CIOs Fear Looming Mainframe Skills Crunch


While much has been (inaccurately) written about the mainframe’s demise, the real crisis is around the prevalence of skilled developers who will understand how to work on it in the future, said Compuware’s Ian Clarke in a recent Q&A with TechRadar Pro.


The mainframe is being used more extensively and with greater diversity than ever before, Clarke said—in fact, 81 percent of CIOs said in a recent Compuware survey that it will continue to be a critical platform throughout the next 10 years.


To learn how CIOs see the future of the mainframe and mainframe talent, read the latest SHARE President’s Corner blog post.