Services

Drive Predictable business results with seasoned Ascend Consultants

Ascend Consultants are thought-leaders, practitioners and experienced Implementers, Do-ers in services that span the 3 practice areas – IT Transformation and Strategy services, Enterprise Information Management and Solutions Transformation Business Consulting:

Following Service types are applicable to all the three practice areas.

Assessments

Ascend used the Accelo Methodology (to be trade-marked) for conducting assessments of various types in number of engagements across IT Strategy, EA, Security and Infrastructure and Information/Data initiatives.

Assessments provide clarity of vision on understanding the current state limitations and constraints both business and technology and across people, process and technology aspects. We then dedicate significant focus in understanding your go-forward strategy and develop future state to align and advance to that strategy. Gap analysis to achieving the future state in then conducted in collaboration with the client to develop a tangible and actionable roadmap.

We are often provide the IVV or Independent Validation and Verification to key project initiatives whether it is simply modernizing technology footprint or migrating to next generation architectures, or security reviews or architecture audits etc.

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Roadmapping

Clients often call Ascend in a number of strategy and roadmapping initiatives – some are Enterprise wide focus that cross-cuts business processes and functions while others are focused and specific business process and applications roadmapping to a LOB or business process.
Roadmapping applies to, but not limited to service engagements such as :

IT Strategy
Enterprise Architecture
Business Process Management (BPM)

Security Architecture
Risks and DR
Cloud Readiness and DC Migration
Specific Architecture and Technology Roadmaps (e.g. SOA, IAM, MDM)
Identity and Access Management
Unified Threat Management

MDM and DW
BI and Analytics

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Implementation Services

Ascend has a team of Implementation consultants who are adept in their areas of expertise and have often have dealt with ‘knotty problems’ that you might be facing. These consultants keep the architecture and strategy ‘honest’ and if it is not implementable or practical, Ascend will the first one to ‘tell it as it is’ so you can ‘build it to last’.

Implementation Services are applicable in detailed design and development services in service areas that include:

EA and Solutions Architecture Implementation
SOA, BPM Implementations

Security Remediations
UTM Implementations

Cloud/CoLo/DC Migration Implementations
Identity and Access Management Implementations

MDM and DW Implementation
BI and Analytics Implementation

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Leadership

At Ascend, we strongly believe leadership is something that is developed, nurtured and refined over years of right guidance and mentoring. We impart that mantra in all our consultants to develop a keen sense of situational awareness, client results focus, teamwork and collaboration, influencing without authority, working with ambiguity and chaos and promoting and harnessing a positive work culture among all stakeholders – fellow Ascendants, client teams, technology vendors, other consultants in the project teams.

It is, with this background and principle, that all our Principal Consultants have grown their career. We tap this top-tier talent to help in client leadership consulting in certain areas that include:

IT Leadership Assessment
Organizational Review and Design
Office of the CTO Enablement
Interim CIO/CTO
Interim CSO/CISO

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Mentoring and Advisory

Our leadership consulting augments the Mentoring and Advisory services we provide to select clients. Typically these are directly led by Director level consultants and Practice leads. Our trusted advisory status with C-Level often “tell it as it is” ; Thought leadership often define ‘leading practices’ beyond ‘best practices’

Our Mentoring and Advisory Services include:
Monthly Retainers to CTOs, CIOs and Chief Architects
Technology Investment Advisory to CFO and CEO

Private Equity and Board-Level Technology and Investment Advisory
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