Askari is your information asset company

Need improved IM? Looking for an integrated enterprise way to handle your organization’s information assets? Are you part of a regulated industry, a government department, or an NGO? With Askari, your information assets receive our full attention. We design and focus solutions that complement your unique business needs. Ultimately, your business will operate more efficiently, effectively, and sustainably from a more strategic use of your information.

Sharing with a Great Team: Askari’s Christmas Spirit

Thursday, December 18, 2014



As we approach the shortest day of the year, people’s spirits are lightened by spending time with friends and family. Usually, this involves warm interior settings, copious quantities of food, and catching up with friends, colleagues, and associates you’ve seen far too little of in recent months.

Remember the Stakeholders: They hold stakes that need engaging

Bruce Levis Monday, December 15, 2014

Picture this: a situation where a company was implementing an order management system and the implementation team didn’t bother getting feedback from the sales people (who entered the orders) or the shippers (the people who finalized the orders). There is a problem here. As good as the system was, key stakeholders had not been engaged, didn’t cooperate like they could have, and the company eventually scrapped the system in lieu of something more expensive and probably less effective. There simply was no buy in.

Why is Plain Language Necessary?

Monday, December 15, 2014

NEW

Judy Puritt, Communications Lead at Askari Solutions, points to Cicero as an early advocate of plain language. Deliver your message clearly and concisely; do not embellish it unnecessarily. Use familiar language and avoid jargon. Follow these guidelines and you should be able to produce documents people can actually use.

Housebuilding from the IM Perspective

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW Using a housebuilding analogy, Jason Berry, Developer/Analyst for Askari Solutions, outlines the role of an IM specialist as considering the specific homeowner needs. Once you know the purpose of the house, you can build it. The IM specialist must investigate the living, day-to-day needs of the family or business, and ensure those needs are built into the plans. Is it a couple? Is it a family? Do they have specific hobbies that require architectural consideration (playing pool)? Once these needs are met, the IT specialist is needed to build a sturdy, up-to-code, resilient architecture.

Understanding an Organizational Culture: AKA Joining an All Star team

Edan Puritt Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Most sports have some form of All Star game where the best of the best get to compete with and against each other. Over the years, however, fans have become less and less interested in these events. No one denies that the players aren’t the very best at their respective positions and sports, and yet the games are, frankly, boring. Essentially, although each player knows exactly what to do, they don’t know how to do it together. HOW you do it, is often as relevant to the outcome as WHAT you do.