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future of mainframe?

Postby parthiban » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:55 am

What will be the future of mainframe?

Are companies moving to Non-mainframe servers?

will cobol developers on demand in next decade?
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Postby dick scherrer » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:08 am


The "mainframe" will be around for a long time. It may not run on the current hardware, but there is such an investment in the application technology that it cannot be re-written, re-placed quickly.

More and more smaller applications (especially departmentsl systems) are being implemented on non-mainframe platforms. Thereis still much working being done on the mainframe. Keep in mind that once implemented, the system will probably be used for several years - which as much work (or more) will be spent on maintainng the sstem or adding new features (whether on Windows, *NIX, or the manframe.

Yup, COBOL developers will be needed for years.
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