29, 2012: In the last week of August, Adnan Ikram has earned
two industry leading professional certifications in the area of Enterprise
After meeting all prerequisites, in June 2012, Adnan was selected by IBM USA to participate in ISA program. Following are the certifications obtained as a part of this program.
ISAs will develop and validate strong technical leadership skills enabling them to architect and design complex IT infrastructure solutions that include integrated multiple server platforms, software middleware, storage, and services.
16, 2012: Following is the list of professional and technical
certifications successfuly acquired by TLC between March and July, 2012
time frame. These certifications will help TLC to offer its customers with
broader range of consulting services allowing maximum ROI covering IT Infrastructure
services portfolio from pre-sales to post-sales in the area of IBM Power
servers, storage technologies, AIX operating systems, business resillience
solutions, information securities, data centers, virtualization (IBM PowerVM
and VMware) and IT services management.
05, 2012: In the last and first week of April and May, TLC imparted
two back to back IBM AIX courses for Tapal Tea (Private) Ltd here in Dubai
at GBM office, an IBM Learning Services Partner. Following were the courses
Both courses were conducted by Adnan Ikram that were highly liked by all the participants.
29, 2012: TLC becomes VMware Registered Solution Partner and
have acquired two accreditations in the following diciplines.
10, 2012: Today, TLC has announced "Introduction to IT Infrastructure
Technologies" a two day comprehensive lecture based workshop to enable
fresh Engineering and MBA graduates to prepare themselves to find career
opportunities in both local and international IT market.
These workshops are designed to provide you with introductory information on leading edge infrastructure and emerging technologies. You will be taught about the capabilities, functions and basic solutions offered by the various technology market leaders.
These lecture based workshops are specially designed to develop human resources by IT professionals with more than 20 years of experience in this field with a commitment to develop skills to meet or exceed demand where each individual can demonstrate their abilities as a key IT resource for any organization doing IT.
These workshops are equally beneficial for fresh universities graduates and for those who want to start their career as a technology professional. This workshop is a prerequisite of the following job roles and is an excellent opportunity since no one in Pakistan is offering such type of professional courses.
14, 2012: Today, TLC has imparted a presentation on "Introduction
to Cloud Computing" at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi.
Mr. Adnan Ikram, Director IT Infrastructure was invited as a guest speaker to present on Cloud Computing technologies and its importance in terms of latest features offered by various global technology vendors. Adnan has shared with the audience about the key features of Cloud Computing and have covered following topics as a part of his presentation;
Mr. Shahid Latif, CEO, Euronet Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd was also a guest speaker who have presented Euronet's role in the area of Cloud Computing applications and have covered various areas where Euronet can help this market specially in the SaaS space.
MAJU, Computer Science Department is conducting regular technology seminars on different topics to improve industry knowledge and market awareness of their students. The audience includes MBA/BBA and MCS/BCS students and MAJU faculty members.
The session was attended by more than 150 students.
Mr. Humayun Qureshi, IT Consultant MAJU and an EX-IBMer have arranged this seminar.
07, 2012: Today, TLC has announced "Introduction to Storage Technologies"
a one and a half day lecture based workshop.
This one day lecture class is designed to develop storage technology skills and strategies associated with managing the explosive growth of business data across the enterprise in today's networked economy. It introduces the basic concepts and terminology associated with Direct Attached Storage (DAS), networked storage including Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and internet SCSI (iSCSI).
It also maps the promise of SANs to the complications of managing islands of information among heterogeneous environments with disparate operating systems, data formats, user interfaces, and limited integration of products from assorted vendors. This course is designed to enable enterprises to be positioned to take advantage of networked storage technology.
This audience of this course would be the resources who;
21, 2011: Today, TLC has announced "POWER Virtualization Technologies"
IBM Power Systems with PowerVM technology demonstrated superior performance and greater efficiency in using system capacity at higher utilization, as well as at higher resource contention (over-commit levels), and superior scaling with higher throughput performance.
IBM has a 40-plus year history of virtualization. No other vendor can come close to making this claim. The fact is that virtually everything they have implemented on the mid-range, has already been done on the mainframe.
