Royal & Sun Alliance, known as RSA, outsourced the management and development of its information technology infrastructure to technology giant IBM in 2001. As part of a continuous improvement project, upgrades to technology, particularly RSA’s System i platform, has been addressed over the years with a major migration to Power 6 systems in 2009.
Chartis, the world leading property-casualty and general insurance Company, has signed up for Maximise, a System i Management toolset, covering iSeries Scheduling, Backup and Messaging.
The toolsets chosen were, MaxScheduler, MaxRecovery and MaxMessenger. More information about these modules and other solutions provided for within the Maximise suite of Software Products can be found at www.maximiseyour.biz
Bank of Ireland have recently renewed it's iSeries System Management support contract for the Maximise software application, MaxSpool.
MaxSpool is seen as an integral toolset for BOI to manage the heavy proliferation of spool files that occur during the day-to-day operation of their systems. The application assists by performing actions automatically to delete; archive; compress; move/copy; import and distribute by email to reduce degradation in iSeries system performance.
AssurIT have acquired the rights to the iSeries System Management toolset, Maximise from Cartmorr Limited. The purchase was a natural fit for AssurIT's iSeries application team and provides a more focused support infrastructure for this intuitive application. The product encapsulates Job Scheduling, batch, message, disk and spool file management for the iSeries server platform.
Steve Ellis, AssurIT's Managing Director, says "We currently use Maximise for our own use in support of customer systems. The fact that this product is also used by IBM in delivering it's high availability solution, SHARP, meant there was real value in acquiring this software solution".
Support for the current Maximise install base will be provided by AssurIT's iSeries Application support team and their contact details are as follows: