Askari Unites IM Solutions With Sustainable ROI For United Nations and United Farmers of Alberta

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Askai Solutions founder and President Edan Puritt announced two new contracts for the Ottawa-based information asset company - one with the United Nations in Geneva, and another with the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA).

Askari is the go-to information asset company for the UN and the UFA.

The sustainable outcome is increased IM efficiencies with reduced operating costs.

Askari Solutions Inc. Founder and President Edan Puritt today announced the signing of two new information asset management deals for the Ottawa-based IM solutions company. Working with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Askari has expanded its international and domestic IM solutions’ footprint with its third client in the European Union and its second in Western Canada.

Working on site in Geneva, as well as at their Canadian headquarters, Askari IM specialists will be collaborating closely with their UN agency IT and management counterparts to eliminate redundancies and manage risks. Askari is providing a preliminary situational analysis with a view to outlining requirements for increasing efficiencies, reducing operating costs, and enhancing sustainability.

Using Askari methodology, stakeholders in key roles will be interviewed. Findings from the interviews will be used to examine core business activities, and analyze them against industry defined benchmarks. The goal is to provide the UN client with recommendations as to how to extract the most value out of each information asset, to amortize the costs of information, and to reduce the number of information assets that need to be maintained.

With the UFA in Alberta, Askari will begin by evaluating, assessing and improving IM plans and practices. As a business with a rich century-long history as a lobby group, political party, farm-supply co-op and petroleum retailer, the UFA is a multifaceted business with over 120,000 customer/owners and $6 billion in revenues. Faced with an onerous and growing set of ongoing IM challenges, the UFA turned to Askari for its breadth of experience and its collaborative 'people-first' approach.

Askari has already conducted early meetings with UFA stakeholders towards preliminary analysis of information asset management processes at UFA. Using the Askari approach of initial interviews and sector research to design a project, Askari IM specialists secure early buy-in, risk mitigation and support for project success. The sustainable outcome is increased efficiencies with reduced operating costs.

Aligning their two new clients’ information and technology systems with their specific organizational goals, Askari also applies a 'Maturity Modelling' methodology to create and implement effective, cost-conscious IM frameworks. “We work with clients knowing that different IM puzzle parts of their enterprises face different IM realities and have their own specific needs,” explains Puritt. “But they have to work under one holistic information asset management system, and that's where our applied information maturity modelling works so well.”

Concurrent with the announcement of the new United Nations and United Farmers of Alberta contracts, Askari management also announced a recent staff expansion with the hiring of a number of new employees including Dominique Morin as Business Analyst, and Stephen Klump as Senior Developer, specializing in security.


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Edan Puritt - President

Based in Ottawa, Canada, Askari is a privately held Information Management solution company comprised of accomplished professionals with the skills and dedication needed to meet the IM challenges of governments, businesses, and NGOs. The Askari team applies a customer-first, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to answer each client's unique Information Management challenge with cost-conscious, timely solutions.

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