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Survey says: The mainframe matters – now more than ever

Stefanie Scott
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Stefanie Scott

At a time when new technologies dominate conversations across the industry, it turns out that one of the most important platforms for digital business has been around for decades: the mainframe. That’s right—according to the 2018 BMC Mainframe Survey, an overwhelming consensus of IT executives and professionals see a bright future for big iron. For example:

  • 92% of respondents predict long-term viability for the mainframe
  • 95% of Millennials & 90% of Gen Xers believe in the growth and long-term viability of the platform

Of course, this isn’t your grandfather’s mainframe. The integration of techniques and technologies from Java to DevOps is rapidly transforming the platform to meet the demands of today’s dynamic digital environment. Meanwhile, the mainframe workforce is trending younger and more diverse, with a new generation of staffers—including rising numbers of women and millennials—drawn to an area they see as vital and growing.

Find out why your peers are so bullish on the mainframe, how they’re modernizing its operations, and what they’re doing to harness its full power to drive digital business success. Explore the full results of the 2018 BMC Mainframe Survey.

Access the 2019 BMC Mainframe Survey Results

The 14th Annual BMC Mainframe Survey 2019 reports optimistic trends about the mainframe’s role in emerging and established businesses.

These postings are my own and do not necessarily represent BMC's position, strategies, or opinion.

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About the author

Stefanie Scott

Stefanie Scott

Stefanie Scott is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager, BMC AMI for Security at BMC Software. Stefanie has over 25 years of experience in leading technology marketing and education. At CA Technologies she was Director of Marketing for Global Education and Senior Marketing Manager for the CA ArcServe line of business. At Intuit, Stefanie lead the content marketing and demand generation for TrackIt (now a BMC solution). Additionally, she has lead marketing efforts for AchieveGlobal’s Professional Sales Skills (PSS) Line of solutions for Fortune 100 clients and been a Category Marketing Strategist for the Southeast United States leading grocer, Publix Supermarkets. She has an MBA from the University of Tampa and BS in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.