Abbas features in Alcor’s Employee Success Feature | Congratulations

Abbas Abidi is Alcor’s Featured Employee of the Month for September 2019! Abbas, Technical Consultant, based at Alcor’s excellence center at Delhi calls himself a self-motivating, energetic person!

Poojitha Chekka, his colleague, says,” Abbas is a great asset to the team, very enthusiastic and innovative in learning newer technologies. He always goes above and beyond to solve issues. His never give-up attitude always makes him unique and he is always ready to lend his hand. One word to describe him – he is an AMAZING person to work with!”

Here is an insightful tete-a-tete with Abbas: 

  • What has been your experience working here at Alcor?

My experience of working here in Alcor has been great! The company’s environment is wonderful, the coworkers are friendly, the management and HR teams are approachable and transparent.
The reason Alcor is growing at a great pace is because of the quality of work it delivers to their client. We work proactively on issues and try to give the best solutions to the client. We have a very high CSAT score and get a lot of client appreciations.
Alcor is a company which has a vision and employees can see themselves growing along with this vision. We don’t work in silos; we are given opportunities to work and expand our knowledge in different areas as well.
Alcor conducts annual hackathons and we often work on product development and research; this also helps in pushing our limits and learn new and latest technologies. The employees are also recognized for the efforts they put in and are appreciated for their work in a public platform.
The seniors always have your back and you’re never left high and dry.

  • Why do you feel proud to be an Alcorian?

I feel proud to be an Alcorian because of its culture, work and the vision. I can see myself growing and learning new things in a great environment where everyone is appreciated.

  • What’s been that one defining moment for you at Alcor where you felt happy, successful and motivated?

There has been many such moments, however if I have to choose one then I can say that the interaction which I had with the CEO and the Founder at the inception of my career here in Alcor paved a path for my professional success.
We shared our goals and company’s vision and realized that they were similar. Post that, I was placed in a team where my aspirations are taken care of and which challenged me to push my own limits. Since then, I have been given a chance to research and learn. I also got a chance to represent my company and give webinars to different regions around the globe. This was a new experience which motivated me and helped me to further expand my limits.

  • Who is Abbas? How can you best describe yourself?

I am a self-motivated individual who likes exploring and learning new things. Coming from a computer background, I love gadgets and like coding and learning new technologies.

I challenge myself to advance on a personal level. I take myself as competition and keep a track of where I was a month or a year back. I like to think out of the box and try to do things that distinguish me from the crowd. I draw inspiration from my father, Steve Jobs, Harvey Specter from Suits, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. I get demotivated by liars, dishonest, manipulating and unfaithful people.
I am a social person and like meeting new people and try to build a good rapport with them. I was involved in social activities during my college days and have good leadership experience of managing college clubs and societies. I am a creative person and like working on the Adobe Illustrator and do sketching in free time. I like watching Sitcoms, Action, and Drama TV Shows and likes listening to pop and alternative rock music.

  • When you hear the word, Alcor- which 3 words strike you?
  • Vision
  • Growth
  • Culture

Thank you for talking to us, Abbas! All the Best!

Leading By Example | Alcor Solutions’ Founder | Monisha Singh

Leading by Example, Alcor Solutions’ Founder and Principal, Product Development and Strategic Alliances, Monisha Singh believes that there is no substitute to hard work. Her advise to people who are just starting their careers is-follow your dreams, challenge yourself in your daily jobs, work with passion and don’t shy away from hard work and be humble to learn new things every single day.

With a cup of Joe, it was a pleasure to chat with Monisha about her career path, her vision for Alcor and its team members, and her personal goals.

  • Could you tell us about your career path? 

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Jennifer features in Alcor’s Employee Success Feature | Congratulations

Jennifer van Ommen is Alcor’s Featured Employee of the Month for August 2019! Jennifer, Manager, Consulting based at San Diego, California, calls herself an ambitious person and a creative problem solver!

Aleks Dmitrovic, her Manager, says, “Jennifer has been a tremendous resource on our team, providing leadership, insights, and support for all our work. Our CSAT’s have been through the roof under her watch, and customers have provided great feedback. As we continue to grow we look forward to Jennifer’s continued contribution to our success.”

Here is an insightful tete-a-tete with Jennifer: 

  • Please tell us about your experience working at Alcor

I have been so impressed with the people at Alcor. Everyone on the team is self-motivated, caring and truly proud to be doing the good work they are doing.

  • What makes you feel proud to be an Alcorian?

I am proud to be part of an organization that has integrity. Successes are celebrated and people are recognized. It’s so easy to get lost in the machine of a huge organization, but you don’t get that at Alcor. It really feels like a family.

  • Tell us about a few defining moments you had at Alcor.

It’s difficult to pick just one! Recently, I had a former colleague reach out to me and ask what I had been doing differently lately because I seemed so much happier. I shared with them my great experiences at Alcor. That person eventually joined the Alcor team. There is nothing more rewarding than sharing opportunity and success with others, so that really made me feel great.

  • Tell us more about yourself: Who is  Jennifer?

 I’d say I’m ambitious and a creative problem solver. Being given room to grow motivates me and micromanaging demotivates me. My husband, John, and I love to travel internationally with our two teen daughters. I also love to just chill at home in San Diego with our three cats. It’s a beautiful city with unbeatable weather, so I can’t complain!

  • When you hear the word, Alcor- which 3 words strike you?

Team, Integrity, Progress

Thanks for talking to us, Jennifer! Wishing you many more accolades ahead!

Disrupting Digital Transformation with ServiceNow™ Madrid

Over the past decade or so, ServiceNow™ has become a market leader by continuing to focus on delivering an intelligent and intuitive experience for everyday work. ServiceNow™ has been disruptive in transforming enterprise software and making it more user-centric.

With ServiceNow ™, employees have a smooth and seamless user experience while handling complex workflows.

The recently released Madrid Release from ServiceNow™ builds on this integral foundation of the platform by introducing more than 600 innovations. These features promise to influence the next wave of enterprise workflow transformation.

Here are Madrid Release’s important benefits:

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Poojitha features in Alcor’s Employee Success Feature | Congratulations

Poojitha Chekka is Alcor’s Featured Employee of the Month for June 2019! Poojitha, Senior ServiceNow™ Developer at Alcor headquarters in California, appreciates the cross functional opportunities given to her at work, which fuels her passion for new accomplishments.

Her colleague, Abbas, says, “Poojitha is one of the most amazing coworkers I have ever encountered! She is very supportive and caring, and I really like the way we divide and conquer the work. She has good skills in understanding the problem and she puts all her efforts to find a working solution.
She can make anyone’s job easy, and if she’s around – you will never need to worry about the quality of work!”

Here is an insightful tete-a-tete with Poojitha:

Please tell us about your experience working at Alcor

I would just say that the last year and a half has been amazing at Alcor! I love this workplace for the recognition and appreciation you get from your peers and Executive team! It’s a positive work environment, and your hard work is always appreciated. As a Developer, I worked across multiple projects, which helped me in my self transformation journey to become a more capable and confident developer.

What makes you feel proud to be an Alcorian?

We work virtually, yet we have a strong bond at Alcor! I am proud of my colleagues and myself who have cherished this bond, and it continues to get stronger and better each day! Here at Alcor are given opportunities to explore new things and work across various projects. This helps us work across multiple teams and modules. I feel so proud to be an Alcorian!

Tell us about a few defining moments you had at Alcor.

I remember this one instance, where a project was not going quite well, but after a few integrations, correcting a few bugs and working together as a team, we were given kudos by the same client. This appreciation has been a defining moment for me.

Another case to point would be my own disbelief in myself actually writing and implementing a JAVA scripting internal cloud project POC. I had never done JAVA scripting, but my hard work and spirit to learn made me excel at this customer POC.

Tell us more about yourself: Who is Poojitha?

As a mother of a 2-year-old, I am and I need to be a 24X7 positive person. And an active one – too! I love experimenting in the kitchen and like playing badminton when I get the time and, of course, spending as much time as possible with my boy.

When you hear the word “Alcor” – which 3 words come to your mind?

  1. Happy Family
  2. Camaraderie – Everyone for Everybody
  3. Comfortable

Thank you for talking to us, Poojitha! Cheers and many more accolades!

Alcor Solutions enriches employee experiences by launching its HR Suite Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Alcor Solutions Inc. today announced the launch of its HR Suite Applications at the ServiceNow Knowledge 19 conference. Alcor Reflective and AlcorOne are extendible Alcor IP solutions, built on the robust, AI enabled ServiceNow® automated platform. The applications provide enriching, delightful employee experiences in a trustworthy, easy, collaborative and secure environment.

Alcor Reflective is an automated performance appraisal system which enables a secure, collaborative, 360° employee appraisal review system in an organization. With in-built integrations and automation across all features of an appraisal process, Alcor Reflective has a unique paperless signoff feature that makes your appraisals secure.

AlcorOne is an automated one-stop employee portal. It’s an aggregator application with end-to-end paperless functionality, rich integrations across multiple employee management systems, a differentiating, automated, scoped Application Tracking System and real-time integrations with third-party platforms.

“A strong, diligent team of Alcor Developers, HR professionals and subject matter experts – got these applications to function seamlessly,” says Monisha Singh, Principal, Products and Alliances at Alcor Solutions. “A user-friendly, digitalized work experience enables you to attract, delight and retain your employees long-term. Alcor Reflective and AlcorOne, our HR Suite Applications built on the ServiceNow® platform, endeavour to enhance employee productivity to boost profitability and performance.

“Alcor launches these HR Suite Applications at the ServiceNow® Knowledge 19 conference, and they are hosting a VIP Lunch Session on May 7th for showcasing and demonstrating these products with lunch and cool giveaways offered!

Please join by registering at http://www.alcortech.com/alcor-vip-lunch-hrAlcor

Alcor is a San Francisco, California based company that provides global cloud advisory and implementation services to clients in multiple geographies. Their clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in multiple industry verticals. Founded in 2008, Alcor Solutions Inc.’s focus has been building strong competency on cutting edge technologies and advising clients in implementing them. They are passionate about their thought leadership and believe that successful IT implementations result equally from good strategy and technology excellence. For more information about Alcor, visit www.alcortech.com

Alcor is a Gold Sales and Services ServiceNow® partner, an AWS standard consulting partner, an Oracle Gold partner besides partnering to Microsoft, Salesforce, FireEye and more.

