Take Control of Your Digital Transformation

Digital business involves much more than pilots in mobility, artificial intelligence, or IoT. It involves fundamental changes in culture, communications, performance measurement, and how work gets done. Without a foundation in place to enable all of that change, your digital efforts will stall.

We created the AHEAD Digital Delivery Platform© to propel your transformation forward. It represents the components required for transformation to take hold in your business, and includes a mix of technologies and practices. Consider it a reference architecture to make your own.

Enterprises Choose AHEAD

AHEAD has served more than 500 clients in helping accelerate their digital transformations.

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Improved Day 2 Operations on AWS

Creating a more predictable, secure, and responsive public cloud.

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Digital Transformation on Azure

Delivering a standardized, secure, and scalable analytics offering using Azure.

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Creating a Platform for Innovation

Law firm BGD creates a platform to support world class client service.

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Improving Utilization with Converged Infrastructure

Vollrath achieves 90 percent server utilization and provides a more unified IT backbone.

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Using Automation to Reduce Provisioning Time

Rockwell reduces provisioning from eight weeks to 30 minutes.

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Embracing Enterprise Service Management

University of Chicago Medicine improves the performance of shared services using ServiceNow.

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The Five Digital Imperatives

A platform for digital business is comprised of five pillars – we call them imperatives because they’re “must have” not “nice to have.”

Relentless Automation

If you can’t automate it, ask yourself why? Always automate where it makes sense for the business, which in most cases are those hi-frequency, mundane tasks that pull resources away from more impactful work.

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Intelligent Operations

Digital requires a whole new level of insights and controls. AIOps may be the ultimate end goal, but there’s a lot of progress to be made today in stitching together monitoring with log analytics, connected to event management and workflow.

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Scaled DevOps

A digital business demands better software, faster – but now done at enterprise scale. And where ‘better’ includes more secure software as well.

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Integrated Security

Security should be included in every conversation and project – not as roadblocks, but as guardrails that safely allow the business to move faster.

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Enterprise Cloud

The IT industry is filled with competing terms – public cloud, private cloud, multi cloud, hybrid cloud, and on. But in reality, there’s only your cloud – your enterprise cloud. And for the foreseeable future, that enterprise cloud must be a mixture of on-premises and off-premises tailored to your business.

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Better Together

AHEAD partners with 60 technology providers, all geared toward optimizing the enterprise cloud.

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AHEAD is an AWS Premier Consulting partner, having attained the DevOps and Storage Competencies. The designation recognizes AHEAD as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member who delivers both technical proficiency and proven client success with AWS.

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AHEAD is a Gold Cloud Platform Competency partner with Microsoft Azure. To achieve this status, businesses must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass technology and sales assessments.

AHEAD maintains deep competencies in all Cisco product lines, including networking and security. We earned the Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialization in 2017, and have formed an entire practice supporting Cisco’s AppDynamics platform.

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Since its inception in 2007, AHEAD has been a key partner of DellEMC. We’re honored to have won the DellEMC Extraordinary Partner of the Year award in 2018.

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AHEAD is a Gold Status Partner for both Sales and Service, thanks to our demonstrated success in selling and implementing the ServiceNow platform, and maintaining high customer satisfaction scores.

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Since its inception, AHEAD has been a key partner of VMware. We’re honored to have won the Americas Partner Innovation Award in the category of Professional Services.

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