In the blog series below, learn why mainframe shops must Millennialize the mainframe. The mainframe skills shortage looming over enterprises is making it more important than ever for IT organizations to devise a strategy for recruiting the next generation of talented developers. But onboarding Millennials for mainframe development isn’t as straightforward as it seems to be for organizations operating within the distributed systems arena.
To Millennialize the mainframe is to alter a development approach that has constituted mainframe application development since the platform’s inception. However, this is the stark reality we’ve arrived at due to the increasing pace of the digital economy. But by bringing to the mainframe a modernized set of tools and processes that next-generation developers are familiar and skilled with, organizations can Millennialize the mainframe and make it a platform operable for programmers who’ve been taught languages like Java as opposed to COBOL, and who’ve developed in environments like Eclipse as opposed to ISPF.
So will you take the journey to Millennialize the mainframe, or risk leaving it unattended to by the next generation of developers who refuse to operate on a platform leveraging old tools and processes? There’s a clear path, and we provide an overview of it in this series.