Preview: IBM Z JCL Expert

IBM Canada Announcement A21-0533
October 5, 2021

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OverviewOverviewStatement of general directionStatement of general direction
Key requirementsKey requirementsWhere availableWhere available
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Overview

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IBM Z® is an enterprise platform for mission-critical applications. IBM® intends to strengthen its enterprise-wide standard DevOps toolchain by creating a job control language (JCL) checker tool named IBM Z JCL Expert and adding the JCL checker to available IBM Z solutions.

Some of the capabilities will be designed to offer enterprise development teams a scalable platform that can enable developers to deliver applications more efficiently and effectively. This feature set could include the following:

  • Capability to identify and correct JCL errors before being added to the scheduler for execution, to help prevent execution time failure and processing delays
  • Automatic validation of site JCL coding standards to help prevent errors and simplify problem diagnosis and documentation, to ensure compliance with JCL coding rules
  • Capability to simplify and streamline projects for hardware and software replacements or upgrades by enabling mass JCL updates, which are intended to accelerate the time to value and reduce staff effort


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Key requirements

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Not applicable.



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Planned availability date

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First quarter, 2022

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Statement of general direction

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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Where available

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Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and British Virgin Islands

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