2014 December

State Agency Archives IDMS to SQL Server

A U.S. northern state government purchased an IDMS Database Archive from Modern Systems for the preservation of former IDMS mainframe data in a SQL Server database. Modern Systems used its automated technology to generate a replacement database for the IDMS schema, COBOL IDMS extract programs and related JCL to extract the data from IDMS into a SQL Server Bulk Insert format, and the related FTP and FMT files for moving and loading the extracted data to SQL Server. The conversion was delivered and the archive completed within a two-month period.

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Tweak Your MIPS: Getting Smart About Mainframe Cost Reduction

Mainframes have proven to be secure, fast, and reliable processing platforms.  They also tend to be complex, at least partially homegrown, business-critical systems.  New use cases […]

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BluePhoenix and ATERAS Complete Merger; Commence Operations as Modern Systems

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) and Sophisticated Business Systems, Inc. (d/b/a ATERAS) announced the closing of the merger of the two companies. The new combined company will adopt the Modern Systems brand identity (NASDAQ: MDSY) and be headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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