The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

From 25th of May 2018, new privacy legislation will be effective across Europe: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This law governs the protection of personal data of all European citizens. Any organization,  that handles data of a European individual, has to comply with this law; inside & outside of the EU, regardless jurisdiction. Also […]




AMT and Azure outrank IBM mainframe performance

Click here for more information and the benchmark results.   Recently,  Asysco has performed a benchmark to compare the performance of an IBM mainframe with the Asysco Migration Technology (AMT) Framework using a benchmark application called zRef (COBOL/CICS application designed for an IBM mainframe running z/OS). In the benchmark, both on premise Single Server: 2210 […]




Computable NL: ‘VIVATs migration was painless’

  Insurance group VIVAT, located in Amstelveen and Alkmaar, the Netherlands, migrated its obsolete Unisys mainframe to a Microsoft SQL environment. Lead time: just over twelve months. In the February 2018 edition of the Dutch IT magazine Computable, journalist Rik Sanders interviews VIVAT Managing Director IT and change Marcel van de Lustgraaf and his IT […]




Technology trends 2018 and the impact of legacy

2017 marked the start of a true digital transformation, which will further expand and materialize in 2018. According to several trend watchers around the world, these are the top 5 technology trends:   Blockchain While its primary use in 2017 and before was to verify cryptocurrency transactions, like Bitcoins, developers are realizing it also has […]




Cloud services e-book

When you are considering moving (parts of) your IT environment to the Cloud you want the highest possible quality and maximum security. According to Gartner, in the Cloud services field, there are 2 undisputed leaders: Microsoft Azure and Amazone Web Services. Download the e-book In the Cloud service map e-book, the cloud capabilities of Microsoft […]




VIVAT nominated for Celent award

VIVAT, Asysco and TCS are nominated for the prestigious Celent Model Insurer Award. Every year for the past 12 years, research, advisory, and consulting firm Celent recognizes excellence in technology throughout the insurance and banking sectors through the Model Insurer Awards and Model Bank Awards. The VIVAT mainframe migration project is nominated for the Model […]




Helping each other

The holiday season is all about family, joy, caring and sharing. However, for some people it is a very hard time. Parts of the world have been struck by natural disasters that cause people, and especially children, to suffer. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is in a state of […]










VIVAT Insurance improves its foundation for future innovations

Asysco helps insurer with mainframe migration VIVAT improves its foundation for future innovations Insurer VIVAT successfully completed the migration of a Unisys Libra mainframe to a Microsoft SQL environment. This migration enables VIVAT to implement future innovations faster and more effectively. In addition, the project generates a cost saving of 70%. During the migration, VIVAT […]