October 2015

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What's Happening at Aspect...
As the leaves and temperature fall, we grow! Aspect would like to highlight a growing segment of its business--its SharePoint Services
Most of us utilize SharePoint.  It is a powerful, complex platform that can boost your organization's workplace efficiency.  Yet its level of complexity can quickly overwhelm an organization's IT resources. 

To answer our clients growing list of SharePoint needs, Aspect has built a full complement of SharePoint services designed to resolve both your technical AND your business challenges, with service offerings that range from installation and administration, custom development and configuration, to governance, compliance, and user adoption. 

In this issue, we've compiled articles that highlight some current challenges facing SharePoint configuration, use and adoption.  We've included some recent success stories that describe how we helped our clients resolve some of those challenges, and, of course, we've included quarterly Aspect Consulting newsworthy items. 

In This Issue:   
Customer Success Story:  SharePoint Security Audit Closes Permission Gaps and Improves Site Management    
Featured Article:  Growing Your Community of SharePoint Intranet Content Contributors
Case Study Spotlight:  SharePoint/Nintex Expertise in Action:  Workflow Issues Resolved
Tips and Tricks:  Do Looks Matter?  SharePoint Design Tips to Boost Usability and Adoption
Aspect Expands:  Aspect
Expands its Reach into the Pittsburgh and DC Areas
Recent Placements:  Our Most Recent Placements and Projects 



SharePoint Security Audit Closed Permission Gaps
and Improves Site Management

The client, a multinational specialty biotech company, had developed a sprawling SharePoint environment, and security and permissions administration was becoming difficult to administer and police.  When a non-authorized user mistakenly obtained access to sensitive HR data, violating major corporate information access policies, the client’s CIO was ready to take action to remediate and resolve the problem. Aspect Consulting was engaged to implement a site permission policy overhaul.


SharePoint/Nintex Expertise in Action:  Workflow Issues Resolved

With frequent mergers, acquisitions, and interdependent business processes, an international pharmaceutical firm had developed an exciting new application designed to improve workflow between departments. The company was in the midst of an initial rollout, when the application began to experience random, yet devastating performance issues, threatening to critically impact business processes during prime business hours.  The company needed the knowledge of an experienced Sharepoint consultant with Nintex workflow expertise combined with infrastructure knowledge to quickly resolve issues and ensure the success of the rollout.  The company engaged Aspect Consulting.



Growing You Community of SharePoint Intranet Content Contributors
An intranet is definitely a unique beast.  As an intranet owner or manager, you realize that the work is in rallying the troops to contribute content.  Without this content, readers have no reason to come to your site.  Not only do you need one time, feature-type contributors, but you need ongoing contributors who ensure content is fresh and relevant.

In the link are some tips in building and keeping a working group of content providers.  Keep in mind this is only one way to get content.  There are others!  But for the purposes of this particular blog, we’ll focus on the community of people

Tips and Tricks: Do Looks Matter?
SharePoint Design Tips to Boost Usability and Adoption  
As the IT manager for an intranet for over 5 years, I’ve learned quite a bit – mostly from my mistakes.  One of the key discussion points along my intranet journey was around the look of SharePoint and the look of an intranet.  Let’s face it, there is not really much that is “sexy” about the look of SharePoint (no offense Microsoft).  I myself wasn’t all that excited about it, but regardless, I had to continue to carry the torch and evangelize its use as often as I could.  After managing three releases of the intranet, it was pretty clear what the answer was.


Aspect Expands in the Pittsburgh and DC Areas
Here we Grow, again!

Aspect Opens Pittsburgh Office:

Leveraging our successes & strengths into capturing complimentary and emerging opportunities; we are pleased to announce the opening of the Aspect Consulting, Inc. Pittsburgh Office, which occurred early this year.  This will be our base for capturing opportunities in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and western New York … a geography offering an abundance of Oil & Gas, Health Care, IT, Higher Education and Manufacturing potential.

As our first anniversary for the opening of the Pittsburgh office approaches, we welcome Dwight Ricketts as Sr. Account Manager.  Dwight brings a unique blend of both IT and Technical Staffing experiences to Aspect.  Dwight is a seasoned leader in the staffing industry, and understands what it takes to put the right people in place to complete projects and ensure customer satisfaction.  Dwight will serve as an Account Manager, ensuring his client’s business needs are met, and will be assisting with developing new territories and sales strategies to continue to expand our reach in the Pittsburgh area.
Aspect Expanding in the DC Area:

Aspect also welcomes Kevin Freeman.  Kevin joins our team as Business Development Manager, focused on heading up Aspect’s expansion into MD, DC, and VA.  Kevin brings over 18 years of experience, with a background in the sales of IT services and solutions offered over a variety of network hosting options (e.g., Frame Relay, SaaS, PaaS, DaaS, private clouds, VDI).  At Aspect, Kevin will use his experience to bring  Aspect’s Database Administration, Application Development, Business Intelligence, and Technical Staffing services to the DC area.  His goal is to build a team of great salesman to grow Aspect, and help our customers implement value added services and staff along the way.

Aspect News  

Recent News
Aspect Welcomes New Consultants
Aspect proudly welcomes the following new consultants to our team:

 Charles Carwells- Technical Writer
 Hilary Cotter-SQL DBA
 Lee Evens- DBA
 Elsie Goris- Helpdesk Analyst  
 Mickey Hughes- Banner Trainer
 Alex Gorn - ETL Developer
 Ray Loui- PeopleSoft Administrator  
 Aaditya Madala- SharePoint Developer
 Kaushal Maskey- QA Analyst
 Laiq Mohammed-  Developer
 Runika Patel- QA Engineer
 David Pettee- Tableau Developer
 David Powell- Network Engineer
 Naveen Prasad- Informatica Consultant 
 Brett Reich- Banner HR Consultant
 Jeffrey Sommer- Application Developer
 Cara Stickler- Oracle DBA 
 Michelle Templon - Cognos Developer 
 William Vancil - Oracle Banner DBA

Our Recent Placements
and Projects


Banner DBA- ODS Augmentation
HR & Finance Analyst- Banner Trainer
Oracle DBA-  Banner

Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences

Developer/Architect- ETL/SalesOps
Developer- Reporting Dahsboard Portal

Consultant-  Datawarehousing/ETL
DBA- Netezza DWH


Technical Writer- SharePoint


Application Analyst- Industrial Supply Distributor 
DBA Support- Retail QA
QA Analysis
- Marketing
SharePoint Support- Management Consulting
DBA support - Industrial & Mineral supply

 QA Engineering- Software and Internet services


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