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For the 14th consecutive year, BMC conducted the largest mainframe survey of its kind, with more than 1,100 executives and technical professionals sharing their perspectives and experiences with the platform. The results of the 2019 BMC Mainframe Survey continue to show optimistic trends for the mainframe and its role in today’s emerging and established businesses.

Respondents expressed the highest level of confidence seen in the last six years and say they are:

  • Modernizing mainframe platforms, people, and perceptions
  • Adapting to changes in mainframe workforce demographics
  • Making key changes to ensure continued mainframe success

Millennials in particular see the opportunity to integrate the platform with the rest of the enterprise and are asking questions like, “Why don’t we…?” while the older generation still views the mainframe as an isolated specialized system.

Key Findings

93% of respondents believe
93% of respondents believe in the combined long-term and new workload strength of the platform
XL shops have adopted Java
59% of XL shops have adopted Java to modernize their mainframe
Millennials believe the Mainframe
60% of Millennials believe the Mainframe will grow and attract new workloads vs only 50% of Baby Boomers

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

Download 2019 Mainframe Report

Hear from mainframe industry experts about the report

“The Mainframe Survey solidifies the mainframe as the platform to continue handling increasing workloads and provides valuable perspective on trends affecting the industry, helping mainframe organizations understand why and how to continue modernizing.”

Stephen Elliot, Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps, IDC.

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