API- Led Connectivity: A Competitive Advantage To Your Enterprise

There are no two ways about it- Organizations need to embrace digital transformation in today’s hyper connected environment. Guess what! By circa 2020 we will be having 50 billion connected devices.

The Holy Grail Moment: To maintain business supremacy, an organization needs to leverage newer technologies like SaaS, mobile and Internet Of Things (IoT) to enrich and re-frame their relationship with today’s customers, suppliers and employees. Also a digital footprint enables your company to be speedy, agile, bring quality and trust with your offerings to the consumer. If not digitally transformed, you simply miss the success boat! Read More

Who will join me on this journey? Finding the right ‘IT’ consultant

Key takeaways
*Find a consultant that fits YOUR needs.
*The lowest cost consultant is not necessarily the right one for you.
*Good consultants are more than technology experts, they have valuable soft skills to help you be successful.

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Press Release: Pioneering ServiceNow – MuleSoft Integrations for Your Enterprise’s Success

SAN FRANCISCO— May 18, 2015— Alcor Solutions Inc. today announced its silver sponsorship for MuleSoft CONNECT 2015, the premier integration conference for CIOs, IT leaders and technologists to address the challenges of the digital era.

CONNECT takes place from May 27-29, 2015 at the Hilton Union Square Hotel in San Francisco.

Alcor Solutions Inc. is a global cloud advisory and implementation services company serving clients in multiple geographies globally. Alcor consultants provide advice to leading businesses on cloud platforms, architecture, enterprise service management and integrating IT service delivery. Our clients include global Fortune 500 organizations across all industry verticals.

At CONNECT, Alcor Solutions Inc. will talk to you on the need and benefits of integrating ServiceNow and Mulesoft for your enterprise’s success.

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Shine on the ServiceNow-MuleSoft Connectivity Highway at Connect 15

Alcor Solutions Inc. is excited to be at MuleSoft #Connect 15 from May 27- 29th happening at Hilton Union Square Hotel, San Francisco.

Alcor’s partnership with the world’s connectivity experts- MuleSoft helps provide you the platform that changes how businesses connect by making it fast and flexible. With Anypoint Platform’s API-led connectivity approach, we are lifting the weight of custom connections and freeing companies to innovate faster. Alcor’s cloud integration service reduces risk and optimizes performance with operational control of your infrastructure and in-depth visibility into your production environments.

With pride we are sponsors at this conference and do visit us at our booth on the exhibit floor to know how your enterprise can Shine on the ServiceNow-MuleSoft Connectivity Highway.

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Announcing The Webinar- Why Shouldn’t You Out-source ITSM?

Its a constant tussle for the CIO- whether to outsource certain IT service management projects to reduce costs and free up his/ her valuable resources or continue with in-sourcing service management which no doubt is expensive but the pay off is that all work  gets done on time, there is transparency and the team is cohesive while functioning. Outsourcing could be challenging as one interacts with people from different cultures and time zones.

Alcor’s webinar on,“Why Shouldn’t You Out Source IT Service Management” will help decision makers understand the pros and cons of both in-sourcing and out-sourcing, what works for certain kinds of IT projects and long term what kind of vendor relationship will bring the organization rich dividends.

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Announcing The Webinar- How Is IT-GRC Implemented In ServiceNow

As disruptive technology is changing the way businesses operate and communicate internally and externally, companies are facing increasing complexity of compliance risks. These risks demand for a high degree of agility and transparency in the GRC program. The consummation of IT is also creating a bigger challenge for organizations to establish a comprehensive GRC program with proper governance structure enterprise-wide.

Alcor’s webinar on,” How Is IT-GRC Implemented In ServiceNow” gives you and your organization the approaches and tools needed to win with the automated and customized IT-GRC platform on ServiceNow.

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Press Release- Alcor To Showcase Its Custom Apps On The ServiceNow Platform

Alcor Solutions Sponsors Knowledge15

Alcor to Showcase its Custom Apps on the ServiceNow Platform

LOS ANGELES — March/05/2015 — Alcor Solutions Inc. today announced it is a sponsor of the ServiceNow Knowledge15 conference, the largest gathering of service management professionals using enterprise cloud services to change the way people work. The conference will be held April 19 to 24, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Alcor Solutions Inc. is a global cloud advisory and implementation services company serving clients in multiple geographies worldwide. Alcor consultants provide advice to leading businesses on cloud platforms, architecture, enterprise service management and integrating IT service delivery. Our clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in industry verticals.

