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BlueCross BlueShield of SC

IT Modernization Overview

Anne Castro

VP, Chief Design Architect

Ravi Ravindra

Chief Technology Officer

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Who We Are



BCBSSC is much more than a health
insurance company.




We own companies that are in the Life
Insurance, Property and Casualty, and Healthcare
Administrative Services businesses.




In fact of our 12,000 employees, only about
2,500 are involved in the traditional Blue Cross
Blue Shield health insurance business.




BCBSSC is also a technology company.




We process over 50% of the TRICARE
program for the Department of Defense and we
are one of the largest Medicare claims
processors.




Over 2,500 IT professionals that develop,
execute, and monitor Healthcare Administration
Systems that will process over 800 million health
care claims and 8 billion online transactions.

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IT Strategy



Business drives technology



Well defined Architecture, Technology Roadmaps



Single System Solution



Build vs Buy


R&D process



Acquire Commercially Available Off The Shelf (COTS)
applications when it makes sense.



Backend Application Integration



Adopt Industry Standards, Frameworks



Implement Service Oriented Architecture to leverage
investments


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IT Modernization Challenges

1996


2007



Cost of running Servers: increased
unnecessary complexity in applications


Web Applications
-

Screen scraped
transactions from the Mainframe


Complex Backend Applications Integration


Data Centers, heating, cooling costs increased
as Servers sprawled over the Data Centers


Changing Business Needs, Time to Market


Growing needs for IT talent pool


IT
-
oLogy

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IT Modernization Opportunity

2007
-


Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud
Computing




Consolidation: Operating System, Network, &
Storage using VIRTUALIZATION



Mainframes once again became attractive to
consolidate Servers, Reduce Space, Heating,
Cooling, Software costs


Web Sites


Portals, Mobile Web Sites


Databases


Oracle, DB2


Applications Servers


IBM WebSphere, JBoss



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Linux Virtualization

Machine: z10 :
IFL = 4

November 2007

November 2009

* Avoided >1000 Windows Servers

* Eliminated 500+ Windows Servers


* Total 600+ zLinux Servers

* Several Mainframes


* WON 2008 SHARE

EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION

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