A new study conducted by research company Vanson Bourne, has revealed the extent of mobile’s impact on mainframe computing. The global survey of chief information officers (CIOs), found that the growth of mobile tools was leading to increased usage, costs and complexity of mainframe systems.
The growth of cloud technology has led to some industry commentators to suggest that cloud solutions are due to replace mainframe technologies. However, this is a misconception as mainframe computers are excellent supporting tools for cloud technology.
There have been reports of a mainframe skills shortage by research firms in recent years. Upon closer inspection, this appears to be an urban myth. Evidence suggests that there is no mainframe skills shortage and that demand for skills continues to be met by new graduates.
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.