betanews: Loss of mainframe skills represents a risk to businesses

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Mainframe systems are still essential to many organizations, but a new study reveals that as many staff with mainframe skills approach retirement almost two thirds of IT decision makers say the consequent loss of skills presents a big risk to their business.

The report from enterprise computing specialist¬†LzLabs, based on research conducted by¬†Vanson Bourne, shows 99 percent consider their organization’s mainframe applications as important or critical to business operations, yet 93 percent also express serious concerns about the mainframe environment.

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