September 25, 2012 – Mainframes are finding a larger role in the alignment of IT and business, according to an annual survey by vendor BMC Software.

In its seventh annual survey of IT staff and business executives on their mainframe plans and experiences, BMC found the top three priorities for enterprise mainframe use remained the same as in years past: reducing the cost of IT, disaster recovery and application modernization. But the survey saw a big year-over-year jump in the interest in mainframes as a means to align IT and business priorities. Twenty-seven percent of respondents tagged that reason as a priority, ranking it fourth overall, up three spots from last year’s survey.

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