Users Turn to Other Options as Mainframe TCO Increases

May, 2003


Although the majority of large business applications still run on mainframes, the growing likelihood of high ownership costs and increased management challenges are cutting into those numbers. The just completed Computer Economics 2003 Information Systems Spending survey clearly shows more mainframe owners seem to be migrating toward a server-based architecture. These statistics imply that buyers are highly satisfied with the value offered by small servers in their organizations.