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SD Times: COVID-19 Pandemic Response puts Mainframes Back in Spotlight

By | May 11, 2020

Published on May 4, 2020, by SD Times

Many governments and business-oriented services are running on mainframes, and the spike in mainframe activity due to the pandemic has prompted organizations to seek out COBOL skills and expedite new approaches to working with the systems and architecture.

Over 30.3 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance due to the COVID-19 throughout the six weeks of lockdown so far, and as the numbers increasingly grow, government servers that are handling all of the unemployment claims are struggling to keep up in states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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