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The 2018 Mainframe Survey is now open – Take the survey now

BMC Mainframe Research

5 Myths Busted!
Insights from the 2017 survey

More than 1,000 executives and technical professionals from organizations across industries and geographies participated in the annual BMC mainframe survey, the most significant study of its kind. Respondents enthusiastically told us about mainframe usage in their organizations and shared their outlook on the platform.

This year’s research busts five widely-held myths about the mainframe:

  • Myth 1: Organizations have fully optimized mainframe availability
  • Myth 2: The mainframe is in maintenance mode; no one is modernizing it
  • Myth 3: Executives are planning to replace their mainframes
  • Myth 4: Younger IT professionals are pessimistic about mainframe careers
  • Myth 5: People working on the mainframe today are all older

A changing landscape for mainframe growth

Among this year’s respondents, 53% are under age 50 and 20% are women, with a high proportion in executive positions. Download the report to understand more about top priorities, top applications, new attitudes, and changing workforce demographics.

Higher transaction volume
52% see increased transaction volumes
Increasing use of Java
58% expect MIPS growth
Predict long-term staying power
63% are increasing Java usage
Project steady/growing capacity
91% predict long-term viability of the platform
Download 2017 Mainframe Report ›

Hear from mainframe industry experts about the report

“Mainframe applications and databases provide critical business services as organizations undergo modernization and digital transformation. 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 VP, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC

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