IT migration: Trading old for new

Businesses have been run on computers since the 1970s. It is no wonder then that businesses that help firms move from so-called ‘legacy’ systems, to newer, more efficient platforms, are finding increasing demand. CTO Romke Wijmenga of Netherlands-based firm Asysco is leading his firm’s efforts to excel in this sector by offering an automated and […]

Statens tjänstepensionsverk (SPV) has selected Asysco and Fujitsu to migrate its IBM mainframe

We are very happy to announce that Statens tjänstepensionsverk (SPV), the Swedish National Government Employee Pensions Board, has selected Asysco and Fujitsu to migrate its IBM mainframe to a Microsoft environment. Their IBM z/OS mainframes, developed in Microfocus Enterprise Developer Suite, running COBOL/CICS/DB2 applications, will be migrated to a Microsoft .NET based x86 infrastructure. This […]

European Technology Strategy

There must be a European technology strategy, says the Dutch political party D66 in the Dutch newspaper ‘het Financieel Dagblad’. European tech companies must be able to merge more easily and be protected against takeovers by, for example, the Chinese or Americans. The political party also calls for the European Union to allocate fifty billion […]

Code Crankers of the 21st Century

As modern technology evolves there’s ever more code out there. recently published an interesting graph about the number of lines of code it takes to run different systems and technologies. The graph clearly shows that quite a few of today’s applications and solutions require far more code than the most complex existing systems. For […]

Banca del Ceresio has gone live on AMT LION

October 2017, during the Asysco Technology Conference in Alkmaar, Banca del Ceresio SA decided to move forward with a migration of their Unisys Libra system to Asysco’s AMT LION solution. The engagement started early 2016 with a Site Survey. After that, Asysco supported them on a long “due diligence journey”, which included: reference calls with […]

Strategic decision SFBLI to move away from COBOL to .NET

Interview Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance (SFBLI) taken during the annual Asysco Technology Conference in New York, October 2018. “We have been a mainframe shop for 35, 40 years now and several things were driving us to look at moving off the mainframe. Then I received this email from this company called Asysco and it […]

Gleaner Life Insurance Society contracts Asysco

We are very pleased to announce that Gleaner Life Insurance Society (Michigan, USA)  has become an Asysco customer. Gleaner is a fraternal life insurance company and participated in our Modernization and Migration event at Modern Woodmen of America (MWA), in August 2018. During this event MWA shared their migration success story and Gleaner received a […]

The deceiving appearances of a lift & shift migration

Trying to fit old furniture in a new house As IT budget are limited, IT organizations always try to get maximum value from its projects. In that respect, simply lifting-and-shifting legacy applications directly from mainframe to the cloud may seem a very attractive option. Why complicate things?  It’s cheaper, faster and less complex…. Appearances are […]

Who’s right about the future of mainframe?

  Who’s right about the future of mainframe? With the new Z14 series IBM continues to strongly focus on mainframe. They are certain that mainframe is not only here to stay but that it’s use will continue to grow. Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and CEO said: “The mainframe has been around for more than […]