“The organization promotes information advocacy, growth opportunities, community involvement and business innovation
Online PR News – 17-July-2010 – – ITServe Alliance was launched in the first quarter of 2010 to serve as a common voice for IT
consulting companies to collaborate, discuss and resolve issues important for sustaining the growth
Sudhakar Pennam, CEO of Cigniti is a founder member of this organization and has spearheaded
many initiatives on behalf of the organization. He describes the association as, “a platform for service
and product oriented Information technology companies with common objectives.”
Pennam further adds, “The organization promotes information advocacy, growth opportunities,
community involvement and business innovation. The members also have access to government
representatives in times of need.”
The new USCIS memo regarding H-1B workers is one of the important issues for which the
organization is currently raising its voice. As a part of this, ITServe Alliance members attended
the Lobby Day event held in Washington D.C from May 17 to 19 and presented their argument
about the Neufeld Memo and Durbin Grossly Bill (S887). They met local congressmen and
senators and expressed their concern for the H1B program, the response to which was positive.
The delegates also attended a fund raising luncheon with Hon. Congresswoman Kay Granger
on June 7 and gave a memo stating the issues the industry is facing from the USCIS.
ITServe Alliance undertakes a number of initiatives for the benefit of its members. Recently, they have
partnered with Transworld Systems, Inc. (TSI), the largest fixed fee per account collection agency
in the United States. This partnership will assist members in collecting payments for the services
Some of the other benefits which ITServe Alliance provides include free consultation with immigration
attorneys and preferred fees, remote deposit and flexible line of credit from member banks.
To ensure that its members regularly connect and network, the alliance holds regular meetings―both
formal and casual―where everyone get together and exchange ideas.
Pennam concludes by saying that “the most interesting aspect of this organization is that it is a forum
where competitors come together and fight for a common cause”.