Mainframes become more important to enterprises but staff shortages pose problems

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The mainframe is becoming more important to large enterprises, with the percentage of organizations running at least half their business-critical applications on these platforms expected to increase next year. But the loss of skilled mainframe staff, and the failure to subsequently fill these positions, poses significant threats to application quality, velocity and efficiency. These findings come from a new report carried out for Compuware by Forrester which shows that 64 percent of enterprises surveyed will run more than half of their critical applications on the platform within the next year, up from 57 percent this year. In addition 72 percent…

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