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August 31, 2007

Customizing Websphere Portal Express for Small Business

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

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

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

                                                                                                                           

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

 

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

WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Commerce

WebSphere Eclipse Development

WebSphere MQ

System Security Architecture

Tivoli Access Manager

Tivoli Identity Manager

DB2 – UDB, 

SAP

Remedy

Peregrine / HP Openview AssetCenter and ServiceCenter

J2EE based systems architecture and development.

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

 

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August 25, 2007

Configuring WebSphere Portal to use Tivoli Access Manager

The "IBM WebSphere Portal Tivoli Access Manager Configuration Wizard" is an application that assists Portal Administrators through the task of configuring WebSphere Portal to use Tivoli Access Manager. With this tool, the WebSphere Portal Administrator can automate the following:
  • Setup the Trust Association Interceptor (TAI) in WebSphere Application Server
  • Configuring the WebSEAL junction (TCP or SSL options)
  • Setup the Tivoli Access Manager (TAM) Credential Vault adapter
  • Configure the Tivoli Access Manager for Authorization, or Externalization of Portal roles
  • Configure the JAAS login modules
  • Provide Backups to the files that are modified during the configuration
The IBM Developer Works is a great web site that offers a wealth of information regarding IBM Application information, troubleshooting issues, tutorials, etc.. To see more details regarding implementing the IBM WebSphere Portal Tivoli Access Manager Configuration Wizard, please go to the following link at IBM:

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

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

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

 

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August 15, 2007

The Peningo Websphere Consultants Blog

Welcome to the Peningo Websphere Consultants Blog.  This Blog is intended to support the issues that affect the Websphere Consulting market, as well as, follow Websphere product related news and issues.
Hang the Outsourcer of Websphere IT Services out to Dry

Peningo Systems has identified that the WebSphere 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 WebSphere 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 WebSphere Consulting 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 Websphere Consultants” refuse to participate in such equalitarian scheme.

Over the years, we at Peningo Systems have seen that the rates for the WebSphere Consultants have been reduced or become stagnant. As the Networks of these “Prestigious” WebSphere Consulting Service providers have increased needs to provide WebSphere Services, they seek "offshore" resources or lower paid H1-B / L-1 based resources to maintain their margins.  The more “Experienced Consultants” are not part of the equation, since their rate requirements would not fit into the “Prestigious” WebSphere Consulting Service provider’s lofty profit margin.  These "offshore and H1-B / L-1 resources" generally are not in tune with the needs of the American Business Community.

We invite your efforts to participate as a Commenter 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”.

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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