MicroScope: Retirement wave sparking mainframe skills crisis

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LzLabs has found that in just a few years those with the skills at many firms to keep the mainframe lights on are planning to head off into retirement

Those wondering when the current aging mainframe experts are going to exit the industry and leave customers struggling to keep on top of their applications can count the years down with just a few fingers.

Mainframe migration specialist LzLabs has carried out a global survey to get a clear picture of what is happening at a customer level and discovered that just shy of half of those responding saw the loss of skills to support applications as the main concern.

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