Peningo Systems Selected to Provide JDA Enterprise Planning Consulting and Professional Services

Peningo Systems  has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in JDA Enterprise Planning Consulting to support our client’s implementation project with a major fashion designer retailer. To contact Peningo, click here or call (914) 921-3102.

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Peningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise in the implementation, configuration and testing of the JDA Enterprise Planning (JDA EP) 8.x. Peningo Systems will be providing JDA Consultants at the Professional Service level.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

Please click on the links below to view the Peningo JDA EP Consultant resumes…

JDA Enterprise Planning sample resumes

Resume of Candidate: PEN175

Rate: email us at info@peningo.com for rate information

JDA Enterprise Planning Consultant

Executive Summary:

JDA Enterprise Planning and Data analysis management professional with 15 years of diverse career knowledge in JDA systems, analysis, and project
management.  Experienced in bringing accuracy, stability, and timely results and recommendations through innovative thinking, a winning attitude, and
partnership building to drive results.

Career Experience:

Peningo Systems supporting L Brands / Victoria Secrets, Columbus, Ohio        01/15 to Present
JDA Enterprise Planning SME

As a JDA Enterprise Planning Functional Consultant, worked on the design, development, testing, and implementations solutions for client automations,
metrics, structure, and module scopes in JDA EP Suite.

Responsibilities included:

• Added a new brand and new metrics to JDA Enterprise Planning.
• Application / Modules:  JDA Enterprise Planning
8.x .
• Completed detailed functional and technical design specifications.
• Document and implemented the enhancements.
• Assist in the testing of enhancements.
• Devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems.
• Decision making as it applied to overall architecture and detailed coding designs.
• Coordinate and collaborate with the partner teams.

June 2008 – September 2014
Merchandise Systems Manger (Retail Systems Admin and Analysis) – Famous Footwear

•        Administrator for JDA’s Arthur and Enterprise Planning software.  Consisted of system maintenance, troubleshooting, user training and issue
resolution, extensive partnering with power users and technical administrator.
•        Accountable for all aspects of the reporting and analysis team within Famous Footwear.  Encompassed scheduled reporting and extensive ad-hoc
reports and analysis.  Many driven by JDA Enterprise Planning’s Performance Analysis (PA) data and EKB modules.
•        JDA Enterprise Planning, Excel, AS400, and Data Warehouse power user with outstanding skills to create recommendations for the merchant teams
for stratigic decision making.
•        Extensive partnership with the dot.com planning and buying teams, to analyze traffic and conversion.
•        Administration of pricing and pricing systems at the item level by store group (cluster).
•        Managed a team of 2 specialists with a strong spirit of teamwork.
•        Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a contagious “can do” attitude.

Major projects delivered:
•        Accomplished a product hierarchy conversion in Enterprise Planning 8 to align business to buying trends.  Required the rebuilding of Enterprise
planning, reporting and analysis tools within the company.
•        Upgraded the planning system (JDA Enterprise Planning 8).  Lead training classes for end users Enterprise Planning modules. ROI recognized in 6
months from go-live.
•        Expert in utilizing JDA Enterprise Planning’s Performance Analysis (PA) to test and analyze data.
•        Implemented a statistical analysis software by Wolfram (replaced another tool) saving $300k per year.
•        Partnered with Oracle to upgrade pricing systems to maximize gross margin dollars and sell through.  Realized a 75 basis point increase in gross
margin after implementation.

Infinity Resources Inc.                January 2007 – August 2007                        Itasca, IL 60143
Director of Merchandising (Buyer Book Program)
•        Responsible for the entire book program at online retailer Deepdiscount.com, an entertainment consumer retail website.  Inclusive of buying,
merchandising strategy, marketing, reporting, price management.
•        Negotiated with manufacturers partners for product placement and promotional opportunities.
•        Grew sales from to $16k per day from site launch via merchandising, co-op based promotions and customer targeted marketing.  Growth of 30%+ per
month, compounded, during my tenure.
•        Accountable for all financial metrics of the book program including sales, margin, open to buy, fill %, transaction time, and management of
promotional funds.
•        Oversaw Internal and External search engine optimization, key word results, price comparison tools, and CPC marketing partnerships.

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide ForgeRock OpenAM and OpenIDM Consulting Services

Peningo Systems  has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in ForgeRock OpenAM and ForgeRock OpenIDM to support our client’s implementation project with a federal Government Agency in Washington DC. To contact Peningo, click here or call (914) 921-3102.

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Peningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise in the implementation, configuration and testing of the ForgeRock OpenAM, OpenIDM and OpenDJ Solutions. Peningo Systems will be providing ForgeRock Consultants at the Professional Service level.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

Please click on the links below to view the Peningo Forgerock Consultant resumes…

Forgerock OpenAM and OpenIDM sample resumes

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Peningo Systems Selected to provide Tivoli Netcool Consultants and Professional Services

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Tivoli Netcool to support our client’s implementation project with a federal Government Agency in Washington DC.

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise in the implementation, configuration and testing of the Tivoli Netcool suite including Omnibus, Impact, Proviso / TNPM, and Netcool Network Manager / iTNM.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Tivoli Netcool Resources, please click on the links below:

IBM Security Access Manager  and Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Consultants

 

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Peningo Systems selected to implement Oracle Hyperion Planning

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Hyperion Planning and Essbase to support our client’s implementation project with a Federal Government Agency in Washington DC.

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise Hyperion Planning to implement a Hyperion Planning (11.1.2.1) multi-application solution that included an EPMA integration with Master Data Services (MFST) as well as 10 various data sources to facilitate Margin and Headcount planning. The solution included extensive reporting via Financial Reporting Studio as well as ad hoc analysis with Smart View.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

 

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Hyperion Resources, please click on the links below:

 

Sample Resumes of Hyperion Consultants from Peningo Systems

 

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Peningo Systems selected to implement Tivoli Federated Identity Manager (TFIM)

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Tivoli Federated Identity Manger  (TFIM) to support our client’s implementation project with a federal Government Agency in Washington DC.

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise in the implementation, configuration and testing of the TFIM modules of the Tivoli Security Suite.  This work would include installing, deploying and administering Tivoli Federated Identity Manager and its components such as Management Service and Runtime, Management Console, Federated Provisioning, Web Services security Management, TDI / IDI , ITAM / ISAM  and WebSphere Application Server on AIX, Linux Red hat (x-86) Solaris and windows platforms. Peningo Systems will also be implementing WS-provisioning solutions by creating Federations and adding partners using SAML 2.0 as Service provider and Identity providers.

With this same client, Peningo Systems RFP is under consideration for a IBM Security Access Manager (iSAM) / Tivoli Access Manager (iTAM) upgrade project.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Tivoli TFIM Resources, please click on the links below:

IBM Security Access Manager  and Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Consultants

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Peningo Systems selected to provide Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Access Manager Implementation

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) and Oracle Access Manager (OAM) to work on Security and Identity  Management Architecture and Engineering. Peningo Systems will engineer Identity and Access Management infrastructure for Oracle  11g Access suite for our client a large Internet Security Software provider.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Oracle Transportation Management Resources, please click on the links below:

 

 

 

 

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Peningo Systems selected to provide Oracle Transportation Management Implementation

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Oracle Transportation Management (OTM).  The Peningo Systems consulting team will provide Techno-Functional consulting to support an upgrade of OTM version from 6.0.x to 6.3.3, with accompanying go-live activities for our high-five-with-peningoclient, a large grocery store chain. Peningo will also work on customizing the EBS R12 to OTM integration processes to transfer additional information from EBS to OTM such as party information, created the MD 50 design document for a major shipment upload interface to OTM to update ship unit weight and other key elements, setup key OTM agents to orchestrate the order release creation and shipment planning process for orders originating in Order Management as well as in Oracle SNO (Strategic Network Optimization) module, and design and develop key Oracle SOA 11g BPEL processes to handle the integration between OTM and Oracle PS (Production Scheduling) module.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Oracle Transportation Management Resources, please click on the links below:

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Peningo Systems selected to support Tivoli Workload Scheduler Migration

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Tivoli Workload Scheduler to work on a migration from Solaris to Linux and support TWS for an upgrade of SAP and Oracle for of client, a large Defense Contractor.

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems will provide TWS technical expertise to insure that the migration from Solaris to Red Hat Linux is successful, and that all extended agents for Oracle and SAP are updated.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Manhattan Associates Resources, please click on the links below:

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Peningo Systems selected to support Manhattan Associates WMOS Implementation

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Manhattan Associates to work on upgrading, implementation, configuring and maintaining the WMOS environment of our client, a major retailer.

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems will provide functional and technical support for all areas of the WMOS Scope v2012 implementation.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Manhattan Associates Resources, please click on the links below:

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Peningo Systems selected to support Tivoli Storage Manager Implementation

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) to work on upgrading, implementation, configuring and maintaining the TSM Environment of our client, a major Chemical manufacturer.

high-five-with-peningoPeningo Systems will be assisting with implementation and upgrades of TSM 5.5. to 6.x by providing resources with expertise in the implementation, configuration, administration and testing of TSM 6.x.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Tivoli TSM Resources, please click on the links below:

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Peningo Systems selected to support a CA Siteminder and CA Siteminder Federation implementation

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to support provide resources with expertise in Computer Associates Siteminder to work on upgrading, implementation, configuring and maintaining Siteminder SSO  and Siteminder Federation in an effort to support our client, a NYC agency.

Peningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise in the implementation, configuration and testing of CA Siteminder, CA Siteminder Federation, CA IdentityMinder and CA Siteminder Agent for Sharepoint.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Siteminder Resources, please click on the links below:

CA Siteminder Consultants

 

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Peningo Systems selected for Tivoli Access Manager and Tivoli Federated Identity Manager implementation

(Peningo Systems is a provider of Tivoli Access Manager resources)

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide resources with expertise in Tivoli Access Manager (iTAM) and Tivoli Federated Identity Manger  (TFIM) to support our client’s implementation project with a NYC agency.

Peningo Systems will be assisting with the implementation by providing expertise in the implementation, configuration and testing of the iTAM and TFIM modules of the Tivoli Security Suite.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo Tivoli TAM Resources, please click on the links below:

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Peningo Systems selected to provide Functional expertise for JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment

(Peningo Systems is a provider of JDA Professional Services)

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide JDA (Manugistics) Functional expertise for JDA Demand and JDA Fulfillment to support a major Implementation for a leading grocery store chain.

Peningo Systems will be assiting the JDA implementation by provide expertise in the implementation, configuratation and testing Damand and Fulfillment modules.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo JDA Consultants page.

If you wish to review resumes of Peningo JDA Resources, please click on the links below:

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Peningo Systems selected to provide JDA Software Consulting and Professional Services

(Peningo Systems is a provider of JDA Professional Services)

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide JDA (Manugistics) Master Planning and Fulfillment Implementation and Support Services to major pharmaceutical company.

Peningo Systems will be assiting the JDA implementation by provide expertise in the implementation and configuratation of the Master Planning and Fulfillment modules for the client’s upgrade from v6.x to v7.4.2 Fulfillment and Master Planning. This includes the management of the rationalization of business processes and functionality across the new functionality found in Master Planning and Fulfillment v7.4.2.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo JDA Consultants page.

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide WebSphere Portal Architectural, Implementation, Development and Support Services

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide WebSphere Portal Architectural, Development, Implementation and Support Services to Federal Government contractor.


Peningo Systems will be addressing architectural and implementation issues that are related to upgrading to WebSphere Portal 6.1 for the client.

 

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

 

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

 

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services is at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

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Peningo Systems has been Selected to Provide Tivoli Access Manager Consultants for a Professional Services Organization

 

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide Tivoli Access Manager Consultants to one of the largest IT Organizations in Saudi Arabia. Peningo Systems will be providing TAM Consultants to assist their client’s Professional Services in implementation, upgrade planning  and  technical support of Tivoli Access Manager.

 

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. These deliveries of services are at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Tivoli Access Manager Consultants page.

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Deployment of Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of IBM Tivoli Consulting and Implementation Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Tivoli Access Manager Consultants page. ]

Peningo Systmem Tivoli ConsultingIBM has recently release a Redbook publication “Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.0”.  This book introduces IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.0, which provides single sign-on to many applications without a lengthy and complex implementation effort.

This book introduces IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On 8.0 (TAM E-SSO), which provides single sign-on to many applications without a lengthy and complex implementation effort. Whether you are deploying strong authentication, implementing an enterprise-wide identity management initiative, or simply focusing on the sign-on challenges of a specific group of users, this solution can deliver the efficiencies and security that come with a well-crafted and comprehensive single sign-on solution.

We at Peningo Systems recommend this Redbook as a valuable resource to security officers, administrators, and architects who want to understand and implement an identity management solution in a medium scale environment.

IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Highlights:

IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On automates sign-on and access to your enterprise applications.

Eliminate the need to remember and manage user names and passwords with this single sign-on software from Tivoli.

  • Simplify, strengthen and track access to Microsoft Windows, Web, Java, mainframe and teletype applications, over all major network access points with this single sign-on solution.
  • Enhance security by reducing poor end-user password behavior and reduce the number of password reset calls to your service desk.
  • Take advantage of comprehensive session management of kiosk machines to improve security
  • Enhance security with a wide choice of strong authentication factors.
  • Use centralized audit and reporting capabilities to facilitate compliance with privacy and security regulations.
  • Enable end-to-end identity and access management by integrating the centralized identity management functions of IBM Tivoli Identity Manager with enterprise single sign-on, password management software and access automation
  • Operating systems supported: Windows

TAM E-SSO relieves password headaches with a proven single sign-on solution across all network access points. The complexity and number of logons employees must manage on a daily basis are increasing, resulting in frustration and lost productivity. In most organizations, employees must remember between 5 and 30 passwords and are required to change them every 30 days. The time wasted entering, changing, writing down, forgetting and resetting passwords represents a significant loss in productivity and a significant cost of IT help-desk operations. With IBM Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On—the market-leading enterprise single sign-on solution—employees authenticate once, and the software then detects and automates all password-related events for the employee, including:

  • Logon.
  • Password selection.
  • Password change.
  • Password reset.
  • Logoff.

If you wish to download this Redbook, please go to the following link:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/pdfs/sg247350.pdf

About Peningo Systems:

Peningo Systems and it founders have been involved in IT Consulting for over 30 years. Peningo Systems provides IT Consultants at the Professional Service level on a nationwide basis supporting many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Tivoli Access Manager Consultants page.

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide Cisco Unified Communication Manager – CallManager VOIP Systems Development and Implementation Services

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide Software development services for a Cisco CallManager / Cisco Unified Communications Manager based VOIP application.

Peningo Systems will be providing Cisco CallManager / Cisco Unified Communications Manager VOIP / JTAPI (Java Telephony API) expertise to deploy the VOIP application. Peningo Systems will also be extending features for of the VOIP system, as well as, provide System and Stress Testing. These services will be provided by a team of Senior VOIP Consultants with expertise in Cisco Unified Communications Manager  – CallManager Architecture and Implementation, JTAPI development, Java / J2EE, JBOSS and WebSphere Portal.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. These deliveries of services are at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Cisco Unified Communications Manager Consultants page.

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Peningo Systems has been Selected to Provide Tivoli Storage Manager Implementation and Support Services

Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide Tivoli Storage Manager Implementation, upgrade and Technical Support Services to one of the largest Credit Unions in Ohio.

Peningo Systems will be providing TSM implementation , upgrade planning and Technical Support Consulting Services. These services will be provided by a team of Senior Consultants with expertise in Tivoli Storage Manager Architecture and Implementation. The level of the TSM expertise found in these Peningo Systems Consultants, arguably make theses TSM Resources the best available TSM resources found in the country.

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. These deliveries of services are at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Tivoli Storage Manager Consultants page.

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Maximo Asset Management Essentials – An implementation Guide

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of IBM Maximo Consulting and Implementation Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Tivoli Maximo Consultants page. ]

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IBM has recently release a Redbook publication “Maximo Asset Management Essentials V7.1 Implementer’s Guide”. This guide to implementing Maximo Asset Management Essentials provides general product information and covers the planning, installation, and initial configuration processes.

 

Within the IBM Maximo Asset Management product family, Essentials is an ideal Asset Management Solution for smaller organizations that require a subset of the extensive range of features in the IBM Maximo Asset Management product. Essentials enables smaller organizations and departments to organize, track, and manage their asset and work management processes, and to implement a maintenance regimen based on industry leading technology and best practices.

 

We at Peningo Systems recommend this Redbook to any Asset Management Consultant who will be involved in the implementation of Maximo Asset Management Essentials.

 

 

About IBM Tivoli Maximo Asset Management Essentials:

 

 

IBM Maximo Asset Management Essentials is an asset management system that provides asset management, maintenance management, inventory management, and purchasing capabilities that help corporations maximize productivity and increase the life of assets.

 

This solution is targeted toward small-to-medium businesses that do not have multiple sites and simply need a subset of the core functionality of Maximo Asset Management. The enterprise edition of Maximo Asset Management has been a leader in enterprise asset management for many years. IBM Maximo is the only solution to have been recognized in the EAM Leader’s Quadrant 11 times since 1998.

 

Smaller businesses can benefit from the core functionality of Maximo Asset Management Essentials and do not need an enterprise-level solution for asset management. Thus, Maximo Asset Management Essentials is a lighter, less complex version of Maximo Asset Management V7.1. The differences in functionality are discussed in subsequent sections of this book.

 

Maximo enables companies to manage assets by providing information and real-time data, thereby enabling the creation of a strategy for maintenance management through information-based decision making capabilities and predicting the impact on productivity of asset downtime for all categories of assets.

 

If you wish to download this Redbook, please go to the following link:

 

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg247645.pdf

 

About Peningo Systems:

Peningo Systems and it founders have been involved in IT Consulting for over 30 years. Peningo Systems provides IT Consultants at the Professional Service level on a nationwide basis supporting many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Tivoli Maximo Consultants page.

 

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Hyperion Security and Provisioning Best Practices – Hyperion System 9 Shared Services

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of Hyperion Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Hyperion Consultants page ]

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Oracle has recently  release a white paper titled “Security and Provisioning Best Practices”.  This whitepaper provides strategies and tips on setting up the security environment for Hyperion System 9 products. It presents a checklist to help you configure external user directories and a list of best practices to ensure good performance.  We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any Hyperion Consultant with a strong knowledge of configuring User directories who will be involved in the implementation of the security environment for Hyperion System 9 products by configuring user directories.

 

If you wish to review this white paper, please review the links below:

 

http://peningoblog.com/downloads/hyp_provisioning.pdf

 

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the If you are an “End Client” looking for a Hyperion Consulting Service provider to support your Hyperion Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with Hyperion implementation expertise. For more information on Peningo Systems Hyperion Consultant support, please go to “The Peningo Hyperion Consultants” page.

Aside from Hyperion Consulting, Peningo Systems provided Consulting expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the The Peningo Hyperion Consultants.

 

 

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Scalability and Remedy Action Request System

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of BMC Remedy  Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Remedy  Consultants page ]

 

BMC as recently released a White Paper titled “Scalability and Remedy Action Request System” which discusses how BMC Remedy Action Request System (AR System) can scale within an enterprise environment and how, by combining additional hardware resources with some of the scaling features of BMC Remedy AR System, you can create a truly worldwide enterprise application. We at Peningo Systems recommend this White Paper to any Remedy Consultant that is involved in a Remedy Action Request System implementation.

 

BMC Remedy AR System has been designed to scale to the limits of its central processing unit (CPU), memory, and disk sub-system configurations. This paper focuses on those features that can help make BMC Remedy AR System scale as application demand, or breadth of applications, increases in an organization. It presents adjustments that can be made from a hardware perspective to help make the system scale, as well as features built into BMC Remedy AR System to allow it to scale with system hardware.

 

BMC Remedy AR System has been designed to make it easy to adapt and scale to the limitsof hardware resources. With features such as Server Groups, Load Balancing, BMC Remedy Distributed Server Option, and multiple database support, BMC Remedy AR System is able to scale with your worldwide system resources. As a result, it will never be considered the cause of a system degradation. No matter how many resources are given to a particular implementation, if the system is not tuned to allow the software and hardware to best utilize each other’s resources, it will never be able to perform at its highest levels. BMC Remedy AR System will adjust to any hardware configuration and best utilize the resources to which it has been assigned.

 

To view this White Paper please click the following link:

http://peningoblog.com/bmc/downloads/bmc_remedy_ars_scalability.pdf

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Remedy  Consultants page .

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide WebSphere Commerce Enterprise Implementation and Support Services


Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide WebSphere Commerce Enterprise Implementation and Support Services to one of the largest Motorcycle dealerships in United States.

 

Peningo Systems will be implementing B2B and B2C sites, as well as, launch an international B2C site, all utilizing WebSphere Commerce Enterprise Edition. Peningo Systems will implement these sites with a team of Senior Consultants with expertise in WebSphere Commerce implementation, development and system administration.   The level of WebSphere Commerce expertise of these Peningo Systems consultants is arguably the best available resources in the country.

 

While many of the Professional Service organizations look to optimize their profits by reducing the cost of labor, many times these organizations cut their resources with the expertise and seniority needed for successful implementations, in lieu of less experienced and cheaper resources. Though the cost of labor has decreased for the Professional Services, many times their rates increase to the client. Many of the end clients are not aware of this, and assume that going to a Software Vendor’s Professional Service organization will yield the best available resources for their project.

 

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these Professional Services Organizations has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems have thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services Organizations with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

 

We at Peningo Systems always insure that we provide the end client with the best available resources within their respective areas of expertise. This delivery of services are at rates that below the rates of the Software Vendor’s Professional Services organizations that utilize resources that that are not as experienced and seasoned as the Peningo Systems Consultant.

 

 

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

 

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An Overview to Hyperion System 9 Security and User Management

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of Hyperion Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Hyperion Consultants page ]

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Oracle has recently  release a white paper titled “Introduction to Hyperion System 9 Security and User Management”. This paper provides an overview of the Hyperion® System9 security model. It also explains, in general terms, how Hyperion System 9 manages users.  We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any Hyperion Consultant that will be involved Security and User Management of Hyperion System 9. 

 One of the key design objective for Hyperion System 9 was to make the software easy to use, not only for business users, but for administrators as well. Part of this effort was building a common security layer spanning all modules of Hyperion System 9, accessed through a single interface—the Hyperion System 9 Shared ServicesUser Management Console™.  The implementation of an overarching Hyperion System 9 security model is an important component in meeting this objective. Business users are issued a single user id and password that will grant them access to any or all of the applications they need within Hyperion System 9. Administrators are able to leverage their organization’s existing security repository, and manage all Hyperion System 9 users from one interface.

If you wish to review this white paper, please review the links below:

 

http://peningoblog.com/downloads/hyperion_Security_wp.pdf

 

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Hyperion Consulting Service provider to support your Hyperion Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with Hyperion implementation expertise. For more information on Peningo Systems Hyperion Consultant support, please go to “The Peningo Hyperion Consultants” page.

Aside from Hyperion Consulting, Peningo Systems provided Consulting expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the The Peningo Hyperion Consultants.

 

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Integrating Barcode Scanning with BMC Remedy Asset Management


[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of BMC Remedy  Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Remedy  Consultants page ]

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For most organizations today, there is in place some sort of IT Asset Management systems and/or policies. The key to an effective Asset Management implementation is the accuracy of the Asset Data that is inputted into the CMDB (Configuration Management Database).  Many Asset Management systems rely exclusively on Auto-discovery as the method to identify assets. The problem with this is that many assets may not be in the network and will not be included into the CMDB.

The accuracy of an organization’s CMDB is truly become a daunting task.  There are many non-networked assets of value that need to be included into an organization CMDB for Asset Management to be effective. These non-networked assets may include, PDAs, cell phones, Blackberry phones, notebook / laptop computers, scanners, printers, supplies, spare parts, as well as, mobile computing resources that are used by telecommuting employees. Many of these items above fall outside of the auto-discovery reach, thus are not included in the CMDB.

Since non-discoverable and mobile assets can be over 20% of an organization’s total asset population, a regular physical inventory is required to ensure the integrity of the CMDB. This is extremely labor intensive and prone to human error. For an effective Asset Management system to be in place, Auto-discovery tools are not enough. A successful asset management process must include all assets, not just those connected to a network, especially the mobile computing assets.

Barcode scanning provides a reliable method of ensuring database integrity, especially among mobile assets and assets that are not easily discoverable. Today, barcodes are on just about everything manufactured and are used for asset tracking and identification in most businesses. Bar-coding should be used whenever there is a need to accurately identify or track something.  With barcode scanning an organization can receive or verify inventory by scanning the applicable asset barcode and physically entering the location into the barcode scanner. Then inventory, location, and client data can be uploaded to store and synchronize with the CMDB for automatic inventory and asset reconciliation. Communication with the mobile barcode scanners is achieved via wireless local area networks, or by direct connection to the network via Scanner Cradles. The use of barcode scanning integrated into an organization Asset Management Systems will reduce the time required to verify and reconcile inventory.


Once the barcode scanning has been integrated into an organization’s CMDB, after the intial scanning effort is done, the CMDB could be 100% accurate. In order for the CMDB to remain accurate, a Barcode Strategy must be in place. Strategies may include an annual wall to wall inventory, to monthly inventory checks with new and out of service items, to daily scans of all new assets, with decommissioned asset being removed from the CMDB.

Peningo Systems Consultants have designed solutions and integrated custom barcode scanning systems with BMC Remedy Asset Management systems. Should your organization be looking to improve your existing Asset Management Systems with Barcode Scanning, please consider Peningo Systems as a resource for your Remedy Asset Management  / Barcode Scanning system integration. Peningo Systems has the resources with the expertise in integrating barcode scanning with Asset Management, as well as, expertise in developing Barcode Scanning policies for continued accuracy of a CMDB.

If you are looking to implement a Best Practice approach for Asset Management and ITIL Configuration Management, please click the link for a white paper published by BMC. This is an excellent resource for any IT Manager looking to improve their Asset Management and Configuration Management procedures:    

BMC® Best Practice Process Flows for Asset Management and ITIL Configuration Management

Below is a link to an article published by BMC in “Viewpoint, Focus on CMDB”

Barcode Scanning and the Physical Model

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Remedy  Consultants page .

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Storage Management Concepts with Tivoli Storage Manager

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IBM has released the Redbook, “IBM Tivoli Storage Management Concepts”.  The book introduces storage management software by explaining the concepts, architecture, and systems management features of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and showing available complementary products. It will help you design solutions to protect data holdings from losses ranging from those caused by user error to complete site disasters. This easy-to-follow guide gives a broad understanding of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software, the key technologies to know, and the solutions available to protect your business. It offers a broad understanding of how IBM Tivoli Storage Manager will work in heterogeneous environments including Windows, UNIX/Linux, OS/400, and z/OS platforms, and with mission-critical applications such as DB/2, Oracle, Lotus Domino, Exchange, SAP, and many more.

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this Redbook for any Storage Consultant / Storage Architect who are involved in the evaluation of a Storage Management solution.

 

The Table of Contents of this Redbook is as follows:

 

Part 1. Storage management concepts

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Chapter 2. Business requirements
Chapter 3. Architectural concepts
Chapter 4. Planning concepts

Part 2. Client architecture

Chapter 5. Client data movement methods
Chapter 6. Backup-archive client
Chapter 7. API client
Chapter 8. HSM solutions

Part 3. Server architecture

Chapter 9. Policy management
Chapter 10. Scheduling
Chapter 11. Data storage
Chapter 12. Managing users and security levels
Chapter 13. Licensing
Chapter 14. Enterprise Management
Chapter 15. High availability clustering
Chapter 16. Disaster Recovery Manager
Chapter 17. Reporting

Part 4. Complementary products

Chapter 18. IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files
Chapter 19. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases
Chapter 20. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Mail
Chapter 21. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions for mySAP
Chapter 22. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Applications
Chapter 23. Complementary products

Part 5. Appendixes

Appendix A. Planning and sizing worksheets

 

If you wish to download this Redbook you can to the following link:

 

IBM Tivoli Storage Management Concepts

 

If you wish to view the IBM Resource link for this Redbook, please go to the flowing link:

 

Click here to view the Redbook Resource page

 

If you wish to purchase a hard copy of this Redbook, please go to the following link:

 

Click here to Purchase this RedBook

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Tivoli Consultants page.

