AII IT Personnel Should Have a Forced Tour of Mainframe Duty

Mullins, Craig S.
June 2007
Database Trends & Applications;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p26
The author suggests that IT personnel should be mandated to have proper lessons on how to work with mainframe systems and applications. Every IT personnel should learn the proper IT discipline in managing mission-critical softrwares. Mainframes render stability, availability, and security, which lack on today's distributed systems, such as Linux, Unix, and Window-based systems. He cites that inserting a CD and indiscriminately installing a software onto a production machine is wrong, because mainframe systems have well-documented and enforce change management procedures that need to be followed before any software is installed.


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