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VisionIT Joins Covisint Certified Partner Program

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VisionIT Joins Covisint Certified Partner Program

Cloud-based Platform Provider Expands Partner Network with Global IT Integrator

DETROIT — January 20, 2015 – VisionIT, a global leader in mobility solutions, IT managed services and talent management, announced today it has joined the Certified Service Partner program by Covisint Corporation (Nasdaq: COVS), a provider of a B2B Cloud Platform that ensures trusted information gets where it needs to go securely and seamlessly. The program will provide certified training and increased technical support on the Covisint platform, as well as joint referrals on customer opportunities for VisionIT and Covisint.

VisionIT sees tremendous value for our customers by partnering with Covisint and we are pleased to join their Certified Service Partner program,” said David Segura, CEO of VisionIT. “Our Fortune 500 customer base requires scalable and secure cloud-based solutions that can bring together their business network, from their customers, partners, to their internal enterprise. VisionIT has the operational management and delivery teams to ensure Covisint’s platform is implemented effectively.”

“The Covisint platform is a key enabler for delivering new digital innovation for global enterprises,” said Steve Asam, chief technology officer at Covisint. “VisionIT’s success and experience in delivering stable, scalable, global solutions for their customer base aligns precisely with the focus of our partner program and we are excited to be working with them.”

The initial focus of the program will be on delivering Covisint services with support for reselling subscription services being included later in the year. Select VisionIT consultants will be trained and certified on Covisint technology and methodologies and Covisint will provide dedicated support resources.

About VisionIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For nearly 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500, mid-size corporations and large government agencies. With more than 20 U.S. offices across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, and global delivery throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com.

Covisint Corporation
Covisint provides a single entry point for business partners, customers and employees to connect with enterprises that ensures trusted information gets to the right people and place at the right time. Covisint’s B2B Cloud Platform enables solutions that allow enterprises and industries to solve complex information and user management challenges across Business-to-Partner (B2P), Business-to-Customer (B2C) and Business-to-Enterprise (B2E) relationships. Today, Covisint powers, secures and connects more than 212,000 business partners and customers to some of the world’s leading global enterprises across multiple industries. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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How Target and Home Depot Made IT Security a Hot Career for 2015

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Unless you’ve been living abroad for the past year, chances are you’ve heard about the high profile security breaches causing companies such as, Target, Home Depot and Michaels, to shine a brighter spotlight on IT security this past year. While protecting sensitive data and privacy has always been at the top of CIOs priority lists, the growth of cyber threats has led many organizations to make protecting consumer information and financial data an even greater focus. Consider that North America received 11 percent more incidents of cyber security breaches in 2014 than the year before.

In fact, Gartner predicts that IT security will reach $76.9 billion in 2015. And, a recent article in Infoworld reported 46 percent of IT leaders will invest more in intrusion prevention and virus protection this year.

This trend is fueling a growing demand for a wide range of IT security professionals, particularly as we see more convergence between data-privacy and security. The influx of mobile devices, social media utilization, and big data are making it more challenging to protect against security breaches, while personal and professional information is getting more difficult to separate.

IT professionals who can understand security-related data that’s being mined from multiple sources will be in high demand for years to come. Also enjoying promising career prospects are IT security workers with the business acumen to understand business-prioritized risks, ability to discern isolated issues from patterns, and communicate these risks in an effective way.

More in-demand skills next year will be Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), network security engineers, security administrators, and systems security analyst. For IT workers serious about boosting career prospects and specializing in security, a solid first step is to gain certifications such as, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). VisionIT has an established partnership with The Learning Center (TLC), one of the top IT certification programs in the nation. TLC offers a range of ISC2 Cyber Security trainings and certifications among others.

Implementation Lead IT Opportunity Available in Rhode Island! Cisco and Nexus Knowledge a Must!

