IBM Db2: How to Address the Mainframe Talent Shortage
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. 57% of organizations with a mainframe used it for at least half of their business-critical applications in 2018, and this figure is expected to rise to 64% in 2019.
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:
- Why the mainframe is here to stay
- Why mainframe talent is hard to find
- Why Db2 needs experienced DBAs
- How you can find the skills you need to keep your IBM DB2 mainframes running at peak performance
Download The White Paper Here