Alcor Enabling Cloud™ is a registered trademark of Alcor, ServiceNow® is a registered trademark of ServiceNow.

Contact Sheetal Kale, sheetal.kale@alcortech.com for inquiries.

Alcor Solutions Announces the Launch of its Aggregator Application AlcorNimbus: Bridging IT and Cloud Operations in ServiceNow®

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2019, /PRNewswire/ — Alcor Solutions Inc. today, announced the launch of its Cloud aggregator application at the ServiceNow® Knowledge 19 conference.
AlcorNimbus, with an extendible Alcor IP, is a full stack aggregator built on the robust ServiceNow® platform that provides simple, efficient, secure, accurate and cost-effective ways of managing and tracking cloud components.

“A strong, diligent team of Alcor developers and cloud specialists got this application to function seamlessly,” says Monisha Singh, Senior Vice President, Products and Alliances at Alcor Solutions. “Ease, simplicity, efficiency and agility are aspects that markets want today. Over and above, they want a single interface functionality that’s secure and compliant. AlcorNimbus, built on the ServiceNow® platform endeavours to make work easier for you.”

Monisha Singh adds, “Alcor endeavours to enrich an organization’s cloud journey. With an AWS partnership in place early 2019, we, in a span of few months are now an AWS Standard consulting partner.”

Alcor launches the AlcorNimbus application at the ServiceNow® Knowledge 19 conference, and they are hosting a VIP lunch party on May 8th for showcasing and demonstrating this aggregator with lunch and cool giveaways offered!

Please join in by registering at http://www.alcortech.com/alcor-vip-lunch-session-alcornimbus-governance-portals/

Write to information@alcortech.com for more information or talk to our specialists at (925) 248-2344

Alcor is a San Francisco, California based company that provides global cloud advisory and implementation services to clients in multiple geographies. Their clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in multiple industry verticals. Founded in 2008, Alcor Solutions Inc.’s focus has been building strong competency on cutting edge technologies and advising clients in implementing them. They are passionate about their thought leadership and believe that successful IT implementations result equally from good strategy and technology excellence. For more information about Alcor, visit www.alcortech.com

Alcor is a Gold Sales and Services ServiceNow® partner, an AWS standard consulting partner, an Oracle Gold partner besides partnering to Microsoft, Salesforce, FireEye and more.

Alcor Enabling Cloud™ is a registered trademark of Alcor, ServiceNow® is a registered trademark of ServiceNow

Walk in for an Interview for ServiceNow Openings at Alcor’s Delhi Office

ServiceNow folks! It’s time to block your calendars as Alcor Solutions, Delhi invites you for a walk-in interview drive for multiple ServiceNow Developer roles.

Days: Friday, 26th April and Saturday, 27th April 2019

Timings: Walk in anytime from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Venue: Office # 1, Ground Floor, Tower-A

Stellar IT Park, C-25, Sector- 62, Noida 201309.

Phone #: 0120-4202645 / 9158896590

Light Refreshments will be provided

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Top 10 Benefits Of Using AWS

As a testament to its extreme flexibility and breadth of its service offerings, AWS cloud computing from Amazon has radically changed the cloud market to the extent that, AWS was named the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market just above Microsoft’s Azure in 2017. Through a study of it’s operational trends, researchers from Gartner institute found that AWS has the strongest track record of customer success, and the most customer-centric ecosystem for partners. But how did it get here? What makes their market offering so unique? To answer these questions, we propose to list reasons as to why it sits on top of this ranking by outlining it’s benefits and value proposition. Read More

Sushma Features in Alcor’s Employee Success Story | Congratulations

Sushma Aithal is Alcor’s Featured Employee of the Month for December! Sushma, Engagement Manager at Alcor Solutions, Inc., is a people’s person. Her adage at work is to learn from one another, grow together as a team; in effect, get empowered and be a pathfinder! A daughter of an Army Officer, Sushma believes that honesty, loyalty and integrity towards one’s work and work place are values ingrained in her from childhood.

Here is an insightful tete-a-tete with Sushma:

1. What has been your experience working here at Alcor.
It’s just been an amazing journey! Each day has added something new in my development. The flexibility, training, accountability and empowerment I am exposed to, in my role, motivates me, while the approachability to the senior management, the continuous learning from team members, growing together as a team just makes each work day exciting and invigorating. This sense of continuous learning across hierarchies and verticals gives me a sense of pride and satisfaction.

2. Why do you feel proud to be an Alcorian?
We have accomplished a lot in a short span of time! That’s a proud feeling for me. I joined 2.5 years back and the growth of this company, the potential for personal growth and the sense of ‘one-ness’ I get here, makes me proud and happy.

3. Tell us about a few defining moments of yours at Alcor.
The motivation to work here is every day- Speaks a lot about this company! In my consulting, customer facing role- a successful launch, kudos from a customer- all are defining moments. Early this year, at one of the Go-Lives, the customer talked about our work done for them adding value to their day to day operations- defining moment again! Middle of this year, I took ownership of HR service delivery at Alcor. With me getting trained, I trained a team, we as a team completed our certifications, we had to do a lot of self training and learning, had to do work shops with requirements and show excellence in my consulting role. The Management recognized my efforts. These instances motivate me to do more!

