SOURCE: Clerity Solutions, Inc.

November 06, 2007 07:05 ET

Business Communication Systems and Clerity Partner to Lower IT Total Cost of Ownership

Powerful UniKix Mainframe Rehosting Software and Services Combined With Proven HP Technology Improve the Bottom Line of Chicago-Area Businesses

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Clerity Solutions, Inc. (Clerity) announced today that it is partnering with Business Communication Systems (BCS), a focused provider of IT services and solutions, to deliver Mainframe Rehosting Solutions on HP platforms in the greater Chicago area.

For over 15 years, Clerity personnel have been providing a safe path forward for migrating mainframe application environments onto open systems platforms. These mainframe migrations have resulted in dramatically lower total cost of ownership (TCO), often reducing annual operational costs by 50% or more.

As an HP enterprise-level reseller, BCS has been offering innovative, customer-driven hardware and infrastructure solutions for the past 15 years as well.

"Our customers recognize us for our ability to deliver results," said Damien Van Broker, CEO, Business Communication Systems. "UniKix technology from Clerity is a natural compliment to our existing range of cost effective technology offerings. Together we will be able to provide businesses with greater flexibility, scalability and lower cost-per-transaction on high performance HP-UX systems."

"BCS has a built a great business offering its customers a broad portfolio of full-scale, turn-key solutions," said Cameron Jenkins, COO and Executive Vice President at Clerity. "We are pleased to partner with a like-minded company such as BCS to bring focused migration solutions to the Chicago-land area."

UniKix rehosting software preserves and enhances a customer's significant legacy application investments -- allowing mainframe-centric, or previously mainframe-orientated applications to run on scalable, efficient open systems platforms. Over 1200 production sites worldwide have been transitioned to flexible open environments with this technology.


With over 15 years of experience Business Communication Systems (BCS) has been a top performing Hewlett-Packard Enterprise-level value added reseller. With offices located in Chicago and Peoria, Illinois, BCS has several hundred customers ranging from mid-sized to large enterprise organizations in a variety of vertical markets throughout the United States. BCS offers innovative, customer-driven hardware/ infrastructure solutions and services focusing on server and storage technologies. With a Hewlett-Packard Gold-level Partner designation, BCS customers can be assured that this award-winning partnership allows BCS to provide the industry's broadest portfolio of products, services and solutions with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. For more information visit


Clerity is a leading, full-service provider of mainframe migration and modernization solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices worldwide, Clerity's migration team and automated software solutions have facilitated hundreds of successful migrations. With over 15 years of experience and more than 1200 active sites worldwide, Clerity is uniquely positioned to assist organizations through all phases of migration. For more information on Clerity visit

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