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SAP Consulting – An Introduction to SAP NetWeaver

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of SAP Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo SAP Consultants page or to the Peningo SAP Netweaver Consultants page.]

NetWeaver is SAP’s integrated technology platform and is the technical foundation for all SAP applications since the SAP Business Suite. SAP NetWeaver is marketed as a service-oriented application and integration platform. SAP NetWeaver provides the development and runtime environment for SAP applications and can be used for custom development and integration with other applications and systems. SAP NetWeaver is built using open standards and industry de facto standards and can be extended with, and interoperate with, technologies such as Microsoft .NET, Sun Java EE, and IBM WebSphere.

SAP NetWeaver’s release is considered as a strategic move by SAP for driving enterprises to run their business on a single, integrated platform that includes both applications and technology. Industry analysts refer to this type of integrated platform offering as an “applistructure” (applications + infrastructure). It is widely held that this approach is driven by industry’s need to lower IT costs through an enterprise architecture that is at once (1) more flexible; (2) better integrated with applications; (3) built on open standards to ensure future interoperability and broad integration; and, (4) provided by a vendor that is financially viable for the long term.

SAP is fostering relationships with system integrators and independent software vendors, many of the latter becoming “Powered by SAP NetWeaver”.

SAP NetWeaver is part of SAP’s plan to transition to a more open, service-oriented architecture and to deliver the technical foundation of its applications on a single, integrated platform and common release cycle.

NetWeaver is essentially the integrated stack of SAP technology products. The SAP Web Application Server (sometimes referred to as WebAS) is the runtime environment for the SAP applications — all of the mySAP Business Suite solutions (SRM, CRM SCM, PLM, ERP) run on SAP WebAS.

The core products that make up SAP NetWeaver include:

·         SAP NetWeaver Application Server – SAP NetWeaver Application server is a component of the NetWeaver solution which works as a web application server to SAP solutions. From the SAP point of view the Web AS is the foundation on which most of their product range runs.

·         SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI) – SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI), based on SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI), is SAP’s platform for process integration using the exchange of XML messages. SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) is SAP’s enterprise application integration (EAI) software, a component of the NetWeaver product group used to facilitate the exchange of information among a company’s internal software and systems and those of external parties. Like other NetWeaver components, SAP XI is compatible with software products of other companies.

·         SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Portal (EP)SAP Enterprise Portal (EP, aka. SAP Netweaver Portal) offers users role-specific, Web-based and secure access to all relevant information, applications and services. Employees only need a desktop and a Web Browser, and can begin work once they have been authenticated in the portal. SAP Enterprise Portal contains the NetWeaver components Portal, Knowledge Management, and Collaboration.

  • SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (MDM)SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) is a component of SAP’s NetWeaver product group and is used as a platform to consolidate, cleanse and synchronize a single version of the truth for master data within a heterogeneous application landscape. It has the ability to distribute internally and externally to SAP and non-SAP applications. SAP MDM is a key enabler of SAP Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture. Standard system architecture would consist of a single central MDM server connected to client systems through SAP Exchange Infrastructure using XML documents, although connectivity without SAP XI can also be achieved.
  • SAP NetWeaver Mobile SAP NetWeaver Mobile is SAP’s, a component of the NetWeaver product group used mobilizing business processes. Like other NetWeaver components, SAP NetWeaver Mobile is compatible with software products of other companies.
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence – SAP Business Information Warehouse BY SAP AG (SAP BW) is the name of the Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Data Warehousing (DW) solution which is one of the major enterprise software applications produced by SAP AG. It was originally named SAP BIW, (Business Information Warehouse), but is now known as “SAP NetWeaver BI”.  SAP BW consists among other things of components for data management (Data Warehousing Workbench), extensive data modeling capabilities, an embedded analytical engine, a suite of rich front-end analytical tools referred to as Business Explorer (BEx), and operational tools used for importing the most current transactional data into the system.
  • SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) – SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) is a product of SAP AG that is intended to develop “composites”, which means applications that are built through the use of already existing SOA services. The product includes SAP NetWeaver Application Server and SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio with additional tools for the development of service based applications.


SAP has also teamed with hardware vendors like HP, IBM, Fujitsu-Siemens, and Sun to deliver appliances (i.e., hardware + software) to simplify and enhance the deployment of NetWeaver components. Examples of these appliances include:

  • BI Accelerator
  • Enterprise Search

Development tools for SAP Netweaver includes:

  • ABAP Workbench (SE80) – ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming, originally Allgemeiner Berichts-Aufbereitungs-Prozessor = general report creation processor) is a high level programming language created by the German software company SAP. It is currently positioned, alongside the more recently introduced Java, as the language for programming SAP’s Web Application Server, part of its NetWeaver platform for building business applications. Its syntax is somewhat similar to COBOL.
  • SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio (NWDS) based on Eclipse for most of the Java part of the technology (Web Dynpro for Java, JEE, Java Dictionary, Portal Applications etc.) – The SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for most of the Java part of SAP technology, mainly building business web applications, but also creating SAP Enterprise Portal projects and SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. The official abbreviation Developer Studio is used seldom whereas NWDS is common, but unofficial. The Developer Studio is based on Eclipse, contains several plug-ins and provides a range of toolsets for SAP technology
  • SAP Netweaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI) – The SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (short: NWDI) combines the characteristics and advantages of local development environments – as usually provided in a Java environment – with a server-based development landscape that centrally provides a consistent development environment to development teams and supports the software development through the entire lifecycle of a product. The Developer Infrastructure mimics the functionality of ABAP Change and Transport System (CTS). The aim is to control deployment of components in the system landscape in a standardized manner. NWDI can be used to import Business Packages from SAP and enables development teams to modify standard applications. SAP NWDI is also known as SAP JDI (Java Development Infrastructure).
  • Visual Composer Visual Composer is SAP’s graphical software modeling tool. This web-based application enables business process experts and developers to quickly create business application components, without coding.Visual Composer produces applications in a declarative form, thereby enabling completely code-free execution mode for multiple runtime environments. It provides full application lifecycle support by maintaining the connection between an application and its model throughout its lifecycle. Visual Composer is designed with an open architecture, which enables developers to extend its design-time environment and modeling language, as well as to integrate external data services.
  • Web Dynpro (WD) is a proprietary web application user interface technology developed by SAP AG and exists in a Java (Web Dynpro for Java, WDJ or WD4J) and an ABAP (Web Dynpro ABAP, WDA) flavor. Both have in general the same functionality, but usually one flavor is improved after the other, so temporary one flavor is more advanced than the other. Hence, the decision for one of the two flavors shall be based on organizational and business circumstances, but not on functionality.

IT Practicies with SAP NetWeaver

With the SAP NetWeaver platform, your organization can implement crucial IT practices in a flexible, step-by-step approach at low cost. You can address your immediate IT needs first and, since the platform components are tightly integrated, you can expand your practice projects over time within a sustainable cost structure.

SAP NetWeaver enables the following IT practices. For each practice, SAP NetWeaver supports a variety of key IT activities – all of which are easy to perform using the platform’s integrated components.

  • User productivity enablement – Help users and groups improve their productivity through enhanced collaboration, optimized knowledge management, and personalized access to critical applications and data.
  • Data unification – Consolidate, rationalize, synchronize, and manage all master data for improved business processes.
  • Business information management – Increase the visibility, reach, and usefulness of structured and unstructured enterprise data.
  • Business event management – Ensure that business events from multiple systems are distributed to the appropriate decision makers in the context of the relevant business processes.
  • End-to-end process integration – Make disparate applications and systems work together consistently to perform business processes.
  • Custom development – Rapidly create new enterprise-scale applications that drive your company’s differential advantage.
  • Unified life-cycle management – Automate application management processes and optimize all facets of an application’s life cycle.
  • Application governance and security management – Maintain an appropriate level of security and quality in your intellectual property and information assets.
  • Consolidation – Deploy a consolidated technology platform with the ability to allocate computing power according to changing business needs.
  • Service-oriented architecture design and deployment – Consolidate and standardize your basic processes and leverage existing investments to compose new, distinctive business processes.
SAP has put together a report, “IT Practices Overview”, which helps organizations explore how you can tap into SAP NetWeaver to solve business problems.

Click here to view the IT Practices Overview  Report

In  case study, learn how Nordzucker AG improved communication and productivity with SAP NetWeaver Portal.  Nordzucker AG is the second-largest sugar producer in the European Union (EU). With sugar production of approximately 1.9 million tons and 3,300 employees, Nordzucker generated revenues of approximately €1.2 billion in the 2004–2005 fiscal year). 

Click here to view the SAP Case Study.

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide Information Architecture and Human Computer Interaction Consulting Services

The Peningo Opinion Blog – Rye, New York – Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide an Information Architect with expertise Human Computer Interaction Design and Heuristics evaluation to support an established sporting goods web site to improve site performance, increase potential sales and improve overall usability. 

While pricing will always be a factor in the selection process by the “End Clients”, Peningo Systems was selected to provide Human Computer Interaction Design and Heuristics evaluation Consulting Services base on the combination of price and high level of quality and expertise in the Consultants that will be providing the services.

For many companies who rely heavily on the performance of their e-commerce web site, it’s very important that the web site design and layout have been reviewed by a trained Information Architect with Human Computer Interaction (HCI) training and expertise. Simple things like color schemes and layout for one type of web site clientele, may not work for another site clientele.  The Information Architect with expertise in HCI will help guide the web site designer in creating a site that would have the best usability for their specific clientele.   

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Consulting Service provider to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

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Using IBM Federated Identity Manager in a Services-Oriented Environment

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A White Paper has been released by The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. title “Services-Oriented Architecture and Federated Identity Management” which addresses the need that SOA has for Federated Identity Management (FIM). This paper also addresses how the needs for Federated Identity Management can be addressed with IBM Federated Identity Manager.  IBM Tivoli FIM can act as a federated identity middleware bridge between external business partners and SOA security domains. In this role, Tivoli FIM, centralizes operations, enables rapid user provisioning, identity propagation, customizes business rules, and acts as a hub for token mediation, identity mapping, logging and reporting.

 

 

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this White Paper for any Tivoli Security Consultant / Security Architect who are involved the decision process of selecting and deploying a Federated Identity Management solution in an SOA environment.

 

The Table of Contents of this White Paper is as follows:

 

 

If you wish to download this White Paper you can to the following link:

 

Services-Oriented Architecture and Federated Identity Management

 

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Identity Management implementation with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager

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IBM has recently released the Redbook, “Identity Management Design Guide with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager ”.  This IBM Redbook provides a methodology for designing an Identity Management solution with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 4.6. Starting from the high-level, organizational viewpoint IBM shows how to define user registration and maintenance processes using the self-registration and self-care interfaces as well as the delegated administration capabilities.

 

Identity Management is the concept of providing a unifying interface to manage all aspects related to individuals and their interactions with the business. It is the process that enables business initiatives by efficiently managing the user lifecycle (including identity/resource provisioning for people (users)), and by integrating into the required business processes. Identity management encompasses all the data and processes related to the representation of an individual involved in electronic transactions.

 

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this Redbook for any Tivoli Security Consultant / Security Architect who are involved in deploying an Identity Management solution using IBM Tivoli Identity Manager.

 

The Table of Contents of this Redbook is as follows:

 

Part 1. Architecture and design


Chapter 1. Business context for Identity and Credential Management
Chapter 2. Architecting Identity and Credential Management Solution
Chapter 3. Identity Manager component structure
Chapter 4. Detailed component design
Chapter 5. Operational solution design
Chapter 6. Tivoli Access Manager integration

Part 2. Customer environment


Chapter 7. Tivoli Austin Airlines, Inc.
Chapter 8. Identity Management design
Chapter 9. Technical implementation: Phase I
Chapter 10. Technical implementation: Phase II
Chapter 11. Technical implementation: Phase III
Chapter 12. Technical implementation: Phase IV

Part 3. Appendixes

Appendix A. Corporate policy and standards
Appendix B. Organization chart design

 

If you wish to download this Redbook you can to the following link:

 

Identity Management Design Guide using IBM Tivoli Identity Manager

 

If you wish to view the IBM Resource link for this Redbook, please go to the flowing link:

 

Click here to view the Redbook Resource page

 

If you wish to purchase a hard copy of this Redbook, please go to the following link:

 

Click here to Purchase this RedBook

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A guide for deploying IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.0

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IBM has recently released the Redbook, “Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.0”.  This IBM Redbook takes a step-by-step approach to implementing an identity management solution based on IBM Tivoli Identity Manager v5.0. Part 1 introduces the general business context for identity management in general and discusses a typical deployment approach for an identity management project. Part 2 takes you through an example company profile with existing business policies and guidelines and builds an identity management solution design for this particular environment.

 

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this Redbook for any Tivoli Security Consultant / Security Architect who are involved in deploying IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.0.

 

This book consists of 2 parts:

 

Part 1. Planning and deploying
Chapter 1. Business context for Identity and Credential Management
Chapter 2. Planning for customer engagement

Part 2. Customer environment
Chapter 3. Company profile
Chapter 4. Solution design
Chapter 5. Installing the components
Chapter 6. Configuring Identity Manager
Chapter 7. Identifying initial tasks

Appendix A. Troubleshooting
Appendix B. Rapid Installer Option
Appendix C. Import/export
Appendix D. Self-service
Appendix E. Statement of work

 

If you wish to download this Redbook you can to the following link:

 

Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.0

 

If you wish to view the IBM Resource link for this Redbook, please go to the flowing link:

 

Click here to view the Redbook Resource page

If you are an “End Client” looking for IT Consulting Service providers to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

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Big Blue Cloud Computing with IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM)

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The newest version of IBM’s Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) helps clients reduce manual steps to better automate the changing demands for IT resources. This is a key to IBM’s version of cloud computing, which is called Blue Cloud. The technologies developed as part of this initiative enable clients to build large-scale, distributed, globally accessible datacenters.

