Although many retailers and wholesalers are finding new uses and value in mainframe computing, some distributors remain unconvinced that the older platforms have a future with their companies. "It's the intention of this office to get rid of the mainframe," said one New York-based retailer. "We've gotten our money's worth out of it." The retailer said its mainframe has been plagued with slow processing and rigid program structures, and is in the process of moving all applications, ...

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