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.
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