With the launch of the z/Enterprise mainframe platform, IBM set out to reinvent the definition of a mainframe. Now almost a year later, a new worldwide survey of 1,347 mainframe professionals conducted by BMC Software finds that while the core z/Enterprise system itself is being received with enthusiasm, IBM’s efforts to converge mainframe and distributed computing models remain a work in progress.
Click through for results from a mainframe survey conducted by BMC Software.
The mainframe is resurgent.
There is growth in actual volume despite economy.
IT organizations leveraging what they already have.
Reducing costs drives the IT agenda for 2011.
Most favored way to reduce mainframe costs.
Flexibility and agility are a common theme across all of IT.
A steady rate of ongoing concern.
Internal training still dominates.
A mass migration.
The convergence of mainframes and distributed computing will take time.
Lots of interest.
Change comes slowly but inevitably.
The mainframe gets more strategic.
The mobile tail wags the mainframe dog.