Why do I need
one of your Consultants?
- You temporarily need extra resources:
You don't have the expertise:
- Projects - work that your existing staff don't
have the time or resources to perform.
- Speed - you need something done fast.
- Locum - filling in for Systems Programmers
You just need a Mainframe expert.
- You need a Mainframe technical expert to help
manage or plan a project.
- You need someone who understands Mainframes
and the Mainframe market.
- You need something developed or fixed (from
an assembler exit to a full CICS COBOL application), but don't
have the skills.
- You have a problem you can't figure out. This
could be anything from figuring out a dump to resolving a
routine where the source code has been lost.
- You need an independent opinion on a project
or vendor proposition.
- You need Mainframe technical expertise that
you don't have.
- You need help with your Mainframe. This could
be anything from reviewing software licensing costs to future
or capacity planning.
- You need an independent checkup of your Mainframe
setup, operations or disaster recovery.
We can also help auditors and
architects. Find out more
how a Mainframe technical consultant can help your organisation
from our white paper When
Should You Hire a Mainframe Systems Consultant
Do I really need
introductory Mainframe training?
Mainframes are different to any other computing platform. Most
people starting out with Mainframes find it very difficult to
come to terms with the new platform. Our Introductory
Courses can quickly 'connect the dots', dramatically reducing
the time needed for them to become productive. And our courses
are very short (four hours each), making it easy to fit into busy
Do I really need
Systems Programming mentoring?
There's no single course for Systems Programmers. They learn
by attending some technical courses, and on the job training.
They need a senior Systems Programmer to be their mentor, to give
them technical knowledge, but more importantly to teach them the
attitudes and disciplines that make superior Systems Programmers.
If your organisation doesn't have such a Systems Programmer, Longpela
Expertise can help.
But aren't consultants
Our hourly rate is around twice what you'd pay an equivalent
full time contractor, making us far less expensive than other
consulting firms. We can also save your company money:
- You only pay for the time you use.
- No infrastructure costs like computers
- We're amongst the best Systems Programmers
in the world, so we do things faster.
- Often projects involve a lot of waiting.
You don't pay us while we wait.
- Using our services to speed up a project
can remove obstacles to completing projects on time.
- We're committed to reducing your costs,
and will often recommend ways you can save money.
- Our mainframe training is far cheaper than
our competitors, and our Systems Programming mentoring is very
How good are your
skills and knowledge?
We believe we're the best Systems Programmers available. But
we don't expect you to take our word for it. Find out for yourself:
But you're in a
Our head office is in Perth, Australia, but we have Mainframe
resources throughout Australia. We can also save your company
money by performing most of our work remotely. We're also happy
to travel to where you need us.
Can I use you for
just one hour?
Can I get your
help if I'm not in Australia?
Yes, we love working in other countries. We have experience working
in countries from China to Papua New Guinea.
What's a Systems
A System z Mainframe Systems Administrator. But Mainframe Systems
Programmers often do more, like:
- Performance Measurement
- Capacity Planning.
- Write exits to change how z/OS and other
systems software operates.
- Write applications to help in the operation
and support of your mainframe.
- Perform advanced problem determination,
including reading dumps and traces.
- Advise other groups (like applications
programming and operations) on Mainframe technical issues.
Your Systems Programmer knows your Mainframe better than anyone
Where did you
get the name Longpela?
Our Lead Systems Programmer, David Stephens, worked as a volunteer
for two years in Papua New Guinea (PNG). He's 6'8" (203cm)
tall, and in the language of PNG, the word for tall is 'longpela.'
He heard that a lot.