Banks have a message for recent grads with IT degrees: We want you—if you have mainframe skills.
The mainframe skills shortage is hitting financial services particularly hard, since 92 of the top 100 banks rely on System z for their core functions, according to a recent American Banker article.
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.
I want to echo the importance of discussion and dialog between partners, like SHARE and IBM, to ensure that we all continue to derive value from the benefits delivered by this platform.
Big data and big iron.With IBM’s investments in both — its Vivisimo acquisition, for example, brought Hadoop to the mainframe, making it easier to analyze petabytes of data — the two terms are increasingly interdependent.
Best-selling author Jason Dorsey kicked off last week’s SHARE in Anaheim conference by telling attendees, “For the first time ever, there are four generations in the workforce.”