IBM offer one virtualization strategy, PowerVM, unlike the myriad of solutions available from Sun or HP. The technology itself uses a hypervisor-based solution (which IBM has finally implemented though Xen, but only on their x86 platform), which sits between the operating system and the hardware.
This course is intended for persons who are system administrators, technical support individuals, and IBM Business Partners who implement or are planning to implement virtualization on IBM POWER Systems. The audience for this training may also include:
12, 2011: Today, TLC has announced AIX 7 Jumpstart for UNIX Professionals
The course is based on AIX
7.1 running on a Power system managed by Hardware Management Console version
7 or under a standalone full
16, 2011: Today, TLC has announced two new IBM AIX courses based
on AIX version 7.1. Following are the course titles:
31, 2011: In the last week of January (23 - 27, 2011), TLC has imparted
IBM AIX 6.1 (Course Code: AN100) course for Alkhalij Holding, an IBM customer
in Doha, Qatar.
Alkhalij Holding recently invested in IBM POWER7 and AIX7 technologies and have selected SAP for their ERP applications with Oracle as a database server. The solution will be deployed by using IBM PowerHA for high availability.
The course was conducted by Adnan Ikram that was highly liked by all the participants. This course was specially designed by GBM and was conducted at the customer location.
31, 2010: In the last week of December (26 - 29, 2010), TLC has imparted
IBM AIX 6.1 (Course Code: AN100) course for IBM customers in Bahrain. This
course was imparted by Adnan Ikram that was highly liked by all the participants.
This course was specially organized for the following organizations at
GBM office in Manama.
02, 2010: In the last week of September (27 - 30, 2010), TLC has imparted
IBM AIX 6.1 (Course Code: AN100) course for IBM customers in Dubai. The
course was conducted by Adnan Ikram that was highly liked by all the participants.
Following is the list of customers attended this course.
04, 2010: TLC has announced IT Infrastructure Business Resilience Consulting
Services for IBM AIX and Power Servers.
This service is consisting of ten categories that will cover organizational existing setup of infrastructure based on IBM AIX and Power server running mission critical applications. This consulting service is designed on the basis that you have got nothing to lose and everything to gain. At the end of this service a detailed report will be furnished followed by high level recommendations and suggestions by IBM Certified Solutions Expert – Dynamic Infrastructure Technical Leader and IBM Certified Specialists – Business Resilience.
16, 2010: To further strengthened exisiting IT Consulting Services
portfolio, today TLC has announced Business Resiliency Consulting Services
- Planning & Designing.
Business Resiliency Consulting Services –planning and design provides a high availability plan for your organization. Building on information gathered from an initial assessment of your current business continuity capabilities and risks, this service focuses on your specific business requirements. We help you design the program that you need to avoid and mitigate potential risks to your business.
31, 2010: Adnan Ikram has now become IBM Certified Solution Expert
- Dynamic Infrastructure Team Lead.
Dynamic Infrastructure Technical Leader is considered as one of the prestigious certification within IBM and a personal commitment in terms of increasing expertise and knowledge within IBM technologies that he always consider a greater challenge. These certifications are equally important in terms of sharing useful information with customers with full zeal and thrust followed by broad and precise product information and solutions. Following is the list of IBM Dynamic Infrastructure certifications attained by Adnan in the last last week of August 2010.
Apart from these certifications, in December 2010, Adnan has also acquied these professional certifications.
12, 2010: Today TLC has announced Flex IT Consulting services based
on flexible hourly consulting model and are available into three categories.
It is specially designed to fill industry gap where our enterprise skills
are available to understand, export, develop and help in implementing critical
services by highlighting the gaps and help in reducing customer budget
in delivering the solution.
IT industry may like this services as it cover various technical aspects where an organization may need a third party consulting services at affordable price in deciding their future IT spending’s and discussing day-to-day technical material related to change management.
This initiative is one the services that our consultants are used to give to various customers in the past as a part of “Technical Review Committee” and “Technical Review Board”.