4. Tell us more about yourself- Who is Sushma?
I am an open minded professional. As a daughter of an Army Officer, honesty, loyalty and integrity towards work and one’s work place are values ingrained in me from childhood. I base my relationships on trust with customers and people at Alcor alike. Trust motivates me!
I am a neutral person when it comes to demotivating factors. In my community, I am an active participant in fund raising activities and am part of a few NGOs. In my free time, I spend time with family and friends.

5. When you hear the word, Alcor – which 3 words/ phrases strike you
• Family like work environment
• Challenges ( in a good way ) and Opportunities
• The impact that Alcor is creating

Thank you for talking to us, Sushma! Cheers and many more accolades!

AWS| Alcor Webinar: Provision & Govern Cloud Resources Using AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow®

IT Service Management (ITSM) tools, such as ServiceNow®, can connect with AWS Service Catalog to make it easier for ITSM platform users to request AWS services and resources. The AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow simplifies AWS product provisioning for ServiceNow users and provides ServiceNow administrators governance and oversight over AWS products.
Join Alcor Solutions Inc. and AWS for an interactive webinar and demonstration, where you would learn more about how to provision and govern cloud resources using AWS service catalog connector for Servicenow®
Webinar Date: Thursday, January 31st 2019; 11 am US Pacific/2 pm US Eastern
Speakers:
Alcor Solutions Inc. – Chaitanya Kishore
AWS – Clive D’Souza & MaSonya Scott
Webinar Outline:
Introductions
Alcor Overview
AWS Service Catalog Overview
Service 101
Common Use Cases
Connector for ServiceNow
Connector for ServiceNow demo
Call to Action
Questions

Can’t attend the webinar! Register anyways! We would be sending the recording  to all registered participants .
Register for this Alcor-AWS thought leadership speaking series today! 

Webinar | ServiceNow Integration with Tenable | Journey To The Center Of The CMDB

People and technology assets are the cornerstones of every organization. Knowing what they are, where they are, what they do, and how they interact is a key to maintaining an efficient and competitive business. Equally important is the ability to provide actionable insight into your entire infrastructure’s security risks, allowing you to quickly and accurately identify, investigate, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities and mis-configurations. Join Aleks Dmitrovic, Principal – Cloud Strategy, on November 29 at 11 AM PDT, as we discuss the best practices around ServiceNow® & Tenable integration and continue our successful journey to the center of the CMDB. We will go over:

  • The ability to update your CMDB structure
  • How to proactively manage risk, vulnerabilities and threats
  • How to automate the remediation and update your CMDB

Learn how ServiceNow® & Tenable can help manage the completeness of the CMDB and discover best practices around infrastructure security risks, as well as some common challenges & unique opportunities to make your IT journey more valuable and secure.

Can’t Join The Webinar? Register anyway, and we will send you our recording!

Hartaj Features In Alcor’s Employee Success Story | Congratulations!

Hartaj Kandola is Alcor’s Featured Employee of the month for October! Hartaj, Alcor Solutions’ ITSM Practice Manager believes that mentoring, training and helping people in all aspects of his life invigorate him to the core! His motivation at work stems from his training classes which he finds to be a creative process of empowering clients and people. A Martial Arts expert, a body boarding enthusiast and hiker, Hartaj leads a vegan fest initiative that’s attended by over 25,000 people in his community.
Here is an insightful tete-a-tete with Hartaj:
1. What has been your experience at work, here at Alcor.
I don’t differentiate between Alcor and me- my work life is like an extension of me! Of course, working here is exciting and challenging at times, but that’s the very richness of it all. The team atmosphere is, “Everybody helps everybody”! This is quite different from the earlier companies I’ve worked for. The leadership team is very easy to talk to and I can call someone up, vent out, discuss, without any fear or pressure. This company follows the ‘Open door policy’ on ground!

2. Why do you feel proud to be an Alcorian?
I feel a sense of belonging here- a sense of family here. It’s interesting, even if we are virtual, globally placed- it’s exciting to go to work! I am proud of and enjoy this sense of community we have built across our people in US, India and Canada.

3. What’s been that one defining moment for you at Alcor where you felt happy, successful and motivated?
There are a couple of defining moments 🙂
One was when a customer said – can you do this? Here, it was a creative process when, we as a team went around the task together and as one!
Another defining moment for me is when I do training classes with people at Alcor and clients. It’s an incredible feeling when you talk and empower customers, enable them to adopt technological innovations, mentor and get mentored! This give and take of knowledge reflects on the maturity and depth of thinking of the people at Alcor.
Here is one more! Alcor’s off shore team is hungry! Give them an idea and they are driven to do things.

4. Who is Hartaj?
The mountains and beaches- both excite me. I am an avid hiker and a body boarder. I have been training in the Sparing form of Taekwondo (a martial art) for many years now. I also lead a vegan fest initiative, which is attended by over 25,000 people in my community. Helping people motivates me hands down!

