Mainframes: the hot new
The rise, fall and rise
of the mainframe
Today’s technology evolves at breathtaking speed. And in our
world of hyper-accelerated product lifecycles, it’s rare
indeed for technologies to return to popularity once fashion has moved
Yet that’s precisely what’s happening with
mainframes today. The latest powerful management and analytic tools are
liberating the mainframe to play a vital role in your dynamic IT
Take a hot topic like big data. Ironically, there’s a natural
fit between decades-old mainframe technology and the immense volumes of
unstructured data generated by new channels. Smart enterprises are
leveraging their mainframes’ raw power to combine existing
structured data with data harvested from the Web, social media and
other unstructured data like email.
IT’s need to do more with less is also key to the mainframe
revival. Cost-conscious enterprises are thinking creatively about IT,
and finding ingenious ways to leverage value from latent or underused
assets. Today’s software tools have eased the task of
integrating your mainframe with your virtualised, cloud-based or hybrid
systems. So your mainframe can once more be recognised as a central
pillar of your infrastructure.
Of course, some challenges persist. Enterprise mainframes have evolved
into complex and often unique entities. As a result, they demand
exceptionally specialised skills and knowledge. This can create a
skills shortage in IT.
The masters of mainframe
will help you
overcome these challenges. Each quarter, we’ll feature the
most relevant industry, product and technology news. So as your
mainframe returns to centre stage, you’ll keep your skills
current, maximise your contribution to the business, and help nurture
the next generation of mainframers.
If skills shortages are especially pressing, check out our Mainframe
– the flexible way to gain real-world
technical skills in an accelerated timeframe.
I look forward to joining you on this exciting journey into the
continued mainframe renaissance.