 

As a foundation for datacenter automation, TPM plays an important role in helping IT organizations manage power consumption by switching servers to standby mode when not in use, which saves energy, and automatically restores them to active mode when needed.

 

Blue Cloud is based on an updated version of IBM’s Tivoli Provisioning Manager product that includes new automation features that remove much of the manual graft in data center management.

 

TPM is used to deploy, configure and manage data center IT infrastructure including software applications, virtualization, storage, network devices, routers and firewalls.

IBM is positioning TPM at the forefront of its “Blue Cloud” cloud computing initiative. Cloud computing refers to a new type of distributed IT architecture that pools computer resources together rather than managing individual PCs or servers.

 

TPM dynamically provisions and allocates resources to compensate for workload fluctuations in changing business environments. It’s these fluctuations that strain IT resources while other systems run at less efficiently. In concept this is a problem cloud computing can resolve.

 

The idea is that users of the Blue Cloud need only be concerned with computing services requested, and not the underlying resources that are being accessed. Cloud Computing increases efficiencies of systems resources because it ensures that underutilized systems aren’t sitting idle. It also removes the IT administrator burden of installing and setting up software manually.

 

From the IBM website, I was able to get the following information regarding the newest version of TPM:

 

TPM 5.1.1 includes a variety of enhancements to expand the capabilities and benefits of automating common datacenter tasks while providing interoperability to support diverse IT environments and varying levels of IT maturity. The new capabilities help simplify software installation and improve distribution, monitor IT resources across an enterprise, and create reusable automation packages to perform complex tasks that can be used again later.

 

Specifically, TPM automates the discovery, deployment, configuration and management of operating systems, patches, middleware, and applications on physical and virtual servers. It can manage virtualization technologies, SAN- and NAS-based storage resources, and network devices acting as routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers. TPM also allows a company to automate its own datacenter procedures and processes either by modifying automation packages or creating new packages that match a company’s best practices.

 

TPM lowers the cost of managing infrastructure resources by automating tasks to execute change in the enterprise. Provisioning, maintaining and re-purposing IT resources is made easier, while systems are made more secure and stable through software and security configuration compliance and remediation, freeing up resources to focus on business issues and innovation.

 

Specific new enhancements include:

 

  • Web Replay — Web Replay works by enabling experts to share knowledge with others. With Web Replay, a user can “record” the mouse clicks, data insertion and other processes involved in any complex task. Afterwards, any user with the appropriate access can run the recorded scenario. Operations that may require a series of screen interactions can be condensed down to a single push of a button. Consequently, experts on a subject can develop and record the actions needed to execute very complex tasks. These “recordings” can then be used and altered as needed by others. This ensures that tasks are executed correctly and completely.

 

  • Cross-platform patch support — TPM helps customers automate many steps involved in compliance efforts. For example, the software gives customers an integrated way to manage patches on Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX. This helps staff be more efficient and avoid errors.

 

  • TADDM integration — TPM 5.1.1 delivers improved integration with the Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM). TADDM provides complete visibility into application complexity by automatically creating and maintaining application infrastructure maps. The information can be used to improve compliance and remediation, speed up problem solving, and simplify day-to-day resource management.

 

  • Dynamic Content Delivery — TPM Dynamic Content Delivery enables the efficient delivery of large data payloads such as high-resolution video, computer-aided design data and online learning content across an enterprise. It decreases hardware and administrative costs associated with application software delivery and life cycle management, and provides high-performance, optimized delivery of emergency fixes or complete software suites.

 

  • Streamlined installation — A user friendly installation wizard lets customers install the entire package with minimal user interaction, getting them up and running with TPM in just a few hours.

 

 

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Consulting Service provider to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

 

 

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Best Practices to implement the VMware Update Manager – VUM

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VMware has released a White Paper titled “VMware Update Manager Performance and Best Practices”. VMware Update Manager (VUM) is a component of VMware Infrastructure that automates patches and upgrades of ESX hosts as well as Windows and Linux virtual machines. The White Paper provides information on VUM 1.0 host deployment, latency, resource consumption, guest OS tuning, high-latency networks, and the impact of on-access virus scanning. Also this White Paper provides performance tips to help customers tune the system for better performance. We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any VMware Consultant, VMware Architect or IT Executive who are involved in the deployment and implementation of the VMware Update Manager..

This study covers the following topics:

  • Benchmarking Methodology
  • VUM Server Host Deployment
  • Latency Overview
  • Resource Consumption Matrix
  • Guest Operating System Tuning
  • Network Latencies
  • On-Access Virus Scanning
  • Conclusion
  • References

If you wish to view this white paper, please click the link below:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vum_1.0_performance.pdf

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Implemention of SAP CRM Without Compromise

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SAP has release a white paper “CRM Without Compromise – A Strategy for Profitable Growth” that describes the concept of  elucidating how organizations can maximize their results by taking a more structured, holistic approach to CRM across the enterprise to gain a competitive advantage and promote sustainable, profitable growth.  We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any SAP Consultant / SAP Architect or IT Executive who are involved in the planning of an SAP CRM implementation.

 

Investments in customer relationship management (CRM) applications have produced a broad spectrum of results. Some companies report amazing outcomes, such as dramatic increases in revenue and boosts in customer satisfaction along with significant savings in operating costs. For others, such investments have delivered only limited benefits or proved disappointing.

 

While implementing CRM, many organizations have lost sight of their customers. They focus on efficiency gains in specific areas like sales force automation (SFA) instead of looking at the bigger picture – from a customer perspective. They fail to become truly customer centric because they rely on point solutions with little or no integration – solutions that are not aligned with the organization’s long-term strategy and provide only a limited view of the customer. They focus on single channels and rarely achieve true multichannel coverage, resulting in bad customer experiences. They either compromise on functionality or try to achieve too much at one time and end up with a complex, expensive implementation with hardly any return on investment. Organizations often just automate existing bad processes instead of redesigning their customer-facing operations based on best practices. No wonder customer satisfaction is near an all-time low in many industries. It’s time to refocus on what CRM really is about – the customer – to achieve the results CRM has promised to deliver. In order to be successful, organizations must approach CRM without compromise.

 

Focusing primarily on bottom-line costs and departmental goals limits the top-line potential of CRM investments. The benefits of CRM can be much greater if more companies take CRM to the next level by designing their CRM strategy for future ambitions instead of just implementing software to support current capabilities.

 

This white paper describes the concept of “CRM without compromise,” elucidating how organizations can maximize their results by taking a more structured, holistic approach to CRM across the enterprise to gain a competitive advantage and promote sustainable, profitable growth.

 

This white paper by SAP will help enlighten the SAP Professionals who are implementing SAP CRM in a Best Practice approach to address a CRM implementation.

The following is the Table of Contents:

 

  • The CRM Paradox
  • A Customer-Centric Business Strategy
    • Customers Define Your Business
    • A Strategic Perspective on CRM
  • Strategic Business Challenges
    • Driving New Growth
    • Operational Excellence Redefined
    • Competitive Agility
  • The Path to CRM Success
    • Evolution of CRM
    • Customer-Centric Ecosystem
  • A Strategic Framework for CRM
    • A Framework to Outsmart and Outgrow Your Competition
    • Capitalizing on Customer Insight
    • Balancing Frontline Efficiency and Effectiveness
    • Aligning Marketing, Sales, and Service with the Customer in Mind
    • Managing Customer Experience Across Touch Points
    • Guiding Customers to the Right Channel
    • Beyond the Touch Point: Connecting Front Office and Back Office
    • Creating a Customer-Driven Value Network
    • Technology Framework for Adaptability and Integration
    • Managing Performance Improvement
    • Creating a CRM Culture – Because Employees Matter
    • CRM Deployment Options: Making the Right Choice
  • A Catalyst for Business Transformation

 

If you wish to view this white paper, please click the link below:

Click here to download “CRM Without Compromise – A Strategy for Profitable Growth

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VMware – Recommendations For Aligning VMFS Partitions

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VMware has released a White Paper titled “Recommendations For Aligning VMFS Partitions”. The White Paper provides decision makers the information on partition alignment, a known issue in physical file systems, and its remedy. The goal of the testing reported in this paper was to validate the assumption that unaligned partitions also impose a penalty when the partition is a VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMware VMFS) partition.

This paper lists a summary of the results of our testing, recommendations for VMware VMFS partition alignment, and the steps needed to create aligned VMware VMFS partitions. It covers the following topics:

Executive Summary on page 1

Recommendations on page 2

Instructions for VMware VMFS Partition Alignment Using fdisk on page 2

Instructions for Guest File System Alignment on page 3

Caveats on page 5

Background on page 5

Performance Results on page 8

Conclusion on page 10

References on page 10

If you wish to view this white paper, please click the link below:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_partition_align.pdf

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Planning for an SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade

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SAP LogoSAP has released a White Paper titled “How to Plan for an SAP® ERP 6.0 Upgrade”. The White Paper provides decision makers the information they need to evaluate, plan, and perform an upgrade to the SAP® ERP 6.0 application. It also introduces the tools and services SAP offers its customers during the transition to this new enterprise software.

Through extensive experience with customer upgrades, SAP has learned how important it is to safeguard production systems for your mission-critical activities – which is why SAP ERP 6.0 strongly supports system requirements for stability and availability while at the same time offering the high degree of adaptability and flexibility you need for business process innovation.

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any SAP Consultant / SAP Architect or IT Executive who are involved in the planning of an SAP ERP Upgrade.

The Contents of this White Paper Consists of:

  1. Why Customers Are Choosing SAP ERP 6.0
  2. Upgrade Scenarios
  3. Technical Upgrade.
  4. Functional Upgrade.
  5. Strategic Business Improvement Upgrade.
  6. Best Practices During an Upgrade Project
  7. Planning an Upgrade.
  8. Handling Modification .
  9. Simplifying the Testing Process.
  10. Additional Tools, Preparations .
  11. Building the SAP ERP 6.0 Landscape.
  12. What SAP Customers Are Saying About the Upgrade.

If you wish to view this white paper, please click the link below:

Click here to download “How to Plan for an SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade”

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide WebSphere Portal Development and Support Consulting Services

The Peningo Opinion Blog – Rye, New York – Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide WebSphere Portal Consulting and Development Services to support a prototype development effort of a Portlet utilizing WebSphere Portal for a public sector client.

While pricing will always be a factor in the selection process by the “End Clients”, Peningo Systems was selected to provide WebSphere Portal Development and Consulting Services base on the combination of price and high level of quality and expertise in the Consultants that will be providing the services. The selection of Peningo System is an example of successful bypass of these Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services, which Peningo often refer to as “The Prestigious One”.

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Consulting Service provider to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page.

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Peningo Systems selected to provide Tivoli Provisioning Manager Consulting Services

The Peningo Opinion Blog – Rye, New York – Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide Tivoli Provisioning Manager Consulting and Training Services to a leading ERP Software Development firm. Peningo systems has provided Tivoli Consulting services for over fifteen years.

While pricing will always be a factor in the selection process by the “End Clients”, Peningo Systems was selected to provide Tivoli Provisioning Manager Consulting and Training Services services base on the combination of price and high level of quality and expertise in the Consultants that will be providing the services. The selection of Peningo System is an example of successful bypass of these Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services, which Peningo often refer to as “The Prestigious One”.

Peningo will provide the Tivoli Provisioning Manager Consulting and Training Services with a Senior Consultant with expertise in Tivoli Provisioning Manager (TPM) implementation.

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Consulting Service provider to support your Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page.

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Hyperion System 9 Performance and Capacity Planning on IBM AIX

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of Hyperion Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Hyperion Consultants page ]

Hyperion has released a White Paper titled “Hyperion System™ 9 BI+™ Release 9.3 Performance and Capacity Planning on IBM® AIX”. We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any Hyperion Consultant that will be involved in the initial planning of a Hyperion® System™ 9 BI+™ implementation on IBM AIX.

This “White Paper” provides guidelines for capacity planning and performance improvement, and describes how to use the capacity planning data gathered during Hyperion testing. Use this document as a high-level guide for determining how to distribute BI+ services, and for guidelines on computer configuration and sizing.

This “White Paper” focuses on the performance of Hyperion System 9 BI+ Interactive Reporting™, Hyperion System 9 BI+ Production Reporting™, and Hyperion System 9 BI+ Web Analysis™ on IBM AIX servers. Tuning of database and third-party Web servers is out of this document’s scope.

The Hyperion Consultant should follow the configuration suggestions presented in this “White Paper” to avoid potential bottlenecks and ensure an efficient BI+ implementation that achieves optimal performance.

Readers are cautioned that many factors affect system capacity. Consequently, your BI+ implementation may require subsequent fine-tuning to optimize the configuration.

To download this White Paper, please click the link below:

Hyperion System™ 9 BI+™ Release 9.3 Performance and Capacity Planning on IBM® AIX White Paper

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Hyperion Consulting Service provider to support your Hyperion Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with Hyperion implementation expertise. For more information on Peningo Systems Hyperion Consultant support, please go to “The Peningo Hyperion Consultants” page.

Aside from Hyperion Consulting, Peningo Systems provides Consulting expertise in many areas including:

WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Eclipse Development

WebSphere MQ

System Security Architecture

Tivoli Access Manager

Tivoli Identity Manager

DB2 – UDB,

SAP,

Remedy

Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page .

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Security Handbook for WebSphere Application Server

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of WebSphere Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page ]

IBM has released a Redbook titled “IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Security Handbook”, which is part of the IBM WebSphere V6.1 series. The Redbook focuses on security and security-related topics and provides technical details to design and implement secure solutions with WebSphere.

We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this RedBook for any WebSphere Consultant / WebSphere Architect / WebSphere Developer who are involved in designing, developing, and deploying secure e-business applications using IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1.

