News as reported by the company. Updated November 18, 2009.
SAN FRANCISCO, Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference (November 18, 2009) -- Astadia, a global leader in technology enabled business consulting and a top salesforce.com partner, today announced the launch of Cloud Transformation Services, a consulting practice for IT application rationalization, migration, support, and strategy.
"CIOs and IT professionals everywhere face a common problem: supporting a rapidly changing business with static or diminishing budgets", said Cory vander Jagt, director of product and channel marketing, Astadia. "Cloud-based solutions are pivotal to achieving your business objectives with limited resources because they offer the fastest path to success, but the Cloud process can be difficult."
Through the Cloud Transformation practice, Astadia will deliver application rationalization services to analyze application and infrastructure costs and build the optimal cloud computing strategy based on the unique needs of each particular client. Clients may also engage Astadia for counsel to identify a comprehensive solution which includes multiple vendors to transform IT budgets by replacing lower value maintenance and upkeep activities with new drivers for profitability and growth.
Trusted by Fortune 500 multinationals and national governments, Astadia's rigorous engagement methodology was developed over two decades of experience with transformational client projects. Many firms claim that customers can save money merely by moving applications to the cloud. Astadia's engagement model focuses on working with clients to quantify business value in detail and prioritize projects based on sophisticated analysis and a clear roadmap. Comprehensive multi-vendor solutions transform IT budgets, replacing lower value maintenance and upkeep activities with new drivers for profitability and growth.
"As a result of our Astadia-led Salesforce CRM deployment, our pipeline is larger and our average deal size has grown. We now have insight into things that previously had to be projected," said Jim Ciampaglio, vice president of sales, Neospire. "Astadia's ability to understand our business was vital in our experiencing a seamless transition and getting to these results."
With thousands of successful cloud deployments led by certified cloud consultants, Astadia has more cloud computing experience than many other consulting firms. And unlike other global firms, cloud deployments have been Astadia's core business since its inception.
Astadia provides objective recommendations based on its familiarity with a wide range of cloud platforms and applications in many industries. Astadia's services help each client determine how to effectively leverage cloud-based solutions for its specific environment and need.
Astadia's lineup of Cloud Transformation Services includes private workshops, detailed IT application rationalization services, technical training, application migration, custom development, and more.
Astadia is a global leader in technology-enabled business consulting, focused on Cloud Computing and SaaS technologies. They are the top Salesforce.com partner by projects delivered, certified consultants, and customer satisfaction.
Astadia's proven methodologies analyze business challenges and document clear, effective solutions that lead to improved customer relations and tangible business results. The company's four practice areas are: Sales acceleration, Marketing acceleration, Customer Service and Support, and Cloud transformation/Application Rationalization for IT.
Astadia's certified technology experts have delivered solutions in more than 30 countries, and operate offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Its technology partners include salesforce.com, Google, Eloqua, and many more. Founded in 2002 and backed by Kodiak Venture Partners and North Atlantic Capital, Astadia offers a comprehensive resource for the latest in cloud technology at www.astadia.com.