Mainframe Modernization and Skills: The Myth and the Reality

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Posted by Scott Gurvey on 28 May 2014 at 9:56

Interesting paper but what exactly makes you conclude that the System 360 was IBM's first mainframe? Check out

Posted by William Coppola on 30 May 2014 at 8:40

I would think a picture of the modern command center (with zBC12 or zEC12 footprint, virtual tape server, IBM dasd, and an HMC) would be a much better sell than a 40 year old version. Also, system programming for this platform is in short supply, please address!

Posted by Steve Mink on 12 June 2014 at 17:35

I am glad you mentioned the Master The Mainframe competition - I was so impressed by the participants. The paper mentions "IBM Explorer for z/OS, also called z/OS Explorer, is an Eclipse-based workbench that interacts with a
breadth of additional Eclipse tools" and should mention "including IBM IMS Tools". And just like there is an IBM CICS Explorer®, there is also the IBM IMS Explorer. IMS and CICS collaborate a lot in support of the z platform. We are one big happy family on z.

Posted by Mr. FRANKLIN PHOON on 13 June 2014 at 7:43

Good Article. First of all, where the paper is being published affects how far it can reach the non-mainframe world, especially the business executives. The content of the article did not address the fact that most executives today, business or IT, don't know much about mainframe. The shortage of people is not limited to the technical community but in general to the entire generation. Also, will the paper be more comprehensive if it addresses the perceptive cost of mainframe in the IT community?


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27 May 2014

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31 May 2014

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