5. When you hear the word, Alcor- which 3 words strike you?
Team work
Fun
Change- Two days are never the same- that’s the excitement quotient here!

Thank you for talking to us, Hartaj! Cheers to many more accolades!

Delivering Intelligence to Everyday Work with ServiceNow® London Release

Intelligent applications are no longer a distant goal, but a requisite for most forward-thinking organizations today. To make business operations more efficient, and employees – more productive, organizations across the world are re-evaluating their existing processes and business models. They are looking to embrace innovative technologies to keep pace with the demands of modern, tech-savvy users.

ServiceNow®, with its vast offering, is a sought-after multifunctional platform, for enterprises worldwide. By providing end-to-end visibility into business operations, it allows users to automate routine tasks and carry out complex projects with ease – across teams, silos and systems. Since it is easy to configure, the features translate into business benefits almost instantly, while scaling to growing business needs.

ServiceNow’s latest London Release has been carefully curated to meet the needs of modern digital businesses. Several new changes and features have been incorporated, and we at Alcor, are excited about all that, there is to offer.

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Congratulations! Chais Features In Alcor’s Employee Success Story

Chais McRae is Alcor’s Featured employee for August! Chais, Alcor Solution’s Senior ServiceNow® Architect is a Team person – either in a Win or a Loss! He is a natural at keeping the atmosphere with his team members easy going, enthusiastic but goal oriented! In his interactions with clients across various industries and Alcor team members, he is valued as a creative problem solver, versatile thinker and as a person, who is there for you till the ‘Finish Line’! A family man who dotes on his daughter and plays baseball in his free time, Alcor Solutions congratulates Chais on being a valuable Team player and wishes him many more accolades!

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ServiceNow® Vulnerability Response And Management

ABSTRACT

Rigor, mathematics, process and integration are at the heart of security engineering and analysis. Vulnerability Management and Response is an important component of ServiceNow Security Operations and acutely and principally the center of thought surrounding an organization’s technical assets (which include, people, infrastructure, systems, dynamics and information flows). This is part and parcel to the development, documentation and implementation of policies and processes to safeguard those particular assets. It is the core of security attacks, as 44-60 percent, based on data breach occurrences, such as the latest attack vectors of memory weaknesses known as ”Meltdown” and ”Spectre”. This short article will focus on the general depictions of what Vulnerability Response and Management are in and initiate ServiceNow discussion in terms of their solution.
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Congratulations! Supriya Features In Alcor’s Employee Success Story

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together …Is A SUCCESS!

 

Supriya, Alcor Solution’s Software Development Manager – Electronic Healthcare domain is a success story packed in a bundle of positivity, integrity and enthusiasm. She leads a team of brilliant Database Developers and Business Analysts as a creative problem solver, versatile developer with an omnipresent smile! Alcor Solutions congratulates Supriya for being a valuable Team player and wishes her many more accolades!

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence- Are they the same?

A couple of decades ago, self-driving cars, virtual assistants, and smart cities were things found only in science fiction movies. However, today the lines from the reel to the real are blurring. Technology that powers the fabled ‘Iron Man’ suit has made its way into our everyday lives, while hover boards, as seen in the famous ‘Back to the Future’ series, is soon going to be a reality. Technology has ensured that everyday objects become so interconnected and responsive that they achieve contextual understanding and improve the quality of our lives.
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Thanks to Digital, Customer Service Has Changed – Watch these Trends to Stay Ahead in the Game

Thanks to the proliferation of Internet, social media, and mobile devices, the way consumers communicate amongst themselves and with brands has transformed over the past few years. “Digital-first” has become a norm and consumers prefer not speaking with human beings to solve their issues or get answers to their questions. This has caused a dramatic impact on the customer service models that companies traditionally deploy.
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5 Reasons to Celebrate ServiceNow® Kingston

Digital transformation is the buzzword these days! CxOs have started taking a fresh look at their processes, technologies, and business models to ensure that they are not missing out on needs and demands of the modern, technologically savvy consumers.

Keeping in mind needs of the digital business, ServiceNow® recently launched its latest version, Kingston. The developer community is raving about the many new features packaged in Kingston release. Kingston promises to help enterprises reduce costs, drive innovation, and boost overall organizational performance.
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War Zone – 7 Cyber Security Attacks to Watch Out in 2018

2017 showed us that the cyber crime economy is growing rapidly and it is getting harder to keep pace with cyber hacks and effective vulnerability responses.  According to The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017, in 2016, “cyber crime cost the global economy over $450 billion…over 2 billion personal records were stolen and in the U.S. alone and over 100 million Americans had their medical records stolen”. We saw some of the worst ransom-ware attacks in 2017, NotPetya/ExPetr, WannaCry and Bad Rabbit being some of the worst kinds. Malware on the official Android app store managed to infect thousands of devices globally. Some of these compromised applications even contained Monero-mining scripts. The Mac OS, one of the least vulnerable to malware and spyware, also found cyber criminals create critical viruses for this OS such as MacRansom and MacSpy.
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10 Technology Products to Gift This Holiday Season

“Giving a gift is a nice gesture, selecting the right one is an art.”