This Book Consists of 4 Parts:

  • Part 1 discusses security for the application server and its components, including enterprise applications. Note that global security has now become known as administrative security and application security. You find essential information on how to secure Web and EJB applications and how to develop a Java client using security.
  • Part 2 introduces additional components from the enterprise environment and discusses security beyond the application server.
  • External components include third-party security servers, messaging clients and servers, and database servers.
  • Part 3 is a short introduction to development environment security. Here you can read about guidelines and best practices that are applicable to a secure development environment.
  • Part 4 provides additional information related to chapters in the previous parts.

The following is the Table of Contents for this Redbook Draft:

  • Part 1. Application server security
    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Configuring the user registry
    Chapter 3. Administrative security
    Chapter 4. SSL administration
    Chapter 5. JAAS for authentication in WebSphere Application Server
    Chapter 6. Application security
    Chapter 7. Securing a Web application
    Chapter 8. Securing an EJB application
    Chapter 9. Client security
    Chapter 10. Securing the service integration bus
  • Part 2. Extending security beyond the Application Server
    Chapter 11. Security attribute propagation
    Chapter 12. Securing a WebSphere application using Tivoli Access Manager
    Chapter 13. Trust Association Interceptors and third party software integration
    Chapter 14. Externalizing authorization with JACC
    Chapter 15. Web services security
    Chapter 16. Securing access to WebSphere MQ
    Chapter 17. J2EE Connector security
    Chapter 18. Securing the database connection
  • Part 3. Development environment
    Chapter 19. Development environment security
  • Appendix A. Additional configurations
    Appendix B. Additional material

To view and download the RedBook Draft in PDF, please go to the link below:

The IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Security Handbook

If you are an “End Client” looking for a WebSphere Consulting Service provider to support your WebSphere Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Eclipse Development

WebSphere MQ

System Security Architecture

Tivoli Access Manager

Tivoli Identity Manager

DB2 – UDB,

SAP,

Remedy

Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

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Developing Portlets using JSR 168 and WebSphere Portal V5.1, a Best Practice Approach

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of WebSphere Consulting and Staffing Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page ]

IBM has release an article “Best practices for developing portlets using JSR 168 and WebSphere Portal V5.1”. As more and more firms are employing the JRS 168 Portlets standards, this article is an invaluable resource for the WebSphere Portal Developer. This article will provide the developer with a Best Practices approach to portlets development to conform to the JRS 168 standards while utilizing the WebSphere Portlet infrastructure. The best use of this article is as a checklist during design and code reviews to help promote consistent and quality Portlet implementations.

To view the article, please click the link below:

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/dw/wes/pdf/0403_hepper-JSR168_BestPractices-V5.1.0.1.pdf

To learn more regarding JSR 168, please go to the following link:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0312_hepper/hepper.html

If you are an “End Client” looking for a WebSphere Portal developer provider to support your Portal Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Eclipse Development

WebSphere MQ

Tivoli Identity Manager

Tivoli Access Manager

System Security Architecture

DB2 – UDB,

SAP,

Remedy

Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

To see Peningo’s other Blogs please go to

Peningo’s Blog

The Peningo Opinion Blog

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Tivoli Federated Identity Manger for Federated Identity Management and Web Services Security

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of Tivoli Consulting and Staffing Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo Tivoli Identity Manager Consultants page ]

IBM has release a RedBook Draft titled “Federated Identity Management and Web Services Security with IBM Tivoli Security Solutions. We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this RedBook for any Tivoli Security Consultant, as well as, any security officers, administrators and architects who are considering implementing and deploying Federated Identity Management solution, or wish to understand and implement Web Services security and Federated Identity Management.

Federated Identity Management for many businesses is essential as it enable companies to optimally pursue business automation goals that best align with their business model, IT policies, security and privacy goals and requirements. For companies that have not implemented a Federated Identity Management solution, they have is no way in today’s world to trust identities belonging to their partners, suppliers, contracts and their outsourcers. This lack of trust means companies end-up creating online identities (and passwords) for all users. This approach is very costly, inefficient, and creates user frustration with multiple accounts and registrations for each Web Site. Federation is the set of business and technology agreements as well as policies that enable companies to optimally pursue business automation goals that best align with their business model, IT policies, security and privacy goals and requirements.

This book takes a close look at the trust infrastructure over which business federations are implemented. This RedBook covers important aspects of utilizing the Tivoli integrated Identity management architecture in order to build and deploy the Tivoli Federated Identity Management and Web Services Security components, which consist of Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and the IBM Integrated Solutions Console.

The following is the Table of Contents for this RedBook

Part 1. Architecture and design

Chapter 1. Business context for identity federation
Chapter 2. Architecting an identity federation
Chapter 3. Tivoli Federated Identity Manager architecture
Chapter 4. Deploying Tivoli Federated Identity Manager
Chapter 5. Integrating with IBM identity management offerings

Part 2. Customer environment

Chapter 6. Overview
Chapter 7. Use case 1 – SAML/JITP
Chapter 8. Use case 2 – WS-Federation
Chapter 9. Use case 3 – Liberty
Chapter 10. Use case 4 – Web services security management

Part 3. Appendixes

Appendix A. Configuring Access Manager WebSEAL and Web plug-in
Appendix B. Identity mapping rules
Appendix C. Keys and certificates
Appendix D. WS-Security deployment descriptors

To view and download the RedBook Draft in PDF, please go to the link below:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg246394.pdf

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Tivoli Consulting Service provider to support your Tivoli Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

Tivoli Identity Manager

Tivoli Access Manager

WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Eclipse Development

WebSphere MQ

System Security Architecture

DB2 – UDB,

SAP,

Remedy

Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Tivoli Consultants page.

To see Peningo’s other Blogs please go to

Peningo’s Blog

The Peningo Opinion Blog

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Customizing Websphere Portal Express for Small Business

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of WebSphere Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page ]

For small to medium size companies who are considering implementing a Portal Solution for their Enterprise, IBM WebSphere Portal Express is an excellent entry Portal Solution. WebSphere Portal Express is designed for organizations of under 1000 users or departments within larger organizations. WebSphere Portal Express helps organizations and teams with collaboration, document management / sharing documents, deployment and maintenance of Web sites, instant messaging, accessing applications & content, and personnel with in the organization.

IBM has recently release a Redpaper Draft titled “IBM WebSphere Portal Express – Customizing Portal Express for Small to Medium Business. For companies considering a Portal Solution, I would recommend to review this Redpaper Draft to learn more on what is entailed in Implementing and Customizing WebSphere Portal Express for your Organization before making any commitments.

To view the Redpaper Draft in PDF, please go to the link below:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpieces/pdfs/redp4316.pdf

If you are an “End Client” looking for a WebSphere Consulting Service provider to support your WebSphere Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Eclipse Development

WebSphere MQ

System Security Architecture

Tivoli Access Manager

Tivoli Identity Manager

DB2 – UDB,

SAP,

Remedy

Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

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Hyperion System 9 Planning – Migrating Hyperion Pillar Users

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Hyperion has released a White Paper titled “Migrating to Hyperion System 9 Planning”. We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any Hyperion Consultant that will be involved in the initial planning and implementation of Hyperion System 9 Planning, as well as, the migration from Hyperion Pillar to Hyperion System 9 Planning.

Companies need an efficient, collaborative, and accurate planning and budgeting process to deliver a significant and sustainable competitive advantage. The cornerstone to successful implementation of collaboratively executing planning and budgeting enterprise wide to by selecting the right enterprise Planning and Budgeting Software tools. For years Hyperion Pillar software was the proven budgeting application of choice by many IT Managers. Hyperion Pillar provided managers with the ability to perform a wide range of activities, including cost center and activity-based budgeting, project and capital planning, sales forecasting, compensation planning, reporting and analysis.

With the release of Hyperion System 9 Planning, the folks at Hyperion are encouraging Pillar user to migrate to the new Hyperion System 9 Planning. Hyperion System 9 Planning meets the cycle of business forecasting, budgeting, and planning functions, and for Hyperion Pillar users, Hyperion System 9 Planning is their next-generation planning solution. Hyperion released the “White Paper” titled “Migrating to Hyperion System 9 Planning” with the Pillar users in mind.

Hyperion System 9 Planning facilitates this more frequent, continuous adjustment of budget allocation by providing automated and Web-based workflows. As Hyperion System 9 Planning uses a Web-based architecture, planners can simply access shared planning databases and documents with their Web browsers.

If you are a Pillar user or considering a Planning and Budgeting tool for your business, for more information on Hyperion System 9 Planning, please review the links below:

If you are an “End Client” looking for a Hyperion Consulting Service provider to support your Hyperion Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with Hyperion implementation expertise. For more information on Peningo Systems Hyperion Consultant support, please go to “The Peningo Hyperion Consultants” page.

Aside from Hyperion Consulting, Peningo Systems provided Consulting expertise in many areas including:

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo WebSphere Consultants page.

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Configuring WebSphere Portal to use Tivoli Access Manager

The “IBM WebSphere Portal Tivoli Access Manager Configuration Wizard” is an application that assists Portal Administrators through the task of configuring WebSphere Portal to use Tivoli Access Manager. With this tool, the WebSphere Portal Administrator can automate the following:

  • Setup the Trust Association Interceptor (TAI) in WebSphere Application Server
  • Configuring the WebSEAL junction (TCP or SSL options)
  • Setup the Tivoli Access Manager (TAM) Credential Vault adapter
  • Configure the Tivoli Access Manager for Authorization, or Externalization of Portal roles
  • Configure the JAAS login modules
  • Provide Backups to the files that are modified during the configuration

The IBM Developer Works is a great web site that offers a wealth of information regarding IBM Application information, troubleshooting issues, tutorials, etc.. To see more details regarding implementing the IBM WebSphere Portal Tivoli Access Manager Configuration Wizard, please go to the following link at IBM:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/portal/catalog/doc/1wp10004g/

If you are an “End Client” looking for WebSphere Consulting Service providers to support your WebSphere Applications, Peningo Systems provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page or go to the Peningo Websphere Consultants page.

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A New Strategy For End Clients looking to hire IT Consultants

In the IT industry, as presently constituted, on the one hand we have the “End” client (The final recipient of the IT services) and in the other hand, the Contractor and its Cartels of IT provider of servicesWe recommend that the “End” clients adopt a different strategy other than to become victims to the “Prestigious Ones” the name given by us to those organization that are trying to Monopolized the IT industry to maximize their profits.
This Strategy consist in using Peningo System approach of joining forces with the Consultant and the “End” Client and contracting among ourselves, by-passing the Prestigious ones and their excessive greed and Mark-ups which have lead to presenting only candidates that fit the Mark-up structure, disregarding the other talent that specifically are the ones that could satisfy the End Client’s needs which will never be presented because of their higher rates. By eliminating the “Prestigious Ones” from the process, additional margin becomes available that could go to pay for the resource and at the same time provide savings to the End Client.
Additional reasons for adopting such Strategy by the End Client are:

  • Client controls systems projects that support the client’s successful business plan.

At Peningo, we expect the client to control all systems decisions, as we feel that those
decisions may impact the client’s “Business Plan”. Systems contributions by Peningo Members should be limited to the development, enhancement and implementation of the systems that will deliver a client’s proven successful “Business Plan” intact.

There is a tendency on the part of the “Prestigious Ones” to try to control and influence the client’s “Business Plan” in order to be able to use their “package solutions”. This efforts results in priority being given to systems solutions than to the client’s “Business Plan”.

We have experience salvaging situations created by the “Prestigious Ones” in their
attempts to influence the client’s “Business Plan” in order to use the “standard solution” which results in totally inadequate business solution. Again we re-state our view that systems decisions should be totally in the hands of client personnel and all systems must bow to the needs of the client’s “Business Plan”


The “Bench” Systems

The “Prestigious Ones” maintain consultants between assignments on the “Bench”
waiting for allocation to a project. We at Peningo feel that the “Bench” system is totally wrong for the following reasons:

When a client states a requirement, there is an economic incentive, on the part of the ”Prestigious Ones” to use “imperfect” matches to the client’s requirement in order to reduce the bench idle resources ,which are on their payroll, and are not billable to any client. That is how the “Prestigious Ones” finds themselves offering “Oranges” when the client’s needs requires “Apples”

We have experienced replacing such mismatched resources presented by the “Prestigious Ones” and bringing the client back into harmony by delivering excellent matches to the client’s requirement. In addition consultants are extremely unhappy to be placed on a “Bench” even when they continue to receive their pay.
We approach every client requirement without any limitations except to seek a very close match that has the pertinent skills at an expert level. As we do not support the “Bench” systems we are able to bring upon the client’s needs the best solution available in the Market at that point in time. Our consultants are compensated adequately so that should a situation developed of a gap between assignments the consultants may use their free time as they wish. It is our experience that those that have dedicated their careers to consulting prefer this method best, as they do not like to be mismatched, resulting in personal failures at the assignment.

One single hourly rate

The “Prestigious Ones” when a resource home base is away from the client they offer the resource on an hourly billing rate plus expenses. Such practices lead to extensive overhead costs in the part of the consultant, the client and the “Prestigious Ones”.
Peningo’s approach is to offer our consultant at a single hourly rate. When the Peningo consultant home base is remote to the client we would have quoted the single hourly rate as all inclusive (no expenses to be added). The client for all purposes may consider all Peningo resources as local. It is up to the consultants to decide if they want to commute on a weekly basis or relocate in close proximity to the client’s site for the duration of the assignment. It is our experience that the consultant and the client prefer this method and for Peningo, facilitate the inclusion of a nation wide pool of resources to respond to clients requests.

Markups


It is in the nature of the “Prestigious Ones” to function with extremely high overheads that leads to the need for large Markups. As the consultants wants their earnings increased the “Prestigious Ones” finds themselves in the need to go “off shore” for resources that may fit their Markups requirements, with the consequent negative effect on quality of service.
By eliminating the “Prestigious Ones” Peningo will be able to share the savings with the consultant and the client. The client benefits by having a business formula that rewards the consultant, making it possible to retain the most accomplish resources available while receiving a substantial cost reduction.
If you wish to pursue this matter further please contact Peningo Systems Inc.


