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.
The perils of testing, or not testing
In only a few months the mainframe becomes 50 years old. And what this means to information technology (IT) buyers is that when you buy a mainframe, you’re buying fifty years of continuous improvements in performance and in manageability – and 50 years of investment protection.
Younger IT techs who like their mobile touch screens, and generally gravitate to colorful graphical displays, may consider the 3270 “green screen” associated with the mainframe a turn-off.
New research reveals just how much, and how, banks and financial market organizations are using Big Data.