Sure enough, getting the right gift for your gaming-lover cousin, or stylish best friend, or not-so-tech-savvy grandpa could mean going through hundreds of pages on Amazon or wandering in aisles for hours.

Today, as we have technology integrated into our lives, the most obvious gifting theme is tech products and accessories. If you plan to give an ideal tech gift to your loved ones this year, here are 10 such awesome products to choose from.
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Incorta Partners with Alcor to Empower ServiceNow Customers with Advanced Analytics

Incorta’s no-data-warehouse technology to help ServiceNow® users quickly, easily integrate and analyze data from multiple, disparate business systems including Oracle, Salesforce, Workday, and NetSuite 

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Aug. 24, 2017 Incorta, the real-time analytics platform that makes the traditional data warehouse obsolete, today announced it has partnered with global cloud advisory and implementation services company Alcor to provide advanced analytics solutions to enterprises using ServiceNow® and other leading software solutions and platforms.

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Streamline Your Incident Management Process with Alcor’s DevOps Toolchain Integration Application

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alcor Solutions Inc. today, announced the release of its DevOps Toolchain Integration Application on the ServiceNow® Store. The Application is a bi-directional integration designed and built between ServiceNow®, xMatters®, Slack® and StatusPage® providing instant communication of evident information with distinct users having a distributed process across different tools. The application allows for seamless control of information exchange between the various tools used to create, manage, and track incident ticket information.

“A strong, diligent team of Alcor developers got this Application to function seamlessly,” says Monisha Singh, Senior Vice President & Principal, Alcor. “This application establishes a ticket number that provides a unique key between systems, synchronizes systems for triggering notifications and transforms data for uniform processing.”

“Integration-driven collaboration from xMatters helps enterprises proactively resolve issues to prevent incidents and increase uptime,” says Sendhil Jayachandran, CMO, xMatters. “This integration facilitates actionability from insights, and brings structure to collaboration so that enterprises can maximize their technology investments. Connecting xMatters® with StatusPage, Slack, and ServiceNow allows customers to operate with agility and consistency.

To know more about this Application, visit the ServiceNow® Store or write to information@alcortech.com

Alcor is a San Francisco, California based company that provides global cloud advisory and implementation services to clients in multiple geographies. Their clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in multiple industry verticals. Founded in 2008, Alcor Solutions Inc.’s focus has been building strong competency on cutting edge technologies and advising clients in implementing them. They are passionate about their thought leadership and believe that successful IT implementations result equally from good strategy and technology excellence. For more information about Alcor, visit www.alcortech.com

Alcor Enabling Cloud™ is a registered trademark of Alcor, ServiceNow® is a registered trademark of ServiceNow, xMatters® is a registered trademark of xMatters, Slack® is a registered trademark of Slack, StatusPage® is the registered trademark of StatusPage.

Alcor Enabled Rapid Start- Service Management Success at LightSpeed

This post is about  Alcor’s Rapid Start for organizations to get their service management automation up and running at LightSpeed! So, this post is short and fast to read.

Alcor Enabled Rapid Start allows customers to leverage Alcor Skilled resources best practices, to receive years of process maturity and immediate return on technology investment in a cost effective manner. Planning and executing a well-defined plan ensures you get your system into production quickly and your users start using ServiceNow® immediately.
Key differentiators of the Alcor enabled Rapid Start
• Best practice and experience of ITSM thought leaders from Alcor
• ServiceNow® Configuration Best Practices
• OCM Support
• Workshop and training provided by an experienced Alcor team
Key Advantages of the Alcor Enabled Rapid Start
• Cost effective customizations and maintenance
• Ready-made application as a foundation which is extendible as the need arises
• Fast time-to-value
• Usable and deployable right away!

 

The Methodology for Alcor Enabled Rapid Start

For more information , write to information@alcortech.com

 


If you are at ServiceNow #Knowledge17 , swing by the Alcor booth #833 on the expo floor from May 7-11, 2017. We’ll talk about Rapid Start and more!


Alcor is a San Francisco, California based company that provides global cloud advisory and implementation services to clients in multiple geographies. Their clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in multiple industry verticals. Founded in 2008, Alcor Solutions Inc.’s focus has been building strong competency on cutting edge technologies and advising clients in implementing them. They are passionate about their thought leadership and believe that successful IT implementations result equally from good strategy and technology excellence.

Join Alcor At ServiceNow Knowledge17

You are a few days away from IT’s greatest conference- ServiceNow Knowledge17! Coming to Knowledge17 means you’ll discover new ways to increase agility and lower costs with a modern ERP system for IT. At Knowledge17 , hear from companies like Microsoft, Virgin Atlantic, Fiat Chrysler, and more. By attending Knowlegde17, take best practices home with you so you can achieve 449% ROI and a payback on your ServiceNow investment in about 7 ½ months.

Knowledge17 is where you’ll experience IT, Customer Service, HR, and Security at lightspeed

At Knowledge17, learn how to deliver business services faster with 400+ sessions customized for you—and 80% of breakouts delivered by your peers. This is the most efficient and fastest way to get practical advice, in‑depth training, and access to 13,000+ community experts driving the future of shared services and digital transformation.

