Mainframes are typically used by organizations and government departments rather than casual personal users. As such, they belong to a specialized field and a few myths surround the role and use of mainframe computers. Here are some of the most common myths about mainframes.
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.