TMNG Global Expands Cloud Practice
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TMNG Global Expands Cloud Practice
Appoints Proven Cloud Industry Executives to Expand Global Presence in Cloud
Computing Professional Services
LONDON, 2011-05-12 09:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TMNG Global (Nasdaq:TMNG), a
leading provider of management consulting and software solutions to the global
communications, technology, and digital media industries, today announced the
expansion of its global presence in Cloud computing professional services with
the appointment of Andy Bart and Vern Sheppard as Vice Presidents, reporting to
Bill Opet, SVP, Cable, Broadband and Cloud Business Unit. The company's Cloud
practice assists clients with the complexities of Cloud enablement, whether
they are considering a move to the Cloud or becoming Cloud service providers.
Commenting on the new services expansion, Rich Nespola, Chairman and CEO of
TMNG Global said:
"While the Cloud computing movement is well underway and companies across all
sectors are rolling out cloud services at dizzying pace, there is very little
guidance available to address the business and operational imperatives facing
companies which are contemplating a move to the Cloud. We created our Cloud
practice to help our clients navigate the complexities of Cloud enablement and
to address the operational planning, technology migration and ongoing
operational management required to successfully deliver Cloud services. We look
forward to both Andy and Vern's combined Cloud computing expertise in driving
the expansion of our Cloud services portfolio."
As seasoned IT services executives, both Andy and Vern bring a wealth of Cloud
computing experience, specifically in their recent roles as principals of
Executive Operations Management (EOM), a boutique consulting firm in the D.C.
metropolitan area, where they successfully supported enterprise clients and
system integrators in their Cloud computing initiatives.
Specifically, TMNG's Cloud practice will help enterprises and communications
service providers understand how Cloud services might fit into their IT
strategy. Client decisions to move to the cloud can include various strategies
to utilize both public and private Clouds with significant cost and resource
advantages. TMNG Global will help clients determine what to move to a Cloud
environment, how to manage those services, and how to integrate them into their
existing enterprise operations by using TMNG Global's proprietary Cloud focused
Andy Bart brings over 30 years of technical and managerial positions in the IT
sector, as well as extensive work with helping companies transform their IT
operations to a Cloud environment. Prior to joining TMNG Global, Andy served as
a Principal with EOM, advising clients on Cloud computing strategies. He also
developed and implemented Cloud awareness training, conducted financial
analysis with the use of ROI tools, assessed Cloud readiness, recommended Cloud
providers, and managed/supported Cloud migrations. Andy served as President of
SHL Systemhouse Inc., and was general manager of numerous branch operations of
Systemhouse throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, Andy held
executive-level positions at Maxima Corporation.
Vern Sheppard has over 25 years of broad management qualifications and
experience in IT management, outsourcing and business startups. Prior to
joining TMNG Global, Vern served as a Principal with EOM, where he advised
clients on Cloud computing including Cloud awareness training, assessments of
Cloud readiness, economic analysis, analysis of qualified Cloud providers, and
Cloud migration support. Additionally, Vern held other executive-level
positions at Millennium Care, Healthaxis, Ernst & Young, SHL Systemhouse
(acquired by EDS), and Ameritech (became AT&T Teleholdings). Vern is a
Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP), and a member of multiple
associations, including, the International Association of Outsourcing
Professionals (IAOP), the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a variety of
Cloud computing forums.
About TMNG Global
TMNG Global (Nasdaq:TMNG) is a premier provider of professional services to the
global leaders in the communications, digital media, and technology industries.
TMNG Global and its divisions, CSMG and Cartesian, and a team of more than 600
experts, provide strategy, operations and technology consulting services and
technical solutions to more than 1200 communications clients worldwide. The
company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, with offices in Boston,
London, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. For more information about the company
and its services, visit www.tmng.com.
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