Old Mainframe is "New" again?
One very good reason the "New" generation of IT execs might find the "Old" Mainframe technoloty VERY attractive: It's been Years since anyone successfully "Hacked" a Mainframe.
The OS has security built in as an Integral function, not an afterthought addon that is stuck fighting the very OS it's running on.
Most of the common vulnerabilities hackers "Exploit" are actually "Features" of the Windows style OS designs that predominate in the "New" way of computing.
These OSs fight agtainst attackers by creating an ever growing list of "Threats" they are supposed to detect and prevent.
By Contrast, the Mainframe security function makes a Much Shorter list: Programs that are Allowed To Execute and Users who are allowed access.
It's so much easier scan a relatively Short list of people and programs that are granted access and decide: "Sorry, you or your program are not on the Approved List." than it is to scan a Huge List of Potential Threats that grows on a daily basis.
Got Billions at stake? Hey, maybe you should use the OS that built Security in from the ground up instead of the one that discovered that all those "Neat Things we can do" not only opened the barn door to thieves but Jammed it into that open position forever.