Mainframe training makes a comeback

The new buzzword in IT training comes from an unexpected source—mainframes. A resurgence in legacy hardware is attracting professionals who do not mindworking on these platforms, motivated by the thought of a long-term career in this field. Coaching on mainframes has consequently become a good business proposition for many IT training institutes, particularly in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. For students, the job prospects are a major attraction. Many mainframe training institutes have mushroomed in Hyderabad. This, despite the fact that setting up a mainframe training centre has always been considered an expensive proposition, something that very few institutes could afford. (Read More...)

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Mainframe revenues have grown steadily over the past year, what do you attribute the growth to?

Robert Rosen: I think it's a combination of things. One is the new lower priced machines. Two, I think IBM has made so much progress in the software that you don't need a whole army of white-coat technicians to take care of these things. Three, the reliability of the mainframe just stands out. People who are really dependent on their IT infrastructure are saying that this is a no-brainer.

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