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cu_
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Where could I find VAX/VMS expert on ad hoc basis

Our company is looking to hire Vax/vms expert on an ad-hoc consultative role (could be remote). Someone with expert knowledge of FMS and RMS libraries and COBOL on VMS.
Usual places like dice/monster mostly pitch people looking for a full-time gigs. We are looking for an expert that could spare an hour/two on an ad-hoc basis. Must have excellent communication skills in addition to the above.
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Hein van den Heuvel
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Re: Where could I find VAX/VMS expert on ad hoc basis

Several readers (and writers) in this forum could help you either directly or through the companies they work for.

It is considered bad taste ( against the rules !) to advertise ones services directly.

( Mind you, The last few days several replies rather bluntly advertised services )

Please consider providing some way for interested folks to reach you, notably via Email, instead of tempting them to reply here.

note, You may not want to provide a verbatim Email address, but just stick a simple riddle or some clue in your profile or in a future reply.

Hope this helps,
Hein
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John McL
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"communications skills" and "remote" consultancy ... yeah, that makes sense.

You probably should state the general industry and your location (at least general location) if you want to get people who (a) have some understanding of your business and (b) may prefer to work on site or at least be prepared to work remotely but with an understanding of the time difference (e.g. I might want to do the work but telephone conversations at 1am might be difficult).
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abrsvc
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Re: Where could I find VAX/VMS expert on ad hoc basis

I would echo the statements of others here. You have provided little information for us to help. Many of us own machines that would allow remote development +/or support. For example, I curerntly have part time clients that send along support issues for me to resolve locally. Once a patch has been created, the new image(s) is(are) sent and installed remotely. Works for me as part time additional income and saves the client money too.

The most important things are your location and contact information.

Dan
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Hoff
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HP can likely provide these services. Alternatively, post some additional details around your request over at OpenVMS.org, or have a look around the net for VMS-related sites which list consultants (there are several of these sites, and various consulting firms which offer remote), or have a look at the list of HP partners over at the HP AllianceONE (formerly HP DSPP) site.

There's also the obvious suggestion around porting the COBOL code and the business logic and the data out of this particular corner; about retiring the VAX hardware and potentially the FMS interfaces.
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Robert Gezelter
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cu,

My firm provides such assistance, as do several other frequent contributors to this forum.

"As needed" assistance is a significant component of our consulting practice (our actual quantum is 1/4 hour for work done from our offices).

- Bob Gezelter, http://www.rlgsc.com
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abrsvc
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Feel free to shoot me an Email for more details and options.

Dan

abrsvc@yahoo.com
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abrsvc
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Re: Where could I find VAX/VMS expert on ad hoc basis

In order to clarify my previous posting:

I am not looking for work for myself, but have a number of contacts that are available for consulting. I/they would rather not have this info posted.

Sorry for any confusion.

Dan
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Bill Pedersen
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Re: Where could I find VAX/VMS expert on ad hoc basis

You might also post your requirements and contact information on www.OpenVMS.org. That forum does not have the restrictions of commercialism and advertising of services that the ITRC forums do.

Being a consultant I too would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Bill.
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Stanley F Quayle
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Re: Where could I find VAX/VMS expert on ad hoc basis

You can add me to the list of consultants. I also provide VAX migration services, aka CHARON-VAX:

http://www.stanq.com/charon-vax.html

[Shameless Plug Alert (tm) -- I am a CHARON reseller, as mentioned above.]
http://www.stanq.com/charon-vax.html
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B Claremont
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