There is certainly no shortage of opprobrium these days when it comes to the problems created by “legacy” systems in insurance environments, and such systems are usually identified with mainframe computing.

Thus it may come as a surprise to many that the mainframe market is not only still breathing, but actually responding to customer needs by providing the latest technology capabilities. IBM reports that in the second quarter of this year, IBM Hardware sales rose by 17 percent to $4.7 billion—an increase driven mainly by a 61 percent increase in its mainframe server products.

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