Experts have been predicting the demise of the #mainframe for over two decades. Find out why they are still important.
As IT technology has evolved, some businesses have phased out their mainframe in favour of new technologies.
According to Mark Neft, a managing director in Accenture’s Enterprise Architect and Application Strategy group, companies that do so could be overlooking a major asset.
The mainframe has advanced processing powers and is capable of managing enormous amounts of information. In the 1990s the mainframe began to lose its popularity to cheaper, smaller platforms. Many predicted that the mainframe would die out. However, this prediction did not come true. Recent research has revealed that the mainframe continues to be an essential tool for innovation and growth.