February 22, 2014

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

 

  

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

February 15, 2014

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

 

 

February 09, 2014

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

Peningo 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:

February 03, 2014

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 client, 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:

February 01, 2014

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:

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:

January 28, 2014

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:

January 26, 2014

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:

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

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.

High Five with Peningo Systems 

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:

·  Candidate PEN-01  

·  Candidate PEN-02  

·  Candidate PEN-03  

·  Candidate PEN-29
·  Candidate Pen107
·  Candidate pen108
·  Candidate PEN109
·  Candidate PEN110
·  Candidate PEN83
·  Candidate Pen84
·  Candidate Pen85

January 31, 2011

Peningo Systems selected to provide Functional Expertise in JDA Demand and Fulfillment module

(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:

 

 

January 25, 2011

Peningo Systems selected to provide JDA Consulting and JDA 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.

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

 

 

January 20, 2010

Peningo Systems a provider of Hyperion Consulting Services at the Professional Service Level

[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 ]

 

For years Peningo has provided Consultants with Hyperion expertise to vendors and IT Professional Service organizations on a nationwide basis.  We can support your Hyperion Consulting needs. Our Consultants have extensive experiences providing Hyperion Consulting via the leading "Professional Services" Organizations. The following are some of the Hyperion solutions that we can support:

 

 

 

  • Hyperion Financial Management - HFM
  • Hyperion Planning
  • Hyperion Capital Expense Planning
  • Workforce Planning
  • Hyperion Strategic Finance - HSF
  • Hyperion Financial Reporting
  • Interactive Reporting
  • Production Reporting
  • Essbase Analytics
  • Web Analysis
  • Hyperion Visual Explorer
  • Hyperion Enterprise Metrics
  • Hyperion Data Integration Management - DIM
  • Hyperion Pillar migration to Hyperion System 9 Planning
  • Data Warehousing and utilization of OLAP technology
  • Hyperion System 9 Implementation
  • Hyperion Performance Scorecard – HPS,
  • Hyperion Analyzer
  • Hyperion Integration Server – EIS
  • Hyperion Application Link – HAL
  • Hyperion Reports
  • Pillar
  • Hyperion Master Data Management
  • Brio
  • ETL
  • Hyperion System 9 Implementation and upgrades
  • Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management -  FDM

 

Click here if you wish to view sample resumes of the Professional Service Level Hyperion Consultants provided by Peningo Systems.

 

 

PEN15

Over fifteen years experience. Hyperion Essbase (3 years), Essbase Cubes (Design, implementation, loading, tuning), EIS / Essbase Intergration Services, EDS / Essbase Deployment Services, Hyperion Analyzer, Essbase Calc  Scripts, HAL, MDX Calculations, Reports, Planning, & Application Link, Comshare Decision, Oracle Financials, and
Oracle Express Products.

PEN53

Specialist in the integration of data warehousing technology for accounting and financial management systems.  Incorporates subject matter expertise, project experience, advanced technical abilities, and superior communication. Sills to create financial reporting and analysis systems. Technology - Implemented client-server database technology solutions in the areas of General Ledger ERP Systems and Data Warehousing to produce customer, product and organizational profitability analytical systems.  Highly skilled in data modeling, extraction and transformation processing, reporting and analysis.  Experienced in developing multidimensional data models that  support Data Warehouses.  Proficient in developing Business Intelligence applications that support on demand
analysis and reporting.  OLAP Software:  Hyperion System 9,  Essbase Analytics, MaxL and Esscmd,  Essbase Administration Services and Essbase Application Manager; Essbase Integration Services, Business Intelligence +
BI+ Financial Reporting/Hyperion Reports,  BI+ Interactive Reporting/Brio/Hyperion Intelligence, BI+ Production Reporting/SQR, BI+ Web Analysis/Hyperion Analyzer;  Hyperion Planning,  Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Financial
Management, Hyperion Pillar; Oracle Explorer, Oracle Financial Analyzer

PEN100

Hyperion HFM / FDM / Planning Consultant with almost 20 years of industry experience, including senior-level Project Management for global Fortune 500 companies.  

PEN18

Over sixteen years of experience encompassing all aspects of Data Warehousing and utilization of OLAP technology. Hyperion Consultant / Senior Hyperion Developer with an expertise in Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase,
Hyperion Proof-of-Concept development, HyperionAnalyzer, Essbase Calc Scripts, Wired Analyzer, Integration Server, Application Link, Enterprise, Pillar, Lawson Analytic Architect, Budget Architect, Scorecard, Business Objects,
Arcplan DynaSight, DataStage, VB, Access, Excel, VBA, Lotus Notes and Crystal Reports. Microsoft certified solution provider.