At Knowledge15- Booth #651, Alcor Solutions Inc. is showcasing customized Asset Management, Vendor Management, and GRC offerings that work on the ServiceNow ® platform.

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Announcing The Webinar- How Is Asset Management Implemented In ServiceNow

Maintaining control of your IT assets in an increasingly complex IT environment efficiently has become one of the biggest challenges faced by IT today. It is also the foundation to provide services to the businesses in a consistent and proactive manner.

Alcor’s webinar on,” How Is Asset Management Implemented In ServiceNow” gives you and your organization the approaches and tools needed to win with the complete Asset cycle- right from deployment to decommissioning.

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Manage “Hybrid IT” Like A Winner

The clouds’ have entrenched deeply across multiple environments in small, midsize and large organizations. They promise to spearhead your business, increase productivity, reduce costs, streamline processes and just make an uber-positive impact. Look at the other side of the coin! With many cloud platforms being used for different processes, utilization of outbound public cloud providers, and internal cloud kiosks been generated for every practice, CIO’s and the executive management are pained with issues around adaptation, governance and integration. Managing this hybrid IT environment starts getting difficult!

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Alcor Solutions Inc. Will Be At Knowledge 15, Las Vegas

Alcor Solutions Inc. will be at Knowledge 15 from April 19- 24, 2015 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.

Knowledge 15 is the largest gathering of service management professionals using enterprise cloud services to change the way people work.  At Knowledge15, ~9,000 attendees will have the opportunity to attend over 100 labs and more than 200 breakout sessions, specialized networking events, an ExpoNow exhibition hall with ~170 Sponsors and so much more. With the combination of instructor-led training, hands-on labs, and primarily customer-led breakouts, the conference presents the best opportunity for ServiceNow customers and partners to learn about the future of ServiceNow, the ecosystem, and how we and our partners are empowering the service-oriented enterprise. Read More

Book Your Seat For The Webinar- How to manage OCM in the digital era?

With businesses experiencing constant change, organizations must have the ability to manage and adapt to this organizational change in the workplace today. But, with the persistent and difficult to remove ‘past imprint’ of a business’s structure, culture and routines, adapting to change begets a resistance; apparent and hidden from the enterprise work force.

Alcor’s webinar on,”How to manage organizational change management in the digital era” gives you and your organization the approaches and tools needed to win against this constant change in the digital era. Read More

Who Are We At Alcor Solutions Inc.

Alcor Solutions Inc. is a global cloud advisory and implementation services company serving clients in multiple geographies including North America, Europe, Japan and India. Our consultants provide advice to leading businesses on cloud platforms, architecture, enterprise service management and integrating IT service delivery. Our clients include global Fortune 500 as well as leading organizations in multiple industry verticals. Read More

Alcor Solutions Inc. joins the MuleSoft Partner Program

Alcor Solutions Inc. joins the MuleSoft Partner Program to Deliver Integration Platform and Services for Connecting Applications in the Cloud and On-Premises

San Francisco, California — 12/16/ 2014 Alcor Solutions Inc. today announced its partnership with MuleSoft, the company that makes it easy to connect applications, data and devices, to provide consulting and services for the MuleSoft Anypoint™ Platform, the only unified integration platform for SaaS, SOA and APIs.

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7 Protection Tips For Your Holiday Gifts

It’s the holiday season! You love gifting tech gadgets to your loved ones that make them feel smarter, special, wonderful and happy; after all, the season is all about spreading joy and cheer! But be aware- with the cheer; are you also spreading privacy and safety problems for your loved ones?

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10 Steps To Drive Adoption For Effective ITIL Implementation

The IT service management (ITSM) best practice framework has come ahead in leaps and bounds in the recent times. ITSM/ITIL beyond doubt benefits IT infrastructure and operations organizations. ITIL beneficially improved service productivity (85%), quality (83%), business reputation (65%), and occasionally cost savings (41%).

Despite its rapid adoption in recent years, ITIL is fraught with adoption challenges that could be prevented, or at least minimized. The trick is to ensure that sufficient planning leads to optimal adoption, not just in the short term, for example, selecting and implementing a service desk tool, but also in the longer-term through an ITSM maturity vision, phased adoption, and support for continued improvement.

Here are 10 steps to ensure that you drive adoption effectively in your business: Read More

Leveraging ServiceNow For Asset Management

Tracking your IT enterprise across all your work spaces is important for your company’s success and for reduction in wastage of assets like manpower, financials, time and infrastructure. Basically all your business functions need to work in harmony ( reduced noise) and coordination to your business goals.

