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Large U.S. Manufacturer to eliminate Adabas and Natural

A large U.S. manufacturer has contracted Modern Systems to eliminate Adabas and Natural from the company’s application portfolio. Modern Systems will use its automated technology to convert the Adabas databases and the related data. The new databases will use IBM’s DB2 LUW and will execute on the Linux platform. All natural code will be converted to COBOL executing in the Dell BPE/TPE environment. The conversion includes more than 14,000 Natural components and is scheduled for completion in December 2015.

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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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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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Modern Systems Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

SEATTLE, Washington – November 14, 2014 – BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) today announced third quarter 2014 results.

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Pension Management Group Selects Modern Systems for Mainframe Assessment

A large North American Pension Management Group selected Modern Systems to assess their mainframe environment as part of a larger modernization project in partnership with Fujitsu. The mainframe assessment focuses on a number of COBOL applications coupled with a DB2 data tier.

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BluePhoenix to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Results on Friday, November 14, 2014

Seattle, WA: BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDSY) announced today that it will report its 2014 third quarter financial results on Friday, November 14, 2014. The company’s […]

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Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Application Modernization

Companies are facing serious challenges around their mainframe stack- from disappearing resources and compliance challenges to long-term competition issues. So what’s a business to do? And how can virtual infrastructure help? How can they navigate what we call the Bermuda Triangle of Application Modernization?

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Australian Law Enforcement Agency Selects Modern Systems for Mainframe Assessment

One of the largest law enforcement agencies in Australia has selected Modern Systems to assess their Natural/ADABAS environment to help provide clarity for a future legacy modernization project. This mainframe assessment will provide information on the composition of the Natural applications, how they interact with ADABAS, and highlight areas of the legacy environment in need of concentration during modernization project planning.

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