PEN98

Over 18 years of experience implementing, managing and using Oracle/Hyperion Business Performance Management applications including Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) 9.2.0.1, Financial Data Quality Management (FDM), Hyperion Enterprise 5.5, Spiderman Web Reporting,  Hyperion Planning 9.3, Hyperion Essbase, MicroControl and OnTrack.

PEN99

Twenty years experience. Hyperion Consultant with a strong background in Hyperion System 9.3 HFM, Planning, Essbase, DIM and Smart View, FDM, Financial Reports, Essbase, Web Analysis and Smart View

PEN101

Has over twenty (20) years of experience as a technology professional in the corporate world.  His experience ranges from programming, database design, application development and support, to people management, network administration and project management.  He has over seven (7) years experience with Hyperion products, from design, analysis and development to managing a team of support professionals using Hyperion Enterprise, Essbase, Planning, Smartview and HAL.  He has worked for clients within the manufacturing, financial, software development, semi–conductor, aerospace and defense, oil/natural gas drilling, healthcare, and services industries.  He is adept at facilitating sessions defining user requirements, developing and delivering applications and end-user training, creating and maintaining project schedules, and preparing and presenting project briefings
to executives.

PEN102

Experienced HFM/System 9 Consultant - Area of Expertise:  Hyperion Financial Management 4.x and System 9.3, Hyperion Financial Data Quality Mgt (Upstream), Shared Services, Hyperion Reports 7.x and BI+ Studio, Hyperion Retrieve and Smartview.

PEN104

Developer, achitect, implementer and administrator of Hyperion Planning/Essbase.  MBA with proven experience collaborating with FP&A and Consolidation teams gathering requirements, designing, programming and implementing financial, planning & accounting systems.  Has very good Hyperion calc scripts skills and is proficient in troubleshooting and fixing calc scripts. Has work on MDX calc scripts 2 years ago.  In the 90's, wrote thousands of lines of flawless programming code for multi-dimensional databases using post relational languages.

PEN105

Certified Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Financial Management Expert with over 10 years of IT industry experience that includes over 8 years of full life cycle EPM solutions development. Excellent hands on design, analysis, development administration, implementation and training of Hyperion modules. Full project life cycle experience implementing Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion System 9 Financial Data Quality Management (FDM, Upstream, FDQM), Hyperion Financial Reporting (Reports), Hyperion Web Analysis (Analyzer), ODI.

PEN103

Over 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle, pre and post sales, specializing in Financial
Consolidations, Reporting, Budgeting and Operational Analysis.  Over 15 of those years were with Hyperion Solutions, where he implemented, led and managed over 100 presales and client implementations of Hyperion Enterprise.  He has the ability to understand and bridge the gap between business requirements and technical specifications and provide valuable and innovative solutions for technology and business groups. Steve is an effective Project Manager with established successes in sales and the creation, organization and management of sales, presales, client services, marketing, partner development, and customer care in the enterprise software and consulting industry. Prior to joining Hyperion, Steve’s experiences included various roles
in the private sector as staff, senior accountant and manager in general ledger, internal and external reporting.

 

With Peningo Systems, you have another option for retaining the Hyperion expertise that you need. We  have supported and provided for years IT Consultants with Oracle Hyperion expertise to "end clients" at the Professional Services level. If you're considering contacting Oracle directly to retain a Hyperion Consultant, please  consider Peningo! Please click here to contact Peningo.

 

 

August 04, 2009

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.

June 29, 2009

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.

June 01, 2009

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.

Hyperion System 9 Shared Services - Security and Provisioning Best Practices


 

[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 ]

 

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.

 

An Introduction 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 ]


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.

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 or go to the Peningo Hyperion Consultants page.


 

 

Hyperion Pillar users should migrate to Hyperion System 9 Planning

[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 “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 Hyperion Consultants page .

 

May 30, 2009

Deployment of IBM 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.

 

April 11, 2009

Peningo Systems Selected to Provide Cisco Unified Communication Manager 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 VOIP application. Peningo Systems will also be extending features for of the VOIP system, as well as, provided 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.

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.

February 24, 2009

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 .

December 30, 2008

Implementing an Identity Management Solution using IBM Tivoli Identity Manager

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

                                                      

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 we show 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

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.

December 18, 2008

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

The Peningo Opinion Blog - Rye, New York - Peningo Systems has recently been selected to provide an Information Architect with expertise Human Computer Interface 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 Interface 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 Interface (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:

December 09, 2008

Deploying IBM Tivoli Identity Manager 5.0

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

                                                      

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:

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

 

October 30, 2008

VMware - Recommendations For Aligning VMFS Partitions

[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 VMware Consultants page ]

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

 

If you are an “End Client” looking for a VMware 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.

If you wish to view Peningo's other blogs, please go to the links below:

http://sap.peningoblog.com

http://websphere.peningoblog.com

http://tivoli.peningoblog.com

http://vmware.peningoblog.com

http://hyperion.peningoblog.com

 

 

 

October 22, 2008

Planning for an SAP ERP 6.0 Upgrade

[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.