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Experienced Implementation Lead needed in Providence, Rhode Island. APPLY NOW

Basic Qualifications:

• Leads technical implementation and testing of network components in Data Center network – predominantly Cisco with Nexus platform, Cisco ASR, Cisco 650x platform, Cisco ASA, F5 VIPRION, Palo Alto devices supporting VM environment
• Minimum 13+ Years Networking Experience; must have led delivery of a network infrastructure project, or a large scale network operations function
• Candidate must have a strong understanding of Cisco routing and switching lines
• One or more of the following certifications is required – CCIE, CCNP, CCSP, CISSP or equivalent
• Expertise with QOS, BGP, AVPN and cellular wireless required
• Experience and advanced insight with Nexus 2K/5K/7K.
• Experience with the following is desired: F5 Big IP LTM/GTM, Cisco ACS, F5 Firepass, Zenoss, Algosec, QRadar, Stealth Watch, Sourcefire, Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco ASA Firewalls
• Considered SME in technology field and has expert knowledge of equipment, protocols, technologies, services, and monitoring tools.

Professional Qualifications:

• Excellent understanding of networking and firewall technologies
• Ability to multi-task projects
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Working knowledge of group dynamics
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

VisionIT is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For close to 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With offices across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with global delivery in Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com

New IT Job Opening! Developer/Programmer Position in North Carolina, Apply Today!

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Developer/Programmer position available now in Raleigh, North Carolina. APPLY TODAY

Job Requirement:

Developer/Engineer on Commerce Ordering Platform.

Resource with Elastic Search, Lucene, Java and WebServices skills:

Experience Needed:

Overall experience needs to be more than 8 years.
At least 1 year hands-on experience on Elastic search (not maintenance).
Location will be RTP (Research Triangle Park).
Looking for candidates to start immediately.

Client: Accenture

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
VisionIT is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For close to 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With offices across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with global delivery in Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com

2015 Will be Merry and Bright for IT Professionals

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All the career dreams of IT professionals may come true in 2015, as the year ends with strong IT hiring activity and prospects for IT contractors look merry and bright. Speaking of bright, the IT sector was a bright spot in November’s labor report which added 321,000 jobs overall to the economy. The IT industry added 7,000 within management and technical consulting services, and 7,000 more in the computer systems design and related services. IT employment is now at 4.703 million, a 3.27 percent increase compared to this time last year.

Also on the upswing is the use of contractors by employers and a growing desire among workers to choose contracting or freelancing. Today, freelancers and contractors make up 34 percent of the U.S. workforce. Meanwhile, 48 percent of CIOs will add more contractors than employees in 2015. As demand for skilled and specialized IT talent surges, companies are turning to staffing partners to hire contractors which allows them more flexibility. For the IT professional, pursuing contract work is an excellent way to keep learning the latest, most innovative IT skills through a range of opportunities.

In addition, with remote and virtual employees becoming more commonplace, younger generations have more desire to choose freelancing or contracting as a career path. A 2013 study by ODesk and Millennial Branding, found that 61 percent of Gen Y workers with “regular” jobs say they will, or probably will, quit their regular jobs within two years in favor of flexible options. The report goes on to say many Gen Y professionals now consider contracting or consulting as their career, not just a stepping stone in their job hunt.

Direct Hire Opportunity: Oracle Application Developer

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We have an awesome  full-time opportunity for an Oracle Application Developer in Pittsburgh, PA!  Great opportuniy for  an Oracle Application Developer with strong OAF and ADF experience to assist in implementing, migrating, integrating, and customizing/personalizing Oracle EBS Applications version R12.

APPLY TODAY! 

 

Job Description

Job Code:  BHJOB6510_59751Oracle Application Developer with Strong OAF & ADF

Oracle Application Developer with strong OAF and ADF experience for a full-time position to assist in implementing, migrating, integrating, and customizing/personalizing Oracle EBS Applications version R12.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Oracle functional business analysts to gather business requirements, translate them into specifications documents
  • Responsible for coding and unit testing application software across production support, enhancements and projects
  • Meet service level agreements for production support response and resolution
  • Design and develop technical solutions to a pre-defined requirement and develop components including extensions, views, customizations, modifications, reports, and workflows independently or as a part of a team
  • Enhance performance in the Applications environment. Tuning code, reviewing table and applying indexes were needed
  • Follow documentation, software development methodology, version control and testing, and migration standards
  • Develop a cooperative environment that fosters knowledge sharing
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to others in areas of expertise
  • Review of code and make recommendations based on industry best practices, participate in analysis discussions to ensure the business requirements are met

Requirements and Technical Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • 3+ years of Oracle Application Development experience
  • 3+ years of OAF (Oracle Application Framework)
  • 1+ years of ADF (Application Development Framework)
  • Strong PL / SQL Knowledge
  • 3+ Oracle EBS R12
  • Strong troubleshooting/break fix abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

VisionIT is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management Solutions. For close to 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With offices across the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with global delivery in Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com

 

 

 

Joni Nelson, Vice President of HR for VisionIT, Named 2014 Top HR Professional by Michigan Council of The Society for Human Resource Management

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JONI NELSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF HR FOR VISIONIT, NAMED 2014 TOP HR PROFESSIONAL BY MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Recognized for outstanding achievement in the field of human resource management and community leadership

Detroit, MI – October 21, 2014 – VisionIT’s Vice President of HR, Joni Nelson, is named top HR professional by Michigan Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (MISHRM) in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the field of human resources and community leadership. This is the inaugural year of the Top HR Professional Recognition contest by MISHRM, the leading voice for the human resource profession in Michigan.

The award is presented annually to individuals who exemplify the highest standards of the profession by promoting and contributing to the transformation of the HR profession in their business organization and in their community. Nelson received the award at the 2014 MISHRM State Conference this month.

“VisionIT is incredibly proud of Joni for her nomination and recognition as a top HR professional, something we see reflected every day in the value and expertise she brings to our organization,” said Christine Rice, President of VisionIT. “Joni’s extensive background and knowledge of the HR industry has resulted in extraordinary execution of the company’s global HR strategy, and her unwavering commitment to philanthropic efforts continues to positively impact the communities in which we live and work.”

Nelson oversees VisionIT’s global workforce across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines. She brings more than 31 years of human resources leadership experience at organizations such as, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., CDI Corporation, Inca Computer Company, Frontier Communications and Hardees Food Systems.

As an active community member, Nelson has served as past board chair for Mentoring Solutions/Winning Futures, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the impact of mentoring. She was recently awarded the Athena Award for Southeastern Michigan, given to women who have reached a high degree of professional excellence while also assisting women to reach their full potential.

“It is a true honor to receive this award that signifies not only professional accomplishments, but more importantly recognizes the importance of giving back to the community,” said Nelson. “Looking ahead, I am excited to continue leveraging my experience to further the business growth and expansion of VisionIT, and our shared commitment to community service.”

 

About VisionIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For nearly 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500, mid-size corporations and large government agencies. With more than 20 U.S. offices across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, and global delivery throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com.

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Turning Women toward Tech

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What’s the answer to solving the nation’s IT skills shortage and accelerate its pace of innovation globally? Women! Finally, a simple answer to a complex problem. Or, is it? The ability to greatly increase our country’s IT talent base through recruiting more women into the field appears to be a no-brainer on paper. Consider this:

  • Roughly 1.2 million computing jobs will be available by 2022, and U.S. Universities are producing only 39 percent of the graduates needed to fill them. Meanwhile, the National Center for Education Statistics forecasts a total of 13.5 million+ female college students in 2020 compared to just under 9.5 million males.
  • The BLS calculates that women make up more than two-thirds of employees in 10 of the 15 job categories likely to grow fastest in the next few years.
  • Nearly one billion women are poised to enter the global economy in the coming decade, and they receive the majority of college and advanced degrees.

So, the answer to solving the IT skills shortage seems to be WOMEN.

It would seem that, since there is an abundance of women ready to enter the market, it would make sense that Women are answer to the IT worker question. Sure does sound simple. Yet those of us in the IT field know all too well that women are dramatically under-represented, and this poses a serious situation for the economic prosperity of our companies and our nation. A recent New York Times article reported that women hold only 25 percent of IT jobs, and roughly half will eventually quit to pursue a completely different line of work.

Jennifer Turner, VisionIT Test Manager Consultant noted that “The IT Industry is uniquely poised to attract female employees because many technology positions lend themselves to the “work from anywhere” alternative. So many women are pulled in opposing directions by family and work responsibilities. The ability to work remotely offers a more flexible schedule and more time to work. This is one important key to attracting more women to the IT industry.”

This lack of women becomes a concern in the industry for a number of reasons. Demographic challenges, including an impending retirement of Baby Boomer IT workers, will leave large gaps in the IT sector. Consider as well, the products the technical industry creates are shaped by those who buy them, and women are quickly outpacing men when it comes to buying decisions and consumer spending. Women currently control 83 percent of all consumer purchases, including electronics.

As a woman in the male-dominated IT industry, I have seen first-hand the value, skills, and diversity that female IT workers can bring to organizations. For example, as Kirsten Wolberg, vice president of technology for PayPal recently commented, application development teams that include women as members are 10 to 15 percent more productive than those that don’t.

In addition to reviewing key components that are important to the current female work force, some awareness and planning with the future female work force should be considered. Angela Lowe, VisionIT QA Analyst Consultant feels that “If we encourage our young women starting early on especially in areas of Mathematics and Science I believe this could lead to an IT route.” She also noted that she had a few strong mentors when she entered the work force as a young woman in an entry level support role.

Collectively, our sector needs to improve on a number of fronts to curb the exodus of women from our field, and to encourage more to join it. Stay tuned for more posts about how we can work together to help turn this challenge into a prosperous opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VisionIT Ranks Among Nation’s 100 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Businesses for 12th Consecutive Year!

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VISIONIT RANKS AMONG NATION’S 100 FASTEST-GROWING HISPANIC-OWNED BUSINESSES FOR 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

Detroit, MI – October 6, 2014 – VisionIT, , a global leader in mobility solutions, IT managed services and talent management, today announced its ranking among the nation’s top 100 fastest-growing Hispanic-owned businesses by Latino-business publication Hispanic Business. This achievement marks the 12th consecutive year VisionIT has been included in the list, ranking as the 41st fastest-growing Hispanic-owned company this year.

“Having received this distinction every year for well over a decade demonstrates the longevity and long-term success of our operations, growth strategy, and unwavering commitment to serving our valued clients,” said David Segura, founder and CEO of VisionIT. “The tireless efforts of our team to become a global leader in the IT industry are reflected in honors such as these. We have focused on even more aggressive growth into new global markets, and continue to deliver game-changing solutions to help clients mobilize their business. Needless to say, we are very excited about the future of VisionIT.”

Each year, the magazine examines the growth of thousands of Hispanic-owned businesses across the nation and compiles a list of the 100 fastest-growing. This year, VisionIT experienced a 137.04% growth rate between 2009 and 2013, giving the company a 59.74% annual compound rate.

Companies on the 2014 Hispanic Business Fastest-Growing 100 list saw revenues shoot up an average of 203.1 percent from 2009-2013, defying the odds and the economic climate to post some very impressive growth during that period.

About VisionIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For nearly 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500, mid-size corporations and large government agencies. With more than 20 U.S. offices across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, and global delivery throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com.

 

White House Reappoints David Segura, Founder and CEO of VisionIT, To Key Trade Advisory Commitee

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WHITE HOUSE REAPPOINTS DAVID SEGURA, FOUNDER AND CEO OF VISIONIT, TO KEY TRADE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

President Barack Obama announces intention to appoint Segura to an additional term as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations

Detroit, MI – Sept. 29, 2014 – Founder and CEO of VisionIT, David Segura, was reappointed to a second four-year term by President Barack Obama as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). Segura founded VisionIT, a global leader in mobility solutions, IT managed services and talent management, in 1997 and was initially appointed to the ACTPN in 2010. The Advisory Committee is tasked with providing policy advice on trade matters, and is made up of members who broadly represent key sectors and groups of the economy.

President Obama commented on the appointment, stating, “These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers. I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

As a key member of the Advisory Committee, Segura will advise the President and the U.S. Trade Ambassador, Michael Froman, on the country’s trade policies with global partners. The ACTPN was created by Executive Order in 1975 to provide guidance based upon the expertise and knowledge of its members.

“It is a true honor to be asked to serve my country once again as a member of this very important committee,” said Segura. “Looking ahead, I am excited to draw upon my experience as a previous member and in overseeing VisionIT’s extensive growth into foreign markets. I look forward to working alongside my fellow members to provide valuable advice that is so important to the economic health of our nation.”

Under Segura’s leadership, VisionIT has become one of the largest and most recognized minority-owned businesses in the United States and globally in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The company was recently named the 2014 Minority Exporting Firm of the Year award by the San Antonio Center of the Minority Business Development Agency. Segura has also served the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise.

About VisionIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For nearly 20 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500, mid-size corporations and large government agencies. With more than 20 U.S. offices across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the Philippines, and global delivery throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about VisionIT, please visit www.visionit.com.

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