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Afcom Chief: Watch for Hot Air

Mainframes are still hip, and watch out for the heat, according to data center manager organization Afcom.

Afcom president Jill Eckhaus tells NDCF that many of the key trends of 1980 will figure prominently in the groups work during 2005, which happens to mark its 25th anniversary.

“You have things like mainframes, automation, disaster recovery, and security that are still issues,” she says.

Mainframes, in particular, are something of a cause célèbre for Afcom, which has been on a crusade to boost skills in this area (see Mainframe Skills Shortage Looms).

But there are other key data center issues to be addressed this year, according to Eckhaus.

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