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It's likely you've been working with WebSphere MQ (WMQ) for years developing, deploying, monitoring, or all of the above. It's also likely that by now you have assembled a tool bag full of items to support your implementations and ongoing operations. And you've no doubt become accustomed to dealing with problems within the MQ domain. But what if you could see more of the transactional journey on either side of MQ? Organizations doing this are finding new ways to improve levels of service and avoid costly upgrades. Initially, just seeing the touch points, you know - the "puts" and the "gets" ­ along with MQ administration probably seemed entirely sufficient in order to manage WMQ. A common assumption was that as long as we saw messages coming and going, things were okay. Analogous to Archimedes' principle of water displacement, the health of MQ or any other middleware... (more)