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Peningo Systems supports and provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page.

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Myth About Consulting Jobs Versus Permanent Jobs in an H1-B – Outsourcing Market

In an effort to reduce costs of fielding consultants the Major IT Consulting organizations, which we refer as “The Prestigious Ones”, offer “Permanent Employment” with “Benefits” which comes with a low salary.

Anyone offering “Permanent Employment with Benefits” for consulting assignments is taking the consultant for a ride. The reality is that consulting assignments have a beginning and an end. For these reasons the ultimate Clients are willing to pay a substantial premium over the cost of their own employees. When the assignment is over, the Consulting organizations will make every effort to have the employee transferred to another assignment, but such propositions are not based on certainty but in the hope that the exploitation may be able to continue. When this fails, the Consultant finds themselves dismissed.
Every Consultant should expect premium compensation in their hourly rate instead of salary (salary employees work many overtime hours without compensation) and that hourly rate should include an amount taking into consideration the costs of self provided benefits, the fact that there are gaps in moving from one assignment to another and that there should be a premium for the difficult life (family wise) of a consultant that needs to travel away from home. To settle for less means that someone is exploiting the Consultant as the organization will keep the premium for his/her sacrifices.
It is important for the Consultant to pay for their own “Benefits” as when they move to the next assignment it might not be with the same organization that provided the previous assignment. By doing this the Consultant expand its Market and make it possible to achieve substantial earnings in keeping with the effort.
To make things worse the “Prestigious Ones” are attempting to replace the USA based Consultant by outsourcing offshore work which services the USA based clients.

Blown Offshore to Mysore
Obviously this is tax evasion as the offshore resources do not pay any Federal, State, Social Security or Medicare and the organization hiring do not have to match the Social Security and Medicare taxes as if the work was performed by a USA based person.
We founded Peningo Systems to combat this problem of multiple layers of markups that ends up in between consultant and the end client.
Peningo Systems solution to this problem is to bypass these “Offshore Outsourcers” and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc, contract directly between the Consultant and the End Client, thus, eliminating these ”Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups and allowing for increased compensation for the Consultant while lowering the costs for the End Client.

With the Outsourcing IT Jobs OffShore and/or using employees who are H1-B Visa or L-1 Visa holders, many times the cost of “Services” to the “End Client” is slightly effected. Between huge markups by some of the Larger Outsourcers and/or the combination of multiple layers of subcontractors involved in providing the IT Services with their respective markups, the cost to the “End Client” is still high. All the Offshoring of IT jobs and hiring of H-1Bs & L-1 Visa holders offers is higher profit margins for the Outsourcers…….WHILE PROVIDING LOWER QUALITY OF SERVICE TO THE END CLIENT!!! It is very true the old saying that Power corrupts and that Absolute Power absolutely corrupts. It is time for the Consultant and the End Client to bypass these “Prestigious Ones” which every day are looking more like ruffians and knaves.

To All Americans:

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Peningo Systems supports and provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas.

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide WebSphere Commerce Development and Support Consulting Services

The Peningo Opinion Blog – Rye, New York – Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide WebSphere Commerce Development and Support Consulting Services to a leading NASDAQ Bioscience Research firm.

Seeing the Light with Peningo Systems While pricing will always be a factor in the selection process by the “End Clients”, Peningo Systems was selected to provide WebSphere Commerce Development and Support services base on the combination of price and high level of quality and expertise in the Consultants that will be providing the services. The selection of Peningo System is an example of successful bypass of these Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services, which Peningo often refer to as “The Prestigious One”.

Peningo will provide the WebSphere Commerce Development and Support services with a team of Senior Consultants with expertise in WebSphere Commerce development and system administration, based here in the U.S.A. . This level of Seniority and Expertise is rare to find when an “End Client” pays top dollar, utilizing the services from one of the Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services.

The reasons these Senior level Experts are hard to retain when using one of the Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services, is that their “Excessive Profit Margins” would NOT allow for these Senior Level Experts to be compensated properly. As a result, many of the Senior Consultants and experts in their respective technical fields chose to be employed elsewhere and are NOT available via one of the Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services. To fulfill the Services to the “End Clients”, these “Prestigious Ones” look to retain resources who are:

  • Paid and command a lower salary. Many of these individuals are not Senior Level Consultants or Technical Experts.
  • On H1-B or L-1 Visa. Many times these Visa based Consultants are used because they are cheaper than Americans and Permanent Residents. As a result, the quality level of such candidates is suspect.
  • Resources located Offshore on the other side of the globe to provide the “WebSphere Consulting Services”.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these “Prestigious Ones” has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems has thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the “Prestigious Ones” with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

Aside from WebSphere Commerce, Peningo Systems supports and provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Eclipse Development, WebSphere Architecture, System Security Architecture, Identity Management, Access Management, Tivoli Access Manager and Tivoli Identity Manager, DB2 – UDB, SAP, Remedy, Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter, and J2EE based systems architecture and development. To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page.

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Peningo Systems Selected to Provide WebSphere Commerce Development and Support Consulting Services

The Peningo Opinion Blog – Rye, New York – Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide WebSphere Commerce Development and Support Consulting Services to a leading NASDAQ Bioscience Research firm.

Seeing the Light with Peningo Systems While pricing will always be a factor in the selection process by the “End Clients”, Peningo Systems was selected to provide WebSphere Commerce Development and Support services base on the combination of price and high level of quality and expertise in the Consultants that will be providing the services. The selection of Peningo System is an example of successful bypass of these Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services, which Peningo often refer to as “The Prestigious One”.

Peningo will provide the WebSphere Commerce Development and Support services with a team of Senior Consultants with expertise in WebSphere Commerce development and system administration, based here in the U.S.A. . This level of Seniority and Expertise is rare to find when an “End Client” pays top dollar, utilizing the services from one of the Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services.

The reasons these Senior level Experts are hard to retain when using one of the Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services, is that their “Excessive Profit Margins” would NOT allow for these Senior Level Experts to be compensated properly. As a result, many of the Senior Consultants and experts in their respective technical fields chose to be employed elsewhere and are NOT available via one of the Prestigious Names in IT Consulting and Professional Services. To fulfill the Services to the “End Clients”, these “Prestigious Ones” look to retain resources who are:

  • Paid and command a lower salary. Many of these individuals are not Senior Level Consultants or Technical Experts.
  • On H1-B or L-1 Visa. Many times these Visa based Consultants are used because they are cheaper than Americans and Permanent Residents. As a result, the quality level of such candidates is suspect.
  • Resources located Offshore on the other side of the globe to provide the “WebSphere Consulting Services”.

For these reasons above, the quality of services from these “Prestigious Ones” has declined drastically. The founders of Peningo Systems has thrived for years in providing Consulting Services with the Senior Level Experts at rates that are below the rates of the “Prestigious Ones” with their sub-par to mediocre talent.

Aside from WebSphere Commerce, Peningo Systems supports and provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Eclipse Development, WebSphere Architecture, System Security Architecture, Identity Management, Access Management, Tivoli Access Manager and Tivoli Identity Manager, DB2 – UDB, SAP, Remedy, Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter, and J2EE based systems architecture and development. To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page.

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Lou Dobbs – Must Address the IT Industry’s “Perfect Storm” – The L-1 Visa combined with the OffShoring of IT Jobs

Unfortunately, in the mass media today, there are very few who see and are willing to report on the injustice, abuses and corruption that is behind the motivation of the movement to Outsource IT jobs Offshore. Lou Dobbs is one of the few that for years, has stood out of the crowd, defending the Middle Class of America.

Recently, an immigration law firm posted a video of their techniques to avoid hiring Americans, thus skirting the intent of the law, in order to bring in foreign workers on H1-B. The abuses of the H1-B Visa program has been going for years, and is just another dimension on this attack on the Middle Class of America. In the video below, Lou Dobbs takes on the H1-B issue:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx–jNQYNgA[/youtube]

While the H1-B abuses are real and truly harm opportunity for Americans, I would like for Lou Dobbs to open his eyes to another dimension that is more dangerous to the American Middle class, and that is the use and abuse of the L-1 Visa program. In my opinion the “Prefect Storm” that is currently attacking the IT Industry is the combination of the L-1 Visa and Outsourcing IT Jobs Offshore.

I have been in the business of providing IT Consultants for 20 years, so I have seen it all. One of the outrages is that a Foreign Corporation who is one of the largest Outsourcers of IT Jobs Offshore in year 2006 had approximately 4000 H-1B Visas and approximately 4000 L-1 Visas, for a total of 8000 new Visas in the USA for just year 2006. The majority of these Visas went to workers from India. While the H-1B Video shows clear abuse in terms of avoiding the “Intent” of the Law, the abuses in the L-1 Program, in my opinion, are more rampant than you’ll find in the H1-B program.

I am planning on requesting an Amendment to be added to the Immigration bill. I feel that my proposal should become America’s Proposal. I would like to have the Amendment referred to as the “H1-B and L-1 Visa Social Security and Medicare Recovery Amendment”.

In order to bring some equity back to the American tax paying workers, we at Peningo Systems would like to propose the following as the “H1-B and L-1 Visa Social Security and Medicare Recovery Amendment”:

– Any company that hires an H1-B or an L-1 Visa to work in the United States must pay a tax that is equal to 100% of the “Employer and Employee” portion of the Social Security and Medicare tax. This is important, since it takes away one of the “MAIN” incentives to fire an “AMERICAN WORKER” and replace them with an H1-B or L-1 Visa based worker. As it is, some of the H1-Bs, L-1s and their respective employers could be EXEMPT FROM PAYING SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX! Also, many companies pay the employees on these Visas far less than an American, resulting in a lower tax overhead for the companies. Also by placing 100% of the FICA obligations on the company, even if the Visa holder is being paid less than the Americans, it gives some insurance that the hiring of such individuals is not strictly based on “Cost of Labor”. This Proposal is also very important, since it addresses an issue that is near and dear to every American, and that is, supporting Social Security.

– To combat the abuse of low pay to the H1-B and L-1 Visa holder, which results in the under cutting of the American based worker, which is a violation of the letter of the law, the Federal government must come up with a “Up To Date” Salary survey that would accurately reflect what an American actually would get in the free market place. Then the H1-B or L-1 Visa holder MUST be paid in the UPPER 10% of the Salary range…that’s right…. the H1-B or L-1 MUST be paid in the UPPER 10% of the Salary range. This would insure that H1-B and L-1s are treated, in terms of cost, the same as an American and that the H1-B and L-1 Visa holder is truly a talent that is needed! Also, to combat the “Tax Evasion” aspect of these programs, by paying the Visa Holder in the upper range of the Salary Survey, the “Tax” base that the Employee is being paid at would be in par with what Americans pay. Let’s remember the “Spirit” of these Visa programs is to bring talent that cannot be found in the USA marketplace. If this is truly the case, then in the free market, these individuals should command a higher salary than Americans, since they are “SO SPECIAL”. Unfortunately, they only special quality most of these Visa holders have over Americans is that they “ARE CHEAPER” than Americans.

If we implement these 2 proposals, then the H-1B and L-1 would compete with an American based worker on the merits of his/her abilities and not solely based on the fact that the H1-B’s or L-1’s resume looks good and the H1-B or L-1 is 10s of thousands of dollars cheaper than the American.

This is a fair way to bring equity back into the US as well as protect our Tax Base from these Tax Evading scheme of hiring foreign workers and avoid paying for Social Security and Medicare tax.

With the Outsourcing IT Jobs OffShore and/or using employees who are H1-B Visa or L-1 Visa holders, many times the cost of “Services” to the “End Client” is slightly effected. Between huge markups by some of the Larger Outsourcers and/or the combination of multiple layers of subcontractors involved in providing the IT Services with their respective markups, the cost to the “End Client” is still high. All the Offshoring of IT jobs and hiring of H-1Bs & L-1 Visa holders offers is higher profit margins for the Outsourcers…….WHILE PROVIDING LOWER QUALITY OF SERVICE TO THE END CLIENT!!! It is very true the old saying that Power corrupts and that Absolute Power absolutely corrupts. It is time for the Consultant and the End Client to bypass these “Prestigious Ones” which every day are looking more like ruffians and knaves.

We founded Peningo Systems to combat this problem of multiple layers of markups that ends up in between consultant and the end client.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass these “Offshore Outsourcers” and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc, contract directly between the Consultant and the End Client, thus, eliminating these ”Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups and allowing for increased compensation for the Consultant while lowering the costs for the End Client.

Lou Dobbs is a hero, since he is one of the few who is willing to stand up a fight for the American worker. I think to complete the coverage of this circle of this attack on America, Lou Dobbs needs to focus on the IT Industry’s “Perfect Storm”, the combination of the L-1 Visa Program with Outsourcing IT Jobs Offshore and its effect on taking opportunity away from America and cheating every American.

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page

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Tax Avoidance Schemes by the Offshoring Outsourcers – Let’s Outsource the Outsourcers !!

Pissed Uncle SamAs an IT Professional for over 20 years running an IT Consulting firm, I have seen year after year changes in our Industry that negatively impact the American people and our U.S. based businesses in the IT Industry. Many companies have turned to Outsourcing Offshore as means to cut cost, but this cut in cost comes with price…and that is … the destruction of Opportunity and the American Dream for our experienced IT Professionals, as well as, lost opportunity for our kids who are innocently pursuing degrees in Computer Science.

In my opinion the largest culprits in the demise of our industry are just hand full of IT firms that provide IT Consulting. Some of these firms are foreign based firms operating in the USA. These firms main product line is providing the Outsourcing of IT, which is mostly supported in a foreign Offshore nation.

For the business that these have not yet Outsourced Offshore, they must provide support here in the USA. For these firms, the majority of the hiring in the USA are of individuals who are on H1-B visas or L-1 Visa, and in most cases, are paid well below the standard pay that an comparable American would get.

