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December 30, 2014

Peningo Systems selected to provide Tivoli Netcool Professional Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Security Access Manager  and Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Consultants

 

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.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

Aside from WebSphere Commerce, 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 or go to the Peningo Websphere Consultants page.

 

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