With mainframe support scarce, North Dakota turns to Latvia
After a decade of trying to generate local talent, North Dakota has turned to Eastern Europe for additional mainframe support.
Montana is retiring its mainframe
With just three legacy applications left, officials say they’re nearly ready to move on to a new era in computing.
Wisconsin energizes mainframe workforce with interns
Cybersecurity specialists and data scientists may be in high demand, but Wisconsin Chief Information Officer David Cagigal said Monday that he knows of a technology people can study that will make them attractive to employers and eligible for lucrative positions in the workforce: mainframes. Though at least one recent survey showed that some states are attempting to distance themselves from the technology, mainframes aren’t going anywhere, Cagigal said at the…
State technology offices continue pushing away from the mainframe
Mainframes, the giant computers that house many of state government’s most critical services, are continuing their crawl out the door, according to state technology leaders who responded to a recent survey. Data presented by the National Association of State Technology Directors at the group’s annual conference in Big Sky, Montana, this week revealed that challenges surrounding cost and workforce are continuing to push the technology out of government. Some surveyed said…