Big Iron’s back

Mainframes were supposed to fade away as the industry moved deeper into client/server computing, but rumours of its death turned out to be greatly exaggerated. IBM, among others, continues to do a brisk business in mainframes, and as enterprise architecture becomes increasingly consolidated the demand for big iron is on the rebound. There’s just one problem: the skill sets around mainframes haven’t kept up to date. That’s why Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education recently launched a certificate program in mainframe system computing.Click here to download.

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Dave Webb is a technology journalist with more than 15 years' experience. He has edited numerous technology publications including Network World Canada, ComputerWorld Canada, Computing Canada and eBusiness Journal. He now runs content development shop Dweeb Media.

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