The IBM mainframe: Golden oldie or modern marvel?

While dissenters continue to challenge the validity of the mainframe, the technology keeps on proving its worth.

In a world where IT continues to power forward, the longevity of the mainframe and its place in today’s computing environment is increasingly being questioned. With ‘change’ often confused with ‘progress’, a mainframe’s durability can work against it. As demand grows for more agile and innovative systems, it is difficult to reconcile a technology in its sixth decade with the technology we carry around in our pockets or use at home.

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