The Offshore Outsourcers are motivated by the desire to support USA operations with offshore personnel which are “NOT” subject to Federal, State, Social Security, Medicare taxes. In order to be able to avoid paying the matching Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance many corporations have opened offshore subsidiaries or engaged proxies to do so for servicing USA based business, that if done within the USA, will be subject to all taxes. Not satisfied with the ill gotten savings obtained by illegal activities, now these “Prestigious Ones” are compounding the crime by a scheme to avoid paying Federal Income Tax.

The first step in the scheme is to create profits overseas (that is why the emphasis to transfer offshore as many jobs as possible).

The second step of the scheme is to bring back to the USA those profits without paying any Federal Income Taxes. The IRS rules allows the firms to defer paying Federal Income Tax on overseas profits till such a time as those profits are brought back to the USA. In order to evade this regulation the “Prestigious Ones” use the overseas profits to buy back the Corporation’s Stock with the overseas currencies and then the overseas suppliers pay for services with the Corporation Stock acquired from the overseas profits, in violation of the intent of the law and its regulations.

This places consultants which are USA persons at a tremendous disadvantage as any USA based operation has to pay all taxes.

The “End Clients” using the services of “The Prestigious Ones” have become victims of this scheme by being associated to such illegal activities.

Bill Gates VisionThe irony of this whole cost cutting effort by Outsourcing IT Jobs OffShore and/or using employees who are H1-B Visa or L-1 Visa holders, is that many times the cost of “Services” to the “End Client” is slightly effected. Between huge markups by some of the Larger Outsourcers and/or the combination of multiple layers of subcontractors involved in providing the IT Services with their respective markups, the cost to the “End Client” is still high. All the Offshoring of IT jobs and hiring of H-1Bs & L-1 Visa holders offer is higher profit margins for the Outsourcers…….WHILE PROVIDING LOWER QUALITY OF SERVICE TO THE END CLIENT!!! It is very true the old saying that Power corrupts and that Absolute Power absolutely corrupts. It is time for the Consultant and the End Client to bypass these “Prestigious Ones” which every day are looking more like ruffians and knaves.

We founded Peningo Systems to combat this problem of multiple layers of markups that ends up in between consultant and the end client.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass these “Offshore Outsourcers” and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc, contract directly between the Consultant and the End Client, thus, eliminating these ”Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups and allowing for increased compensation for the Consultant while lowering the costs for the End Client.

To All Americans:

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

About Peningo Systems:

Peningo Systems supports and provides Consultants with expertise in many areas including:

To see Peningo Systems areas of expertise, please go to the Peningo Technical Areas page.

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Shocking H1-B Video may Result in an Immigration Bill Amendment

I have been in the business of providing IT Consultants for 20 years, so needless to say, I have seen it all. The recent H1-B Video of the Immigration Law firm’s procedures to basically defraud America was shocking….but no surprise to me. For those of us who have been in the Business for years, we all knew this has been going on for years. It has been my opinion that the H1-B process is currently riddled with corruption and fraud.

Thanks to that now famous “H1-B Video”, the masses will understand what we mean by corrupt and unfair to Americans. That video is going to do more “GOOD” to the cause of bringing fairness and equity back to the Americans, than thousands of posts on these Blogs!! This video could not have come at a better time, when our nation is debating on how to handle the H-1B and L-1 Visa based worker. In my opinion, this Video exposes the true intent of the IT Industry Leaders who have been lobbying hard to increase the H-1B quota from 60K to 180K – 250K. If you have not seen it yet, check out the video below:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbFEgFajGU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Famazingpetsvideo%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F2007%2F06%2Fperm%2Dfake%2Djob%2Dads%2Ddefraud%2Damericans%2Dto%2Ehtml[/youtube]
Now, in order to bring some equity back to the American tax paying workers, we at Peningo Systems would like to propose to Congress the following as the “H1-B and L-1 Visa Social Security and Medicare Recovery Amendment” to the current Immigration Bill:

– Any company that hires an H1-B or an L-1 Visa to work in the United States must pay a tax that is equal to 100% of the “Employer and Employee” portion of the Social Security and Medicare tax. This is important, since it takes away one of the “MAIN” incentives to fire an “AMERICAN WORKER” and replace them with an H1-B or L-1 Visa based worker. As it is, all H1-Bs, L-1s and their respective employers could be EXEMPT FROM PAYING SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX! Also, many companies pay the employee on these Visa far less than an American, resulting in a lower tax overhead for the companies. Also by placing 100% of the FICA obligations on the company, even if the Visa holder is being paid less than the American, give some insurance that the hiring of such individuals is not strictly based on “cost of labor”. This Proposal is also very important, since it addresses an issue that is near and dear to every American, and that is, supporting Social Security.

– To combat the abuse of low pay to the H1-B and L-1 Visa holder, which results in the under cutting of the American based worker, which is a violation of the letter of the law, the Federal government must come up with a “Up To Date” Salary survey that would accurately reflect what an American actually would get in the free market place. Then the H1-B or L-1 Visa holder MUST be paid in the UPPER 10% of the Salary range…that’s right…. the H1-B MUST be paid in the UPPER 10% of the Salary range. This would insure that the H1-Bs are treated, in terms of cost, the same as an American and that the H1-B based worker is truly a talent that is needed!

If we implement these 2 proposals, then the H-1Bs would compete with an American based worker on the merits of his/her abilities and not solely based on the fact that the H1-B’s resume looks good and the H1-B is 10s of thousands of dollars cheaper than the American.

This is a fair way to bring equity back into the US as well as protect our Tax Base from the Tax Evading scheme of hiring foreign workers and avoid paying for Social Security and Medicare tax.

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page

Thank you

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L-1 Visa – The Silent Killer to the IT Industry in the USA

Bill Gates Begging for H1-BsWith all the immigration attention being turned to the current attempt by the Outsourcing Corporations to increase the H1-B Quota from 60K to 250K H-1B workers “PER YEAR” to enter and work in the United States, very little to nothing has been said regarding the workers entering the USA working on the L-1 Visa, which currently has NO QUOTA CAP.

As Outsourcing Offshore evolves many companies who have been entrenched in Outsourcing have learned that you need to have more control to have a remote chance to provide the quality of service that is needed to support operations in the USA. In response to this, these companies are now creating divisions overseas in the places like India. These companies are the name plates that we have associated with “Corporate America”, and by no coincidence are the same firms that often announce the laying off of thousands of American workers. The L-1 Visa allows companies with divisions offshore to transfer an employee internally from their division in the Offshore nation to the United States. Many of the qualities of the L-1 Visa are similar to the H1-B, with the exception that the L-1 can only work for the parent company.

Like the H1-B, the L-1 Visa employees may not have to pay for Social Security or Medicare or are paid at a lower salary based effecting the tax base. More importantly, the Employer of the L-1 visa holder may not have to pay for the “Employer” portion of Social Security and Medicare or are paying at a lower tax rate due t the low salary base. This is one of the “MANY” tax advantages and incentives that corporation have to “LAYOFF AMERICANS” and replace them with the L-1 (or H1-B) Visa workers.

Though it is clearly illegal in the letter of the law, many of the workers on either L-1 or H1-B are paid substantially less than their American counterparts….that they have replaced. It’s our opinion that as a result of replacing an American with an internal employee on an L-1 Visa, the company can save thousands, if not 10s of thousands per year, per employee when you factor in the cut in base salary and the savings from the lower tax base of the cut salary or possibly NOT PAYING FOR ALL OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE TAX OBLIGATIONS !!!! As you can see, this puts any American at a huge disadvantage!

We must remember the corporations really don’t give a “hoot” regarding the American based worker; they only give a hoot about making a buck …. as they should. It is the lawmakers of our land and the enforcers of those laws who have not step up to the plate. As a result, industries are being destroyed, as well as the lives of those who have worked in those destroyed industries. The true Traitors may not be the Companies who are currently stabbing us in the back……the true Traitors to us Americans are the Legislators and enforcers who do “Nothing” to combat this Corporate Scheme to “EVADE” Taxation while paying L-1 and H1-B Visa holders substantially less than their American Counterparts, which is in clear violation of the law.

In order to bring some equity back to the American tax paying workers, we at Peningo Systems would like to propose the following:

A CAP must be placed on the number of L-1 Visa based workers than can enter and work in the United States per year.

Any company that transfers an L-1 Visa into the United States must pay a tax that is equal to 100% of the “Employer and Employee” portion of the Social Security and Medicare tax. This is important, since it takes away one of the “MAIN” incentives to fire an “AMERICAN WORKER” and replace them with an internal transfer from an Offshore nation who’s on an L-1 Visa.

To combat the abuse of low pay to H1-B and L-1 Visa holder, which is a violation of the letter of the law, the Federal government must come up with a “Up To Date” Salary survey that would accurately reflect what an American actually would get in the free market place.

I plan to personally deliver these proposals to my Federal Representatives.

If you agree with me, please feel with sharing these proposals with your Federal Legislators.

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page

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Offshoring of IT Jobs is the wrong move – Let’s CheckMate the Outsoucers

Check-Mate the OutsourcersThis is an open letter to the Corporations who are engaged in the Outsourcing of our IT Jobs Offshore.

To All Firms Involved in Offshoring IT Jobs:


Your present efforts of reducing your operating costs by engaging in Offshore Outsourcing to support USA based operations is headed for failure.

The economic advantage of such a strategy is based on the fact that the offshore resource is not subject to USA Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes and that you will not have to pay matching Social Security, Medicare taxes nor pay the unemployment insurance taxes.

You must be aware by now that such a strategy is doom to failure as it is based on a Tax Evasion effort and as the effort to offshore grows, the tax burden left in the USA based employees will have to increase to compensate for the “USA Tax Exemption” that the offshore resources and you illegally enjoy. That will generate a backlash in the USA to have the laws respected and enforced and you will be in the wrong side of this battle. The use of cheap labor in large quantities is not a winning strategy and it is condemned to failure.

A more enlighten strategy will be to use the old and proven method of improving costs and productivity by systematization and automation. It is true that such efforts will lead to increased productivity by the fact that fewer employees will be able to do more work. This process takes time to implement and that delay in the process allows for the labor force to relocate to new endeavors where their services will be in demand without a major disruption and the increased productivity by allocating the employees to where they are needed will raise the standard of living of all concerned and guarantee your organization’s continued acceptance in the USA market.

As to the Offshore efforts, it will prove very beneficial to the USA and your organization if you develop the Third World creating new markets but not by having your efforts financed by the USA taxpayers.

It is understandable that most of our CEOs are the product of the bureaucracy and that the time of the owner-entrepreneur is past and therefore with that we have lost the vision that those entrepreneurs possessed. It will serve us well to re-learn those skills or face the decline and fall of those that insist on using the general public as indenture servants.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass these “Offshore Outsourcers” and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc, contract directly between the Consultant and the End Client, thus, eliminating these ”Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups and allowing for increased compensation for the Consultant while lowering the costs for the End Client.To All Americans:

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

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Strategy For An American IT Consultant In An Offshore World

Turkey & AntWith all these “prestigious” names in Information Technology doing all they can to monopolize our IT Consulting Industry…….while driving down the Consultants hourly rates…….and……shipping as many jobs as they can offshore…it’s enough to drive one crazy!!!

Driving the effort to Offshore jobs is the fact that an American corporation can offshore jobs to individuals that are not subject to Federal, State, Social Security taxes and the employer does not have to pay matching Social Security and Medicare taxes, as well as, avoid paying Unemployment insurance. These offshore resources are then used to support operations in the USA, that if supported locally, will be burden by the associated costs of taxation. This tax evasion could not be perpetuated without the participation of all of our Government regardless of political stripes. It is not important to the IT Consultant why is this happening, but the need to face the reality that it is happening.

Those that claim that this is free enterprise let us assume for argument sake that in order to level the field of competition…. from now on all Americans are exempt from taxation. Obviously this is not a satisfactory proposal, but that is what the Outsourcers believe except that this “American tax exemption” is only for offshore resources.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass these “Prestigious Ones” and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc, contract directly between the Consultant and the End Client, thus, eliminating these ”Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups and allowing for increased compensation for the Consultant while lowering the costs for the End Client.

Peningo seeks to join with the individual Consultants and the End Client together to reverse this trend by cutting out these “Prestigious Ones”, Let us fight back by Outsourcing the Outsourcers!!

“One Ant can not take down a Turkey but thousands of Ants can”

Peningo advocacy is concentrated in the IT Industry and within that for that segment of the market that provides advance software support and development. For the larger market of Americans who are besiege by a similar problem we invite them to join our Grass Roots movement to change the minds of our Government and the CEOs of American corporations who are engaging in blind Offshore “selves flagellation”

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

Many of our Representatives are not leaders, they only follow trends and it is up to us to create a new trend.

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Offshoring Software Development Compromises Software Confidentiality and Intellectual Property Rights

Stealing Intellectual PropertyIn the past the IT Industry and specially Peningo Systems Inc. have been very careful to secure the Client’s rights in works developed for the Client by the Consultants working in the development of computer based systems as well as securing confidentiality agreements over such works.

The larger IT corporations in America (which we refer them as the “Prestigious Ones” ) in their efforts to engage in “Tax Evasion” by outsourcing offshore the development work of software (The offshore developers are not subject to USA taxes and the US corporation avoid paying matching Social Security, Medicare and Unemployment Insurance), fail to secure the Software Rights and Confidentiality, agreements that would be protected if celebrated under USA laws.

The offshore developers are not bound by USA laws, therefore, there might be some surprises to those using American Firms that have engaged offshore resources and the foreign developer may want one day to claim royalties over the software that you the “end client” have paid in full. As customary in our USA based industry such works are contracted as belonging to the “end client”. Under the offshore circumstances it will no longer be so.

In addition, and for the same reasons stated for the Software Rights, confidentiality of the “end client” information, including that of its Customers may be compromised, as the foreign elements offshore will be free to sale such information to other organizations in the USA or world wide.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass these “Prestigious Ones”, and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc., contract directly between the consultant (a USA person) and the “end client”, thus, eliminating these “Prestigious Ones” who are failing to secure the “end client’s” Software Rights and Confidentiality and will leave the “end client” and their customers exposed to the abuses of foreign nationals who are beyond the reach of USA law.

