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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:00 am CT






Want to learn about the current state of the mainframe – as portrayed by over 1,100 mainframers themselves? Interested in the answers to questions such as:


• What issue did 85% of survey respondents’ rate as most important?

• What are the reasons why organizations continue to invest in the mainframe?

• Is the mainframe really growing, or not?

• How many sites are experiencing unplanned outages, and why?


Join our experts as they discuss findings of the industry’s largest mainframe survey. Hear what made this year’s list of high-impact business initiatives and where top IT organizations are focusing their time and money.


See how mobility, Big Data and other technology trends are influencing IT organizations around the world. Learn how companies are tackling the toughest IT problems including cost optimization and increased demands for availability. And that is not all -- you will gain insight into mainframe outlook, perception, staffing which are key to understanding the modern mainframe ecosystem. Plus, get an overview of a prescriptive approach for managing one of the respondents’ biggest challenges.





G. Jay Lipovich

Dir of Solutions Management

BMC Software






April Hickel

Principal Product Manager

BMC Software








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