Big Tech Problem as Mainframes Outlast Workforce

IBM and CA are hard-pressed to replace the aging corps of Baby Boomers who support their still-indispensable mainframe business

When Giorgos Tsapepas started as an intern at IBM (IBM) in 2002, he had never used a mainframe. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the university he attended in upstate New York, there was no instruction in handling the powerful machines that tackle complicated computing tasks for such industries as finance and health care. Now a mainframe expert, Tsapepas had to learn his specialty on the job.

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