The ServiceNow asset management portfolio tracks the financial, contractual and inventory details of hardware, software and virtual infrastructure – as well as non-IT assets – throughout their lifecycle. Asset requests are handled using workflows to obtain approvals, validate entitlements, issue chargebacks, provision services and more. Once an asset is deployed, Asset Management records all maintenance activity and enables IT to perform regular audits, right up until asset retirement.

ServiceNow’s Asset Management suite covers many aspects of your enterprise that in turn help in your business effectiveness and delivery. Read More

Do You Know The Secret Recipe To IT Success?

Success does not come in a day. It comes with focused, diligent hard work and a partner who understands your IT needs, your goals and your resources.

Alcor Solutions Inc. is unveiling two secret recipes aka applets at Booth 39 at #know14, Knowledge 14- the largest conference of 6000+ attendees who believe in the power of the Cloud. We will walk you through these secret recipes from April 27th to May 1st at Muscone Center, San Francisco. Read More

Performance Analytics: Empowering Enterprise IT

IT performance reporting and analytics is a strategic gap that must be filled for IT to prove its value to the enterprise.Standard IT performance reports lack a time based perspective. Manual reporting based on spread sheets is labor-intensive and legacy business intelligence tools for reporting and analytics are complex and expensive. Analytics solutions are quickly shifting from a luxury tobeing a critical component of modern enterprise operations. Many organizations rely on the insights provided by data analytics processes from womb to tomb, giving them a clearer view on everything from workload automation processes to customer management systems. Alcor Solutions deploys the best in class enterprise solutions to exploit the full measure of Performance Analytics across the business to deliver optimum benefits. Read More

Why Service Management Must Not Be Limited To IT

Service management is incorporated into supply chain management as the connection between the real sales and the customer. This means that the focus of the methodology to be adopted to provide faultless services is based on the results produced for the customers. The traditional IT system centric management revolved around the “IT department” which focused on automation of individual processes therefore creating a fragmented framework with minimal integration of processes. This led to the alienation of the services construed to be back-end thereby mitigating the application of best practices to evolve a single platform for providing end to end services. Providers of IT services can no longer afford to focus on technology and their internal organization; they now have to consider the quality of the services they provide and focus on the relationship with customers. Read More

Risks In ITSM Implementations And How To Mitigate Them

IT service management enables IT leaders to align their strategies and deliver services that support their business goals. However, the service management roadmap can be bumpy, and without proper planning to avoid risks, the improvement program can be at risk.

Here are six common service management risks with tips on how to mitigate them and implement an effective IT service delivery management model. Read More

SharePoint – truly providing process excellence for Life Sciences industry

When I heard about SharePoint for the first time, I was told that it was analogous to the document storage that you can do on L drive. However, after using SharePoint in my daily activities, I found that SharePoint platform provides much more capabilities than a drive that is just used to share files and data – it is intuitive and can really change the way a company does business by building process excellence and providing the return on investment in no time.

Being in the Life Sciences industry for last 18 years, I have always been challenged on finding solutions that can help reduce the compliance cost, accelerate the time to market, ultimately making more efficient use of R&D dollars. Read More

SharePoint –solution for regulatory/compliance challenges in Pharmaceutical organizations

SharePoint-based solutions are getting adopted widely across the Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare ecosystem. This is largely due to the ease of creating compliant SharePoint solutions with the SharePoint 2010 platform.

SharePoint is highly customizable and very user friendly software that provides a strong base for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare organizations to shape functionality and enable them to meet the requirements of a wide variety of users across the ecosystem. These solutions support several functional areas including research & development, quality management, manufacturing & operations, clinical data management and customer service. Read More

How social networking and collaboration will change the way your organization works

Social networking platforms and tools are being embraced in a big way by organizations around the world. The business has become more globalized, mobilized and virtual, so collaboration has become an imperative then a requirement. Besides companies have realized that employees are no longer working as silos but are connected to their friends, relatives, colleagues, customers, employers.

There are some fundamental benefits in employing collaboration across the organizations, few of them being: Read More

Alcor provides enterprise collaboration services

Alcor is an expert in the field of enterprise mobility strategy. Our consultants have advised organizations in enterprise IT strategy, mobile device management, application design and development. Alcor has a comprehensive framework that helps its clients create a holistic mobility strategy by identifying mobility requirements, building an RoI-based business case, assess maturity of vendor offerings and provide risk-mitigation recommendations. Read More