Almost two thirds of respondents globally say the loss of critical mainframe skills represents a big risk to their entire business.
LzLabs has published the results of its latest global survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which has revealed the extent of the skills crisis affecting businesses reliant on critical mainframe IT systems. Almost all respondents to the survey (99%) consider their organization’s mainframe applications as important or critical to business operations, yet a staggering proportion (93%) also expressed serious concerns about the mainframe environment itself.
The overriding source of concern regarded the impending skills crisis, as respondents are seeing the specialist mainframe skills required to keep these systems running rapidly disappearing from their organization. Of the top mainframe concerns reported by respondents two of the of the pressing issues were the loss of necessary skills to support mainframe applications (49%) and operate the platform itself (48%).