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How to Address the Mainframe Talent Shortage in 2020

Datavail White Paper

Reports about the “death of the mainframe” have been highly exaggerated.

As businesses grow hungrier for big data and analytics, the mainframe continues to be relevant. For example, the Forrester Group found that 50% of respondents to a 2019 infrastructure survey indicated that they plan to grow their use of mainframes over the next two years.

In fact, demand for experts in these legacy systems has never been higher. This is good news for mainframe specialists who have their pick of employers, but increasingly bad news for companies that are struggling to fill these positions.

Much has been written about the mainframe talent shortage: a quiet tech crisis caused by the retirement of older mainframe specialists, and the lack of younger workers to replace them. In just the last five years, companies have lost 23% of their specialized mainframe staff, and 63% of these positions have still gone unfilled.

The good news is that you don’t have to sit back and watch helplessly as you slowly lose your mainframe staff to attrition. In this white paper, we’ll discuss how you can find the skills you need to keep your IBM DB2 mainframes running at peak performance.

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