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BMC Mainframe Research

Mainframe’s Bright Future
Insights from the 2018 survey

The results are in for the 2018 BMC Mainframe Survey—and the outlook is bright. With input from more than 1,100 executives and technical professionals, the report provides a fascinating look at the mainframe’s value and impact for meeting the demands of digital business.

At a high level, respondents say they are:

  • Scaling and modernizing the mainframe for a new era of business
  • Embracing DevOps practices in the mainframe environment
  • Developing a next-generation workforce for continued excellence

And that's just a taste of the responses to this year’s survey.

Key Findings

Predict long-term viability
92% predict long-term viability (3rd straight year of increases, highest level since 2013)
Use DevOps practices in their mainframe environment
48% use DevOps practices in their mainframe environment
Respondents were under age 50
63% of respondents were under age 50, up from 53% in 2017
Transaction increasing data volumes
59% see increases in transaction volumes
Security is a priority
42% say application modernization is a priority

Download the report to understand more about top priorities, top applications, new attitudes, and changing workforce demographics.

Download 2018 Mainframe Report ›

Hear from mainframe industry experts about the report

“Today's digital economy presents complex challenges for the mainframe at a time when operational skills are pivoting to younger staff with less experience. Ongoing research is important to understand the evolving state and direction of the mainframe. Such studies can provide a valuable perspective to help mainframe organizations evaluate customer attitudes and expectations.”

Tim Grieser, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software at IDC

Learn more about the 2018 Mainframe Survey


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