The mainframe persists as a critical technology that’s remained uncannily vital over its first five decades—a truly extraordinary feat, former IBM executive Irving Wladawsky-Berger wrote Apri l 20 in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal.
Mainframes process 2.5 billion gigabytes of data globally daily—a capacity its developers could have scarcely comprehended in the platform’s early days 50 years ago.
I want to echo the importance of discussion and dialog between partners, like SHARE and IBM, to ensure that we all continue to derive value from the benefits delivered by this platform.
Chances are the mainframe touched your life today in some way.
Anytime you use a credit card, withdraw cash from an ATM, buy something with a barcode that’s scanned or conduct any number of activities typical of daily life, you have the mainframe to thank for making it a seamless transaction.
A very-much-alive Mark Twain famously commented that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated.