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Norwich Union - Athene Sets the IT Budget at the UK's Largest Insurance Company

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Executive Summary

When Clive Osborne joined Norwich Union in 1998, the company's Capacity Planning activities were focused solely on their mainframe environment. Eighteen months later and with twenty Unix servers running a variety of increasingly important applications, the decision was taken that a managed service should be introduced to include full capacity planning for the mid-range environment. Norwich Union's existing approach to mainframe Capacity Planning which was used to drive the budgets for all the spend on this type of system was taken as the model. The search began to find the most appropriate Capacity Planning tool for the company's wide mix of Unix systems. Athene was installed in the company's Norwich datacentre to handle the Capacity Planning on all twenty Unix servers, all the time.

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