[LINK] Mainframes

JLWhitaker jwhit at internode.on.net
Sat Mar 23 10:23:08 AEDT 2019

On 22/03/2019 11:25 PM, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> Senior director of Data Centre Services, Scott Thomson, said MTP is crucial to bringing “fresh blood and new ideas” into the field, which are “always beneficial to any organisation, and are crucial to driving the industry”.
> “Mainframes have been around for over 50 years, and they’re only going to be increasingly used.”
> That’s backed up by IBM’s earnings reports, where it was revealed mainframe sales doubled in the quarter to July last year, part of a continued upward trend.
> “So it is vital that we grow our specialised mainframe skills resources, especially internally,” Thomson said.

Big Iron. Seems the only computing platforms to have truly died are the 
midrange from suppliers like DEC. Remember them?
Has IBM become blue chip again?

Reminds me of the airline industry. Don't mess with what works.

I'm also wondering about the software and languages. Are we talking 
COBOL and others still?

Jan (just out of curiosity, not a programmer)

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