The last fifty years of mainframe contributions can be broken into five periods in which mainframes transformed business and
government. Here is an “E”asy way to think of them:
Empower (2000-present): mainframes empower transformation as part of the technology ecosystem
Engage (1990-2000): organizations’ customers engage more directly with the business on the shoulders of mainframe systems and data
Enrich (1980-1990): mainframes open up entire new vistas of possibilities by providing rich data on business, markets and customers
Expand (1970-1980): enterprises recognize the ability to expand market offerings through mainframe systems
Enable (1964-1970): business, government and science start to do incredible things, enabled by mainframe computing.
For more on the timeline of mainframe history and innovation, visit www.bmc.com/mainframeanniversary