In my work with Glexnet – where we are focussed on the skills gap in the OIl and Gas Industry, our next identified Market Place is the Mainframe Business. We have known for a long time that the same issues that are apparent in Oil and Gas are reaching epidemic proportion in the Mainframe Business ( to see what I mean – if you know people who work in technology – ask how many of the younger connections are learning Mainframe Skills – and whatever that number is will be a lot less than the number of older people in Mainframe technology.

Microfocus and IBM have historically poured billions into this market place trying to get skills plugged in – so I saw and read this with great interest.

If you are concerned about the skills gap in IT – read on ….

Micro Focus Addresses Mainframe Skills Gap with Free “Personal Edition” of Enterprise Developer.