OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 11, 2011 (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.
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.
"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," said Rich Nespola, Chairman and CEO, TMNG Global. "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."
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 toolsets.
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 .
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