There has been a lot of coverage recently about the growing skills gap in the mainframe environment. The latest comes from Troy Coleman at IBM Systems Magazine – Read the blog here
According to recent research by CA, mainframes still handle 55% of companies’ data; this rises to 59% for companies with more than 3000 staff; and rises again to 64% for organisations where the mainframe is connected with distributed, server-based computing systems. This makes sense given that the mainframe provides widely acknowledged cost and energy efficiencies along with top notch security and reliability features.
It looks like the mainframe is set to be with us for many years yet! If you need help, advice or DB2 training, drop us a line.