Mainframes are becoming scarcer but businesses that are considering having their mainframes retired may have a number of reasons to rethink their decision.
Mainframes remain popular and cost-effective solutions for businesses and organisations around the world. As New York Times technology writer Steve Lohr wrote, the mainframe is still a digital workhorse for industries such as the banking and telecommunications sectors. Lohr wrote that mainframes continue to sell in emerging regions such as Asia and Africa.
Data centre management staff, privacy staff and security staff are responsible for protecting data in an organisation. It is surprising to realise that many, if not most, organisations do not know where their sensitive data is located and saved, much less have a protection plan for their old sensitive data.