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

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Corporate Tax Incentives for Hiring workers on H1-B and L-1 Visa, Pay little to “NO” Social Security or Medicare Tax

Hiring H1-Bs for DummiesThere is an ongoing effort in the IT industry mainly on the part of the Larger IT Service Organizations to bring into the USA foreign nationals to work in the IT industry. This importing of personnel under the H1-B and the L1 visas are basically motivated by cost savings, as the individuals under those visas are either paid a lower salary than Americans. This results in a lower taxing base, or possibly an exemption from Social Security and Medicare taxes. The employers save a similar amount as there is lower to no matching taxes by the “employer”. In addition the foreign nationals are not paid prevailing wages, that is required by law.

Each State labor department establishes what is supposed to be prevailing wages and based on our 30 years experience in the industry those prevailing wage surveys runs about 50% to 70% below the real prevailing wages.

Some American Corporations have set up branches in India and then import those Indian employees under the L1 visa which is supposed to exist for the purpose of providing USA based training to foreign nationals of those corporations. In reality, due to the immense numbers of L1s in the USA, this represents another source of cheap labor and evasion of USA laws.

The purpose of the H1-B is to facilitate to American Business the importing and use of exceptional talented individuals that bring to America knowledge, which is exceptional, or so rare that it could not be found in our IT technical labor market.

Due to the economic incentives mentioned, and the lack of supervision by our government, the H1-B and L1 programs have been prostituted to the point that a foreign corporation (from India ) established operations in the USA and have become the major user of H1-B visa, to the degree of representing 30% plus of all H1 visas. Many of these foreign corporations bring the H1-B individuals to work in projects in the US, while also working on selling to the US based client the Outsourcing of the work to India. The irony here is that the H-1 Visa program was designed to bring individuals that would contribute to growth of our economy and growth of jobs, however the H-1s are now used as front line soldiers by the Indian based Outsourcing firms in the marketing to US clients to Outsource Jobs out of America.

We at Peningo feel that the situation of the H1-B and L1 visas have become so corrupt that the only solution is to eliminate them immediately, and have a period of dialog amongst ourselves as to how we are going to handle and supervise the original objectives of H1-B and L1 visas.

If you view the video regarding a immigration law firms practices on the H1-B process below, you’ll see why we need to freeze on the H1-B process and what we mean by corrupt !!!!!
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If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

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The Offshoring Outsourcers of American IT Jobs – Major Importers of “Third World Attitudes”

Outsourcer and the ConsultantMany of the prestigious American IT Corporations committed to “Globalization” and “Offshore Outsourcing” of American Jobs are mostly driven by the opportunity to engage in big time “Tax Evasion”.

The reason for outsourcing of American Jobs by these “Prestigious Ones” is the fact that the employer is getting away with retaining employees in the Offshore location at lower salaries and engaging in “Big Time Tax Evasion” as those employees do not pay Federal, State, Social Security, and Medicare tax. The employer avoids paying matching Social Security and Medicare taxes, as well as, Unemployment Insurance, while the employer uses the services of the offshore employee to support operations in the USA. If the operations were supported from a location within the USA, the companies would be require to pay all of the Taxes.

If this is not “evil” enough, these Offshore Outsourcers are the major importers of “Third World Attitudes” toward USA IT employees. The once gracious attitudes and sense of justice toward the IT labor force has been modified to reflect the “Prestigious Ones” attitude that Americans are now at the par with Third World Economies employees.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass these “Prestigious Ones”, and with the support of Peningo Systems Inc., contract directly between the Consultant and the End Client, thus, eliminating these “Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups and allowing for increased compensation for the Consultant while lowering the costs for the End Client.

Let us Outsource the Offshoring Outsourcers of jobs and Importers of deplorable Third World attitudes.

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

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Outsourcing Of Tech Jobs Offshore Threatens The Future Of The IT Industry in the USA

Outsourcing CharmerThe future of our IT Industry in the USA is in jeopardy due to practices of some of the more “Prestigious” names in our IT Industry. We will refer to these organizations as the “Prestigious Ones”.

The claim by the “Prestigious Ones” is that outsourcing offshore is limited to low skills technical jobs. The way America acquired our high skills workforce was due to the opportunity to train and grow through the ranks of low skill technical jobs.

Is it possible that the “Prestigious Ones” expect our college graduates to take jobs in India to train for the high skill jobs in America? Of course not! The fact is that they do not care as long as their excessive Margins are protected.
The Offshoring of IT Jobs leaves our kids, when they come out of College, with no opportunities. If this trend is left untouched, the IT Industry and the technology that has kept America prosperous and free will be compromised.

Peningo’s solution to this problem is to bypass the “Prestigious Ones” and contract directly with the “End Client” thus allowing the IT consultant to obtain higher rates while the “End Client” obtains a cost reduction thanks to the elimination of the “Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups.

The advantage of Offshore Outsourcing is based, to a point, in the lower offshore salaries and mostly to the fact that the “Prestigious Ones” will be able to service USA based businesses with a labor force that is not burdened by the USA tax system (Federal, State, Social Security, Medicare and Unemployment Insurance). Peningo’s approach will eliminate the “Prestigious Ones” from the USA market and obviously the need to Outsource Offshore American jobs will be eliminated.

Let us Outsource the Outsourcers of Jobs Offshore!!!!

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

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The IT “End Clients” Are Victims of the “Prestigious Ones”

Apples for Oranges
There is a tendency on the part of the larger IT organizations, the “Prestigious Ones” try to control and influence the “End Client” business plan in order to be able to use their “package solutions”. This effort results in priority being given to system solutions rather than to the “End Clients” business plan. The results are totally inadequate business solutions.

It is not that they lack knowledge as to the proper way to solve problems, it is that they lack temperance in their desire for large Margins. We suggest as a solution to bypass the “Prestigious Ones”.

The client must control all systems decisions, as those decisions may impact the client’s “Business Plan”. Systems contributions by the Consultant should be limited to the development, enhancement and implementation of the systems that will deliver a client’s proven successful “Business Plan” intact.

Due to the fact that the “Prestigious Ones” have extensive Mark-ups to cover their large overheads and profit goals, the Consultants that are presented to the “End Client” are limited to those that fit their extensive Mark-ups, depriving the “End Client” of the talent that do not fit such Mark-ups.

Peningo’s efforts to bypass the “Prestigious Ones” excessive Mark-ups by eliminating the tiers of companies between the “End Client” and the Consultant result in providing the opportunity for the “End Client” to retain the best talent available while reducing their own costs. As the “Prestigious Ones” support a “bench system” (that is consultants not on assignment are “benched” awaiting allocation to projects) the end result is that the “Prestigious Ones” have a great pressure to use such idle resources as they are costing money and are not billable. This is how the “Prestigious Ones” find themselves offering to the “End Clients” “Oranges” when the “End Clients” needs are for “Apples”

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The Monopoly Game Applied To The IT Industry

Monopoly with the OutsourcersOur IT industry is being monopolized by a few large players that have formed CARTELS of companies into NETWORKS. The larger IT players tries to monopolize demand which then is funneled through the NETWORKS which have as the major function to imposed lower rates for the individual consultants. This may take the form of outsourcing the consulting assignments “offshore” where rates will be lower as the consultant will not be subject to Federal, State, and Employment Taxes.

You probably are saying to yourself that this set up is so illegal that it is not possible that our Government and some major names in Corporate America have colluded to perpetuate such an act. It is Peningo’s opinion that it is happening. Our response should be for the End Clients, the IT Consultants and Peningo Systems Inc. to bypass such networks and contract directly among ourselves, excluding the organizations that are attempting to do what we believe to be illegal “Corner The Market”.

It is up to us to carry this banner as many names, icons of Corporate America are no longer fully Americans as their stockholders are disperse all over the world and in order to obtain a few additional pennies per share are destroying the American Tax Base. It is difficult to understand such attitudes. We are sure that when it comes to fighting for the liberty and privileges of our democracy that protect their businesses, they will not outsource such jobs. The same Americans that they are short changing are supposed to fight and die, if necessary, for the Cartels privileges.

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Contract Direct with the End Client

Let’s go direct to the “End Client” and hang the Outsourcers out to dry!!


hanging to dryPeningo Systems has identified that the whole technical services industry is moving in a direction that we at Peningo do not want to follow. Our reasons for rejecting such a direction are:

Suppliers of IT services have been organized into Networks of organizations or Cartels, with the purpose to control and enforce a reduction in the rates of individual consultants. On the one side the Networks hopes to control demand and through the Networks force the rate reduction that will allow them a larger Margin.

The “End Client” recipient of the services continues to pay an ever increasing rate for such services, while the quality of the consultants being delivered to them, declines, as the more experienced refuse to participate in such equalitarian scheme.

As the rates for the individual consultants have been reduced or become stagnant, the Networks have increase needs to seek “offshore” resources to maintain their margins. These “offshore resources” generally are not in tune with the needs of the American Business Community.

We invite your efforts to participate as an Author on this Blog in order to bring to the attention of the “End Client” the benefits of contracting direct, which will result in increase rate for the Consultant and lower billing rate to the “End Client”

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Outsourcing the Outsourcers of our IT Jobs

My friend……I know how you feel!!!

Help PeningoGee Wiz!!! With all these “Prestigious” names in Information Technology doing all they can to monopolized our IT Consulting Industry……..while driving down our hourly rates…….. and ……. shipping as many jobs as they can offshore….it’s enough to drive one crazy!!!! With Peningo, we can reverse this trend, by cutting out these “Prestigious Ones”. Let’s fight back by Outsourcing the Outsourcers!

It is the opinion of Peningo Systems, that our Consulting and Contracting IT Industry is slowly being monopolized by the larger IT organizations. Many of these organizations are some of the more prestigious “NAMES” in Information Technology Consulting. At Peningo, we often refer to these prestigious “NAMES” in IT as the “Prestigious Ones”. The more control these entities have over our industry, the more we see a decrease or stagnation in our rates and salaries for IT related work. Outsoucing and Offshoring is just one of the many tools that these entities are using to gain control over of the IT Consulting Industry.Our mission at Peningo is to reverse this trend, while placing the “End” Client in direct contact with the IT Consultants they truly are seeking without going through these larger entities (the Prestigious Ones).

The Time has come to go direct to the “End Client” and bypass these “Prestigious Ones”!

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Offshoring IT Jobs to support Operations in the USA is a form of “Tax Evasion”

Let’s catch those lost Tax Revenues from the Outsourcers!!


Catch da moneyIt seems that the new culture in the IT Industry is to either Outsource the IT department to an Offshore location or to create a Captive Satellite IT Department in an Offshore Country (i.e. India). Many of the big time IT Consulting and IT Service companies are leaders in the transferring and OffShoring of IT Jobs. They’re doing this to make a few extra pennies per share for their shareholders who reside all around the globe. Corporate America is no longer Corporate America.

So, back home what happens is that IT Jobs are lost and hourly rates / salaries are cut. The Larger IT Consulting Organizations control the flow of work…..which in many cases ends up in an Offshore location. For the Jobs that are Offshored, the employers have cut out the cost of their Payroll Taxes (i.e. Federal, State, FICA, Medicare), but still have their Operations in the USA supported from the Offshore location. The elimination for the Payroll Taxes in USA is the “core cut in cost” that the Outsourcers are profiting on and the incentive to continue to Offshore as many jobs as they can. To me this is called “Tax Evasion”.

Yes folks, we’re dealing with big time “Tax Evasion”. If you’re working Physically in New York City or Chicago, you will pay from your earnings, Federal, State, FICA, Medicare, State Disability and unemployment taxes. In some case you will also owe a local City tax (i.e. NYC). Now with OffShoring, you can cut those jobs in USA, eliminating the earning and taxes paid in the USA, but still have your USA based Operations supported from an Offshore location.

We must find a way to stop this “Tax Evasion” now and bring back equity in out Job IT market!

I believe one way to fight this dilemma of OffShoring jobs and Tax Evasion is to bypass these Larger IT Consulting firms (…..who are the largest Outsourcer and Architects of the OffShoring of IT Jobs……) and deal directly with the “end clients”. By doing this, we can cut out the Larger IT Consulting firm’s high overhead / profit margin that is factored in their exorbitant hourly billing rate to the end clients, thus cutting cost to the “end client”. By doing this, we will not only keep our jobs in the USA, but also leave room for increases in the salaries / hourly rates to the IT Consultant and of course, have all those tax obligations paid here…in the USA.

It’s every American’s right to complain about paying their Tax obligations, but it’s Un-American to not pay your taxes. Just remember this, Corporate America is no longer Corporate America….the day has come where we can no longer support “Tax Exemptions” for workers who work outside the USA to support Operations in Hometown…USA!

If you wish to voice your opinion, you are welcome in commenting to this post. If you wish to voice your opinion to a greater authority….Congress and/or your State Representatives, please go to the Peningo Advocacy Assistance Page.

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Outsource the Outsourcers

My friend……I know how you feel!!!

Help PeningoGee Wiz!!! With all these “Prestigious” names in Information Technology doing all they can to monopolized our IT Consulting Industry……..while driving down our hourly rates…….. and ……. shipping as many jobs as they can offshore….it’s enough to drive one crazy!!!! With Peningo, we can reverse this trend, by cutting out these “Prestigious Ones”. Let’s fight back by Outsourcing the Outsourcers!

It is the opinion of Peningo Systems, that our Consulting and Contracting IT Industry is slowly being monopolized by the larger IT organizations. Many of these organizations are some of the more prestigious “NAMES” in Information Technology Consulting. At Peningo, we often refer to these prestigious “NAMES” in IT as the “Prestigious Ones”. The more control these entities have over our industry, the more we see a decrease or stagnation in our rates and salaries for IT related work. Outsoucing and Offshoring is just one of the many tools that these entities are using to gain control over of the IT Consulting Industry.Our mission at Peningo is to reverse this trend, while putting the “End” Client in direct contact with the IT Consultants they truly are seeking without going through these larger entities (Prestigious Ones), who’s mission is to monopolize the end product .

The Time has come to go direct to the “End Client” and bypass these “Prestigious Ones”!

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