System Migrations


Many companies continue to operate their businesses using legacy systems that are specifically tuned for their business processes. While these systems have performed well over the years, it has come at a price. Legacy systems tend to have high support, maintenance, replacement and licensing costs, reduced vendor support, dwindling bases of proficient technical personnel, and less access to current technologies.

Complete or partial legacy system migrations can allow businesses to retain the investments they have made while still optimizing and modernizing their IT operations. System migrations / modernizations are complex and can involve a number of interacting components including:

  • Multiple languages (Assembler, PL/I, COBOL, DYL-280® [CA Advantage™ VISION: Results™], Fortran, etc.)
  • Scripting, batch job/printing control (JCL, REXX, etc.)
  • Data conversion
  • Database migration (IMS, VSAM, DB2, Oracle, etc.)
  • Hardware migration or server consolidation (IBM, Unix, Data General, Unisys, VMS, etc.)
  • Third party integration (Syncsort, CA7, CA11, Endevor, etc.)
  • and much more …

If this is true for your project, call a Datatek project manager today at 800-536-4TEK to discuss how our System Migration services can be of benefit to you.

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Datatek’s CAM Services — Helping You Make Strategic Decisions

Businesses which make the strategic decision to retain the investments that they have made in their existing IT systems now face a variety of options:

  • Should you consolidate to a single programming language and, if so, what language should that be?
  • What hardware/operating system platform should you choose?
  • Do you need to convert data?
  • Should you migrate to a different database vendor?
  • How do you reduce project risk?
  • How does the migration impact the resources that are needed for your current daily IT operations?

For over 30 years, Datatek has been answering these types of questions for clients and providing them solutions. In every migration solution, Datatek strives to use automation whenever possible.

  • Automation reduces your costs and shortens project time-lines.
  • Automation reduces your risk by performing tasks consistently and predictably.
  • Automation offers you the flexibility needed for changes during the migration process.
  • Automation allows you to continue development on your systems for the entire migration.

While automation provides all these types of benefits, Datatek recognizes that a one-size-fits-all automation approach does not meet the needs and preferences of most clients. While one customer desires an item to be migrated a certain way, another customer wants it migrated in a completely different manner. Datatek resolves this issue with customized automated migrations (CAM). A CAM combines the benefits of automation with the benefit of customer specific customizations which are usually only available through manual migrations. By providing the best of both worlds, Datatek’s CAM services can offer your business cost effective, low-risk, and customizable migration solutions.

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Migration Case Study

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Migration Success Stories

Fortune 1000 Financial Services

A Fortune 1000 financial software and data center services provider wanted to migrate from their legacy platform to an Open System environment. Their software suite was written in a combination of PL/I, Assembler, and script/macro language. Database access was performed through a proprietary relational data manager.

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