Today, IBM Z users have many different options for tools to automate their mainframe processes. JCL, REXX, z/OSMF Workflows and Zowe CLI are all such options and all specifically designed for IBM Z, and therefore resulted in the need for specialized skills, for which current education is lacking. There is an opposite experience on many other platforms, with industry-standard scripting languages and automation tools available and skills readily available. Therefore, standardization and modernization of the way users automate on IBM Z has never been more critical.
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