ComputerWeekly.com: Businesses at risk as mainframe skills die out

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Most businesses that are heavily reliant on mainframes fear a shrinking skills pool

Almost all IT decision makers believe mainframes are important to their business, but most of them are concerned about the computing environment.

The diminishing number of professionals with the required skills to support mainframe applications and operate them are seen as major problems for about half of IT decision makers.

The survey of 650 professionals at organisations with over 100 people, carried out by Vanson Bourne for software company LzLabs, found that two-thirds of businesses believe the loss of mainframe skills is a big risk to their entire business.

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