Monday, June 26, 2017

Mainframe Usage Outside the Traditional Banking and Insurance Industries

by Brenda J. Christie

An excellent article appeared in the June 26, 2017 edition of Network World.  An opinion, written by Bryan Smith, debunks the common perceptions that mainframes are only used by the banking, financial and insurance industries.

The Article, "How Mainframes Change Our Lives," could be an eye opener for some.  Indeed, I have written about mainframe use in the aeronautical industry in my March 27, 2017 post "MobileFirst for iOS and Watson iOT Arrive in the Airline Industry."   However, some of the other industries mentioned in the Network World article came as a surprise to me as well.  Industries covered in the article include:

  • Utilities
  • Automobile
  • Hospital/Pharmaceutical

It is a quick easy read and well worth it!

Bye for now,

Brenda J. Christie