Hi Rob,

Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at them. I think they've pretty much decided on one software package already. The package is called "HealthWyse". It's a clinical package that I think they are planning on using for both our Behavioral Health and Home Health Department. The system is written in Sybase. I've heard some rumblings that it may not do all that they want It's just sort of a wait and see kind of thing.

Thanks,
Mike

----- Original Message ----- From: <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Server consolidation


There are plenty of applications out there for the healthcare industry
which run on the IBM i. Just ask IBM
at
http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/gsd/showcase.do
Select healthcare at the top and go.

One of the first ones I found using that site was
http://www.blueware.us/solutionsandservices.html
at the very bottom you see
Platforms
• Intel, HP, IBM Platforms including IBM DB2, MySQL & Oracle
• Repositories including Open Source Alfresco, IBM Content Manager & EMC
Documentum
• Application Servers including IBM Websphere, Oracle Jboss and Apache
Tomcat
• Multiple Operating Systems including Redhat Linux, Microsoft Windows,
IBM iSeries and Apple OSX

Grab a dozen or so, prescreen them to ensure they really run on i (as long
as IBM can make money off of them they may qualify for that site), then
give them to the boss as an example of "all these companies are writing
for the platform". Do not get too detailed for the initial screen. That's
the boss' job.

Years ago we "rightsized" from running each plant on it's own "PICK" based
PC to the S/36. And consolidated now on to one server (with others for
Mimix, etc).

Rob Berendt
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From: "Michael Soucy" <michaelsoucy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 04/07/2011 10:22 AM
Subject: Server consolidation
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



I'm wondering if anyone out there has done a server consolidation using an
IBM i or Power system. The company I work for has an IBM i5 model 520
which they want to completely get rid of. The IBM will be replaced with a
bunch of Windows servers and all of the in house developed software will
be replaced by canned Windows software. The Executive Director has it in
his head that he wants to move to "Cloud Computing" to save money. As it
is now it looks like we may be going with an internal cloud. The
reasoning for moving away from the IBM i is none of the colleges in the
state of Maine are teaching anything about IBM midrange platforms, so the
future doesn't seem to be with the IBM i or Power system. Another reason
is all the canned software that is out there for our industry (Healthcare)
is all windows based. Would the agency save any money if they looked at
server consolidation with say a Power 7 system? If so, where can I find
out more about it and any possible cost !
benefits? I tell you I'm going to miss our IBM i when it goes.

Michael Soucy
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