Specific reactions have been:
- One large UK bank raised the subject at a recent board meeting and felt it was comfortable with mainframe ops because of the IT exec who looks after the platform globally.
- Another large mainframe client has used the RBS outage to push back against an internal offshoring proposal, and surprisingly is having a lot of success
- A large retail client commented that they saw the same issue in the scheduling software and were glad they had a mainframe ops guy locally who was so knowledgeable.
- Another UK bank has kicked off a programme of reviewing their scheduling 'robustness' and the ability to roll-back during upgrades.
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