Employees clamoring to access the mainframe via their own device? It is certainly doable (see blog post “Many Still at the Starting Gate with BYOD, Mobile Productivity”) and may even be a perk for a certain type of employee, but is it wise in terms of security?
A shopper visits a high-end department or clothing store and is helped by salespeople equipped with tablets that not only access the customer’s previous purchases—the better to coordinate the new item she may be considering—but can also place an order if an item is not in stock.
By any measure, mobility in the enterprise—both how it is used internally and how it is used to reach out to customers—is a major paradigm shift, nothing less than representing the future of computing.
It’s time to forget the hype and start dealing with reality. That was the vibe surrounding the topic of cloud computing at the recent SHARE in Atlanta conference. Having heard for years about the computing model that reduces costs while increasing flexibility and scalability, attendees came looking
Anyone who believes the mainframe is yesterday’s technology, should consider this: Plenty of mainframe tech jobs are currently available, and the number is bound to increase in coming years as longtime mainframe professionals reach retirement age.