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The Security of the Mainframe


There is a great future in building and operating mainframe systems. Chad Rikansrud, director of North American operations for RSM Partners, recently shared his experiences with us, which started with his assuming the role of leading global data center operations for a bank a year ago. His thinking quickly went from “Why would I want to tie myself to this antiquated, dying system?” to recognizing that, in an age of cyber-insecurity, there is no greater power and security than in today’s mainframes.

“For those among you who have a penchant for technical challenges and a desire for stable, long-term employment, and who wish to work on a platform that is systemically important, tremendously powerful, and complex enough to keep even the most curious minds busy—I say the IBM mainframe is for you.”

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