Meet Alcor Solutions, ServiceNow Gold Services Partner at booth 833 at Knowledge17!

Alcor is a global cloud advisory and implementation services company serving Fortune 500, Government agencies, and other leading organizations in multiple industry verticals across the Americas, Canada and India.  Alcor is a ServiceNow Gold Services Partner and also partners to FireEye, Salesforce, Dell Boomi, Nexthink, Microsoft and Bomgar.  They advise leading businesses on cloud platforms, architecture, enterprise service management and integrating IT service delivery. They also provide business process consulting to capture, re-engineer and improve processes that can easily be automated to deliver real value. The Alcor consulting team is derived from a combination of experts in Business strategy, Cloud Technology and Organizational Change Management. Alcor takes a strategic ITSM implementation approach and focuses on solving the business problems of their clients by leveraging an integrated business process design and technology implementation capability. Alcor’s ITSM solutions with ServiceNow leverage a business view of IT services.

Alcor brings substantial process expertise, ServiceNow experience and depth of organizational governance modeling to build solutions that are effective and provide complete life cycle support for Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management and Configuration Management. Alcor has experience in Automating ServiceNow with external applications like emails, active directories, Adobe, assets, and Amazon Cloud Provision (LABS). This includes real-world experience of having worked with enterprises in the banking and financial services and retail sector where we have helped orchestrate transaction volumes running into the 100’s of thousands. Alcor Solutions deploys the best in class enterprise solutions to exploit the full measure of Performance Analytics across the business to deliver optimum benefits. This customized business solution has helped their clients gain insights into the performance of the IT systems critical to several areas of business operations, like human resources, finance, legal and administration. Their solution provides both performance reporting and predictive analytics, which in turn help’s their clients gain insights that can help them get maximum benefit from their investments into their IT infrastructure. Alcor achieves this by leveraging their integrated business process design and technology implementation capability. Their professionals are the top talents in the business with deep personal understanding of the business verticals they service. This allows them to deliver flexible solutions that work in the real world. Their strength lies in delivering solutions that are customized to the specific requirements of their customers including complex integrations with the other systems in the ecosystem like Financial and Procurement Management systems.

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To book an exclusive one-on-one with Alcor at Knowledge17 , write to information@alcortech.com or call (720) 934-9123

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Press Release – Alcor Solutions Inc. Achieves Gold Services Partner designation from ServiceNow®

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alcor Solutions Inc. today, announced it has achieved Gold Services Partner status with ServiceNow®. This achievement recognizes Alcor’s commitment to training and product expertise, certification and superior customer satisfaction to provide high-quality ServiceNow implementations.

Alcor’s cloud advisory and implementation service practice coupled with the robustness, speed, and on-cloud intelligence of the ServiceNow® platform ensures shared success and enormous value to their customers, who want to replace unstructured work patterns of the past with intelligent workflows of the future.

“We are very proud of our partnership with ServiceNow® and our shared success,” says Amit Singh, Senior Vice President, Alcor. “It is based on a strong belief in the capabilities of this amazing platform and the enormous value it unlocks for our customers. We cherish working with the team at ServiceNow® and their unstinting support has been key in our growth. We look forward to working even closer as a Gold partner and scale newer heights this year.”

The ServiceNow® Services Partner Program recognizes partners based on their experience, expertise, competencies and specializations. Alcor has set themselves apart from other ServiceNow® partners because of their depth of knowledge, expertise and experience retained within the company. It’s important for organizations to choose a partner who has high levels of achievement within the ServiceNow® Services Partner Program, as it ensures they are committed to staying up to date on the latest product developments of the ever-expanding capabilities offered by ServiceNow®.

Alcor is a San Francisco, California based company that provides global cloud advisory and implementation services to clients in multiple geographies. Their clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in multiple industry verticals. Founded in 2008, Alcor Solutions Inc.’s focus has been building strong competency on cutting edge technologies and advising clients in implementing them. They are passionate about their thought leadership and believe that successful IT implementations result equally from good strategy and technology excellence.

To know more about Alcor call (925) 248-2344 or visit www.alcortech.com, Monisha Singh, monisha.singh@alcortech.com

ServiceNow® is a registered trademark of ServiceNow.

The Future Of Candidate Tracking And New Hire Onboarding

Annually, $400 Billion are being spent on recruiting services and systems and even then, businesses are struggling to find the right talent, interested candidates are not finding their dream jobs, and star talent are still stuck in a job which they are not interested in doing. One of the main reasons behind these frustrations amongst the hiring managers, recruiters, and candidates is the use of outdated systems like emails and spreadsheets for hiring.

One of the crucial aspects, which are often overlooked in the recruitment process, is the candidate’s application experience. In the bigger picture, a positive candidate experience can play a significant role in boosting the organization’s reputation and attract a larger pool of qualified applicants. Taking shorter time to make hiring decisions also helps in catching the top talent before they accept another offer.

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5 Myths Vs Facts of Governance, Risk and Compliance

As disruptive technology changes the way businesses operate and communicate internally and externally, companies are facing increasing complexity of governance, compliance and risks. The need for a high degree of agility and transparency in the GRC program is imperative today. But organizations usually respond in a piecemeal way to these new pressures as these compete with the management’s time and available resources. The consummation of IT is also creating a bigger challenge for organizations to establish a comprehensive GRC program with proper governance structure enterprise-wide. The result is a haphazard collage of process monitoring and reporting tools that potentially increases costs and risks.

Here are 5 myths that add mystery to the effective implementation of a GRC program with 5 supporting facts that work:

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Accept Alcor’s VIP Invitation And Save at FUSION 16 – #SMFUSION

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Happening November 1-4, 2016 in Las Vegas, FUSION 16 is the annual conference hosted by itSMF USA and HDI that brings together the very best of IT service management – the best speakers, the best learning opportunities, the best solution providers, and the best networking and social activities. With 1,600 passionate and dedicated ITSM professionals in attendance, we didn’t want to miss an event that includes:

We know this event gives attendees the chance to gather the resources, knowledge, and contacts to vastly improve their careers and their business operations… We hope to see you there!

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How Does IT Operations Management Help Enterprise IT?

Rapid change is the new constant with today’s Enterprises. There is a continuous shift in the technology landscape and the demands of the customers coupled with Enterprises wanting to stay competitive. This changing, fluid environment results in concurrent changes with IT infrastructure. Enterprises today are turning to IT Operations Management to bring order to this complex situation.

The Paradigm Shift in Enterprise IT

Technology is central to the ability of the Enterprise to respond to changes in the market and its customers and to execute its business plans. Today’s IT leaders are responsible for more than overseeing technology breakthroughs but are also integral to advising chief executives about the organization’s business strategy. Similarly, this has also meant that traditionally non-IT departments are also getting more involved in decisions that were earlier the purview of IT – for e.g. Choices regarding edge devices, cloud services and even security policies and plans. It’s clear that several factors are at work in making the IT infrastructure ever more complex and unmanageable.

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Picture Diary From Alcor Conferences And Meet-ups

Alcor consultants take your enterprise to the pinnacle of success with service automation implementations on the cloud. With strong partnerships with ServiceNow, MuleSoft, FireEye, Microsoft, and Dynatrace to name a few, the Alcor journey involves sharing customer success stories with technology savvy people at conferences and Lunch & Learns. The last quarter  took our thought leadership team to the beautiful places of San Diego, Bay Area, Colorado,  New Jersey  and Seattle where we had the chance to engage with like minded technology honchos over ITSM, ITOM, Security, ServiceNow, HR, legal and marketing.

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Win With Alcor’s Social Media Contests at Knowledge 16

It’s that time of the year where Alcor Solutions with 10,000 of its ITSM buddies enjoys a celebration at #know16. It’s also that time of the year where we say cheers & thanks to you with social media contests and giveaways 🙂

So, gear up to win Amazon gift cards – participate in our social media TWITTER contests at Knowledge 16!

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Alcor Solutions Is At ServiceNow Knowledge 16

ServiceNow Knowledge 16 begins on May 15th 2016 ( Drum roll ). In it’s tenth year celebrating its #happy10 , this technology conference will see more than 12,000+ attendees this year. You’ll experience a service revolution at Knowledge16 — where thousands of transformational leaders from every corner of the enterprise gather to share and discover how to unleash the power of a future fueled by service.

Alcor Solutions Inc. , a silver partner of ServiceNow is proud to be at @Know16

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Live It Up With The Alcor Party At Knowledge 16

“Our Time Has Come” – Knowledge 16 is round the corner! 6 DAYS | 300+ SESSIONS | You will EXPERIENCE THE SERVICE REVOLUTION from May 15-20, 2016 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

These six days  will be intense with all the speaking tracks you are attending, the technology sessions, the hands-on labs and the serious networking on the exhibit floor. You need to chill it off too- After-all, you are at Las Vegas!

Live it up with Alcor’s Party At Knowledge 16

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Join Alcor at The  Luxor Hotel ( The Cat House Blue Room ) , on May 17th from 7.00- 11.00 pm to shake a leg, enjoy signature cocktails, win an AMAZON ECHO aka Alexa at the hourly raffle and go home with a Mule mug 🙂

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Alcor Is Hiring A Senior Integration Architect- ServiceNow & MuleSoft

Alcor is hiring a Senior Integration Architect based in India to build integrations on ServiceNow and MuleSoft

Alcor Solutions Inc. is a technology implementation and system integration company focusing on Government and Enterprise technology projects and professional staffing in the enterprise applications, systems integration, IT Service Management and enterprise collaboration/mobility domains.

Are you the right person for this job opening? 

  • Looking for a Senior Integration Architect with experience in architecting and building web services and restful API based integrations.
  • Technical experience of integrating cloud technologies as well as on premise solution is preferred. ServiceNow integrations or middleware experience is a plus.
  • This job role includes working with our clients face to face or remotely to understand and develop integration requirement documentation.
  • Conceptualize and document the integration architecture.
  • Discuss and finalize integration technology (JAVA, Restful, Web services) in consultation with clients technology team.
  • Oversee Junior integration consultants and QA the delivery to the client.
  • Position is based in India.
  • Person has to work with US team in the delivery process.
  • Candidate from anywhere in India can apply.

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