real sales dollars... and justify their existence.

If you would like to learn more about our account based marketing solutions, please feel free to give me a call at 908-279-8670 ext. 716.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Manager, Marketing and Vendor Relations

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H4 EAD Eligibility Draws Near

May 08, 2015

Hello,

H4 EAD eligibility is practically on our doorstep.  As of May 26, 2015, H4 visa holders, whose spouses are in the Green Card process with the 140 approved, are eligible for EAD status.  This means that H4s can be able to legally work in the U.S.

This provides unparalleled employment opportunities that will require extensive training and preparation.

As an IT consulting company, Astir is constantly looking for experienced individuals to support our clients.  We are offering an IT training and job placement program designed specifically for H4 EADs.  Now's the best time to start preparing for the bevy of job opportunities that will open up after May 26.

If you are interested, or would like to learn more, please visit our website today.

Best Regards,

Adam Moltisanti

Astir Analytics

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