Guest post by Kathy Klimpel, Solutions Marketing Manager
It's a busy time of year for shoppers, and that means it's a busy time of year for the mainframes that support credit card transactions, checking accounts, retail inventories, and deliveries. We depend on technology to do a lot of shopping.
Can you imagine what the brick-and-mortar shopping experience would be like if you had to wait minutes instead of a split second for a credit card approval? The people behind you in line might wonder what was taking so long. Are you at the credit card limit? Did you not pay your bill?
How safe would you feel making an online purchase and waiting 3 minutes before you get confirmation that your order was accepted and your credit card was approved? What if you could not track your package online to see where it was and when it would arrive?
The Internet has changed the way we do business, but the dependable mainframe still stores and processes most of the data. The mainframe enables us to make so many transactions - so easily.
So here's to you, Mr. / Ms. Mainframe: thanks for making it easier to do our holiday shopping.
And thanks to everyone who supports the mainframe. Have a wonderful 2010!
The postings in this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent BMC's opinion or position.