Despite being used across 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies, mainframes manage to maintain a low profile, passing under the radars of most recent graduates looking for their first job in IT.
That was almost the case for Theak Pel, who works on mainframe infrastructure for U.S. Bank. Through an in
A career in mainframe may not seem like a practical possibility for many computer science graduates leaving college these days, but that’s not because they have a negative view of the industry. According to Kyle Beausoleil, it’s likely because these graduates aren’t even aware mainframes exist.
The mainframe may be unfamiliar to many undergrads studying computer science, but that wasn’t the case for Warren Harper. You might even call it a family business: both of Harper’s parents and his sister worked in mainframes in the past, which gave him a much more positive view of the industry and i
Education is a major barrier to filling the mainframe skills gap. COBOL, CICS, IMS – the acronyms alone are enough to confuse or intimidate any young IT professional scanning ads for mainframe jobs.
Young IT professionals sometimes have a low opinion of the mainframe as a viable career opportunity. But, their opinions often change once they start a mainframe career and realize the technology’s relevance and potential.
To fill the mainframe skills gap, companies will need to help soon-to-be IT