September 13, 2011 – Mainframes are getting a boost in use from specialty engines plus social and mobile functionality, though concerns about legacy system dependence and a lack of skilled workers persist, according to a new vendor survey.  

BMC Software on Tuesday released “2011 Annual Mainframe Research Results,” its yearly summary of the mainframe marketplace. The survey consisted of 1,347 respondents, primarily technical professionals and managers, with 67 percent of those located in North America. About half were large enterprises with $1 billion in annual revenues, and the main industries covered were finances, insurance, government and technology.

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