Simplify your life! Connect mobile to IBM Workload Automation!
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In a recent blog, it’s been stated that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS (TWSz) v9.2 version enhances operation efficiency with self-service catalogs and mobile connection (see here).
Do you want to read about our clients’ opinions supporting this statement? In this post, I will report our clients’ quotes and will comment on some of the advantages that “mobilizing” Workload Automation provides.
"Mobile access is crucial for our organization to be competitive on the market. It accommodates business users' needs for on-demand service request and health checks, and align technology reaction to the speed of business changes." – An Italian banking institute
"Self Service Dashboards offer the chance to monitor the workload of your Line of Business through mobile devices. This makes monitoring easier to handle” – A Swedish multinational manufacturing company
"The self service capabilities improve our knowledge of workload automation environments and reduce risks" – A US life insurance
So our clients talk about increased speed, ease of use, agility, control, and efficiency. It is possible to control your business from the mobile, even when the underlying jobs and activities are running on a mainframe platform.
Whether you're connecting your Android™ device or your iPhone® / iPad® / iPod® to IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (for distributed systems) or end-to-end integrated configurations, you can trigger and monitor routine business tasks selected from a self-service catalog, or execute health and performance monitoring for line of business workloads – as long as you are authorized to do so.
The explosion of mobile usage is one of the key drivers in the evolution of data centers from systems of record to systems of engagement. Unlike the legacy systems of record – systems of discrete and integrated pieces of information – the systems of engagement are dominated by new channels, mobile, social tools, and ecosystems of communication, and therefore they have re-framed the information to open, service-based, and customer-oriented environments.
As a consequence of this evolution, organizations are changing approach, roles and skills. CIOs are finding themselves leading in areas outside of traditional IT. Line of business owners are looking for their autonomy in performing environmental health checks and other simple tasks. Application developers – also driven by DevOps approach that demands for a faster release cycle – are requiring to receive direct and easy access to Workload Automation interfaces.
In few words, mobile usage explosion has contributed to the transition to systems of engagement, and systems of engagement, back again, have created new users, that now demand for mobile connection to their organization websites or tools.
Workload Automation responds to that demand, with easy, intuitive, integrated and secure self-service catalog and dashboards, demonstrating once again to capture the new challenges and transform them into real opportunities.