IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Readership Survey - September/October 2017 - SR6

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and why new workloads should
"If organizations take a true and
be deployed on the platform
honest approach to evaluas well.
ating their IT platform
"Getting
Gandolfo also
costs, especially when
elaborated
on the
putting the total cost
management
challenges of
in the context of a
to understand the
finding mainframe
business metric-
value
of
mainframe
and
talent, which is
for example cost
another common
per transaction-
the core applications
business issue
they will likely
and data which still
for readers. "All
find that the
live there."
the executives are
IBM Z platform
going for offshoring,
delivers value at
-Anonymous
regardless of how
a much lower cost,"
many talented people
Sardino explains. "This
at a reasonable cost are
means not focusing on acquiavailable," Gandolfo says.
sition costs of hardware and
"There are plenty of people
software, but looking holistically
who are very skilled, but folks
at all operational costs."
don't want to employ them."
IBM has a team of experts to
At least 6 percent of readers
help organizations analyze costs
surveyed plan to invest in educafor specific workloads and envition and training within the next
ronments, and build a business
12 months. Other applications
case as to why existing workand services on the horizon for
loads should remain on IBM Z

respondents include cloud, 16
percent, and artificial intelligence/cognitive, 7 percent.

Current State and
Future Plans
Of the respondents 23 percent
own one mainframe running
z/OS*; 22 percent own two or
three boxes and 17 percent own
10 or more. On the Linux* front,
8 percent don't run it on mainframe at all, but the remainder
has at least one mainframe with
Linux installed.
Forty-five percent of respondents report that the mainframe
hardware and software budget is
static. For 20 percent of companies, the budget is growing. The
applications that run on IBM Z
are viewed as very strategic by
almost 51 percent of respondents' organizations (see Figure
1, below).

Figure 1: How strategic are your organization's mainframe applications?

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