Mac Developer: Government agencies keep sacrificing cash to zombie IT systems, GAO finds | Ars Technica
Government agencies keep sacrificing cash to zombie IT systems, GAO finds | Ars Technica: "Some of the most critical business systems run by US government agencies are older than many of the IT people who support them, written in mainframe assembler code or COBOL. That might not shock or surprise anyone who works in mainframe-centric industries like insurance and finance, where the time-tested reliability of some systems has granted them lives that reach back to the Johnson administration."
The other thing that is absolutely clear from this report is that the only company that understands the needs of its customers is IBM. Continues to manufacture and support the hardware necessary to keep these systems running. Which is what the CUSTOMER needs.
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