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BluePhoenix Solutions signs contract with State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-24 December 2008-BluePhoenix Solutions signs contract with State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd (NASDAQ: BPHX), a provider of legacy modernisation technology, reported yesterday (23 December) that the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has signed a new modernisation contract with the company.

The contract covers the migration of four systems databases and applications from DWD's key IDMS (non-relational database) systems to IBM's DB2 (relational database) environment, while remaining on the mainframe. BluePhoenix will first carry out a global assessment, detailed analysis, data transformation and testing of the four systems, which process between 300,000 and 500,000 transactions during the day and further batches each night. The project also includes the conversion of several COBOL and COBOL-CICS programs that perform SQL I/O directly on the DB2 database.

No financial terms were disclosed.

DWD is the state agency in charge of providing job services, training and employment assistance to job seekers and working with employers to find them the workers they require to fill current job openings.

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