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”

If you are an “End Client” looking for a SAP 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.

September 18, 2007

A New Strategy For IT's End Clients

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 services

We 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.

 

 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.

 

 

August 02, 2007

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.

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July 28, 2007

Myth About Consulting Jobs Versus Permanent Jobs in an H1-B - Outsourcing Influenced World


 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: 

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.

July 18, 2007

Support the H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007

GRASSLEY AND DURBIN INTRODUCE FIRST BIPARTISAN H-1B, L-1 VISA REFORM BILL TO PROTECT AMERICAN WORKERS   

 

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced "The H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007" to overhaul the H-1B and L-1 visa programs to give priority to American workers and crack down on unscrupulous employers who deprive qualified Americans of high-skill jobs.

Uncle Sam is on to you Outsourcers

The H-1B visa program allows American companies and universities to employ temporary foreign workers who have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in a job category that is considered    by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to be a "specialty occupation".  The L-1 visa program allows companies to transfer certain employees from their foreign facilities to their U.S. facilities for up to seven years.


“Our immigration policy should seek to complement our U.S. workforce, not replace it,” Durbin said. “Some employers have abused the H-1B and L-1 temporary work visa programs, using them to bypass qualified American job applicants.  This bill will set up safeguards for American workers, and provide much-needed oversight and enforcement of employers who fail to abide by the law.”

 

"This is about protecting the American worker,” said Senator Grassley.  “We're closing loopholes that employers have exploited by requiring them to be more transparent about their hiring and we're ensuring more oversight of these visa programs to reduce fraud and abuse.  A little sunshine will go a long way to help the American worker."

 

Provisions of the Durbin-Grassley bill would change existing law in the following ways:

Currently, the H-1B visa program is criticized for failing to protect American workers.

  • Under current law, only employers that employ H-1B visa holders as a large percentage of their U.S. workforce are required to pledge that they have attempted to find American workers before bringing in foreign workers.  The Durbin-Grassley bill would require all employers seeking to hire an H-1B visa holder to pledge that they have made a good-faith effort to hire American workers first and that the H-1B visa holder will not displace an American worker.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would require that before an employer may submit an H-1B application, the employer must first advertise the job opening for 30 days on a Department of Labor (DOL) website.  DOL would also be required to post summaries of all H-1B applications on its website.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would require that H-1B employers may not advertise a job as available only for H-1B visa holders or recruit only H-1B visa holders for a job.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would prohibit employers from hiring H-1B employees who are then outsourced to other companies. This is a method that some companies use to evade restrictions on hiring H-1Bs.


Currently, so-called “job shops” hire large numbers of foreign workers on H-1B visas for short time periods to train and then outsource these workers offshore.


  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would prohibit companies from hiring H-1B employees if they employ more than 50 people and more than 50% of their employees are H-1B visa holders.

 

Currently, the Department of Labor lacks sufficient oversight and investigative authority over the H-1B program.

  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would give DOL the ability to conduct random audits of any company that uses the H-1B program, and would require DOL to conduct annual audits of companies with more than 100 employees that have 15% or more of those workers on H-1B visas.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would give DOL authority to review employers’ H-1B applications for “clear indicators of fraud or misrepresentation of material fact.” Currently, DOL is only authorized to review applications for “completeness and obvious inaccuracies.”
  •  The Durbin-Grassley bill would give DOL 14 days to review H-1B applications, instead of the seven days currently permitted.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would give DOL more authority to conduct employer investigations and streamline the investigative process by, among other things, permitting DOL to initiate its own investigations and eliminating the requirement that the DOL Secretary personally authorize an investigation.
  •  The Durbin-Grassley bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to share with DOL any information in H-1B visa applications indicating that an H-1B employer is not complying with program requirements.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would strengthen existing whistleblower protections for the H-1B program and establish whistleblower protections for the L-1 program.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would authorize the hiring of 200 additional DOL employees to administer, oversee, investigate and enforce the H-1B program.



Currently, the H-1B and L-1 visa programs are criticized for making it possible for companies to hire foreign workers at lower wages and with fewer rights than Americans, in turn creating incentives for companies to avoid hiring Americans.


  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would require H-1B and L-1 employers to pay employees the prevailing wage to ensure employers are not undercutting American workers by paying substandard wages to foreign workers.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would require the government to provide H-1B visa holders with information about their rights.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would require H-1B employers to provide an H-1B employee’s immigration documents to the employee upon request. 


Under current law, experts argue that employers can use the L-1 program to evade restrictions on the H-1B program because the L-1 program does not have an annual cap and does not include protections for American workers.  As a result, efforts to reform the H-1B program are unlikely to be successful if the L-1 program is not reformed at the same time.

 

  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would limit issuance of L-1 visas for employees of a “new facility” to an initial period of 12 months, which can be extended after the employer demonstrates that the new facility is legitimate.
  • The Durbin-Grassley bill would prohibit so-called “blanket petitions” for L-1 visas, requiring employers to submit a separate application for each L-1 visa. 
  •  The Durbin-Grassley bill would prohibit the outplacement of L-1 visa holders.
  •  The Durbin-Grassley bill would establish a process for DOL to investigate, audit and penalize L-1 employers.

 

Peningo Systems supports the efforts of U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). We feel that they are on the right track in addressing the abuses in these programs that in turn destroy opportunity for Americans in the IT Industry.

Bill has a dreamWith 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.

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

 

 

 

July 16, 2007

Media should focus on L-1 Visa Abuses by Large IT Outsourcing Firms

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:

 

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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July 14, 2007

Shocking H1-B Video may result in H1-B Reform Bill with no Quota Increase

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:



Some in the Senate support increasing the H1-B Visa Quotas. In my Opinion, with the amount of abuse and corruption in this program, increasing the quota would be a totally irresponsible act against the American People.


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.

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

 

July 02, 2007

L1 Visa Abuses - A Silent Killer To The IT Industry In The USA

With 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.

June 12, 2007

An Additional Tax Evasion Scheme By The Offshore Outsourcers

Cheating AmericaThe 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.

 

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 by pass these "Prestigious Ones" which every day are looking more like ruffians and knaves.

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.

 

May 10, 2007

Alternative Strategy For Offshore Outsourcers

This 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.

 

May 01, 2007

Strategy For An American IT Consultant In An Offshore World

 

Ant vs. TurkeyWith 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. 

April 30, 2007

Offshoring Software and Confidentiality Rights Is A Bad Idea For The IT Industry

In 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.

April 20, 2007

Hooked By The H1-B / L1 Visas IT Industry "Prestigious Ones" Turn To Offshore "Tax Evasion"

There is an ongoing effort in the IT industry mainly on the part of  the “Prestigious Ones” to bring into the USA foreign nationals to work in the IT industry.  These 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, that result in a lower tax rate, or possibly are exempt from Social Security and Medicare taxes and the employers save a similar amount as there is no matching by the “employer”. In addition the foreign nationals are not paid prevailing wages as 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.  
 

American Corporations 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 but in reality due to the immense numbers, really represent 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 have been prostituted to the point that a foreign corporation (from India ) established operations in the USA and becomes the major user of H1-B visa to the degree of representing 30% plus of all H1 visas.  These foreign corporations bring the H1-B individuals to work in projects so that when they are repatriated to their country of origin will have worked for an American Clients  that would have been hooked into the cheap labor and will feel the need to outsource the jobs to that country.

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 among ourselves as to how we are going to handle and supervise the original objectives of H1-B and L1 visas.
 

During this period many will be surprised to find that the individuals working under the USA1 category (Americans) will turn to be the best solution for business when the laws are being followed.
 

We recommend bypassing the IT industry “Prestigious Ones” and having the consultant and the end client contract directly as supported by Peningo Systems Inc.

April 11, 2007

Offshoring Outsourcers Of American Jobs - Major Importers Of Third World Attitudes


The Outsoucer and the ConsultantThe 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.

 

 

April 03, 2007

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!!!!

 

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March 29, 2007

IT "End Clients" As Victims Of The "Prestigious Ones"

 

There is a tendency on the part of the larger IT organizations, the “Prestigious Ones” to 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”

 

March 26, 2007

Outsource 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 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 (Prestigious Ones), whose mission is to monopolize the end product .

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

March 23, 2007

The Monopoly Game Applied To The IT Industry

Consequences of the Monopoly by the "Prestigious Ones"

 Our IT industry is being monopolized by a few large players that have formed CARTELS of companies into NETWORKS.   The larger IT players trie 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.

March 21, 2007

Outsourcing IT Jobs Offshore to support Operations in the USA is Tax Evasion!

Let's catch those lost Tax Renvues from the Outsourcers

CatchIt 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 is happening 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 (ie. Federal, State, FICA, Medicare), but still have their Operations in the USA supported from the Offshore location. The elimnation of the Payroll Taxes in the 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, 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 think one way to fight this dilemma is to bypass these Larger IT Consulting firms (who are the largest Outsourcer of IT Jobs Offshore) and deal directly with the “end clients”. By doing this, we can cut out the Larger IT Consulting firms high overhead / profit margin that is factored in their billing hourly rate to the end clients, thus cutting cost to the “end client”, while keeping our jobs, salaries and tax obligations here in the USA.

March 19, 2007

Contract Direct To The "End Client"

Let's go direct to the "End Client" and hang the Outsources out to dry!! 

hangingPeningo 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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