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Preface
This IBM® Redbook explains the benefits and technical merits of integrating IBM
Tivoli® Workload Scheduler Distributed and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for
z/OS® with other IBM products. Scheduling is a mission critical process for any
company. However, when you talk about scheduling, you are really talking about
an ecosystem. In this ecosystem, each solution is a building block that adds
value to the overall solution. With IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, you can collect
and add data to and from each component. In addition, expanding the scheduling
ecosystem to include monitoring, management, help desk, storage, and
business systems management provides greater value.
This book discusses all these integration points and provides detailed scenarios
on how to integrate IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler with these types of
applications.
Because workload management is widely considered the nucleus of the data
center, there are numerous opportunities for you to integrate IBM Tivoli Workload
Scheduler with other products. This book addresses just some of these many
opportunities. In terms of integration with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, do not
limit yourself to the products that this book discusses. Integration points
discussed in this book should give you an idea of the potential value that IBM
Tivoli Workload Scheduler integration can provide for your company.
The team that wrote this redbook
This IBM Redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world
working at the International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), Austin
Center.
Vasfi Gucer is an IBM Certified Consultant IT Specialist working at the ITSO,
Austin Center. He has worked with IBM Turkey for 10 years and has been with
the ITSO since January 1999. He has more than 10 years experience in systems
management, networking hardware, and distributed platform software. He has
worked on various Tivoli customer projects as a Systems Architect in Turkey and
in the U.S. Vasfi is also a Certified Tivoli Consultant.
Michael Ferguson is a Senior IT specialist in the IBM Support center in
Australia. He has 19 years of experience in the z/OS software field, including
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS. His areas of expertise include Tivoli
Workload Scheduler for z/OS, Parallel Sysplex®, and z/OS. He teaches and

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