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The results are in for the 2018 BMC Mainframe Survey—and the outlook is bright. With input from more than 1,100 executives and technical professionals, the report provides a fascinating look at the mainframe’s value and impact for meeting the demands of digital business.

At a high level, respondents say they are:

  • Scaling and modernizing the mainframe for a new era of business
  • Embracing DevOps practices in the mainframe environment
  • Developing a next-generation workforce for continued excellence

And that's just a taste of the responses to this year’s survey.

Key Findings

Predict long-term viability
92% predict long-term viability (3rd straight year of increases, highest level since 2013)
Use DevOps practices in their mainframe environment
48% use DevOps practices in their mainframe environment
Respondents were under age 50
63% of respondents were under age 50, up from 53% in 2017
Transaction increasing data volumes
59% see increases in transaction volumes
Security is a priority
42% say application modernization is a priority

Download the report to understand more about top priorities, top applications, new attitudes, and changing workforce demographics.

Download 2018 Mainframe Report ›

Hear from mainframe industry experts about the report

“Today's digital economy presents complex challenges for the mainframe at a time when operational skills are pivoting to younger staff with less experience. Ongoing research is important to understand the evolving state and direction of the mainframe. Such studies can provide a valuable perspective to help mainframe organizations evaluate customer attitudes and expectations.”

Tim Grieser, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software at IDC

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