By: Ginicorp  09-12-2011
Keywords: Security, Project Management

GiniCorp provides professional services on either a fixed price basis or as a time and materials approach to help solve some of the most pressing problems that face executives in large enterprise IT environments.
Assessments and Gap Analysis:
The assessment of what is required for an organization to move from its current state to the next state of "Best Practices" to improve the quality of IT delivery. GiniCorp uses the ITIL method of best practices for Data Centers and operational areas. These include Gap analyses of operations, development of service catalogs, and development of IT Security plans and certification.
SLA/OLA Implementation:
The work necessary to establish, document, negotiate, execute, and measure for effective service level agreements or operational level agreements. GiniCorp will provide expertise for any part or the whole of the process. GiniCorp has used the ITIL framework for developing SLA metrics and pricing for charge-backs for Data Centers, Telecom, and Network Services.
Program/Project Management:
the disciplined planning, organization, and controls for execution of short term or long term objectives. The success of a project will be determined by how well changes are implemented for daily use throughout the user organizations. GiniCorp has been used to perform project management on projects in the areas of security, telecom, data, servers, and large systems.
COTS Implementations:
The implementation of off the shelf applications. This typically requires functional as well as technical personnel who understand the business environment as well as the technical application.
the management and execution of combining IT infrastructures. This includes planning, organizing the task, staffing, and measurement of delivery for all elements of the IT infrastructure to include servers, networks, telephony, applications, systems, service management, help desk support, data storage, and mainframe environments.
Service and Help Desk Management:
the planning, delivery, and measurement of the services delivered by IT to the end users. This includes help desk activities as well as basic functions of applications and desk top reliability/availability/performance.
Data Management and Conversion:
The architecture used for data and the conversion to that architecture. This includes management of data in SNA, NAS, and mainframe environments.
Systems Integration:
The linking of disparate systems so that they can share data and applications for single usage. Typically this requires a messaging layer, shared data, and expert help at tying the applications together.
The verification of services and support to ensure compliance to set contractual obligations.
Project Office Management, Contract Management, and RFP Management:
The total management of project portfolios to successful completion. The large IT environment today requires that a large portion of IT projects be done by outside contractors. This requires management of the IT project portfolio so that the coordination of projects reduces redundancy, improves usage of common deliverables between projects, and improves on-time/within budget deliveries. This necessitates that management start with project funding approval and then continues through the RFP process, vendor selection, and project measurements of performance.
Bid Response:
This is the preparation of financial and technical responses to Requests for Bids.
Staff Augmentation:
This is the supplemental support for IT functions. GiniCorp provides these for the following:
 - Application and systems programming
- Mainframe/Server administration and management
- Storage Management (SNA, NAS, Mainframe)
- Data Base Administration (DBA)
- Security/Continuity/Disaster mgmt
- NOC and SOC staffing
- Systems Architecture
- Data design and conversions
- Wireless/network/helpdesk/Remedy engineers
- ebusiness implementation
- SLA and Department liaisons and negotiators
- Quality coordination/management
- Training
- Technical writing/documentation
- Project management
- Enterprise Application Integration
Best Practice Consulting:
This is available for the 11 ITIL disciplines of Service Level Management, Contingency Management, Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Availability Management, Capacity Management, Cost Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Release Management, Help Desk Management, Configuration Management, and Security Management.
ESM Implementation/Use/Custom Dashboards:
This guides the client at implementing and using the most popular ESM tools with a "Best Practices" approach to insure that "quality" is achieved with the use of measurements and metrics. This includes BMC, Candle, Tivoli, HP, CA, Coolnet, NetIQ, Remedy, and most of the more popular ESM products. Dashboards are defined for project management and system alerts.
This is the development, design, and implementation of the standards and structure to be used for IT in an organization. This needs to be synchronized with the business needs. For Federal accounts, this includes implementing mandates of FEA, FEAF, and DoDAF. This also includes security designs, approved software, hardware, and connectivity, as well as the communication between applications through middle ware.
Security Plans and Certification:
This includes OMB C&A to NIST/FISMA. Assessments for Certification and Accreditation adhere to the guidelines of NIS, NIST-800-18, OMB A-130, and NIST-800-26, NIST 800- 53, DITSCAP, FISMA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. This includes document preparation, POA&M preparation, and remediation project management.
IT Security:
GiniCorp provides in-depth support for IT Security. This includes remediation of issues found in the C&A process, incident handling, intrusion detection systems (IDS), computer forensics technologies, plans for disaster recovery and bushiness continuity, incident response, policies and procedures, network security, virus elimination, firewall management, and computer crime investigations.

Keywords: Project Management, Security