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.
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